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Thursday, May 21, 2009 - 7:40pm

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

FEDERAL ENERGY

REGULATORY COMMISSION

FFP Project 31, LLC Project No. 13334-000

Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comment, Motions to Intervene, and Competing Applications

(May 14, 2009)

On November 24, 2008, FFP Project 31, LLC filed an application, pursuant to section 4(f) of the Federal Power Act, proposing to study the feasibility of the Mississippi River Lock and Dam No. 3 Water Power Project (Lock & Dam 3 Project), to be located at River Mile 796.9 on the Mississippi River in Goodhue County, Minnesota, and Pierce County, Wisconsin, six miles north of Red Wing, Minnesota.

The proposed Lock & Dam 3 Project would be integral with: (1) the existing U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Lock & Dam No. 3 comprised of a 365-foot-long gated dam section and a 600-foot-long lock; and (2) an existing 8.3-mile long reservoir with a normal pool elevation of 675 feet mean sea level and 31,200 acre-feet of storage.

The proposed project would consist of: (1) 20 Very Low Head (VHL) generating units and 60 hydrokinetic generating units with a total installed capacity of 11.0 megawatts (MW); (2) a new 69-kilovolt transmission line connected to an existing above ground local distribution system; and (3) appurtenant facilities. The project would have an estimated average annual generation of 56,300 megawatt-hours.

Applicant Contact: Mr. Daniel R. Irvin, Free Flow Power Corporation,

33 Commercial Street, Gloucester, MA 01930, phone (978) 252-7631.

FERC Contact: Patrick Murphy, (202) 502-8755.

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. 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 website under the "e-Filing" link. If unable to be filed electronically, documents may be paper-filed. To paper-file, an original and eight copies should be mailed to: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE, Washington, D.C. 20426. For more information on how to submit these types of filings please go to the Commission's website located at http://www.ferc.gov/filing-comments.asp. More information about this project can be viewed or printed on the "eLibrary" link of Commission's website at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/elibrary.asp. Enter the docket number (P-13334) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, call toll-free 1-866-208-3372.

Project No. 13334-000

Kimberly D. Bose,

Secretary.

Published May 20, 27 & June 3, 10, 2009 20 4C


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