a. Type of Filing: Notice of Intent to File an Application for a Hydrokinetic Pilot Project.
b. Project No.: 13511-002.
c. Date Filed: April 1, 2015.
d. Submitted By: Igiugig Village Council (Igiugig).
e. Name of Project: Igiugig Hydrokinetic Project.
f. Location: On the Kvichak River in the Lake and Peninsula Borough, near the town of Igiugig, Alaska. The project would not occupy any federal lands.
g. Filed Pursuant to: 18 CFR 5.3 and 5.5 of the Commission's regulations.
h. Applicant Contact: AlexAnna Salmon, President, Igiugig Village Council, P.O. Box 4008, Igiugig, Alaska 99613; (907) 533-3211.
i. FERC Contact: Dianne Rodman (202) 502-6077.
j. Igiugig has filed with the Commission: (1) A notice of intent to file an application for a pilot hydrokinetic hydropower project and a draft license application with monitoring plans; (2) a request for waivers of certain Integrated Licensing Process regulations necessary for Start Printed Page 50849expedited processing of a license application for a hydrokinetic pilot project; (3) a proposed process plan and schedule; and (4) a request to be designated as the non-federal representative for section 7 of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) consultation and for section 106 consultation under the National Historic Preservation Act.
k. A notice was issued on April 23, 2015, soliciting comments on the draft license application from agencies and stakeholders. Comments were filed by non-governmental organizations and individuals.
l. On April 23, 2015, Igiugig was designated as the non-federal representative for section 7 consultation under the ESA and for section 106 consultation under the National Historic Preservation Act.
m. The proposed Igiugig Hydrokinetic Project would consist of: (1) An in-stream 20- kilowatt (kW), 64-foot-long, 11-foot-high, 43-foot-wide pontoon-mounted RivGen Power System Turbine Generator Unit (TGU) in Phase 1; (2) an additional in-stream 20-kW pontoon-mounted TGU in Phase 2; (3) two anchoring systems consisting of a 13,000-pound anchor, chain, shackles, and 150 feet of mooring; (4) a 375-foot-long, coated and weighted combined power, data, and environmental monitoring cable from the TGU for Phase 1; and a 675-foot-long cable from the TGU for Phase 2; (5) an existing 10-foot-long by 8-foot-wide shore station for housing project electronics and Issue biological assessment February 15, 2015.
n. controls; and (6) appurtenant facilities. The project is estimated to have an annual generation of 409,504 kilowatt-hours.
o. The pre-filing process has been concluded and the requisite regulations have been waived such that the process and schedule indicated below can be implemented.
p. The post-filing process will be conducted pursuant to the following schedule. Revisions to the schedule may be made as needed.
|Final license application expected||November 2, 2015.|
|Issue notice of acceptance and ready for environmental analysis and request for interventions||November 17, 2015.|
|Recommendations, Conditions, Comments and Interventions due||December 17, 2015.|
|Issue notice of availability of environmental assessment||February 15, 2016.|
|Issue biological assessment||February 15, 2016.|
|Comments due and 10(j) resolution, if needed||March 16, 2016.|
q. Register online at http://ferc.gov/esubscribenow.htm to be notified via email of new filing and issuances related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.
Dated: August 17, 2015.
Kimberly D. Bose,
[FR Doc. 2015-20745 Filed 8-20-15; 8:45 am]
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