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Lock 11 Hydro Partners; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications

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On March 4, 2015, Lock 11 Hydro Partners 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 Lock 11 Hydroelectric Station Project (Lock 11 Project or project) to be located at the Kentucky River Authority's Lock and Dam #11, on the Kentucky River, near the town of College Hill, in Estill and Madison Counties, Kentucky. 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) An existing 208-foot-long, 35-foot-high concrete dam with a 52-foot-wide abandoned lock chamber; Start Printed Page 18615(2) an existing 19.9-mile-long reservoir having a storage capacity of 6,900-acre-feet; (3) 7 new axial flow turbine-generators installed in the existing lock chamber having a total capacity of 2,800 kilowatts; and (4) a new 1,000-foot-long, 12.47 kilo-Volt transmission line. The project is estimated to generate an average of 11,000 megawatt-hours annually.

Applicant Contact: Mr. David Brown Kinloch, Shaker Landing Hydro Associates, 414 S. Wenzel Street, Louisville, KY 40204; phone: (502) 589-0975.

FERC Contact: Michael Spencer; phone: (202) 502-6093.

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-14666-000.

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-14666) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.

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Dated: April 1, 2015.

Kimberly D. Bose,


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[FR Doc. 2015-07926 Filed 4-6-15; 8:45 am]