81 FR 47165 - Energy Resources USA, Inc.; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Federal Register Volume 81, Issue 139 (July 20, 2016)

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FR Document2016-17119

Federal Register, Volume 81 Issue 139 (Wednesday, July 20, 2016)
[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 139 (Wednesday, July 20, 2016)]
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From the Federal Register Online  [www.thefederalregister.org]
[FR Doc No: 2016-17119]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 14781-000]

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

    On May 4, 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 a hydropower project 
located at the Commonwealth of Kentucky's Kentucky River Lock and Dam 
#8, located on the Kentucky River in Garrard County, Kentucky. 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) The 
existing 309-foot-long, 31-foot-high lock and dam, including an 
inoperable stone masonry lock; (2) three 3.96-foot-high, 87.50-foot-
long hydraulic flashboards to be installed on the crest of the 262.5-
foot-long spillway; (3) a reservoir with a surface area of 573 acres 
and a storage capacity of 14,020 acre-feet at a normal surface 
elevation of 31 feet mean sea level (msl); (4) a 770-foot-long, 300-
foot-wide intake channel with a 85-foot-long retaining wall; (5) a 131-
foot-long, 82-foot-wide powerhouse, to be built adjacent to the 
spillway end of the dam, containing two generating units with a total 
capacity of 11 megawatts; (6) a 1000-foot-long, 220-foot-wide tailrace 
with a 40-foot-long retaining wall; (7) a 4.16/69 kilo-Volt (kV) 
substation; and (8) a 3-mile-long, 69 kV transmission line. The 
proposed project would have an average annual generation of 59,180 
    Applicant Contact: Mr. Ander Gonzalez, Energy Resources USA, Inc., 
2655 Le Jeune Road, Suite 804, Coral Gables, Florida 33134, (954) 248-
    FERC Contact: Dustin Wilson, [email protected], (202) 502-
    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. Comments, motions to intervene, notices of intent, and 
competing applications may be filed electronically via the Internet. 
See 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission's 
Web site 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] or toll free at 1-866-208-3676, 
or for TTY, (202) 502-8659. Although the Commission strongly encourages 
electronic filing, documents may also be paper-filed. To paper-file, 
mail an original and seven copies to: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, 
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, 
DC 20426.
    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-14781-000) in the docket number field to 
access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.

    Dated: July 14, 2016.
Kimberly D. Bose,
[FR Doc. 2016-17119 Filed 7-19-16; 8:45 am]

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