[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 145 (Tuesday, July 29, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 44016-44018]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-17758]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 13753-002, 13771-002, 13763-002, 13766-002, 13767-002]


FFP Missouri 16, LLC; FFP Missouri 15, LLC; Solia 8 
Hydroelectric, LLC; FFP Missouri 13, LLC; Solia 5 Hydroelectric, LLC; 
Solia 4 Hydroelectric, LLC: Notice of Application Accepted for Filing 
and Soliciting Motions To Intervene and Protests

    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.: 13753-002; 13762-002; 13771-002; 13763-002; 13766-
002; 13767-002.
    c. Date filed: February 27, 2014.
    d. Applicant: FFP Missouri 16, LLC; FFP Missouri 15, LLC; Solia 8 
Hydroelectric, LLC; FFP Missouri 13, LLC; Solia 5 Hydroelectric, LLC; 
Solia 4 Hydroelectric, LLC. All applicants are subsidiaries of Free 
Flow Power Corporation.
    e. Name of Projects: Opekiska Lock and Dam Hydroelectric Project; 
Morgantown Lock and Dam Hydroelectric Project; Point Marion Lock and 
Dam Hydroelectric Project; Grays Landing Lock and Dam Hydroelectric 
Project; Maxwell Lock and Dam Hydroelectric Project; and Monongahela 
Lock and Dam Number Four Hydroelectric Project.
    f. Location: The proposed projects would be located at U.S. Army 
Corps of Engineers' (Corps) dams on the Monongahela River in Monongalia 
County, West Virginia and Fayette, Greene, and Washington counties, 
Pennsylvania (see table below for specific locations). The projects 
would occupy 39.75 acres of federal land managed by the Corps.

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                                                                                                   Federal land
                                                                                                      used by
     Project No.                Projects            County and state            City/town           project \1\
                                                                                                      (acres)
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P-13753..............  Opekiska Lock and Dam....  Monongalia, WV......  Between Fairmont and               10.1
                                                                         Morgantown.
P-13762..............  Morgantown Lock and Dam..  Monongalia, WV......  Morgantown..............            0.99
P-13771..............  Point Marion Lock and Dam  Fayette, PA.........  Point Marion............            1.44
P-13763..............  Grays Landing Lock and     Greene, PA..........  Near Masontown..........           15.5
                        Dam.
P-13766..............  Maxwell Lock and Dam.....  Washington, PA......  Downstream of                      10.4
                                                                         Fredericktown.
P-13767..............  Monongahela Lock and Dam   Washington, PA......  Charleroi...............            1.32
                        Number Four.
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\1\ The federal lands are managed by the Corps.

    g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act 16 U.S.C. 791(a)--825(r).
    h. Applicant Contact: Thomas Feldman, Vice President of Project 
Development, 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: Nicholas Ettema, (202) 502-6565 or 
[email protected].
    j. Deadline for filing motions to intervene and protests and 
requests for cooperating agency status: 60 days from the issuance date 
of this notice.
    The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file 
motions to intervene and protests 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., 
Opekiska Lock and Dam P-13753-002).
    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 Opekiska Lock and Dam Hydroelectric Project would 
be the most upstream project at river mile (RM) 115.4 and would consist 
of the following new facilities: (1) A 180-foot-long, 95-foot-wide 
intake channel directing flow to a 30-foot-long, 50-foot-high, 70-foot-
wide intake structure with 3-inch bar spacing trashracks; (2) a 120-
foot-long, 60-foot-high, 70-foot-wide reinforced concrete powerhouse on 
the west bank of the river; (3) two turbine-generator units with a 
combined capacity of 6.0 megawatts (MW); (4) a 280-foot-long, 64-foot-
wide tailrace; (5) a 40-foot-long by 40-foot-wide substation; (6) a 
3,511-foot-long, 12.5-kilovolt (kV), overhead transmission line to 
connect the project substation to an existing distribution line; and 
(7) appurtenant facilities. The average annual generation would be 
25,300 megawatt-hours (MWh).

