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Archon Energy 1, Inc.; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications

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On August 30, 2012, Archon Energy 1, Inc., 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 Crocker-Huffman Diversion Dam Hydroelectric Project (Crocker-Huffman Project or project) to be located on the Merced River, near the town of Merced, in Merced County, California. 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 be located at the existing Crocker-Huffman diversion dam and would consist of the following: (1) A 70-foot-long, 55-foot-wide, and 35-foot-high, turbine structure containing a powerhouse with 5 screw turbine generating units; (2) a gated water intake canal, located upstream of the dam; and (3) a 75-foot-wide and 150-foot-long concrete diversion trough structure. The estimated annual generation of the Crocker-Huffman Project would be 10 gigawatt-hours.

Applicant Contact: Mr. Paul Grist, President, Archon Energy 1, Inc., 101 E. Kennedy Blvd. Suite 2800, Tampa, FL 33602; phone: (415) 377-2460.

FERC Contact: Matt Buhyoff; phone: (202) 502-6824.

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/​elibrary.asp. Enter the docket number (P-14451) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.

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Dated: January 11, 2013.

Kimberly D. Bose,


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[FR Doc. 2013-00903 Filed 1-16-13; 8:45 am]