[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 69 (Thursday, April 10, 2014)]
[Pages 19904-19905]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-08056]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 14603-000]

Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and 
Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications: 
Alaska Power Company

    On March 18, 2014, Alaska Power Company 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 West Creek Water Power 
Project (West Creek Project or project) to be located on West Creek and 
the West Branch Taiya River, near Skagway, Alaska. 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 new facilities: 
(1) A 1,500-foot-long, 175-foot-high concrete gravity dam creating a 
895-acre reservoir having a total storage capacity of 86,000 acre-feet 
at a normal maximum operating elevation of 780 feet mean sea level; (2) 
a water intake structure on the dam leading to a 15,900-foot-long, 10-
foot-diameter, unlined tunnel; (3) a 60-foot by 150-foot powerhouse 
containing two turbine/generation units rated for a total of 25 
megawatts; (4) a 100-foot-long by 80-foot-wide open channel tailrace 
returning water to the West Branch Taiya River; (5) a submarine 3.9-
mile-long, 34.5-kilovolt transmission line extending from the 
powerhouse to a landing for a substation on Nahku Bay connected to an 
existing transmission line owned by the applicant (the point of 
interconnection); and (6) appurtenant facilities. The estimated annual 
generation of the West Creek Project would be 110 gigawatt-hours.
    Applicant Contact: Glen D. Martin, Alaska Power Company, 193 Otto 
St., P.O. Box 3222, Port Townsend, WA 98368, (360) 385-1733 ext. 122.
    FERC Contact: Ryan Hansen, phone: (202) 502-8074, or email 
[email protected].
    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 
[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 
docket number P-14603-000.
    More information about this project, including a copy of the 
application, can

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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-14603) in the docket number field to access the document. For 
assistance, contact FERC Online Support.

    Dated: April 4, 2014.
Kimberly D. Bose,
[FR Doc. 2014-08056 Filed 4-9-14; 8:45 am]