81 FR 47168 - Community of Elfin Cove, DBA Elfin Cove Utility Commission; Notice of Successive Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

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

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FR Document2016-17125

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 14514-002]


Community of Elfin Cove, DBA Elfin Cove Utility Commission; 
Notice of Successive Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing 
and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing 
Applications

    On July 1, 2016, the Community of Elfin Cove, DBA Elfin Cove 
Utility Commission (Elfin Cove) filed an application for a successive 
preliminary permit, pursuant to section 4(f) of the Federal Power Act 
(FPA), to study the feasibility of the proposed Crooked Creek and Jim's 
Lake Hydroelectric Project (project) to be located on Crooked Creek and 
Jim's Lake, 70 miles west of Juneau, in the unincorporated Sitka 
Recording District, Alaska. 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 two developments, the Upper 
System and the Lower System.
    The Upper System would consist of: (1) A 20-foot-long, 4-foot-wide, 
4-foot-tall diversion structure to divert up to 5 cubic feet per second 
(cfs) from Crooked Creek; (2) a 1,200-foot-long, 1-foot-diameter buried 
penstock; (3) a 20-foot-long, 20-foot-wide powerhouse containing a 35-
kilowatt (kW) crossflow turbine/generator; (4) a 50-foot-long, 8-foot-
wide, 3-foot-deep cobble-lined tailrace discharging flows into Jim's 
Lake; and (5) appurtenant facilities.
    The Lower System would consist of: (1) A 220-foot-long, 20-foot-
high rock-fill embankment dam and intake at the outlet to Jim's Lake; 
(2) a 2,050-foot-long, 1.2-foot-diameter buried penstock; (3) a 24-
foot-long, 24-foot-wide powerhouse containing a 105-kW Pelton turbine/
generator; (4) a 150-foot-long, 8-foot-wide, 3-foot-deep cobble-lined 
tailrace discharging flows into Port Althorp; and (5) appurtenant 
facilities.
    The 300-foot-long, 7.2/12.47 kV buried transmission line from the 
upper powerhouse would converge with the 2,800-foot-long, 7.2/12.47 kV 
buried transmission line from the lower powerhouse into a single 8,400-
foot-long, 7.2/12.47 kV buried transmission line extending to Elfin 
Cove's existing 7.2/12.47-kV distribution network.
    The estimated annual generation of the project would be 655.5 
megawatt-hours. The project would be partially located on 60 acres of 
federal lands managed by the U.S. Forest Service in the Tongass 
National Forest.
    Applicant Contact: Joel Groves, Polarconsult Alaska, Inc., 1503 
West 33rd Avenue, Number 310, Anchorage, AK 99503; phone: (907) 258-
2420 x204.
    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-14514-002.
    More information about this project, including a copy of the 
application, can be viewed or printed on the ``eLibrary'' link of the 
Commission's Web site at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/elibrary.asp. 
Enter the docket number (P-14514) in the docket number field to access 
the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.

    Dated: July 14, 2016.
Kimberly D. Bose,
 Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2016-17125 Filed 7-19-16; 8:45 am]
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