Public Notice: Notice Of Request for use of Traditional Licensing Process: Bowman Dam Hydroelectric Project.

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR USE OF TRADITIONAL LICENSING PROCESS On November 26, 2018, Ochoco Irrigation District filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) a Notice of Intent to file an application for an original major project license (5 megawatts or less); a Pre-Application Document; and Request to use the traditional Licensing Process regarding the proposed Bowman Dam Hydroelectric Project, FERC No. 14791. The project would be located at Bowman Dam on the Crooked River, Crook County, Oregon near Prineville, Oregon. The District intends to utilize flows released from the dam and hydraulically connect to and extend the outlet works of the dam through its existing tunnel and connect to a penstock and Francis turbine in a powerhouse at the end of the penstock. After passing through the turbine, flows would discharge back to the Crooked River. The proposed Project intends to intercept the flow releases passing through the double gate structure with a steel transition fitting. The steel transition fitting will connect to each side of the gate structure with welded, pressure rated, water-tight connections. The steel fitting will transition from the rectangular gate shapes to a 10-ft. or 10./5 ft. steel pipe shape (determined during design). The round pipe will convey all normal discharges up to 3,300 cfs to a new gate-house located at the end of the tunnel just upstream of the energy dissipation pool. However, standard operating procedures limit releases to 3,000 cfs. Comments regarding the Request to use the Traditional Licensing Process should be submitted to the FERC and the applicant no later than January 21, 2019. Comments sent to FERC must be submitted in accordance with the filing procedures posted on FERC’s website at comments sent to the applicant should be sent to the Ochoco Irrigation District, 1001 NW Deer St., Prineville, Oregon 97754 or via email to Comments on the request to use the Traditional Licensing Process should address (a) likelihood of timely license issuance, (b) complexity of the resource issues, (c) level of anticipated controversy, (d) relative cost of the traditional process compared to the integrated process, and the amount of available information and potential for disputes over studies. A copy of the Pre-Application Document can be obtained by visiting the District’s website at, and by proceeding to the Bowman Hydro Project Link. The District may be reached by telephone at (541) 447-6449. Published: Dec. 21, 2018 85321

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Publication: Prineville Legals 2

Section: Legals

Start Date: 2018/12/21

End Date: 2018/12/21

Owner: Ochoco Irrigation Deistrict


County: Crook