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North Star Hydro Services CA, LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications

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On March 30, 2012, North Star Hydro Services CA, LLC, Oklahoma, 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 Prosser Creek Dam Hydropower Project (project) to be located on Prosser Creek, a tributary of the Truckee River, near the town of Truckee, Nevada County, California. The project would affect federal lands and facilities administered by the Bureau of Reclamation (Bureau). 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 utilize the existing facilities that include: the Bureau's 163-foot-high, earthfill, Prosser Creek dam; and a double 95-foot-high by 530-foot-long concrete primary outlet structure. No modifications would be made to the existing intake structure.

The proposed project would include: (1) Two Kaplan turbines generating 3.5 megawatts; (2) a 46-foot-wide by 120-foot-long by 30-foot-high powerhouse with an attached 75-foot-long by 24-foot-wide control room/cable gallery; (3) a 50- to 75-foot-long tailrace; and (4) a 69-kilovolt transmission line interconnecting to an existing transmission line 0.5 mile from the project site. The annual energy output would be approximately 3.8 gigawatthours.

Applicant Contact: David Holland, North Star Hydro Services CA, LLC, 1110 West 131st Street South, Jenks, Oklahoma 74037; phone (918) 398-0233.

FERC Contact: Carolyn Templeton; phone: (202) 502-8785.

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 Commenters can submit brief comments up to 6,000 characters, without prior registration, using the eComment system at 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 Enter the docket number (P-14379) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.

Dated: August 31, 2012.

Kimberly D. Bose,


[FR Doc. 2012-22048 Filed 9-6-12; 8:45 am]