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ALABAMA PWR4 2PREF : FERC Issues Order Approving Revised Schedule re Alabama Power Company's Coosa River Hydroelectric Project Under P-2146

06/17/2014 | 04:57am US/Eastern

WASHINGTON, June 16 -- The U.S. Department of Energy'sFederal Energy Regulatory Commission issued the text of the following delegated order:

Alabama Power Company

Project No. 2146-126


(June 16, 2014)

1. On February 21, 2014, Alabama Power Company (licensee) filed a request for an extension of time for Shoreline Real Estate, LLC to complete construction of approved multiple non-project use of project lands and waters facilities at the Coosa River Hydroelectric Project (FERC No. 2146). The approved facilities are to be constructed along or near the shoreline of Logan Martin Lake, in Talladega County, Alabama.

2. Commission staff originally approved the installation of floating boat docks, a boat ramp, boardwalks, walking trails, and other facilities in 2010. Ordering paragraph (D) of the 2010 order required the licensee, within 3 years of the date of the order (August 23, 2013), to file documentation, including photographs, showing the type and location of the facilities. The filing is also to indicate what, if any, shoreline stabilization measures have been implemented at the site to address any active erosion that has or may occur along the impacted areas of the shoreline. The filing should include verification that the licensee inspected the facilities to ensure they have been constructed as approved in the order. If the facilities are partially completed or construction has not begun, the licensee should include in its filing, for Commission approval, a schedule for completing construction of the proposed facilities and a description of the key factors considered in the development of the schedule. The due date was extended until February 21, 2014 by an unpublished Order Granting Extension of Time dated January 27, 2014.

3. To date, the licensee reports that Shoreline Real Estate, LLC has completed only a portion of the approved work. The February 21 filing includes a description and photographs of the facilities that have already been completed, including two floating docks, a boat ramp, a walking path, rip-rap, and a boardwalk. The licensee indicates that Shoreline Real Estate, LLC wishes to construct the remaining approved facilities for the development as planned, but needs additional time due to budget constraints and local real estate development problems. The licensee requests a two-year extension of time (i.e., until February 21, 2016) to file a follow-up construction report. The licensee's reasons for extending the construction schedule, and in turn, the reporting schedule, are adequate and should be approved.

The Director orders:

(A) Alabama Power Company'sFebruary 21, 2014 request for a revised reporting schedule due date of February 21, 2016, to allow Shoreline Real Estate, LLC to complete the approved non-project use of project lands and waters facilities at the Coosa River Hydroelectric Project (FERC No. 2146), is approved.

(B) This order constitutes final agency action. Any party may file a request for rehearing of this order within 30 days from the date of its issuance, as provided in section 313(a) of the FPA, 16 U.S.C. section 825l (2012), and the Commission's regulations at 18 C.F.R. section 385.713 (2013). The filing of a request for rehearing does not operate as a stay of the effective date of this order, or of any other date specified in this order. The licensee's failure to file a request for rehearing shall constitute acceptance of this order.

Robert J. Fletcher

Chief, Land Resources Branch

Division of Hydropower

Administration and Compliance

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