[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 16 (Tuesday, January 26, 2016)]
[Pages 4279-4280]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-01466]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 12646-014]

City of Broken Bow, Oklahoma; 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 Proceeding: Surrender of License.
    b. Project No.: 12646-014.
    c. Date Filed: December 21, 2015.
    d. Licensee: City of Broken Bow, Oklahoma.
    e. Name of Project: Pine Creek Lake Dam Hydropower Project.
    f. Location: The unconstructed project was licensed to be located 
at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pine Creek Lake Dam on the Little 
River, near the town of Broken Bow, McCurtain County, Oklahoma.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: 18 CFR 6.2.
    h. Licensee Contact: Ms. Vickie Pieratt, City of Broken Bow, 210 
North Broadway, Broken Bow, Oklahoma 74728, Telephone: 580-584-2285.
    i. FERC Contact: Jennifer Polardino, (202) 502-6437, 
[email protected].
    j. Deadline for filing comments, interventions and protests is 30 
days from the issuance date of this notice. The Commission strongly 
encourages electronic filing. Please file motions to intervene, 
protests and comments using

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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-12646-014.
    k. Description of Project Facilities: The unconstructed project is 
authorized to be located on the downstream side of the U.S. Army Corps 
of Engineers Pine Creek Lake Dam. The project license approved the 
following new facilities: (1) a 130-foot-wide by 23-foot-long outlet 
structure connecting to an existing 13-foot-diameter outlet conduit; 
(2) a steel liner inside the 13-foot-diameter outlet conduit; (3) a 
112-foot-wide by 73-foot-long powerhouse containing two generating 
units having a total installed capacity of 6.4 megawatts; (4) a 
tailrace returning flows to the Little River; (5) a 0.7-mile-long, 
14.4-kilovolt (kV) primary transmission; and (6) appurtenant 
    l. Description of Proceeding: On December 21, 2015, the City of 
Broken Bow, Oklahoma filed an application to surrender the license for 
the unconstructed Pine Creek Lake Dam Hydropower Project. In its 
filing, the licensee states the project is not financially feasible or 
constructible because it is unable to enter into a power sales 
agreement to sell project energy.
    m. This filing may 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 in the Commission's Public Reference Room located at 888 
First Street NE., Room 2A, Washington, DC 20426, or by calling (202) 
    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, 
.212 and .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 accordance with 18 CFR 4.34(b) and 
    q. Agency Comments--Federal, state, and local agencies are invited 
to file comments on the described proceeding. If any agency does not 
file comments within the time specified for filing comments, it will be 
presumed to have no comments.

    Dated: January 20, 2016.
Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2016-01466 Filed 1-25-16; 8:45 am]