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FFP Missouri 5, LLC et al.; Notice of Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Motions to Intervene and Protests

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FFP Missouri 5, LLC Project No. 13757-002

FFP Missouri 6, LLC Project No. 13761-002

Solia 6 Hydroelectric, LLC Project No. 13768-002

Take notice that the following hydroelectric applications have been filed with the Commission and are available for public inspection.

a. Type of Application: Original Major License.

b . Project Nos.: 13757-002; 13761-002; 13768-002.

c. Date Filed: March 14, 2014.

d. Applicant: FFP Missouri 5, LLC; FFP Missouri 6, LLC; Solia 6 Hydroelectric, LLC. All applicants are subsidiaries of Free Flow Power Corporation.

e. Name of Projects: Emsworth Locks and Dam Hydroelectric Project; Emsworth Back Channel Dam Hydroelectric Project; Montgomery Locks and Dam Hydroelectric Project.

f. Location: The proposed projects would be located at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' (Corps) dams on the Ohio River in Allegheny and Beaver counties, Pennsylvania (see table below for specific locations).

Project No.ProjectCounty and stateCity/TownFederal land used by project 1 (acres)
P-13757Emsworth Locks and DamAllegheny, PAEmsworth9.5
P-13761Emsworth Back Channel DamAllegheny, PAEmsworth9.0
P-13768Montgomery Locks & DamBeaver, PABorough of Industry5.0
1 The federal lands are managed by the Corps.

g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 USC 791 (a)-825(r).

h. Applicant Contact: Thomas Feldman, Vice President, Free Flow Power Corporation, 239 Causeway Street, Suite 300, Boston, MA 02114; or at (978) 283-2822.

Ramya Swaminathan, Chief Operating Officer, Free Flow Power Corporation, 239 Causeway Street, Suite 300, Boston, MA 02114; or at (978)-283-2822.

Daniel Lissner, General Counsel, Free Flow Power Corporation, 239 Causeway Street, Suite 300, Boston, MA 02114; or at (978) 283-2822.

i. FERC Contact: Brandi Sangunett, (202) 502-8393 or brandi.sangunett@ferc.gov.

j. Deadline for filing motions to intervene and protests and requests for cooperating agency status: 60 days from the date of this notice.

The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file additional study requests and requests for cooperating agency status using the Commission's eFiling system at http://www.ferc.gov/​docs-filing/​efiling.asp. 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 the applicable project name(s) and docket number(s) (e.g., Emsworth Lock and Dams P-13757-002).

The Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedures require all intervenors filing documents with the Commission to serve a copy of that document on each person on the official service list for the project. Further, if an intervenor files comments or documents with the Commission relating to the merits of an issue that may affect the responsibilities of a particular resource agency, they must also serve a copy of the document on that resource agency.

k. These applications have been accepted for filing, but are not ready for environmental analysis at this time.

l. The proposed Emsworth Locks and Dam Hydroelectric Project would be located at river mile (RM) 6.2 and would consist of the following new facilities: (1) A 205-foot-long, 180-foot-wide intake channel directing flow to a 30-foot-long, 63.5-foot-high, 180-foot-wide intake structure with 5-inch bar spacing trashracks; (2) a 180-foot-long by 180-foot-wide reinforced concrete powerhouse on the south bank of the river; (3) four turbine-generator units with a combined capacity of 24 megawatts (MW); (4) a 380-foot-long, 280-foot-wide tailrace; (5) a 50-foot-long by 60-foot-wide substation; (6) a 1,893-foot-long, 69-kilovolt (kV), overhead transmission line to connect the project substation to an existing substation; and (7) appurtenant facilities. The average annual generation would be 101,300 megawatt-hours (MWh).

The proposed Emsworth Back Channel Dam Hydroelectric Project would be located at RM 6.8 and consist of the following new facilities: (1) A 100-foot-long, 165-foot-wide intake channel directing flow to 32-foot-long, 63.5-foot-high, 90-foot-wide intake structure with 5-inch bar spacing trashracks; (2) a 150-foot-long by 90-foot-wide reinforced concrete powerhouse on the north bank of the river; (3) two turbine-generator units with a combined capacity of 12.0 MW; (4) a 190-foot-long, 105-foot-wide tailrace; (5) a 50-foot-long by 60-foot-wide substation; (6) a 3,758-foot-long, 69-kV, overhead transmission line to connect the project substation to an existing substation; and (7) appurtenant facilities. The average annual generation would be 53,500 MWh.

The proposed Montgomery Locks and Dam Hydroelectric Project would be located at RM 31.7 and consist of the following new facilities: (1) A 340-foot-long, 205-foot-wide intake channel directing flow to a 150-foot-long, 90-foot-high, 205-foot-wide intake structure with 5-inch bar spacing trashracks; (2) a 315-foot-long by 205-foot-wide reinforced concrete powerhouse on the north bank of the river; (3) three turbine-generator units with a combined capacity of 42 MW; (4) a 280-foot-long, 210-foot-wide tailrace; (5) a 50-foot-long by 60-foot-wide substation; (6) a 392-Start Printed Page 44019foot-long, 69-kV, overhead transmission line to connect the project substation to an existing distribution line; and (7) appurtenant facilities. The average annual generation would be 194,370 MWh.

Free Flow Power proposes to operate all three projects in a “run-of-river” mode using flows made available by the Corps. The proposed projects would not change existing flow releases or water surface elevations upstream or downstream of the proposed projects.

m. A copy of each application is available for review at the Commission in the Public Reference Room or may be viewed on the Commission's Web site at http://www.ferc.gov using the “eLibrary” link. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. Copies are also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in item h above.

You may also register online at http://www.ferc.gov/​docs-filing/​esubscription.asp to be notified via email of new filings and issuances related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.

n. Any qualified applicant desiring to file a competing application must submit to the Commission, on or before the specified intervention deadline date, a competing development application, or a notice of intent to file such an application. Submission of a timely notice of intent allows an interested person to file the competing development application no later than 120 days after the specified intervention deadline date. Applications for preliminary permits will not be accepted in response to this notice.

A notice of intent must specify the exact name, business address, and telephone number of the prospective applicant, and must include an unequivocal statement of intent to submit a development application. A notice of intent must be served on the applicant(s) named in this public notice.

Anyone may submit a protest, or a motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 85.210, 385.211, and 385.214. In determining the appropriate action to take, the Commission will consider all protests filed, but only those who file a motion to intervene in accordance with the Commission's Rules may become a party to the proceeding. Any protests or motions to intervene must be received on or before the specified deadline for the particular application.

When the applications are ready for environmental analysis, the Commission will issue a public notice requesting comments, recommendations, terms and conditions, or prescriptions.

All filings must (1) bear in all capital letters the title “PROTEST” or “MOTION TO INTERVENE,” “NOTICE OF INTENT TO FILE COMPETING APPLICATION,” or “COMPETING APPLICATION;” (2) set forth in the heading the name of the applicant and the project number of the application to which the filing responds; (3) furnish the name, address, and telephone number of the person protesting or intervening; and (4) otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR §§ 385.2001 through 385.2005. Agencies may obtain copies of the applications directly from the applicant. A copy of any protest or motion to intervene must be served upon each representative of the applicant specified in the particular application.

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Kimberly D. Bose,

Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 2014-17755 Filed 7-28-14; 8:45 am]

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