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

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On June 26, 2014, Symphony Hydro 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 Symphony Hydro Project to be located on Mississippi River, near the city of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota. 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) Two new 1.5-foot-thick by 56-foot-wide by 60-foot-high reinforced concrete bulkheads containing two variable speed 1,700-Start Printed Page 64383kilowatt (kW) turbine/generators mounted on roller frames for a combined nameplate capacity of 3.4 megawatts; (2) two 6-foot-square pad-mounted metal boxes, one containing plant controls and the other containing a 13.8-kilovolt (kV) step-up distribution transformer; (3) a 13.8-kV transmission line; and (4) appurtenant facilities. The estimated annual generation of the Symphony Hydro Project would be 18,000 megawatt-hours.

Applicant Contact: Robert H. Shulte, Symphony Hydro LLC, 1742 Patriot Road, Northfield, MN 55057-1221; Phone: (952) 949-2676.

FERC Contact: Tyrone A. Williams; Phone: (202) 502-6331, Email:

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-14627-000.

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-14627) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.

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Dated: October 22, 2014.

Kimberly D. Bose,


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[FR Doc. 2014-25625 Filed 10-28-14; 8:45 am]