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Igiugig Village Council; Notice Concluding Pre-Filing Process and Approving Process Plan and Schedule

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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 expectedNovember 2, 2015.
Issue notice of acceptance and ready for environmental analysis and request for interventionsNovember 17, 2015.
Recommendations, Conditions, Comments and Interventions dueDecember 17, 2015.
Issue notice of availability of environmental assessmentFebruary 15, 2016.
Issue biological assessmentFebruary 15, 2016.
Comments due and 10(j) resolution, if neededMarch 16, 2016.

q. Register online at​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.

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Dated: August 17, 2015.

Kimberly D. Bose,


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[FR Doc. 2015-20745 Filed 8-20-15; 8:45 am]