02-22-2022 Kemmerer Gazette Legals


PUBLIC NOTICE
The Lincoln County Recreation Commission will be accepting
BUDGET REQUESTS
For fiscal year 2022-2023
Meeting to be held in Cokeville, WY
March 9, 2022
Cokeville Town Hall
@5:00 pm
The members of the commission would appreciate your cooperation in meeting the following guidelines when requesting funds:
• Address -Phone Number -Contact Name -Email
• Provide a price break-down for project or item
• Requests WILL NOT be accepted after Friday March 4th
Requests MUST BE EMAILED to: [email protected]
PUBLISHED: Feb. 22, March 1, 2022 02222

SALE OF LAND AND VEHICLE
Sealed bids are required. The Town of LaBarge will accept written bids at the Town Hall at 228 S. LaBarge St., or by mail marked “SEALED BID” at PO Box 327 LaBarge, WY 83123. Bids will be accepted until 4 P.M. Wednesday, March 15, 2022, and will be opened at the regular Town Council Meeting March 15, 2022, at 7:00 P.M. at the LaBarge Town Hall. For more information, please call (307) 386-2676 during regular business hours, Monday-Thursday 7:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. and Friday 7:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.
The Town of LaBarge reserves the right to reject or accept any and/or all bids.
-PROPERTY AND BUILDING
Lots 27 ,28, & 29 of LaBarge OT Block 6.
-VEHICLE
2008 Dodge Durango 4x4
VIN # 1D8HB38N98F150925
PUBLISHED: Feb. 22, March 1, 2022 022210

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
Separate sealed BIDS for the purchase of one (1) new police vehicle as per specs, for the City of Kemmerer (OWNER) will be received at the Administrative Services Office, City Hall, 220 Wyoming Highway 233, Kemmerer, Wyoming, 83101, until 2 p.m. local time Friday, March 11, 2022, at which time and place said bids will be publicly opened and read aloud.
Bid packets and specifications can be received from the Administrative Services Office, City of Kemmerer, 220 Wyoming Highway 233, Kemmerer WY 83101 or the City website at www.kemmerer.org.
If, at the time the bid is to be awarded, the OWNER determines that the amount of funds available is sufficient to finance the purchase, the bid may be awarded to the lowest responsible BIDDER. Determination of the lowest responsible BIDDER shall take into account all applicable provisions of Wyoming Statues 1977, as amended.
The contract shall be awarded to the responsible certified resident bidder (as defined by Wyoming Statutes) making the lowest bid if the certified resident’s bid is not more than five percent (5%) higher than that of the lowest responsible non-resident bidder. The City of Kemmerer also has a local preference policy. A local business may receive a local preference on all applicable purchases subject to City Council consideration of other factors:
The following terms will be defined as indicated.
1. Any business physical located in Lincoln County, Wyoming and within 50 miles of Kemmerer City Hall.
2. Local preference: any qualified, responsible bidder as determined by the City Council, whose bid on an applicable purchase is withing 5% of the lowest, qualified, responsible bid will be considered the low bidder.
3. Applicable purchase: any purchase by the City of Kemmerer which is required to be bid under Wyoming State Statutes.
4. Other factors: means availability of goods, services, and maintenances.
The City of Kemmerer reserves the right to reject any and all bids, to waive any informativity in bids and to accept any bid or bids deemed to be in the best interest of the City of Kemmerer. Bids must be original, signed, sealed bids on our forms. Faxed bids will not be accepted. Bids may not be withdrawn after the time fixed for opening them and remain valid for 60 days.
PUBLISHED: Feb. 22, Marech 1, 2022 02229

