On September 12, 2011, Boundary Creek Hydro, 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 Boundary Creek Hydroelectric Project (project) to be located on Boundary Creek near Bonners Ferry in Boundary 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 would consist of the following: (1) An 8-foot-high, 150-foot-wide weir-type diversion with a penstock inlet and trash rack; (2) a 6.4-mile-long, 6-feet-diameter steel penstock; (3) a concrete powerhouse equipped with three 12-megawatt (MW) Pelton turbines for a total capacity of 36 MW; (4) a 2.7-mile-long, 13.8-kilovolt transmission line connecting to the existing Smith Falls Hydropower substation. The estimated annual generation of the Boundary Creek Hydroelectric Project would be 100 gigawatt-hours.
Applicant Contact: Mr. Justin Barker, Boundary Creek Hydro, LLC; 975 South State Highway 89/91; Logan, UT 84321; phone: (435) 752-2580.
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 http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/efiling.asp. Commenters can submit brief comments up to 6,000 characters, without prior registration, using the eComment system at http://www.ferc.gov/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 FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov 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 http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/elibrary.asp. Enter the docket number (P-14284-000) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.
Dated: December 22, 2011.
Kimberly D. Bose,
[FR Doc. 2011-33635 Filed 12-30-11; 8:45 am]
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