[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 92 (Thursday, May 12, 2016)]
[Page 29559]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-11226]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 12966-004]

Utah Board of Water Resources; Notice of Application Tendered for 
Filing With the Commission and Establishing Procedural Schedule for 
Licensing and Deadline for Submission of Final Amendments

    Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been 
filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection.
    a. Type of Application: Major Unconstructed License.
    b. Project No.: 12966-004.
    c. Date Filed: May 2, 2016.
    d. Applicant: Utah Board of Water Resources.
    e. Name of Project: Lake Powell Pipeline Project.
    f. Location: In Washington and Kane counties, Utah, and in Coconino 
and Mohave counties, Arizona. The project would occupy 449 acres of 
federal land managed by the Bureau of Land Management.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791(a)-825(r).
    h. Applicant Contact: Bill Leeflang, Project Manager, Utah Division 
of Water Resources; Telephone (801) 538-7293 or [email protected].
    i. FERC Contact: Jim Fargo, (202) 502-6095 or [email protected].
    j. This application is not ready for environmental analysis at this 
    k. The proposed Lake Powell Pipeline Project would consist of: (1) 
140 miles of 69-inch-diameter pipeline and penstock, (2) a combined 
conventional peaking and pumped storage hydro station, (3) four 
conventional in-pipeline hydro stations, (4) a conventional hydro 
station, and (4) transmission lines.
    The proposed project's water intake would convey water from the 
Bureau of Reclamation's Lake Powell up to a high point within the Grand 
Staircase-Escalante National Monument, after which it would flow 
through a series of hydroelectric turbines, ending at Sand Hollow 
reservoir, near St. George, Utah.
    The energy generation components of the proposed project would 
include: (1) An inline single-unit, 1-megawatt (MW) facility at Hydro 
Station 1 in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument; (2) an 
inline single-unit, 1.7-MW facility at Hydro Station 2 east of Colorado 
City, Arizona; (3) an inline single-unit, 1-MW facility in Hildale 
City, Utah; (4) an inline single-unit, 1.7-MW facility above the 
Hurricane Cliffs forebay reservoir; (5) a 2-unit, 300-MW (150-MW each 
unit) hydroelectric pumped storage development at Hurricane Cliffs, 
with the forebay and afterbay sized to provide ten hours of continuous 
300-MW output; (6) a single-unit, 35-MW conventional energy recovery 
generation unit built within the Hurricane Cliffs development; and (7) 
a single-unit, 5-MW facility at the existing Sand Hollow Reservoir.
    l. Locations of the Application: 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, please contact FERC Online Support at 
[email protected], (866) 208-3676 (toll free), or (202) 502-
8659 (TTY). A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at 
the address in item (h) above.
    m. 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. Procedural Schedule:
    The application will be processed according to the following 
preliminary Hydro Licensing Schedule. Revisions to the schedule may be 
made as appropriate.

             Milestone                           Target date
Notice of Acceptance/Notice of      January 2017.
 Ready for Environmental Analysis.
Filing of recommendations,          March 2017.
 preliminary terms and conditions.
Commission issues Draft             September 2017.
 Environmental Impact Statement
Comments on DEIS..................  November 2017.
Modified terms and conditions.....  January 2018.
Commission issues Final EIS.......  April 2018.

    o. Final amendments to the application must be filed with the 
Commission no later than 30 days from the issuance date of the notice 
of ready for environmental analysis.

    Dated: May 6, 2016.
Kimberly D. Bose,
[FR Doc. 2016-11226 Filed 5-11-16; 8:45 am]