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
Allen Kesler
Box 158
Opal, WY 83124
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED of the following, pursuant to W.S. 39-13-108.
1. The following described property, situated in Lincoln County, Wyoming is subject of this notice: OPAL OT B 07 L 05 T21 R114 S26-Lot 5, Parcel # 21142631005500, R0000767, BLK 07, Total .2203 Acres, located in Lincoln County, WY.
2. Said property was subject to, and assessed for, taxation for the year of 2016. It was assessed and taxed in the name of Allen Kesler.
3. On July 25, 2017, Edwin L Brower Trust purchased said property at public sale at the Courthouse in Kemmerer, Wyoming, for the sum of $56.36, said sum being the then unpaid assessed taxes, accumulated interest and costs. On that day, Edwin L Brower received a copy of the Certificate of Purchase, #104886 from the Lincoln County Treasurer.
4. Pursuant to W.S 39-13-108 the legal owner of said real property has until the date of application for tax deed in which to redeem the same from Pamla Sibert, trustee of the Edwin L Brower Trust. Unless redeemed within the span of time the legal owner’s right of redemption expires. On or after March 15, 2022, Pamla Sibert will be entitled to apply for and receive a deed to such property as provided in W.S. 39-13-108.
5. Application for a tax deed will be made on March 15, 2022. The amount required to redeem is as provided in W.S. 39-13-108. The amount for which the property was sold at tax sale was $ 56.36. In addition, $ 82.87 paid taxes assessed on the property for tax years 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021.
DATED this 22nd day of February 2022
Pamla Sibert Certificate of Purchase Holder
2838 Co Rd 217
Fort Bridger, WY 82933
PUBLISHED: Feb. 22, March 1, 8, 15, 2022 02225

WYOMING DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
CHEYENNE, WYOMING
NOTICE OF ACCEPTANCE OF AND
FINAL SETTLEMENT FOR HIGHWAY WORK
Notice is hereby given that the State Transportation Commission of Wyoming has accepted as completed according to plans, specifications and rules governing the same work performed under that certain contract between the State of Wyoming, acting through said Commission, an Highway Construction, The Contractor, on Highway Project Number B213016 in Lincoln, Sublette, Sweetwater and Uinta Counties, consisting of crack seal, and the Contractor is entitled to final settlement therefore; that the Director of the Department of Transportation will cause said Contractor to be paid the full amount due him under said contract on March 24, 2022.
The date of the first publication of this Notice is February 11, 2022.
STATE TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION OF WYOMING
Pam Fredrick
Senior Budget Analyst
Budget Program
PUBLISHED: Feb. 8, 15, 22, 2022 02082

INVITATION TO BID
TOWN OF OPAL, WYOMING
The Town of Opal, Wyoming invites bids for One (1) 2002 or newer backhoe with less than 3,000 hours, diesel fuel, 4 X 4 with extend-a-hoe, enclosed cab, front quick connect is preferred.
Label envelope bid enclosed.
Bids will be received at the:
Town Hall
Town of Opal
PO Box 130
651 N Front St.
Opal, Wyoming 83124
on or before 4:00 P.M., (Mountain Time) on April 5, 2022.
The Town of Opal reserves the right to refuse any and all bids based on the equipment desirability and inspection.
PUBLISHED: Feb. 22, March 1, 2022 02224

