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Glacial Energy, LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications

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On September 19, 2014, Glacial Energy, 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 the Talkeetna River Dam Hydroelectric Project (Talkeetna River Project or project) to be located on the Talkeetna River, near Talkeetna in Matanuska-Susitna 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 2,300-foot-long, 370-foot-high dam located at an elevation of 970 feet mean sea level on the Talkeetna River; (2) a 2,700-foot-long, 12-foot-diameter steel penstock; (3) a 1,500-foot-long, 50-foot-wide, 20-foot-tall concrete open channel spillway exiting downstream from the dam; (4) a 75-foot long, 125-foot-wide powerhouse with three Francis turbine units rated for 25 megawatts (MW) each or 75 MW total at 320 feet of net head; (5) a 100-foot-wide, 30-foot-deep, 35-foot-long concrete tailrace emptying into the Talkeetna River; (6) an 11-mile, 69-kilovolt transmission line; (7) a substation; ; and (8) appurtenant facilities.

The estimated annual generation of the Talkeetna River Project would be 311 gigawatt-hours.

Applicant Contact: Mr. Brent L. Smith, Manager, Northwest Power Services, Inc., P.O. Box 872316, Wasilla, AK 99687; phone: (907) 414-8223.

FERC Contact: Julia Kolberg; phone: (202) 502-8261.

Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, competing applications (without notices of intent), or notices of Start Printed Page 61638intent 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-14630-000.

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​docs-filing/​elibrary.asp. Enter the docket number (P-14636) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.

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Dated: October 7, 2014.

Kimberly D. Bose,


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[FR Doc. 2014-24345 Filed 10-10-14; 8:45 am]