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

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On December 12, 2014, Twain Resources, 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 Tungstar Redux Water Power Project (Tungstar Redux Project or project) to be located at Pine Creek Mine and along Morgan and Pine Creek, near the City of Bishop in Inyo County, California. 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 intake of an unspecified design collecting Pine Creek Mine discharge water from its discharge point on Morgan Creek; (2) an 18-inch-diameter steel penstock of unspecified length with a 450-foot vertical drop: (3) A powerhouse: (4) a 600-kW impulse turbine connected to a 625-kVA generator; (5) a transmission line; (6) a substation connecting to an existing 56-kV main transmission line, and (7) appurtenant facilities. The estimated annual generation of the Tungstar Redux Project would be 3,600 megawatt-hours.

Applicant Contact: Mr. Doug Hicks, Twain Resources, LLC, 280 Florenca Way, Reno, Nevada 89511; phone: (775) 997-3429.

FERC Contact: Joseph Hassell; phone: (202) 502-8079: 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-14654-000.

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-14654) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.

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Dated: June 5, 2015.

Kimberly D. Bose,


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[FR Doc. 2015-14275 Filed 6-10-15; 8:45 am]