[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 65 (Friday, April 4, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 18899-18900]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-07499]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 13757-002; Project No. 13761-002; Project No. 13768-002]


FFP Missouri 5, LLC, FFP Missouri 6, LLC, Solia 6 Hydroelectric, 
LLC; Notice of Applications Tendered for Filing With the Commission and 
Soliciting Additional Study Requests

    Take notice that the following hydroelectric applications have been 
filed with the Commission and are available for public inspection.
    a. Type of Applications: Original Major Licenses.
    b. Project Nos.: 13757-002; 13761-002; 13768-002.
    c. Dates Filed: March 14, 2014.
    d. Applicants: FFP Missouri 5, LLC; FFP Missouri 6, LLC; Solia 6 
Hydroelectric, LLC. All applicants are subsidiaries of Free Flow Power 
Corporation.
    e. Names of Projects: Emsworth Locks and Dam Hydroelectric Project, 
13757-002; Emsworth Back Channel Hydroelectric Project, 13761-002; 
Montgomery Locks and Dam Hydroelectric Project, 13768-002.
    f. Locations: The proposed projects would be located at U.S. Army 
Corps of Engineers' (Corps) dams on the Ohio River in Allegheny and 
Beaver counties, Pennsylvania (see table below for specific locations). 
The projects would occupy 23.5 acres of federal land managed by the 
Corps.

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       Project No.                 Projects              County and State                  City/town
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P-13757..................  Emsworth Locks and Dam..  Allegheny, PA..........  Emsworth.
P-13761..................  Emsworth Back Channel     Allegheny, PA..........  Emsworth.
                            Dam.
P-13768..................  Montgomery Locks & Dam..  Beaver, PA.............  Borough of Industry.
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    g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791(a)-825(r).
    h. Applicant Contact: Thomas Feldman, Vice President, Free Flow 
Power Corporation, 239 Causeway Street, Suite 300, Boston, MA 02114; or 
at (978) 283-2822.
    Ramya Swaminathan, Chief Operating Officer, Free Flow Power 
Corporation, 239 Causeway Street, Suite 300, Boston, MA 02114; or at 
(978) 238-2822.
    Daniel Lissner, General Counsel, Free Flow Power Corporation, 239 
Causeway Street, Suite 300, Boston, MA 02114; or at (978) 283-2822.
    i. FERC Contact: Brandi Sangunett, (202) 502-8393 or 
[email protected].
    j. Cooperating agencies: Federal, state, local, and tribal agencies 
with jurisdiction and/or special expertise with respect to 
environmental issues that wish to cooperate in the preparation of the 
environmental document should follow the instructions for filing such 
requests described in item l below. Cooperating agencies should note 
the Commission's policy that agencies that cooperate in the preparation 
of the environmental document cannot also intervene. See, 94 FERC ] 
61,076 (2001).
    k. Pursuant to section 4.32(b)(7) of 18 CFR of the Commission's 
regulations, if any resource agency, Indian tribe, or person believes 
that an additional scientific study should be conducted in order to 
form an adequate factual basis for a complete analysis of the 
application on its merit, the resource agency, Indian tribe, or person 
must file a request for a study with the Commission not later than 60 
days from the date of filing of the application, and serve a copy of 
the request on the applicant.
    l. Deadline for filing additional study requests and requests for 
cooperating agency status: May 13, 2014.
    The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file 
additional study requests and requests for cooperating agency status 
using the Commission's eFiling system at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/efiling.asp. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support 
at [email protected], (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 
the docket number(s) for the project(s) (e.g., P-13757-002).
    m. The applications are not ready for environmental analysis at 
this time.
    n. The proposed Emsworth Locks and Dam Hydroelectric Project would 
be the most upstream project at river mile (RM) 6.2 and would consist 
of the following new facilities: (1) A 205-foot-long, 180-foot-wide 
intake channel containing a 30-foot-long, 63.5-foot-high, 180-foot-wide 
intake structure with 5-inch bar spacing trashracks; (2) a 180-foot-
long, 77-foot-high, 180-foot-wide reinforced concrete powerhouse on the 
south bank of the river; (3) four turbine-generator units with a 
combined capacity of 24 megawatts (MW); (4) a 380-foot-long, 280-foot-
wide tailrace; (5) a 50-foot-long by 60-foot-wide substation; (6) a 
1,893-foot-long, 69-kilovolt (kV), overhead transmission line to 
connect the project substation to an existing substation; and (7) 
appurtenant facilities. The average annual generation would be 101,300 
megawatt-hours (MWh).
    The proposed Emsworth Back Channel Dam Hydroelectric Project would 
be located at RM 6.8 and consist of the following new facilities: (1) A 
100-foot-long, 165-foot-wide intake channel containing a 32-foot-long, 
63.5-foot-high, 90-foot-wide intake structure with 5-inch bar spacing 
trashracks; (2) a 150-foot-long, 77-foot-high, 90-foot-wide reinforced 
concrete powerhouse on the north bank of the river; (3) two turbine-
generator units with a combined capacity of 12.0 MW; (4) a 190-foot-
long, 105-foot-wide tailrace; (5) a 50-foot-long by 60-foot-wide 
substation; (6) a 3,758-foot-long, 69-kV, overhead transmission line to 
connect the project substation to an existing substation; and (7) 
appurtenant facilities. The average annual generation would be 53,500 
MWh.

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    The proposed Montgomery Locks and Dam Hydroelectric Project would 
be located at RM 31.7 and consist of the following new facilities: (1) 
A 340-foot-long, 205-foot-wide intake channel containing a 150-foot-
long, 90-foot-high, 205-foot-wide intake structure with 5-inch bar 
spacing trashracks; (2) a 315-foot-long, 105-foot-high, 205-foot-wide 
reinforced concrete powerhouse on the north bank of the river; (3) 
three turbine-generator units with a combined capacity of 42 MW; (4) a 
280-foot-long, 210-foot-wide tailrace; (5) a 50-foot-long by 60-foot-
wide substation; (6) a 392-foot-long, 69-kV, overhead transmission line 
to connect the project substation to an existing distribution line; and 
(7) appurtenant facilities. The average annual generation would be 
194,370 MWh.
    Free Flow Power proposes to operate all three projects in a ``run-
of-river'' mode using flows made available by the Corps. The proposed 
projects would not change existing flow releases or water surface 
elevations upstream or downstream of the proposed projects.
    o. Location of the Applications: A copy of each application is 
available for review at the Commission in the Public Reference Room or 
may be viewed on the Commission's Web site at http://www.ferc.gov using 
the ``eLibrary'' link. Enter the docket number excluding the last three 
digits in the docket number field to access the document. For 
assistance, contact FERC Online Support at [email protected] 
or toll-free at 1-866-208-3676, or for TTY, (202) 502-8659. Copies are 
also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in item h 
above.
    You may also register online at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/esubscription.asp to be notified via email of new filings and issuances 
related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, contact FERC 
Online Support.
    p. Procedural schedule: The application will be processed according 
to the following preliminary Hydro Licensing Schedule. Revisions to the 
schedule will be made as appropriate.

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               Milestone                               Date
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Issue Notice of Acceptance.............  April 2014.
Issue Scoping Document 1 for Comments..  May 2014.
Hold Scoping Meeting...................  June 2014.
Comments Due on Scoping Document 1.....  July 2014.
Issue Scoping Document 2...............  August 2014.
Issue Notice of Ready for Environmental  August 2014.
 Analysis.
Commission Issues EA...................  February 2015.
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    Dated: March 27, 2014.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2014-07499 Filed 4-3-14; 8:45 am]
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