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Pedro Bay Village Council; Notice of Declaration of Intention and Soliciting Comments, Protests, and/or Motions To Intervene

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Take notice that the following application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection:

a. Application Type: Declaration of Intention.

b. Docket No: DI14-6-000.

c. Date Filed: July 22, 2014.

d. Applicant: Pedro Bay Village Council.

e. Name of Project: Knutson Creek Hydroelectric Project.

f. Location: The proposed Knutson Creek Hydroelectric Project will be located on Knutson Creek, in the unincorporated village of Pedro Bay, in Lake and Peninsula Borough, Alaska, affecting T. 4S, R. 28W, Seward Median.

g. Filed Pursuant to: Section 23(b)(1) of the Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 817(b).

h. Applicant Contact: Joel Groves, 1503 W. 33rd Ave. #310, Anchorage, AK 99503; Telephone: (907) 258-2420 Ext. 204; Fax: (907) 258-2419; Email address: joel@polarconsult.netmailto:mpdpe@aol.com.

i. FERC Contact: Any questions on this notice should be addressed to Ashish Desai, (202) 502-8370, or Email address: Ashish.Desai@ferc.gov

j. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, and protests, is 30 days from the issuance date of this notice by the Commission. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file any motion to intervene, protest, comments, and/or recommendations 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 the docket number (DI14-6-000). For more information on how to submit these types of filings, please go to the Commission's Web site located at http://www.ferc.gov/​filing-comments.asp.

Please include the docket number (DI14-6-000) on any comments, protests, and/or motions filed.

k. Description of Project: The proposed 200 kW Knutson Creek Hydroelectric Project will consist of: (1) A 7-foot-high, 560-foot-long combination reinforced concrete weir and rock faced earthen dike diversion structure at river mile 2.59; (2) a screened intake integrated into the reinforced concrete portion of the diversion; (3) a 7,100-foot-long, 24-inch-diameter penstock; (4) a pipe and trail bridge for the penstock crossing Knutson Creek at river mile 1.79; (5) a powerhouse containing a single cross‐flow turbine coupled to a single phase synchronous generator; (6) a 1400-foot-long tailrace that would discharge directly into Knutson Creek; (7) a buried 9900-foot-long, 7,200-volt electric cable to interconnect with Pedro Bay's existing power grid; and (8) appurtenant facilities.

When a Declaration of Intention is filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Federal Power Act requires the Commission to investigate and determine if the project would affect the interests of interstate or foreign commerce. The Commission also determines whether or not the project: (1) Would be located on a navigable waterway; (2) would occupy or affect public lands or reservations of the United States; (3) would utilize surplus water or water power from a government dam; or (4) if applicable, has involved or would involve any construction subsequent to 1935 that may have increased or would increase the project's reservoir, head or generating capacity, or have otherwise significantly modified the project's pre-1935 design or operation.

l. Locations of the Application: Copies of this filing are on file with the Commission and are available for public inspection. This filing may be viewed on the web 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. 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, call 1-866-208-3676 or email FERCOlineSupport@ferc.gov for TTY, call (202) 502-8659. A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in item (h) above.

m. Individuals desiring to be included on the Commission's mailing list should so indicate by writing to the Secretary of the Commission.

n. Comments, Protests, or Motions to Intervene— Anyone may submit comments, a protest, or a motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.210, .211, .214. In determining the appropriate action to take, the Commission will consider all protests or other comments 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 comments, protests, or motions to intervene must be received on or before the specified comment date for the particular application.

o. Filing and Service of Responsive Documents— All filings must bear in all capital letters the title “COMMENTS”, “PROTESTS”, AND/OR “MOTIONS TO INTERVENE”, as applicable, and the Docket Number of the particular application to which the filing refers. A copy of any Motion to Intervene must also be served upon each representative of the Applicant specified in the particular application.Start Printed Page 52000

p. Agency Comments— Federal, state, and local agencies are invited to file comments on the described application. A copy of the application may be obtained by agencies directly from the Applicant. If an agency does not file comments within the time specified for filing comments, it will be presumed to have no comments. One copy of an agency's comments must also be sent to the Applicant's representatives.

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Dated: August 22, 2014.

Kimberly D. Bose,

Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 2014-20754 Filed 8-29-14; 8:45 am]

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