On November 13, 2013, FFP Project 1, 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 a hydropower project to be located at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' (Corps) Columbia Lock & Dam, on the Ouachita River near the town of Columbia in Caldwell County, Louisiana. 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 one of three alternatives:
Alternative One: (1) Integration of two to four modular generation units in each of the four existing gate bays for a total capacity of 12 megawatts (2) a 40-foot-long, 60-foot-wide control building located on the west side of the river (3) a 12,000-foot-long, 34kV transmission line.
Alternative Two: (1) An intake structure and associated tailrace opposite the lock structure on the west side of the river; (2) a 150-foot-long, 150-foot-wide, 55-foot-high concrete power house containing four generating units with a total capacity of 12 megawatts (3) a 12,000-foot-long, 34kV transmission line.
Alternative Three: (1) An intake structure, intake channel and associated tailrace at the existing closure dam to the south-east of the lock structure on the east side of the river; (2) a 150-foot-long, 150-foot-wide, 55-foot-high concrete power house containing four generating units with a total capacity of 12 megawatts, (3) a 12,000-foot-long, 34kV transmission line.
The project would have and average annual generation of 50,000 megawatt-hours and operate as directed by the Corps.
Applicant Contact: Ms. Ramya Swaminathan, Free Flow Power Corporation, 239 Causeway Street, Suite 300, Boston, MA 02114. (978) 283-2822.
FERC Contact: Christiane Casey, firstname.lastname@example.org, (202) 502-8577.
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-14564) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.
Dated: February 12, 2014.
Kimberly D. Bose,
[FR Doc. 2014-03652 Filed 2-19-14; 8:45 am]
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