[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 230 (Tuesday, December 1, 2015)]
[Pages 75081-75082]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-30404]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 14672-000]

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) Selden Lock and Dam on the Black Warrior River near the town of 
Sawyerville in Green and Hale 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 ten generating 
units with a total capacity of 15 megawatts; (2) a 150-foot-long; 65-
foot-wide tailrace; (3) a 50-foot-long, 25-foot-wide switchyard; and 
(4) a 2.3-mile-long, 34.5kV transmission line. The proposed project 
would have an estimated average annual generation of 78,840 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

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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-14672) 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. 2015-30404 Filed 11-30-15; 8:45 am]