On January 15, 2013, 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 Palo Verde Diversion Dam Hydroelectric Project (Palo Verde Diversion Dam Project or project) to be located on the Colorado River, near the city of Mayflower, Riverside County, California. The project would be located on a small portion of Bureau of Land Management lands. 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) A gated water intake canal adjacent to the existing dam; (2) fish screens; (3) a 200-foot by 50-foot by 70-foot turbine structure enclosing four Kaplan turbine generators; and (4) appurtenant facilities. The project would require interconnection to a Southern California Edison transmission line located approximately one mile west of the Palo Verde Dam. An Start Printed Page 21934interconnection study would be required to determine the exact transmission that would be used. The proposed project would have a total installed capacity of 20 megawatts and generate an estimated average annual energy production of 145 gigawatt-hours.
Applicant Contact: Mr. Paul Grist, Archon Energy 1, Inc., 101 E. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 2800, Tampa, Florida 33602, phone: (403) 618-2018.
FERC Contact: Corey Vezina; phone: (202) 502-8598, email: Corey.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 five 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-14481) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.
Dated: April 8, 2013.
Kimberly D. Bose,
[FR Doc. 2013-08585 Filed 4-11-13; 8:45 am]
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