[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 32 (Thursday, February 18, 2016)]
[Pages 8193-8194]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-03335]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 14677-001]

Clark Canyon Hydro, LLC; Notice of Application Ready for 
Environmental Analysis and Soliciting Comments, Recommendations, Terms 
and Conditions, and Prescriptions

    Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been 
filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection.
    a. Type of Application: Original License for a Major Water Power 
Project at an Existing Dam, 5 Megawatts or Less.
    b. Project No.: 14677-001.
    c. Date filed: November 23, 2015.
    d. Applicant: Clark Canyon Hydro, LLC.
    e. Name of Project: Clark Canyon Dam Hydroelectric Project.
    f. Location: On the Beaverhead River, in the Town of Dillon, 
Beaverhead County, Montana. The project would occupy 62.1 acres of land 
owned by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and 0.2 acres of land owned by 
the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act 16 U.S.C. 791(a)-825(r).
    h. Applicant Contact: John Gangemi, (406) 249-3972, email at 
[email protected].
    i. FERC Contact: Kelly Wolcott, (202) 502-6480, email at 
[email protected].
    j. Deadline for filing comments, recommendations, terms and 
conditions, and prescriptions: 30 days from the issuance date of this 
notice; reply comments are due 75 days from the issuance date of this 
    The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file 
comments, recommendations, terms and conditions, and prescriptions 
using the

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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-14677-001.
    The Commission's Rules of Practice require all intervenors filing 
documents with the Commission to serve a copy of that document on each 
person on the official service list for the project. Further, if an 
intervenor 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.
    k. This application has been accepted and is now ready for 
environmental analysis.
    l. The Clark Canyon Dam Hydroelectric Project would utilize the 
U.S. Bureau of Reclamation's Clark Canyon Dam and outlet works 
including an intake structure and concrete conduit in the reservoir. 
The project would consist of the following new facilities: (1) A 360-
foot-long, 8-foot-diameter steel penstock within the existing concrete 
conduit, ending in a trifurcation; (2) two 35-foot-long, 8-foot-
diameter penstocks extending from the trifurcation to the powerhouse, 
transitioning to 6-foot-diameter before entering the powerhouse; (3) a 
10-foot-long, 8-foot-diameter steel penstock leaving the trifurcation 
and ending in a 7-foot-diameter cone valve and reducer to control 
discharge into the existing outlet stilling basin; (4) a 65-foot-long, 
46-foot-wide reinforced concrete powerhouse containing two vertical 
Francis-type turbine/generator units with a total capacity of 4.7 
megawatts; (5) two 25-foot-long steel draft tubes transitioning to 
concrete draft tube/tailrace section; (6) a 17-foot-long, 15-foot-
diameter tailrace channel connecting with the existing spillway 
stilling basin; (7) a 45-foot-long, 10-foot-wide aeration basin 
downstream of the powerhouse with three frames containing 330 
diffusers; (8) a 1,100-foot-long, 4.16-kilovolt (kV) buried 
transmission line from the powerhouse to a substation; (9) a substation 
containing step-up transformers and switchgear; (10) a 7.9-mile-long, 
69-kV transmission line extending from the project substation to the 
Peterson Flat substation (the point of interconnection); and (11) 
appurtenant facilities. The estimated annual generation of the Clark 
Canyon Dam Project would be 15.4 gigawatt-hours. All project facilities 
would be located on federal lands owned by the U.S. Bureau of 
Reclamation and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. The applicant 
proposes to operate the project as run-of-release.
    m. A copy of the application is available for review at the 
Commission in the Public Reference Room or may be viewed on the 
Commission's Web site at http://www.ferc.gov using the ``eLibrary'' 
link. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the 
docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact 
FERC Online Support. A copy is also available for inspection and 
reproduction at the address in item h above.
    All filings must (1) bear in all capital letters the title 
CONDITIONS,'' or ``PRESCRIPTIONS;'' (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 submitting the filing; and (4) otherwise comply 
with the requirements of 18 CFR 385.2001 through 385.2005. All 
comments, recommendations, terms and conditions or prescriptions must 
set forth their evidentiary basis and otherwise comply with the 
requirements of 18 CFR 4.34(b). Agencies may obtain copies of the 
application directly from the applicant. Each filing must be 
accompanied by proof of service on all persons listed on the service 
list prepared by the Commission in this proceeding, in accordance with 
18 CFR 4.34(b), and 385.2010.
    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, contact FERC 
Online Support.
    n. Public notice of the filing of the initial development 
application, which has already been given, established the due date for 
filing competing applications or notices of intent. Under the 
Commission's regulations, any competing development application must be 
filed in response to and in compliance with public notice of the 
initial development application. No competing applications or notices 
of intent may be filed in response to this notice.
    o. A license applicant must file no later than 60 days following 
the date of issuance of this notice: (1) A copy of the water quality 
certification; (2) A copy of the request for certification, including 
proof of the date on which the certifying agency received the request; 
or (3) evidence of waiver of water quality certification.

    Dated: February 11, 2016.
Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,
 Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2016-03335 Filed 2-17-16; 8:45 am]