On January 3, 2017, Watterra Energy, 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 Brookville Lake Dam Hydroelectric Project (Brookville Project or project) to be located at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' (Corps) Brookville Lake Dam on the East Fork of Whitewater River in Franklin County, Indiana. 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 all new facilities: (1) A 9-foot-diameter, 845-foot-long steel penstock that bifurcates into one 9-foot-Start Printed Page 13992diameter, 220-foot-long steel penstock discharging into an existing stilling basin and one 9-foot-diameter, 240-foot-long steel penstock carrying flows to the project's powerhouse; (2) a bifurcation structure located at the end of the 845-foot-long penstock; (3) a 70-foot-long, 55-foot-wide, 30-foot-high powerhouse located on the west side of the stilling basin; (4) two horizontal Francis turbines each with an installed capacity of 2.2 megawatts (MW) for a total capacity of 4.4 MW; (5) a single generator connected to the two Francis turbines; (6) a 70-foot-long, 50-foot-wide switchyard located adjacent to the powerhouse; (7) a 6.8-foot-long, 12.7-kilovolt transmission line interconnecting to an existing distribution system using an existing substation; and (8) appurtenant facilities. The estimated annual generation of the Brookville Project would be 23,250 megawatt-hours.
Applicant Contact: Mr. Craig Dalton, 7100 Commercial Avenue, Suite 4, Billings, MT 59101; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; phone: (406) 384-0080.
FERC Contact: Sergiu Serban; Email: email@example.com; phone: (202) 502-6211.
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 http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/efiling.asp. Commenters can submit brief comments up to 6,000 characters, without prior registration, using the eComment system at http://www.ferc.gov/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 FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, (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-14812-000.
More information about this project, including a copy of the application, can be viewed or printed on the “eLibrary” link of the Commission's Web site at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/elibrary.asp. Enter the docket number (P-14812) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.
Dated: March 8, 2017.
Kimberly D. Bose,
[FR Doc. 2017-05205 Filed 3-15-17; 8:45 am]
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