[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 230 (Tuesday, December 1, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Page 75081]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-30403]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 14689-000]


Energy Resources USA Inc., Notice of Preliminary Permit 
Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments and Motions To 
Intervene

    On June 26, 2015, Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation, 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) Col. Charles D. Maynard Lock and Dam on the Arkansas River near 
the town of Pine Bluff in Jefferson County, Arkansas. 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 100-
foot-long overflow bank extension connecting to the existing dam; (2) a 
770-foot-long, 300-foot-wide intake channel with a 85-foot-long 
retaining wall; (3) a 220-foot-long, 90-foot-wide powerhouse containing 
four generating units with a total capacity of 18 megawatts; (4) a 
1000-foot-long, 220-foot-wide tailrace with a 85-foot-long retaining 
wall; (5) a 4.16/69 kilo-Volt (kV) substation; and (6) a 3-mile-long, 
69 kV transmission line. The proposed project would have an estimated 
average annual generation of 123,700 megawatt-hours, and operate as 
directed by the Corps.
    Applicant Contact: Mr. Ander Gonzalez, Energy Resources USA Inc., 
2655 Le Jeune Road, Suite 804, Coral Gables, Florida 33134; Phone: +34 
93 252 38 40; Email: [email protected]
    FERC Contact: Christiane Casey, [email protected], (202) 
502-8577.
    Competing Application: This application competes with Project No. 
14665-000 filed March 3, 2015. Competing applications had to be filed 
on or before July 20, 2015.
    Deadline for filing comments and motions to intervene: 60 days from 
the issuance of this notice. Comments and motions to intervene 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.
    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-14689) 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. 2015-30403 Filed 11-30-15; 8:45 am]
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