[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 230 (Tuesday, December 1, 2015)]
[Page 75093]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-30401]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 14673-000]

Lock Hydro Friends Fund III; Notice of Preliminary Permit 
Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To 
Intervene, and Competing Applications

    On March 30, 2015, Lock Hydro Friends Fund III, filed an 
application for a preliminary permit, pursuant to section 4(f) of the 
Federal Power Act (FPA), proposing to study the feasibility of a 
hydropower project to be located at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' 
(Corps) Coffeeville Lock and Dam on the Tombigbee River near the town 
of Coffeeville in Clark and Choctaw Counties, Alabama. 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 consist of the following: (1) A 150-
foot-long, 25-foot-wide lock frame module containing twelve generating 
units with a total capacity of 27 megawatts; (2) a 150-foot-long; 65-
foot-wide tailrace; (3) a 50-foot-long, 25-foot-wide switchyard; and 
(4) a 1-mile-long, 34.5kV transmission line. The proposed project would 
have an estimated average annual generation of 153,738 megawatt-hours, 
and operate as directed by the Corps.
    Applicant Contact: Mr. Wayne F. Krouse, Hydro Green Energy, LLC, 
P.O. Box 43796, Birmingham, AL 35243; Phone: (877) 556-6566; Email: 
[email protected].
    FERC Contact: Christiane Casey, [email protected], (202) 
    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. Comments, motions to intervene, notices of intent, and 
competing applications 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 first page of any filing should include docket number P-
    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-14673) in the docket number field to access 
the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.

    Dated: November 24, 2015.
Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2015-30401 Filed 11-30-15; 8:45 am]