[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 145 (Tuesday, July 29, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 44018-44019]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-17755]


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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 et al.; Notice of Application Accepted for 
Filing and Soliciting Motions to Intervene and Protests

FFP Missouri 5, LLC Project No. 13757-002
FFP Missouri 6, LLC Project No. 13761-002
Solia 6 Hydroelectric, LLC Project No. 13768-002

    Take notice that the following hydroelectric applications have been 
filed with the Commission and are available for public inspection.
    a. Type of Application: Original Major License.
    b. Project Nos.: 13757-002; 13761-002; 13768-002.
    c. Date Filed: March 14, 2014.
    d. Applicant: FFP Missouri 5, LLC; FFP Missouri 6, LLC; Solia 6 
Hydroelectric, LLC. All applicants are subsidiaries of Free Flow Power 
Corporation.
    e. Name of Projects: Emsworth Locks and Dam Hydroelectric Project; 
Emsworth Back Channel Dam Hydroelectric Project; Montgomery Locks and 
Dam Hydroelectric Project.
    f. Location: 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).

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                                                                                                   Federal land
                                                                                                      used by
      Project No.                Project             County and state            City/Town          project \1\
                                                                                                      (acres)
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P-13757................  Emsworth Locks and Dam.  Allegheny, PA.........  Emsworth..............             9.5
P-13761................  Emsworth Back Channel    Allegheny, PA.........  Emsworth..............             9.0
                          Dam.
P-13768................  Montgomery Locks & Dam.  Beaver, PA............  Borough of Industry...             5.0
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\1\ The federal lands are managed by the Corps.

    g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 USC 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)-283-2822.
    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. Deadline for filing motions to intervene and protests and 
requests for cooperating agency status: 60 days from the date of this 
notice.
    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 applicable project name(s) and docket number(s) (e.g., Emsworth 
Lock and Dams P-13757-002).
    The Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedures require all 
intervenors filing documents with the Commission to serve a copy of 
that document on each person on the official service list for the 
project. Further, if an intervenor files comments or documents with the 
Commission relating to the merits of an issue that may affect the 
responsibilities of a particular resource agency, they must also serve 
a copy of the document on that resource agency.
    k. These applications have been accepted for filing, but are not 
ready for environmental analysis at this time.
    l. The proposed Emsworth Locks and Dam Hydroelectric Project would 
be located at river mile (RM) 6.2 and would consist of the following 
new facilities: (1) A 205-foot-long, 180-foot-wide intake channel 
directing flow to a 30-foot-long, 63.5-foot-high, 180-foot-wide intake 
structure with 5-inch bar spacing trashracks; (2) a 180-foot-long by 
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 directing flow to 32-foot-
long, 63.5-foot-high, 90-foot-wide intake structure with 5-inch bar 
spacing trashracks; (2) a 150-foot-long by 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.
    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 directing flow to a 150-
foot-long, 90-foot-high, 205-foot-wide intake structure with 5-inch bar 
spacing trashracks; (2) a 315-foot-long by 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-

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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.
    m. 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. 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.
    n. Any qualified applicant desiring to file a competing application 
must submit to the Commission, on or before the specified intervention 
deadline date, a competing development application, or a notice of 
intent to file such an application. Submission of a timely notice of 
intent allows an interested person to file the competing development 
application no later than 120 days after the specified intervention 
deadline date. Applications for preliminary permits will not be 
accepted in response to this notice.
    A notice of intent must specify the exact name, business address, 
and telephone number of the prospective applicant, and must include an 
unequivocal statement of intent to submit a development application. A 
notice of intent must be served on the applicant(s) named in this 
public notice.
    Anyone may submit a protest, or a motion to intervene in accordance 
with the requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 
85.210, 385.211, and 385.214. In determining the appropriate action to 
take, the Commission will consider all protests filed, but only those 
who file a motion to intervene in accordance with the Commission's 
Rules may become a party to the proceeding. Any protests or motions to 
intervene must be received on or before the specified deadline for the 
particular application.
    When the applications are ready for environmental analysis, the 
Commission will issue a public notice requesting comments, 
recommendations, terms and conditions, or prescriptions.
    All filings must (1) bear in all capital letters the title 
``PROTEST'' or ``MOTION TO INTERVENE,'' ``NOTICE OF INTENT TO FILE 
COMPETING APPLICATION,'' or ``COMPETING APPLICATION;'' (2) set forth in 
the heading the name of the applicant and the project number of the 
application to which the filing responds; (3) furnish the name, 
address, and telephone number of the person protesting or intervening; 
and (4) otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR Sec. Sec.  
385.2001 through 385.2005. Agencies may obtain copies of the 
applications directly from the applicant. A copy of any protest or 
motion to intervene must be served upon each representative of the 
applicant specified in the particular application.

Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2014-17755 Filed 7-28-14; 8:45 am]
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