PUBLIC NOTICE
OF PUBLIC COMMENT HEARING
Pursuant to the Wyoming Administrative Procedure Act, Wyo. Stat. § 37-1-101, et seq., and the Wyoming Public Service Commission’s (Commission) Rules, notice is hereby given that the Commission will hold a Public Comment Hearing in Docket No. 20000-603-EA-21, the filing of Rocky Mountain Power’s (RMP) Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) for 2021.
This Public Comment Hearing, the second of three scheduled in this matter, will be held on Wednesday, March 23, 2022, at the Kemmerer City Council Chambers located at 220 State Highway 233 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. It will be conducted in accordance with the Wyoming Administrative Procedure Act and the Commission’s Rules.
All interested persons are encouraged to attend the public hearing which will be conducted in accordance with the Wyoming Administrative Procedure Act, Wyoming Public Service Commission Rules, and subject to any applicable national, state or local public health related orders or directives. All interested persons may appear and be heard, in person, by video or telephone conference, or through counsel appearing in person or by video or telephone conference.
Attend by Zoom Meeting and actively participate at:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82669586649
Attend by telephone and actively participate by dialing: 1-253-215-8782 or 1-346-248-7799 (Meeting ID: 826 6958 6649)
Any updates will be announced at: https://psc.wyo.gov/home/hot-topics.
The number of people in the Kemmerer City Council Chambers and auxiliary spaces will be limited to maintain recommended physical distance between individuals. If attendance is greater than can be accommodated in the Council Chambers, consistent with physical distancing guidelines, the building lobby and a conference room will be available as waiting areas. Attendees are encouraged to wear face masks or coverings. Facemasks will be available at this Public Comment Hearing.
If you wish to attend the hearing and you require reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the Commission at (307) 777-7427 (Voice or TTY) in Cheyenne during regular business hours or write them at 2515 Warren Avenue, Suite 300, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002, to make arrangements. Communications impaired persons may also contact the Commission by accessing Wyoming Relay (TTY) by dialing 711. Please mention Docket No. 20000-603-EA-21 in your correspondence. If you wish to listen to the hearing scheduled in this matter go to https://psc.wyo.gov/calendar/livestream at the appropriate time and follow the instructions to connect to the hearing.
Dated: February 8, 2022.
PUBLISHED: Feb. 15, 22, 2022 02155

IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF LINCOLN COUNTY, WYOMING THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT
CIVIL NUMBER: CV-2022-1-DC
Mortgage Assets Management, LLC, Plaintiff,
v.
Paula L Reel; Beverly June Copeland Jones, as executrix of the Copeland Revocable Trust; The Unknown Heirs and Devisees of James Parmen Copeland; The Unknown Heirs and Devisees of Pauline Copeland; and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; and any person in possession,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF PUBLICATION
TO THE ABOVE-NAMED DEFENDANTS, THE UNKNOWN HEIRS AND DEVISEES OF JAMES PARMEN COPELAND:
DEFENDANTS LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 1213 Strawberry Creek Private Road, Bedford, WY 83112
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Plaintiff has filed with the Third Judicial District, Lincoln County, State of Wyoming, a Complaint for Judicial Foreclosure of property secured by a Mortgage. This action pertains to the following property:
Real Property located at 1213 Strawberry Creek Private Road, Bedford, WY 83112, more particularly described as follows:
Lot 17 of Bridger Forest Ranch Subdivision, amended, according to the Official Plat thereof on file in the office of the Lincoln County Recorder, Kemmerer, Wyoming.
Plaintiff is requesting the following in its complaint:
A. Judgment quieting title in Paula L. Reel’s name as of the date the Quitclaim Deed recorded conveying title to her from the Copeland Trust.
B. Quiet Title Judgment confirming Defendants Beverly June Copeland Jones, as executrix of the Copeland Revocable Trust; The Estate of James Parmen Copeland and The Estate of Pauline Copeland hold no title or ownership interest in the property subject to this complaint.
C. Judgment in favor of Plaintiff on its claim for declaratory relief, declaring that Plaintiff is the Mortgagee of the Mortgage;
D. An order of sale and decree of foreclosure of the Property in accordance with Wyoming law, where (i) the Plaintiff is to provide such publication and notice as is required pursuant to W.S. § 1-18-101, (ii) the Plaintiff is permitted to be a purchaser at the foreclosure sale and is permitted to “credit bid” the amount owed to it, (iii) when any time for redemption has elapsed, the Sheriff or other officer conducting the sale shall execute a deed to the purchaser of the Property at the sale and that the purchaser be let into possession of the Property on production of said deed;
E. Judgment reforming the Mortgage as of its original recording to reflect the correct legal description of the property, described as follows:
Lot 17 of Bridger Forest Ranches Subdivision, amended, according to the Official Plat thereof on file in the office of the Lincoln County Recorder, Kemmerer, Wyoming.
F. Attorney’s fees and costs to Plaintiff in its enforcement of its rights and remedies prior to and during this litigation, including all fees incurred up and until the date of foreclosure; and
G. Such other and further relief as the Court deems just and equitable under the circumstances.
YOUR RIGHTS MAY BE AFFECTED. You should read this notice carefully and discuss them with your attorney, if you have one in this case. If you do not have an attorney, you may wish to consult one. Unless you file an answer or response or otherwise respond to the Complaint within thirty (30) days following the last date of publication of this Notice, a default judgment will be entered against you and Judgment will be entered.
Dated this 10 day of February, 2022
BY THE CLERK OF COURT:
/s/ Clerk of District Court
PUBLISHED: Feb. 22, March 1, 8, 15, 2022 02227

IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE
THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT IN AND FOR THE
COUNTY OF LINCOLN, STATE OF WYOMING
Probate No. PR-2021-73-DC
IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF: )
DONALD H. HIMMERICH, )
Deceased. )
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on the 15th day of November, 2021, Brandi L. Bell, as Successor Trustee of the Don Himmerich Trust dated January 30, 1992 (the “Trust”), filed her Application for a Decree Establishing Right and Title to Real Property seeking an establishment in the Trust of all the decedent’s right, title and interest in and to certain real property located in Lincoln County, Wyoming, and more particularly described as follows:
Those portions of Lot 1, 2, and 3 of Block 2 of the C.R. Roberts & Sons addition being those parts remaining after the placement of the Huett Addition to the Town of Cokeville.
If no objection to the Application has been filed within thirty (30) days of the first date of publication of this Notice, the Trust will request that the Court enter a decree establishing in it the right and title to the aforementioned property located in Wyoming.
Don Himmerich Trust dated January 30, 1992 Brandi L. Bell, Successor Trustee
PUBLISHED: Feb. 22, March 1, 2022 02223

IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF LINCOLN COUNTY, WYOMING THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT
CIVIL NUMBER: CV-2022-1-DC
Mortgage Assets Management, LLC, Plaintiff,
v.
Paula L Reel; Beverly June Copeland Jones, as executrix of the Copeland Revocable Trust; The Unknown Heirs and Devisees of James Parmen Copeland; The Unknown Heirs and Devisees of Pauline Copeland; and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; and any person in possession,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF PUBLICATION
TO THE ABOVE-NAMED DEFENDANTS, THE UNKNOWN HEIRS AND DEVISEES OF PAULINE COPELAND:
DEFENDANTS LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 1213 Strawberry Creek Private Road, Bedford, WY 83112
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Plaintiff has filed with the Third Judicial District, Lincoln County, State of Wyoming, a Complaint for Judicial Foreclosure of property secured by a Mortgage. This action pertains to the following property:
Real Property located at 1213 Strawberry Creek Private Road, Bedford, WY 83112, more particularly described as follows:
Lot 17 of Bridger Forest Ranch Subdivision, amended, according to the Official Plat thereof on file in the office of the Lincoln County Recorder, Kemmerer, Wyoming.
Plaintiff is requesting the following in its complaint:
A. Judgment quieting title in Paula L. Reel’s name as of the date the Quitclaim Deed recorded conveying title to her from the Copeland Trust.
B. Quiet Title Judgment confirming Defendants Beverly June Copeland Jones, as executrix of the Copeland Revocable Trust; The Estate of James Parmen Copeland and The Estate of Pauline Copeland hold no title or ownership interest in the property subject to this complaint.
C. Judgment in favor of Plaintiff on its claim for declaratory relief, declaring that Plaintiff is the Mortgagee of the Mortgage;
D. An order of sale and decree of foreclosure of the Property in accordance with Wyoming law, where (i) the Plaintiff is to provide such publication and notice as is required pursuant to W.S. § 1-18-101, (ii) the Plaintiff is permitted to be a purchaser at the foreclosure sale and is permitted to “credit bid” the amount owed to it, (iii) when any time for redemption has elapsed, the Sheriff or other officer conducting the sale shall execute a deed to the purchaser of the Property at the sale and that the purchaser be let into possession of the Property on production of said deed;
E. Judgment reforming the Mortgage as of its original recording to reflect the correct legal description of the property, described as follows:
Lot 17 of Bridger Forest Ranches Subdivision, amended, according to the Official Plat thereof on file in the office of the Lincoln County Recorder, Kemmerer, Wyoming.
F. Attorney’s fees and costs to Plaintiff in its enforcement of its rights and remedies prior to and during this litigation, including all fees incurred up and until the date of foreclosure; and
G. Such other and further relief as the Court deems just and equitable under the circumstances.
YOUR RIGHTS MAY BE AFFECTED. You should read this notice carefully and discuss them with your attorney, if you have one in this case. If you do not have an attorney, you may wish to consult one. Unless you file an answer or response or otherwise respond to the Complaint within thirty (30) days following the last date of publication of this Notice, a default judgment will be entered against you and Judgment will be entered.
Dated this 10th day of February, 2022
BY THE CLERK OF COURT:
/s/ Clerk of District Court
PUBLISHED: Feb. 22, March 1, 8, 15, 2022 02228

