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Ocean Renewable Power Company, LLC; Notice of Application Tendered for Filing With the Commission and Establishing Procedural Schedule for Licensing and Deadline for Submission of Final Amendments

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Take notice that the following hydrokinetic pilot project license application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection.

a. Type of Application: Pilot License.

b. Project No.: 12711-005.

c. Date Filed: September 1, 2011.

d. Applicant: Ocean Renewable Power Company, LLC.

e. Name of Project: Cobscook Bay Tidal Energy Project.

f. Location: The proposed project would be located in Cobscook Bay, in Washington County, Maine. The project does not affect federal lands.

g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act 16 U.S.C. 791(a)-828(c).

h. Applicant Contact: Christopher R. Sauer, Ocean Renewable Power Company, LLC, 120 Exchange Street, Suite 508, Portland, Maine 04101, (207) 772-7707.

i. FERC Contact: Timothy Konnert, (202) 502-6359 or

j. This application is not ready for environmental analysis at this time.

k. With this notice, we are asking federal, state, local, and tribal agencies with jurisdiction and/or expertise with respect to environmental issues to cooperate with us in the preparation of the environmental document. Agencies who would like to request cooperating status should follow the instructions for filing described below.

All documents 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. 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.

l. The Project Description: The primary project facilities would include: (1) A single, approximately 98.5-foot-long, cross-flow Kinetic System turbine generator unit (TGU) mounted on a bottom support frame, with a rated capacity of 60 kilowatts (kW), in Phase 1; (2) four, approximately 98.5-foot-long, cross-flow Kinetic System TGUs mounted on bottom support frames, with a rated capacity of 60 kW each, in Phase 2; (3) a direct current power and data cable approximately 3,800 feet long (3,600 feet underwater and 200 feet on shore) extending from the TGUs to the onshore station house; (4) an on-shore building 32 feet wide by 35 feet long, housing the SatCon power inverter and the supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system; and (5) appurtenant facilities for navigation safety and operation. The project would have a total rated capacity of 300 kW, with an estimated annual generation between 1,200,000 and 1,300,000 kilowatt-hours.

m. Locations of the Application: A copy of the application is available for review at the Commission in the Public Reference Room or may be viewed on the Commission's Web site at using the “eLibrary” link. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in item (h) above.

n. You may also register online at​docs-filing/​esubscription.asp to be notified via e-mail of new filings and issuances related to this or other pending projects. Start Printed Page 59672For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.

o. Procedural Schedule:

The application will be processed according to the following preliminary Hydro Licensing Schedule. Revisions to the schedule may be made as appropriate.

MilestoneTarget date
Filing of requested additional informationOctober 1, 2011.
Commission issues REA noticeOctober 6, 2011.
Filing of recommendations, preliminary terms and conditions, and preliminary fishway prescriptionsNovember 5, 2011.
Commission issues Single EAJanuary 4, 2011.
Comments on EAFebruary 3, 2011.

p. Final amendments to the application must be filed with the Commission no later than 30 days from the issuance date of the notice of ready for environmental analysis.

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Dated: September 16, 2011.

Kimberly D. Bose,


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[FR Doc. 2011-24755 Filed 9-26-11; 8:45 am]