[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 206 (Friday, October 24, 2014)]
[Pages 63611-63612]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-25329]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 12486-008]

Twin Lakes Canal Company; Notice of Application Accepted for 
Filing, Soliciting Motions To Intervene and Protests, Ready for 
Environmental Analysis, and Soliciting Comments, Recommendations, 
Preliminary Terms and Conditions, and Preliminary Fishway Prescriptions

    Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been 
filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection.
    a. Type of Application: Original Major License.
    b. Project No.: 12486-008.
    c. Date Filed: November 27, 2013.
    d. Applicant: Twin Lakes Canal Company (Twin Lakes).
    e. Name of Project: Bear River Narrows Hydroelectric Project.
    f. Location: The proposed project would be located on the Bear 
River, near the city of Preston, in Franklin County, Idaho. The project 
would occupy 243 acres of federal land managed by the Bureau of Land 
    g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791(a)-825(r).
    h. Applicant Contact: Nick E. Josten, Geosense, 2742 Saint Charles 
Avenue, Idaho Falls, ID 83404, (208) 528-6152.
    i. FERC Contact: Shana Murray at [email protected] or (202) 
    j. Deadline for filing comments, recommendations, terms and 
conditions, and prescriptions: 60 days from the issuance date of this 
notice; reply comments are due 105 days from the issuance date of this 
    All documents may be filed electronically via the Internet. See 18 
CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission's Web 
site 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] or toll free at 1-866-208-3676, 
or for TTY, (202) 502-8659. Although the Commission strongly encourages 
electronic filing, documents may also be paper-filed. To paper-file, 
mail an original and five copies to: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, 
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, 
DC 20426.
    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. This application has been accepted for filing and is now ready 
for environmental analysis.
    l. The proposed project facilities include: (1) A new 109-foot-high 
roller compacted concrete dam and spillway creating a new 4.5-mile-long 
reservoir with a gross storage capacity of 12,467 acre feet; (2) a 48-
foot-long, 16-foot-wide, and 20-foot-high concrete intake structure 
near the upstream toe of the dam; (3) a 14-foot-diameter, 600-foot-long 
steel penstock; (3) an 80-foot-long, 52-foot-wide, and 24-foot-high 
powerhouse containing two, 5-megawatt vertical Francis turbines with a 
combined maximum hydraulic capacity of 1,400 cubic feet per second 
(cfs); (4) a 0.74-mile, 46-kilovolt transmission line connecting a 
proposed substation near the base of the powerhouse to an existing, 
PacifiCorp-owned transmission line; and (5) appurtenant facilities.
    Except for irrigation withdrawals during dry years, Twin Lakes 
proposes to operate in the project run-of-river, with daily releases 
from the new reservoir matching releases from the upstream Oneida 
Project (FERC No. 20). During dry water years, Twin Lakes proposes to 
release additional water for irrigation purposes but maintain a minimum 
flow downstream of the proposed project equal to the minimum flow 
requirement at the upstream Oneida Project (a year-round minimum flow 
of 250 cfs plus 1 cfs for leakage or inflow into Oneida reservoir, 
whichever is less). Twin Lakes estimates that the average annual 
generation would be about 48,531 megawatt-hours.

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    m. A copy of the 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. A copy is also available for inspection and 
reproduction at the address in item h above.
    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. Anyone may submit comments, a protest, or a motion to intervene 
in accordance with the requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 
18 CFR 385.210, .211, and .214. In determining the appropriate action 
to take, the Commission will consider all protests or other comments 
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 
comments, protests, or motions to intervene must be received on or 
before the specified comment date for the particular application.
    All filings must (1) bear in all capital letters the title 
CONDITIONS,'' or ``PRESCRIPTIONS;'' (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 submitting the filing; and (4) otherwise comply 
with the requirements of 18 CFR 385.2001 through 385.2005. All 
comments, recommendations, terms and conditions or prescriptions must 
set forth their evidentiary basis and otherwise comply with the 
requirements of 18 CFR 4.34(b). Agencies may obtain copies of the 
application directly from the applicant. Each filing must be 
accompanied by proof of service on all persons listed on the service 
list prepared by the Commission in this proceeding, in accordance with 
18 CFR 4.34(b), and 385.2010.
    n. Public notice of the filing of the initial development 
application, which has already been given, established the due date for 
filing competing applications or notices of intent. Under the 
Commission's regulations, any competing development application must be 
filed in response to and in compliance with public notice of the 
initial development application. No competing applications or notices 
of intent may be filed in response to this notice.
    o. Procedural Schedule:
    The application will be processed according to the following 
revised Hydro Licensing Schedule. Revisions to the schedule may be made 
as appropriate.

               Milestone                           Target date
Filing of recommendations, preliminary   December 2014.
 terms and conditions, and preliminary
 fishway prescriptions.
Commission issues Draft EIS............  June 2015.
Comments on Draft EIS..................  August 2015.
Modified Terms and Conditions..........  October 2015.
Commission Issues Final EIS............  January 2016.

    p. A license applicant must file no later than 60 days following 
the date of issuance of the notice of acceptance and ready for 
environmental analysis provided for in 5.22: (1) A copy of the water 
quality certification; (2) a copy of the request for certification, 
including proof of the date on which the certifying agency received the 
request; or (3) evidence of waiver of water quality certification.
    Include the following paragraphs for original licenses only:
    r. 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.

    Dated: October 17, 2014.
 Kimberly D. Bose,
[FR Doc. 2014-25329 Filed 10-23-14; 8:45 am]