PUBLIC NOTICE
Pursuant to the Wyoming Administrative Procedure Act and the Wyoming Public Service Commission’s (Commission) Procedural Rules and Special Regulations, notice is hereby given of the Application of Questar Gas Company d/b/a Dominion Energy Wyoming (Dominion or the Company) for approval of a Settlement Stipulation modifying the production limitation at the Wexpro I and Wexpro II facilities.
Dominion is a public utility as defined by Wyo. Stat. § 37-1-101(a)(vi)(D), and is subject to the Commission’s jurisdiction pursuant to Wyo. Stat. § 37-2-112.
On February 4, 2022, Dominion submitted its Application requesting approval of a Settlement Stipulation (Stipulation) reached by Questar Gas Company d/b/a Dominion Energy Utah and Dominion Energy Wyoming, Wexpro Company, the Utah Division of Public Utilities, the Utah Office of Consumer Services and the Wyoming Office of Consumer Advocate (collectively, the Parties). The Company also filed for approval of the Stipulation in Utah (Docket No. 22-057-04).
Dominion states it has been exploring hedging opportunities, including increasing production of volumes under the Wexpro I and Wexpro II Agreements. The Company states that allowing more Wexpro production could benefit its customers because the market price of natural gas is expected to be higher than the cost of producing natural gas pursuant to the Wexpro I and Wexpro II Agreements. The Company states the Stipulation will provide flexibility to fully utilize company-owned supplies to mitigate price volatility in the market and to, potentially, further reduce the impact of severe weather events like the February 2021 weather event.
If approved, the Parties’ Stipulation would allow Dominion to modify the existing 55% production limitation if: (1) the planned production is forecast to be provided at a cost lower than the five-year forecast curve together with shut-in costs; (2) the planned production does not exceed (i) 65% of Dominion Energy’s annual forecasted demand identified in its Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), or (ii) 65% of the Minimum Threshold as defined in the Trail Stipulation (approved in Utah Docket No. 13-057-13); (3) Dominion Energy and Wexpro Company have identified a date by which Wexpro I and Wexpro II production levels will again be reduced to a level at or below 55% of Dominion Energy’s annual IRP forecast or the Minimum Threshold; and (4) the Utah and Wyoming Commissions find that the proposal is just and reasonable and in the public interest.
This is not a complete description of the Application. Dominion’s Application is on file at the Commission’s offices in Cheyenne, Wyoming, and is available for inspection by any interested person during regular business hours or online at: http://psc.wyo.gov.
Anyone desiring to file a statement, public comment, protest, intervention petition, or request for a public hearing in this matter must file in writing with the Commission on or before March 8, 2022. A proposed intervention or request for hearing must set forth the grounds under which they are made and the position and interest of the petitioner in this proceeding.
If you wish to intervene in this matter or request a public hearing that you will attend, or if you wish to file a statement, public comment, or protest, and you require reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the Commission at (307) 777-7427, or write to the Commission at 2515 Warren Avenue, Suite 300, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002, to make arrangements. Communications impaired persons may also contact the Commission by accessing Wyoming Relay at 711. Please mention Docket No. 30010-203-GA-22 in your communications.
Dated: February 8, 2022.
PUBLISHED: Feb. 15, 22, 2022 02153

