[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 74 (Monday, April 18, 2016)]
[Pages 22588-22589]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-08860]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 14758-000]

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

    On February 19, 2016, 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 the 
Bosher Dam Hydroelectric Project (Bosher Project or project) to be 
located at the existing Bosher Dam on the James River, about 2 miles 
southwest of Tuckahoe, in Henrico County, Virginia. 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 consist of the following: (1) An 
existing 12-foot-high dam; (2) an 1,000-acre-size impoundment with a 
storage capacity of 2,100-acre-foot and drainage area of 6,753 square 
miles; (3) a new 700-foot-long, 180-foot-wide intake; (4) a new 300-
foot-long, 180-foot-wide tailrace; (5) four new 2-megawatt (MW) 
turbines; (6) a new 65-foot-long, 197-foot-wide powerhouse; (7) a new 
60-foot-long, 50-foot-wide substation; (8) a new 528-foot-long, 69-
kilovolt transmission line; and (9) appurtenant facilities. The 
estimated annual generation of the Bosher Project would be 68,500 
    Applicant Contact: Mr. Ander Gonzalez, Energy Resources USA Inc., 
350 Lincoln Road, 2nd Floor, Miami Beach, FL 33139; phone: (954) 248-
    FERC Contact: Woohee Choi; phone: (202) 502-6336.
    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 
comments, 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-14758-000.
    More information about this project, including a copy of the 
application, can be viewed or printed on the ``eLibrary''

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link of the Commission's Web site at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/elibrary.asp. Enter the docket number (P-14758) in the docket number 
field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online 

    Dated: April 6, 2016.
 Kimberly D. Bose,
[FR Doc. 2016-08860 Filed 4-15-16; 8:45 am]