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ORPC Alaska 2, LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications

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On March 3, 2014, the ORPC Alaska 2, LLC, filed an application for a successive preliminary permit, pursuant to section 4(f) of the Federal Power Act (FPA), proposing to study the feasibility of the East Foreland Tidal Energy Project (East Foreland project or project) to be located in Cook Inlet near Nikiski in the Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska. 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 series of 150-kilowatt TideGen® turbine-generator modules with a combined capacity of no more than 5 megawatts; (2) a 1- to 8-mile-long, 13.5-kilovolt (kV) direct current submarine transmission cable from the module site to an onshore station on the west coast of the Kenai Peninsula; (3) an approximately 0.25-mile-long, 4.16- to 34.5-kV three-phase alternating current terrestrial transmission line connecting the onshore station to a substation site owned by Homer Electric Association; and (4) appurtenant facilities. The estimated annual generation of the East Foreland project would be up to 17.2 gigawatt-hours.

Applicant Contact: Monty Worthington, Director of Project Development, ORPC Alaska 2, LLC, 725 Christensen Drive, Suite A, Anchorage, AK 99501; phone: (907) 388-8639.

FERC Contact: Sean O'Neill; phone: (202) 502-6462.

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​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, (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-13821-001.

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-13821) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.

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Dated: April 1, 2014.

Kimberly D. Bose,


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[FR Doc. 2014-07692 Filed 4-4-14; 8:45 am]