NOTICE OF INTENT TO OBTAIN TITLE
In Regard: 2016 Freightliner Cascadia, VIN 1FUGGLDRXGLGA7401, Surrendering Price $19,412.50.
Notice is hereby given that on 29 March 2022 at 10 a.m., Auto Inn Repair INC, 414 Aspen Ave, Kemmerer WY, will auction the above-described vehicle starting at the bill against it.
Last owner of record is: Dasmia Corp, 6305 Talman Ave Apt 3, Chicago, IL 60659. Lienholder: None.
That title will be issued unless written objection is received 20 days from the date of publication.
PUBLISHED: Feb. 22, March 1, 2022 02221

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
David Galli
Box 1966
Fort Bragg, CA 95437
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED of the following, pursuant to W.S. 39-13-108.
1. The following described property, situated in Lincoln County, Wyoming is subject of this notice: LB TS B 04 L 01 02 14 15 T26 R113 S2- Lots 1, 2 & 14, 15, Parcel # 26130210400400, R0005471, Total .1377 Acres, located in Lincoln County, WY.
2. Said property was subject to, and assessed for, taxation for the year of 2016. It was assessed and taxed in the name of David J Galli.
3. On July 25 2017, Edwin L Brower Trust purchased said property at public sale at the Courthouse in Kemmerer, Wyoming, for the sum of $71.84, said sum being the then unpaid assessed taxes, accumulated interest and costs. On that day, Edwin L Brower received a copy of the Certificate of Purchase, #104885 from the Lincoln County Treasurer.
4. Pursuant to W.S 39-13-108 the legal owner of said real property has until the date of application for tax deed in which to redeem the same from Pamla Sibert, trustee of the Edwin L Brower Trust. Unless redeemed within the span of time the legal owner’s right of redemption expires. On or after March 15, 2022, Pamla Sibert will be entitled to apply for and receive a deed to such property as provided in W.S. 39-13-108.
5. Application for a tax deed will be made on March 15, 2022. The amount required to redeem is as provided in W.S. 39-13-108. The amount for which the property was sold at tax sale was $ 71.84. In addition, $ 161.32 paid taxes assessed on the property for tax years 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021.
DATED this 22nd day of February 2022
Pamla Sibert Certificate of Purchase Holder
2838 Co Rd 217
Fort Bridger, WY 82933
PUBLISHED: Feb. 22, March 1, 8, 15, 2022 02226

