[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 92 (Thursday, May 12, 2016)]
[Page 29554]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-11220]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 14769-000]

Green Canyon Energy, LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit 
Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To 
Intervene, and Competing Applications

    On March 14, 2016, Green Canyon Energy, 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 Eagle Creek 
Hydroelectric Project (Eagle Creek Project or project) to be located on 
Eagle Creek, in Lane County, Oregon. The proposed project boundary will 
occupy approximately 14.5 acres of federal land within the Willamette 
National Forest. 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 new features: 
(1) A 40-foot-long, 9.5-foot-high concrete diversion weir traversing 
Eagle Creek; (2) an approximately 0.7 acre-foot impoundment; (3) an 
approximately 11,470-foot-long, 36-inch-diameter polyvinyl chloride 
pipe penstock; (4) a 50-foot-long, 40-foot-wide concrete powerhouse; 
(5) one Pelton turbine/generator with a total installed capacity of 
7.0-megawatts; (6) a tailrace comprised of a 50-foot-long, 60-inch 
steel pipe and a 350-foot-long and 25-foot-wide rip-rapped channel 
discharging flows from the powerhouse back to Eagle Creek; (7) an 
approximately 3,960-foot-long, 12.4-kilovolt (kV) transmission line 
interconnecting with the existing Blachly-Lane Electric Cooperative 
transmission line; and (8) appurtenant facilities. The estimated annual 
generation of the Eagle Creek Project would be 50 gigawatt-hours.
    Applicant Contact: Mr. Mark A. Mikkelsen, 275 Knight Avenue, 
Eugene, Oregon 97404; phone: (541) 520-2233.
    FERC Contact: Karen Sughrue; phone: (202) 502-8556.
    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-14769-000.
    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-14769) in the docket number field to access 
the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.

    Dated: May 5, 2016.
Kimberly D. Bose,
[FR Doc. 2016-11220 Filed 5-11-16; 8:45 am]