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U.S. Farmers, LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications

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On February 22, 2011, U.S. Farmers, LLC filed an application for a preliminary permit, pursuant to section 4(f) of the Federal Power Act (FPA), proposing to study the feasibility of the Start Printed Page 34976Deep Creek Hydroelectric Project to be located on Deep Creek, Oxbow Creek, and Snake River in Adams County, Idaho. The sole purpose of a preliminary permit, if issued, is to grant the permit holder priority to file a license application during the permit term. A preliminary permit does not authorize the permit holder to perform any land-disturbing activities or otherwise enter upon lands or waters owned by others without the owners' express permission.

The proposed project will consist of the following; (1) a 20-foot-wide, 6-feet-high concrete diversion on Deep Creek; (2) a 20-foot-wide, 6-feet-high concrete diversion on Oxbow Creek; (3) a 10,000-foot-long, 2-foot-diameter steel penstock; (4) a powerhouse situated at the confluence of Deep Creek and the Snake River containing one Pelton-type impulse turbine at 3-megawatts; (5) a 500-foot-long, 12.5-kilovolt-ampere transmission line connecting to the Idaho Power Company's Hell Canyon Dam sub-station at the Hells Canyon Dam; (6) a 10,000-foot-long gravel road. The estimated annual generation of the project would be 13 gigawatt-hours.

Applicant Contact: Mr. John J. Straubhar, P.O. Box 5071, Twinfalls, ID 83303; phone: (208) 794-2930.

FERC Contact: Ian Smith; phone: (202) 502-8943.

Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, competing applications (without notices of intent), or notices of intent to file competing applications: 60 days from the issuance of this notice. Competing applications and notices of intent must meet the requirements of 18 CFR 4.36. Comments, motions to intervene, notices of intent, and competing applications may be filed electronically via the Internet. See 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission's Web site​docs-filing/​efiling.asp. Commenters can submit brief comments up to 6,000 characters, without prior registration, using the eComment system at​docs-filing/​ecomment.asp. You must include your name and contact information at the end of your comments. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at or toll free at 1-866-208-3676, or for TTY, (202) 502-8659. Although the Commission strongly encourages electronic filing, documents may also be paper-filed. To paper-file, mail an original and seven copies to: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426.

More information about this project, including a copy of the application, can be viewed or printed on the “eLibrary” link of Commission's Web site at​docs-filing/​elibrary.asp. Enter the docket number (P-14102-000) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.

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Dated: June 8, 2011.

Kimberly D. Bose,


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[FR Doc. 2011-14755 Filed 6-14-11; 8:45 am]