[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 208 (Wednesday, October 28, 2015)]
[Page 65993]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-27407]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 14703-000]

Empire State Hydro 302, LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit 
Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To 
Intervene, and Competing Applications

    On August 25, 2015, Empire State Hydro 302, LLC, filed an 
application for a preliminary permit, pursuant to section 4(f) of the 
Federal Power Act (FPA), proposing to study the feasibility of the 
Braendly Dam Hydroelectric Project to be located on Fishkill River in 
Dutchess County, New York. 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 would redevelop an abandoned project and 
consist of: (1) An existing 130-foot-long, 18-foot-high cut stone with 
a concrete cap dam creating a reservoir with a surface area of 
approximately 3 acres and a storage capacity of 15 acre-feet at a 
normal water surface elevation of 119.5 feet mean sea level; (2) a new 
6-foot-diameter, 300-foot-long steel penstock; (3) a new 50-foot-long 
by 35-foot-wide powerhouse containing two Kaplan turbine units with a 
rated capacity of 450 kilowatts each; and (4) a new 12.7-kilovolt, 500-
foot-long transmission line. The project would have an annual 
generation of 3,200 megawatt-hours.
    Applicant Contact: Mark Boumansour, Empire State Hydro 302, LLC, 
1401 Walnut Street, Suite 220, Boulder, CO 80302; phone: 303-440-3378.
    FERC Contact: Monir Chowdhury; phone: (202) 502-6736.
    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-14703-000.
    More information about this project, including a copy of the 
application, can be viewed or printed on the ``eLibrary'' link of the 
Commission's Web site at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/elibrary.asp. 
Enter the docket number (P-14703) in the docket number field to access 
the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.

    Dated: October 22, 2015.
 Kimberly D. Bose,
[FR Doc. 2015-27407 Filed 10-27-15; 8:45 am]