[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 167 (Tuesday, August 28, 2012)]
[Page 52019]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-21178]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 14436-000]

Kaweah River Power Authority; Notice of Preliminary Permit 
Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To 
Intervene, and Competing Applications

    On July 17, 2012, Kaweah River Power Authority, California, 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 
Terminus Project Incremental Generation Project to be located on the 
Kaweah River/Lake Kaweah near the town of Lemon Cove, Tulare County, 
Nevada. The project would affect federal lands and facilities 
administered by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps). 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 utilize the existing facilities under 
the Kaweah River Power Authority's licensed Terminus Power Project No. 
3947 that include: (1) The 2,375-foot-long, 250-foot-high, earthfill, 
Corps, Terminus dam; (2) a 1,675-foot-long penstock; (3) a powerhouse 
containing one generating unit with a rated capacity of 20.09 megawatts 
(MW); (4) a 25-foot-long tailrace; (5) and a 2-mile-long, 66-kilovolt 
transmission line interconnecting the Terminus Project to an existing 
Southern California Edison Company transmission line.
    The proposed project would consist of the three additional units: 
Unit 2, Unit 3 and Unit 4. The proposed Unit 2 would include: (1) A 6-
MW Francis turbine; (2) a 470-foot-long, 6-foot-diameter steel penstock 
connecting to the existing Unit 1 penstock; and (3) a 50-foot-long by 
40-foot-wide by 49-foot-tall concrete powerhouse. The proposed Unit 3 
would include: (1) A 2-MW Francis turbine; and (2) a 3.5-foot-diameter 
low-flow conduit branching off from the existing Unit 1 penstock. The 
proposed Unit 4 would include a 1-MW Francis turbine and would be 
connected by an extension to the proposed 3.5-foot-diameter low-flow 
conduit. Unit 3 and Unit 4 would share a concrete powerhouse. The 
annual energy output of all three proposed units (9 MW) would be 
approximately 9.2 gigawatthours.
    Applicant Contact: Gene Kilgore, Kaweah River Power Authority, 2975 
North Farmersville Blvd., Farmersville, CA 93223; phone (559) 747-5604.
    FERC Contact: Brian Csernak; phone: (202) 502-6144.
    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. Comments, motions to intervene, notices of intent, and 
competing applications may be filed electronically via the Internet. 
See 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission's 
Web site 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 or toll free at 1-866-208-3676, 
or for TTY, (202) 502-8659. Although the Commission strongly encourages 
electronic filing, documents may also be paper-filed. To paper-file, 
mail an original and seven copies to: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, 
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, 
DC 20426.
    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 http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/elibrary.asp. 
Enter the docket number (P-14436) in the docket number field to access 
the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.

    Dated: August 22, 2012.
Kimberly D. Bose,
[FR Doc. 2012-21178 Filed 8-27-12; 8:45 am]