[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 16 (Tuesday, January 26, 2016)]
[Page 4276]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-01459]

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Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 14731-000]

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

    On November 27, 2015, Energy Resources USA, Inc. 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 located at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' (Corps) 
Green River Lock and Dam No. 5, located on the Green River in Warren 
County, Kentucky. 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 
    The proposed project would consist of the following: (1) a 770-
foot-long, 300-foot-wide intake channel with a 85-foot-long retaining 
wall; (2) a 98-foot-long, 66-foot-wide powerhouse containing two 
generating units with a total capacity of 7 megawatts; (3) a 1000-foot-
long, 220-foot-wide tailrace with a 40-foot-long retaining wall; (4) a 
4.16/69 kilo-Volt (kV) substation; and (5) a 11.5-mile-long, 69 kV 
transmission line. The proposed project would have an average annual 
generation of 39,800 megawatt-hours, and operate utilizing surplus 
water from the Green River Lock and Dam No. 5, as directed by the 
    Applicant Contact: Mr. Ander Gonzalez, Energy Resources USA, Inc., 
2655 Le Jeune Road, Suite 804, Coral Gables, Florida 33134. (954) 248-
    FERC Contact: Dustin Wilson, [email protected], (202) 502-
    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 seven 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-14731-000) in the docket number field to 
access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.

    Dated: January 19, 2016.
Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2016-01459 Filed 1-25-16; 8:45 am]