[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 172 (Friday, September 4, 2015)]
[Page 53510]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-21986]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 14681-000]

Peterson Machinery Sales; Notice of Preliminary Permit 
Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To 
Intervene, and Competing Applications

    On June 3, 2015, Peterson Machinery Sales filed an application for 
a preliminary permit under section 4(f) of the Federal Power Act 
proposing to study the feasibility of the proposed Boardman River 
Hydro-Electric Project No. 14681-000, to be located on the Boardman 
River near Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan. 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 consists of the Boardman Dam Development 
located at River Mile 6.1 and the Sabin Dam Development located at 
River Mile 5.3. The Boardman Dam Development would consist of: (1) A 
103-acre Boardman Pond; (2) a 650-foot-long west earth-filled abutment, 
a 20-foot-wide emergency spillway, a 40-foot-long intake structure 
containing twin 10-foot-diameter by 73-foot-long steel penstocks 
leading to the powerhouse, and an approximately 150-foot-long earth-
filled east abutment; (3) a 70-foot-long, 20-foot-wide reinforced 
concrete powerhouse containing a 1,000 kilowatt turbine-generator; and 
(4) appurtenant facilities.
    The Sabin Dam Development would consist of: (1) A 40-acre Sabin 
Pond; (2) a 60-foot-long earth west embankment, a 70-foot-long by 20-
foot-wide reinforced concrete powerhouse integral with the dam 
containing a 500 kilowatt turbine-generator, a 52-foot-long 
intermediate earth embankment, a 32-foot-long stop wide spillway 
section, an 18-foot wide tainter gate spillway section, and a 330-foot-
long earth east embankment; and (3) appurtenant facilities. The project 
would generate an estimated 7,600 megawatt hours annually.
    Applicant Contact: Charles R. Peterson, 9627 Seth Road, Northport, 
MI 49670; phone: 231-649-8706.
    FERC Contact: Sergiu Serban, (202) 502-6211.
    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-14681-000.
    More information about this project, including a copy of the 
application, can 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-14681) in the docket number field to access 
the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.

    Dated: August 28, 2015.
Kimberly D. Bose,
[FR Doc. 2015-21986 Filed 9-3-15; 8:45 am]