Daily Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of the Federal Government
On June 11, 2012, KC Scoby Hydro, 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 hydropower at the existing Scoby Dam located on Cattaraugus Creek in Erie County, New York. 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 Scoby Dam Hydroelectric Project would redevelop an abandoned project and would consist of the following: (1) An existing 338-foot-long and 40-foot-high ogee-shaped concrete gravity dam with a 183-foot-long spillway; (2) an existing impoundment having a surface area of 22 acres and a storage capacity of 52 acre-feet at an elevation of 1,080 feet mean sea level (msl); (3) a new powerhouse with two new identical turbine-generator units with an installed capacity of 500 kilowatts each; (4) a new 480-volt, approximately 1-mile-long transmission line extending from the powerhouse to an existing three-phase line; and (5) appurtenant facilities. The proposed project would have an annual generation of 6.5 gigawatt-hours.
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
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