[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 102 (Thursday, May 26, 2016)]
[Page 33524]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-12422]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 14752-000]

Rivertec Partners, LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application 
Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and 
Competing Applications

    On February 16, 2016, Rivertec Partners, 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 Sherman 
Hydroelectric Project (Sherman Project or project) to be located at the 
John Day Dam Juvenile Fish Sampling and Monitoring Facility (Juvenile 
Fish Facility) on the Columbia River near the City of Rufus in Sherman 
County, Oregon. 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 utilize flows at the existing Juvenile 
Fish Facility, and would consist of the following new features: (1) A 
7-foot-diameter, 55-foot-long steel penstock connecting with the 
Juvenile Fish Facility's existing screened excess water pipe; (2) a 
71.2-foot-long, 26.2-foot-wide, 16.4-foot-high concrete and steel 
powerhouse; (3) a 4.2-megawatt turbine generator; (4) a 10.6-foot-
diameter, 31.8-foot-long steel draft tube returning flows to the 
Columbia River; (5) either a 1,400-foot-long, 13.8-kilovolt (kV) 
transmission line interconnecting with the existing John Day Dam 
transformer, or an approximately 120-foot-long, 4.16-kV or 13.8-kV 
transmission line interconnecting with the existing Bonneville Power 
Administration substation; and (6) appurtenant facilities. The 
estimated annual generation of the Sherman Project would be 33 
    Applicant Contact: Mr. Mark Steinley, Rivertec Partners, LLC, 521 
Thorn Street, No. 331, Sewickley, Pennsylvania 15143; phone: (480) 435-
    FERC Contact: Sean O'Neill; phone: (202) 502-6462.
    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-14752-000.
    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-14752) in the docket number field to access 
the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.

    Dated: May 19, 2016.
Kimberly D. Bose,
[FR Doc. 2016-12422 Filed 5-25-16; 8:45 am]