[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 110 (Monday, June 9, 2014)]
[Pages 32929-32930]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-13354]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 14276-001; Docket No. AD13-9-000]

Free Flow Power Project 92, LLC; Notice of Intent To File License 
Application; Filing of Pre-Application Document (PAD), and Request To 
Test a Two-Year Licensing Process

    a. Type of Filing: Notice of Intent to File License Application for 
an Original License and a request to be selected as a pilot project to 
test a two-year licensing process.
    b. Project No.: 14276-001.
    c. Dated Filed: May 5, 2014.
    d. Submitted By: Free Flow Power Project 92, LLC (FFP).
    e. Name of Project: Kentucky River Lock & Dam No. 11 Hydroelectric 
    f. Location: On the Kentucky River in Estill and Madison Counties, 
Kentucky. No federal land would be occupied by project features or 
located within the project boundary.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: 18 CFR Part 5 of the Commission's Regulations 
and Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act of 2013.
    h. Potential Applicant Contact: Dan Lissner, Free Flow Power 
Corporation, 239 Causeway Street, Suite 300, Boston, MA 02114; (978) 
252-7111; [email protected]flow-power.com.
    i. FERC Contact: Sarah Salazar at (202) 502-6863, or email at 
[email protected].
    j. FFP has filed with the Commission: (1) A notice of intent (NOI) 
to file an application for an original license; (2) a Pre-Application 
Document (PAD) with a proposed process plan and schedule; (3) a list of 
environmental issues associated with the project proposal; (4) proposed 
studies to acquire information to include in a license application; and 
(5) a request to be selected as a pilot project to test a two-year 
licensing process, pursuant to the requirements identified in the 
Commission's January 6, 2014 notice soliciting pilot projects.
    k. A copy of the PAD is available for review at the Commission in 
the Public Reference Room or may be viewed on the Commission's Web site 
(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], (866) 208-3676 (toll free), or (202) 502-
8659 (TTY). A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at 
the address in paragraph h.
    Register online at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/esubscription.asp to be notified via email of new filing and issuances 
related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, contact FERC 
Online Support.
    This notice is being distributed to both the applicant's 
distribution list and the Commission's official mailing list. If you 
wish to be added to or removed from the Commission's official mailing 
list, please send your request by email to [email protected] or by mail 
to: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 
888 First Street NE., Room 1A, Washington, DC 20426. All written or 
emailed requests must specify your wish to be removed from or added to 
the mailing list and must clearly identify the following on the first 
page: Lock & Dam No. 11 Hydroelectric Project No. 14276-001.
    l. The proposed project would use the Kentucky River Authority's 
(KRA) existing Kentucky River Lock & Dam No. 11, and be operated as a 
run-of-river facility using existing flows while maintaining current 
water surface elevations in the upstream pool. The proposed project 
would include: (1) The existing 579-acre reservoir, with a normal pool 
elevation of 585.60 feet North American Vertical Datum of 1988; (2) a 
new 3.5-foot-high adjustable crest gate attached to the top of the 
existing 208-foot-long, 35-foot-high fixed crest dam; (3) a new 275-
foot-long, 75-foot-wide reinforced concrete intake channel equipped 
with 3-inch bar spacing trashracks; (4) a new 140-foot-long, 64.5-foot-
wide powerhouse built within the existing lock structure, with two 
horizontal Kaplan turbine generator units each rated at 2.5 megawatts 
(MW) for a total installed capacity of 5 MW; (5) a new 190-foot-long, 
78-foot-wide tailrace; (6) a new substation; (7) a new, approximately 
4.5-mile-long, 69-kilovolt transmission line extending from the 
powerhouse to an existing substation located near Waco, Kentucky; and 
(8) appurtenant facilities. The proposed project would generate about 
18.5 gigawatt-hours annually, which would be sold to a local utility.
    m. With this notice, we are soliciting comments on the use of the 
two-year license process for this project. We are also soliciting 
comments on the PAD, the list of environmental issues, the proposed 
studies, and study requests. Any request for additional studies or 
modifications to the proposed studies must conform to the requirements 
in 18 CFR 5.9(b) of the Commission's regulations.
    All comments and study requests should be sent to the address above 
in paragraph h and must be filed with the Commission. The Commission 
strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file all documents 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] In lieu of electronic filing, please send a 
paper copy to: Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 
First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426.
    All filings with the Commission must include on the first page, the 
project name (Kentucky River Lock & Dam No. 11 Hydroelectric Project) 
and number (P-14276-001), as well as docket number AD13-9-000, and bear 
the appropriate heading: ``Comments on Pre-Application Document,'' 
``Comments on the Use of the Two-Year Process,'' ``Comments on List of 
Potential Environmental Effects for Environmental Analysis,'' or 
``Comments on Proposed Study Plan.'' Comments and study requests must 
be filed by July 3, 2014.
    n. Commission staff will hold a technical meeting via 
teleconference to

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discuss the identified issues and study needs, as well as discuss the 
process plan and schedule. The technical meeting will focus on the 
information gaps that need to be filled to ensure that sufficient 
information exists for the Commission to make a determination on 
whether the proposed project meets the criteria for a pilot project and 
for processing a license application once it is filed with the 
Commission. All interested individuals, organizations, and agencies are 
invited to participate in the technical meeting. A summary of the 
meeting will be placed in the public records of the project. The time 
of the meeting will be Thursday, June 19, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. Anyone 
wanting to participate in the meeting should contact Sarah Salazar, 
using the contact information provided above in paragraph i, for 
teleconference call-in instructions by June 13, 2014.

    Dated: June 3, 2014.
Kimberly D. Bose,
[FR Doc. 2014-13354 Filed 6-6-14; 8:45 am]