[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 31 (Wednesday, February 14, 2018)]
[Page 6544]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-03011]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 13212-005]

Kenai Hydro, LLC; Notice of Application Ready for Environmental 
Analysis and Soliciting Comments, Recommendations, Terms and 
Conditions, and Prescriptions

    Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been 
filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection.
    a. Type of Application: Application for Original License for Major 
    b. Project No.: P-13212-005.
    c. Date filed: April 18, 2016, and amended on January 16, 2018.
    d. Applicant: Kenia Hydro, LLC.
    e. Name of Project: Grant Lake Hydroelectric Project.
    f. Location: On Grant Creek, near the Town of Moose Pass, Kenai 
Peninsula Borough, Alaska. The proposed project would occupy 1,741.3 
acres of federal land within the Chugach National Forest managed by the 
U.S. Forest Service.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act 16 U.S.C. 791 (a)-825(r).
    h. Applicant Contact: Mikel Salzetti, Manager of Fuel Supply & 
Renewable Energy Development, 280 Airport Way, Kenai, AK 99611. (907) 
    i. FERC Contact: Kenneth Hogan, (202) 502-8434; 
Kenneth.Hogan@ferc.gov .
    j. Deadline for filing comments, recommendations, terms and 
conditions, and prescriptions: 60 days from the issuance date of this 
notice; reply comments are due 105 days from the issuance date of this 
    The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file 
comments, recommendations, terms and conditions, and prescriptions 
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 
FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, (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-13212-005.
    The Commission's Rules of Practice require all intervenors filing 
documents with the Commission to serve a copy of that document on each 
person on the official service list for the project. Further, if an 
intervenor files comments or documents with the Commission relating to 
the merits of an issue that may affect the responsibilities of a 
particular resource agency, they must also serve a copy of the document 
on that resource agency.
    k. This application has been accepted and is now ready for 
environmental analysis.
    l. The proposed Grant Lake Hydroelectric Project would consists of: 
(1) An intake structure within Grant Lake; (2) a 3,300-foot-long water 
conveyance; (3) a 72-inch-diameter, 150-feet-long, welded steel 
penstock; (3) a power house containing two 2.5 megawatt Francis 
turbine/generator units; (4) a 95-foot-long open channel tailrace; (5) 
a 3.6-acre tailrace detention pond; (6) a 1.1-mile-long, 115-kilovolt 
transmission line; and (7) appurtenant facilities. The project is 
estimated to generate an average of 18,600 megawatt hours (MWh) 
    m. 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 website 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, contact 
FERC Online Support. A copy is also available for inspection and 
reproduction at the address in item h above.
    All filings must (1) bear in all capital letters the title 
PRESCRIPTIONS; (2) set forth in the heading the name of the applicant 
and the project number of the application to which the filing responds; 
(3) furnish the name, address, and telephone number of the person 
submitting the filing; and (4) otherwise comply with the requirements 
of 18 CFR 385.2001 through 385.2005. All comments, recommendations, 
terms and conditions or prescriptions must set forth their evidentiary 
basis and otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 4.34(b). 
Agencies may obtain copies of the application directly from the 
applicant. Each filing must be accompanied by proof of service on all 
persons listed on the service list prepared by the Commission in this 
proceeding, in accordance with 18 CFR 4.34(b), and 385.2010.
    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. Public notice of the filing of the initial development 
application, which has already been given, established the due date for 
filing competing applications or notices of intent. Under the 
Commission's regulations, any competing development application must be 
filed in response to and in compliance with public notice of the 
initial development application. No competing applications or notices 
of intent may be filed in response to this notice.
    o. A license applicant must file no later than 60 days following 
the date of issuance of this notice: (1) A copy of the water quality 
certification; (2) a copy of the request for certification, including 
proof of the date on which the certifying agency received the request; 
or (3) evidence of waiver of water quality certification.
    p. Procedural schedule: The application will be processed according 
to the following schedule. Revisions to the schedule will be made as 
appropriate (project coordinator will replace the days with actual 
months/years according to the specific project).
    Commission issues draft EIS, October 2018.
    Comments on draft EIS, December 2018.
    Commission issues final EIS, April 2019.

    Dated: February 8, 2018.
Kimberly D. Bose,
[FR Doc. 2018-03011 Filed 2-13-18; 8:45 am]