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Davis Hydro, LLC Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications

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On June 4, 2013, the Davis 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 Lake Davis Hydro Project (project) to be located at Lake Davis on Big Grizzly Creek, near the town of Portola, Plumas 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 utilize the existing fish egg filtering platform owned by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, located below the Grizzly Valley dam on Big Grizzly Creek. The project would consist of the following: (1) A powerhouse containing one 320-kilowatt turbine; (2) a 2,208-foot-long transmission line extending from the powerhouse and interconnecting with existing transmission lines; and (3) appurtenant facilities. The proposed project would have a total installed capacity of 0.32 megawatts and generate an estimated average annual energy production of 2,000 megawatt-hours.

Applicant Contact: Mr. Richard Ely, Davis Hydro, LLC, 27264 Meadowbrook Drive, Davis, California 95618, phone: (530) 753-8864.

FERC Contact: Corey Vezina; phone: (202) 502-8598, email:

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 Start Printed Page 45524competing 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 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​docs-filing/​elibrary.asp. Enter the docket number (P-14497) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.

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Dated: July 22, 2013.

Kimberly D. Bose,


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[FR Doc. 2013-18064 Filed 7-26-13; 8:45 am]