PUBLIC NOTICE
The Wyoming Public Service Commission (Commission) approved the Application of Questar Gas Company d/b/a Dominion Energy Wyoming to pass-on to its customers a wholesale gas cost increase of $0.28710 per dekatherm (Dth), effective January 1, 2022. This approval is subject to notice, protest, investigation, opportunity for hearing, change and refund as the Commission deems appropriate.
A residential customer using an average of 90 Dth per year will see an increase of approximately $25.86 over twelve months, or 2.88%. Actual bills will vary with usage.
Under Commission Rule Chapter 3, Section 26, a utility may apply to pass on to its customers known or prospective wholesale commodity cost increases or decreases on a dollar-for-dollar basis and subject to public notice, opportunity for hearing, and refund.
The Application is on file at the Commission’s offices in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Any interested person may inspect it during regular business hours or at: http://psc.wyo.gov.
Anyone desiring to file a request for a public hearing, intervention petition, statement, protest, or public comment in this matter must file in writing with the Commission on or before March 9, 2022. Petitions to intervene and requests for hearing must set forth the grounds and the position and interest of the filing party in this proceeding.
If you wish to participate in this matter and you require reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the Commission at (307) 777-7427, or write to the Commission at 2515 Warren Avenue, Suite 300, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002. Communications- impaired persons may also contact the Commission by accessing Wyoming Relay at 711. Please mention Docket No. 30010-202-GP-21.
Dated: February 7, 2022
PUBLISHED: Feb. 15, 22, 2022 02154

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION
PacifiCorp Project No. 15247-000
NOTICE OF PRELIMINARY PERMIT APPLICATION ACCEPTED FOR FILING AND SOLICITING COMMENTS, MOTIONS TO INTERVENE, AND COMPETING APPLICATIONS
(February 7, 2022)
On October 13, 2021, PacifiCorp filed an application for a preliminary permit, pursuant to section 4(f) of the Federal Power Act, proposing to study the feasibility of the South Fork Pumped Storage Project (South Fork Project or project) to be located near Lake Viva Naughton, Lincoln County, Wyoming. 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.
Two alternatives are being considered for the South Fork Project. Alternative 1 would consist of the following: (1) an upper reservoir approximately 3.5 miles east of Lake Viva Naughton with a surface area of 210 acres and a storage volume of approximately 3,348 acre-feet created by a 1,870-foot-long, 340-foot-high embankment dam; (2) a new intake/outlet on Lake Viva Naughton, which will serve as the lower reservoir; (3) a 4.2-mile-long steel penstock with a diameter of 23-feet connecting the upper reservoir with the powerhouse/pump station; (4) a 50-foot-long, 150-foot-wide concrete powerhouse/pump station located on the eastern shoreline of Lake Viva Naughton containing three 167-megawatt generating/pumping units; (5) a 4.4-mile, 345-kilovolt transmission line and new substation interconnecting to PacifiCorp’s Jim Bridger-Populus #2 transmission line; and (6) appurtenant facilities.
Alternative 2 would consist of the same facilities described in alternative 1 except: (1) the upper reservoir would have a surface area of 85 acres and a storage volume of approximately 3,604 acre-feet created by a 1,035-foot-long, 310-foot-high embankment dam; (2) the upper reservoir would connect to the powerhouse/pump station by a 3.8-mile-long, 23-foot-diameter steel penstock; (3) the transmission line would be 2.2 miles in length connecting to a new substation at same transmission line.
The estimated annual generation of the South Fork Project would be 1,460 gigawatt-hours.
Applicant Contact: Tim Hemstreet, Managing Director, Renewable Energy Development, PacifiCorp, 825 NE Multnomah, Suite 1800, Portland, OR 97232; email: [email protected]; phone: (503) 813-6170.
FERC Contact: Kristen Sinclair; email: [email protected]; phone: (202) 502-6587.
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 C.F.R. § 4.36.
The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file comments, motions to intervene, notices of intent, and competing applications using the Commission’s eFiling system at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/efiling.asp. Commenters can submit brief comments up to 6,000 characters, without prior registration, using the eComment system at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ecomment.asp. You must include your name and contact information at the end of your comments. In lieu of electronic filing, you may submit a paper copy. Submissions sent via the U.S. Postal Service must be addressed to: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Room 1A, Washington, DC 20426. Submissions sent via any other carrier must be addressed to: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 12225 Wilkins Avenue, Rockville, Maryland 20852. The first page of any filing should include docket number P 15247-000.
More information about this project, including a copy of the application, 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-15247) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
PUBLISHED: Feb. 15, 22, March 1, 8, 2022 02152

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