[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 38 (Friday, February 26, 2016)]
[Pages 9840-9841]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-04161]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 1 4751-001]

Alpine Pacific Utilities, LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit 
Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To 
Intervene, and Competing Applications

    On January 22, 2016, Alpine Pacific Utilities, LLC filed an 
application for a preliminary permit, pursuant to section 4(f) of the 
Federal Power Act (FPA), proposing to study the feasibility of the 
Fresno Dam Site Water Power Project (Fresno Dam Project or project) to 
be located in Hill County, Montana near the town of Kremlin at the 
existing Bureau of Reclamation Fresno Dam located on the Milk River. 
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 utilize the existing outlet structure on 
Fresno Dam. The proposed project would consist of the following new 
facilities: (1) A 48-inch-diameter, 100-foot-long bifurcated penstock 
leading from the existing outlet works; (2) a powerhouse containing two 
turbines/generating units with a combined installed capacity of 1.348 
megawatts; (3) a tailrace discharging flows into the existing dam 
spillway; (4) a transformer in a 25-square-foot switchyard; (5) an 
approximately 1-mile-long, 12.74-kilovolt overhead transmission line 
connecting to existing Hill County Electric and Northwest Electric 
transmission systems; and (6) appurtenant facilities. The proposed 
project would have an average annual generation of 4,700 megawatt-hours
    Applicant Contact: Justin D. Ahmann, Alpine Pacific Utilities, LLC, 
111 Legend Trail, Kalispell, MT 59901.
    FERC Contact: Ryan Hansen, phone: (202) 502-8074, or email 
[email protected].
    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.
    The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file 

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motions to intervene, notices of intent, and competing applications 
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-14751-001.
    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-14751) in the docket number field to access 
the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.

    Dated: February 17, 2016.
Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2016-04161 Filed 2-25-16; 8:45 am]