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On October 2, 2012, Lake Clementine Hydro, LLC (Lake Clementine Hydro) filed an application for a successive preliminary permit, pursuant to section 4(f) of the Federal Power Act (FPA). Lake Clementine Hydro proposes to study the feasibility of the Lake Clementine Small Hydroelectric Project to be located at the U.S. Corps of Engineer's North Fork Dam on the North Fork of the American River, near the City of Auburn, Placer County, California. 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.
By harnessing the water that now flows over the spillway of the North Fork Dam, Lake Clementine Hydro plans to install two 7.5 megawatt (MW) generation units, for a total installed capacity of 15 MW and an estimated annual generation of 42.0 gigawatt-hours. The applicant plans to study three alternative designs for the project.
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
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