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Energy Resources USA Inc.; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications

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On June 25, 2015, the Energy Resources USA Inc. filed an application for a preliminary permit under section 4(f) of the Federal Power Act proposing to study the feasibility of the proposed Lock and Dam No.11 Hydroelectric Project No. 14687-000, to be located at the existing Mississippi River Lock and Dam No. 11 on the Mississippi River, near the City of Dubuque, in Grant County, Wisconsin. The Mississippi River Lock and Dam No. 11 is owned by the United States government and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

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: (1) A new 770-foot-long by 300-foot-wide earthen intake area; (2) a new 220-foot by 90-foot concrete powerhouse containing four 2.5-megawatt hydropower turbine-generators having a total combined generating capacity of 10 megawatts; (3) one new 1000-foot-long by 220-foot-wide tailrace; (4) a new intake retaining wall and new tailrace retaining wall each measuring 85-foot-long by 43-foot-high by 3-foot-thick; (5) a new 50-foot by 60-foot switchyard; (6) a new 1.52-mile-long, 69-kilovolt transmission line; and (7) appurtenant facilities. The project would have an estimated annual generation of 119,655 megawatt-hours.

Applicant Contact: Mr. Ander Gonzalez, 2655 Le Jeune Road, Suite 804, Coral Gables, Florida 33134; telephone +34 932523840.

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

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-14687-000.

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-14687) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support at 1-866-208-3676.

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Dated: August 20, 2015.

Kimberly D. Bose,


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[FR Doc. 2015-21261 Filed 8-26-15; 8:45 am]