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    The proposed Morgantown Lock and Dam Hydroelectric Project would be 
located at RM 102.0 and consist of the following new facilities: (1) A 
280-foot-long, 80-foot-wide intake channel directing flow to a 30-foot-
long, 50-foot-high, 70-foot-wide intake structure with 3-inch bar 
spacing trashracks; (2) a 120-foot-long, 60-foot-high, 70-foot-wide 
reinforced concrete powerhouse on the east bank of the river; (3) two 
turbine-generator units with a combined capacity of 5.0 MW; (4) a 200-
foot-long, 70-foot-wide tailrace; (5) a 40-foot-long by 40-foot-wide 
substation; (6) a 2,600-foot-long, 12.5-kV, overhead transmission line 
to connect the project substation to an existing distribution line; and 
(7) appurtenant facilities. The average annual generation would be 
18,900 MWh.
    The proposed Point Marion Lock and Dam Hydroelectric Project would 
be located at RM 90.8 and consist of the following new facilities: (1) 
A 280-foot-long, 90-foot-wide intake channel directing flow to a 30-
foot-long, 50-foot-high, 70-foot-wide intake structure with 3-inch bar 
spacing trashracks; (2) a 120-foot-long, 60-foot-high, 70-foot-wide 
reinforced concrete powerhouse on the east bank of the river; (3) two 
turbine-generator units with a combined capacity of 5.0 MW; (4) a 215-
foot-long, 90-foot-wide tailrace; (5) a 40-foot-long by 40-foot-wide 
substation; (6) a 3,320-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 16,500 
MWh.
    The proposed Grays Landing Lock and Dam Hydroelectric Project would 
be located at RM 82.0 and consist of the following new facilities: (1) 
A 300-foot-long, 130-foot-wide intake channel directing flow to a 100-
foot-long, 84-foot-wide intake structure with 3-inch bar spacing 
trashracks; (2) a 576-foot-long, 2.5-foot-high adjustable crest gate on 
top of the existing dam crest; (3) a 150-foot-long, 75-foot-high, 90-
foot-wide reinforced concrete powerhouse on the west bank of the river; 
(4) two turbine-generator units with a combined capacity of 12.0 MW; 
(5) a 250-foot-long, 84-foot-wide tailrace; (6) a 40-foot-long by 40-
foot-wide substation; (7) a 9,965-foot-long, 69-kV, overhead 
transmission line to connect the project substation to an existing 
distribution line; and (8) appurtenant facilities. The average annual 
generation would be 47,300 MWh.
    The proposed Maxwell Lock and Dam Hydroelectric Project would be 
located at RM 61.2 and consist of the following new facilities: (1) A 
130-foot-long, 85-foot-wide intake channel located immediately 
downstream of the Corps' 5th spillway gate on the east side of the 
river; (2) a pair of spill gates totaling 84 feet wide located within 
the proposed intake channel; (3) a 100-foot-long, 70-foot-high, 85-
foot-wide intake structure with 3-inch bar spacing trashracks; (4) a 
150-foot-long, 70-foot-high, 90-foot-wide reinforced concrete 
powerhouse; (5) two turbine-generator units with a combined capacity of 
13.0 MW; (6) a 160-foot-long, 120-foot-wide tailrace; (7) a 40-foot-
long by 40-foot-wide substation; (8) a 350-foot-long, 69/138 kV, 
overhead transmission line to connect the project substation to an 
existing distribution line; and (9) appurtenant facilities. The average 
annual generation would be 56,800 MWh.
    The proposed Monongahela Lock and Dam Number Four Hydroelectric 
Project would be located at RM 41.5 and consist of the following new 
facilities: (1) A 140-foot-long, 90-foot-wide intake channel located 
immediately downstream of the Corps' 5th spillway gate on the west side 
of the river; (2) a pair of spill gates totaling 84 feet wide located 
within the proposed intake channel; (3) a 100-foot-long, 64-foot-high, 
90-foot-wide intake structure with 3-inch bar spacing trashracks; (4) a 
150-foot-long, 70-foot-high, 90-foot-wide reinforced concrete 
powerhouse; (5) two turbine-generator units with a combined capacity of 
12.0 MW; (6) a 210-foot-long, 130-foot-wide tailrace; (7) a 40-foot-
long by 40-foot-wide substation; (8) a 45-foot-long, 69-kV, overhead 
transmission line to connect the project substation to an existing 
distribution line; and (9) appurtenant facilities. The average annual 
generation would be 48,500 MWh.
    Free Flow Power proposes to operate all six 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 these 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 
385.210, 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 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.


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    Dated: July 18, 2014.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2014-17758 Filed 7-28-14; 8:45 am]
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