[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 250 (Wednesday, December 30, 2015)]
[Pages 81536-81537]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-32832]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 12690-015]

Public Utility District No. 1 of Snohomish County, Washington; 
Notice of Application Accepted for Filing, Soliciting Comments, Motions 
To Intervene, and Protests

    Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been 
filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection:

    a. Type of Application: Surrender of License.
    b. Project No.: 12690-015.
    c. Date Filed: December 4, 2015.
    d. Applicant: Public Utility District No. 1 of Snohomish County, 
    e. Name of Project: Admiralty Inlet Pilot Tidal Project.
    f. Location: On the east side of Admiralty Inlet in Puget Sound, 
Washington, about 0.6 mile west of Whidbey Island, within Island 
County, Washington.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791a-825r.
    h. Applicant Contact: Mr. Craig W. Collar, CEO/General Manager of 
Snohomish County PUD #1, 2320 California Street, Everett, WA 98201, 
Phone: (425) 783-8473.
    i. FERC Contact: Mr. Ashish Desai, (202) 502-8370, 
[email protected].
    j. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene and protests, 
is 30 days from the issuance date of this notice. The Commission 
strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file motions to 
intervene, protests, comments, and recommendations, 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-12690-015.
    k. Description of Project Facilities: The unconstructed Admiralty 
Inlet Pilot Tidal Project works would consist of two 300-kW OpenHydro 
tidal turbines each mounted on a triangular subsea base, two 
approximately 7,000-foot-long connecting cables extending onshore, and 
onshore supporting facilities.
    l. Description of Request: The applicant has determined the 
unconstructed project is no longer economically feasible and proposes 
to surrender the license.
    m. Locations of the Application: A copy of the application is 
available for inspection and reproduction at the Commission's Public 
Reference Room, located at 888 First Street NE., Room 2A, Washington, 
DC 20426, or by calling (202) 502-8371. This filing may also be viewed 
on the Commission's Web site at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/elibrary.asp. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits 
in the docket number field to access the document. You may also 
register online at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/esubscription.asp to 
be notified via email of new filings and issuances related to this or 
other pending projects. For assistance, call 1-866-208- 3676 or email 
[email protected], for TTY, call (202) 502-8659. A copy is 
also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in item 
(h) above.
    n. Individuals desiring to be included on the Commission's mailing 
list should so indicate by writing to the Secretary of the Commission.
    o. Comments, Protests, or Motions to Intervene: Anyone may submit 
comments, a protest, or a motion to intervene in accordance with the 
requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.210, .211, 
.214. In determining the appropriate action to take, the Commission 
will consider all protests or other comments filed, but only those who 
file a motion to intervene in accordance with the Commission's Rules 
may become a party to the proceeding. Any comments, protests, or 
motions to intervene must be received on or before the specified 
comment date for the particular application.
    p. Filing and Service of Responsive Documents: Any filing must (1) 
bear in all capital letters the title ``COMMENTS'', ``PROTEST'', or 
``MOTION TO INTERVENE'' as applicable; (2) set forth in the heading the 
name of the applicant and the project number of the application to 
which the filing responds; (3) furnish the name, address, and telephone 
number of the person protesting or intervening; and (4) otherwise 
comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 385.2001 through 385.2005. All 
comments, motions to intervene, or protests must set forth their 
evidentiary basis and otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 
4.34(b). All comments, motions to intervene, or protests should relate 
to project works which are the subject of the license surrender. 
Agencies may obtain copies of the application directly from the 
applicant. A copy of any protest or motion to intervene must be served 
upon each representative of the applicant specified in the particular 
application. If an intervener files comments or documents with the 
Commission relating to the merits of an issue that may affect the 
responsibilities of a particular resource agency, they must also serve 
a copy of the document on that resource agency. A copy of all other 
filings in reference to this application must be accompanied by proof 
of service on all persons listed in the service list prepared by the 
Commission in this proceeding, in

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accordance with 18 CFR 4.34(b) and 385.2010.

    Dated: December 23, 2015.
Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2015-32832 Filed 12-29-15; 8:45 am]