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American River Power I, LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications

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On August 22, 2011, American River Power I, LLC (American River) filed an application for a preliminary permit, pursuant to section 4(f) of the Federal Power Act (FPA), to study the feasibility of the proposed Luke Chute, Ohio—Water Power No. 14258 to be located at the existing Luke Chute Lock and Dam on the Muskingum River, in the town of Beckett, in Washington County, Ohio. The Luke Chute Lock and Dam is owned by the State of Ohio. There are no federal lands associated with the project.

The proposed project would consist of: (1) The existing Luke Chute Dam and reservoir; (2) a new 30-foot by 40-foot powerhouse housing controls, switchgear, and related equipment; (3) new intake structure and trash rack containing five 150-foot-long bays and ten vertical slide gates; (4) a new 200-foot-long by 120-foot-wide power canal; (5) three new 927-kilowatt and two new 632-kilowatt turbine-generator units with a combined capacity of 3.9 megawatts; (6) a new 150-foot-long by 120 to 200-foot-wide tailrace; (7) a new 1,500-foot-long, 12.5 to 34.5-kilovolt transmission line; and (8) appurtenant facilities. The project would have an estimated annual generation of 15,600 gigawatt-hours.

Applicant Contact: Mr. John P. Henry, 726 Eldridge Avenue, Collingswood, NJ 08107-1708, (856) 240-0707.

FERC Contact: Tyrone A. Williams, (202) 502-6331.

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 the Commission's Web site at​docs-filing/​Start Printed Page 58262elibrary.asp. Enter the docket number (P-1258-000) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.

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Dated: September 13, 2011.

Kimberly D. Bose,


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[FR Doc. 2011-24018 Filed 9-19-11; 8:45 am]