On January 6, 2014, 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 Black Butte Afterbay Hydropower Project (Black Butte Project or project) to be located on Stony Creek, near the city of Orland, Glenn 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 project would be located at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineering's Black Butte dam and would utilize existing infrastructure and afterbay of the dam. The proposed project would consist of the following: (1) A bypass intake in the afterbay of Black Butte reservoir; (2) two 2,800-foot-long pressurized, reinforced concrete pipes creating approximately 20 feet of head; (3) a powerhouse, containing two low-head, 2.5-megawatt Kaplan turbine-generators; and (4) an undefined interconnection point to the grid within several hundred feet of the proposed powerhouse. The estimated annual generation of the Black Butte Project would be 22,000 megawatt-hours.
Applicant Contact: Mr. Paul Grist, President, Archon Energy 1, Inc., 101 E. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 2800, Tampa, Florida 33602; phone: (415) 377-2460.
FERC Contact: Adam Beeco; phone: (202) 502-8655.
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.
The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file comments, motions to intervene, notices of intent, and competing applications using the Commission's eFiling system at 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, (866) 208-3676 (toll free), or (202) 502-8659 (TTY). In lieu of electronic filing, please send a paper copy to: Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. The first page of any filing should include docket number P-14575-000.
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-14575) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.
Dated: March 26, 2014.
Kimberly D. Bose,
[FR Doc. 2014-07493 Filed 4-3-14; 8:45 am]
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