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Lock 13 Hydro Partners; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments and Motions To Intervene

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On September 1, 2016, Lock 13 Hydro Partners filed an application for a Start Printed Page 8519preliminary permit, pursuant to section 4(f) of the Federal Power Act (FPA), proposing to study the feasibility of the Evelyn Hydroelectric Station Hydroelectric Project (project) to be located at the Kentucky River Authority's Lock 13 on the Kentucky River in Lee County, 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 248-foot-long, 35-foot-high concrete lock and dam; (2) an existing 165-acre reservoir having a storage capacity of 3,200-acre-feet; (3) five new submersible generating units located within the abandoned lock chamber for a total installed capacity of 2.8 megawatts; (4) a new 30-foot-long, 48-foot-wide on-shore building to house project controls; and (5) a new 1,200-foot-long, 12.47 kilo-Volt transmission line. The project is estimated to generate an average of 11.6 gigawatt-hours annually.

Applicant Contact: Mr. David Brown Kinloch, Lock 13 Hydro Partners, 414 S. Wenzel Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40204; phone: (502) 589-0975.

FERC Contact: Navreet Deo; phone: (202) 502-6304.

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-14799-000.

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-14799-000) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.

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Dated: January 19, 2017.

Kimberly D. Bose,


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[FR Doc. 2017-01788 Filed 1-25-17; 8:45 am]