Alternatives Unlimited, Inc.; Notice of Application Tendered for Filing With the Commission, Soliciting Additional Study Requests, and Establishing Procedural Schedule for Licensing and Deadline for Submission of Final Amendments, 51773-51774 [E5-4736]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 168 / Wednesday, August 31, 2005 / Notices An existing mine adit spillway; (2) a 24inch, 4,100-foot-long steel penstock; (3) a powerhouse containing two units having a total installed capacity of 500 kW; (4) a 200-foot-long tailrace; (5) a new 15 kV transmission line; and (6) appurtenant facilities. There are neither dams nor reservoirs associated with this proposed project. The project would have an annual generation of 1.34 GWh. The applicant anticipates generated power will feed into the nearby existing electrical grid system and interconnect with an existing distribution system in the town of Ophir. l. Location of Application: A copy of the application is available for inspection and reproduction at the Commission in the Public Reference Room, located at 888 First Street, NE., Room 2A, Washington, DC 20426, or by calling (202) 502–8371. This filing may also be viewed on the Commission’s Web site at http://www.ferc.gov using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, call toll-free 1–866–208–3676 or e-mail FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov. For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in item h. above. m. Individuals desiring to be included on the Commission’s mailing list should so indicate by writing to the Secretary of the Commission. n. Competing Preliminary Permit— Anyone desiring to file a competing application for preliminary permit for a proposed project must submit the competing application itself, or a notice of intent to file such an application, to the Commission on or before the specified comment date for the particular application (see 18 CFR 4.36). Submission of a timely notice of intent allows an interested person to file the competing preliminary permit application no later than 30 days after the specified comment date for the particular application. A competing preliminary permit application must conform with 18 CFR 4.30(b) and 4.36. o. Competing Development Application—Any qualified development applicant desiring to file a competing development application must submit to the Commission, on or before a specified comment date for the particular application, either a competing development application or a notice of intent to file such an application. Submission of a timely notice of intent to file a development application allows an interested person to file the competing application no VerDate Aug<18>2005 16:33 Aug 30, 2005 Jkt 205001 later than 120 days after the specified comment date for the particular application. A competing license application must conform with 18 CFR 4.30(b) and 4.36. p. Notice of Intent—a notice of intent must specify the exact name, business address, and telephone number of the prospective applicant, and must include an unequivocal statement of intent to submit, if such an application may be filed, either a preliminary permit application or a development application (specify which type of application). A notice of intent must be served on the applicant(s) named in this public notice. q. Proposed Scope of Studies under Permit—A preliminary permit, if issued, does not authorize construction. The term of the proposed preliminary permit would be 36 months. The work proposed under the preliminary permit would include economic analysis, preparation of preliminary engineering plans, and a study of environmental impacts. Based on the results of these studies, the Applicant would decide whether to proceed with the preparation of a development application to construct and operate the project. r. Comments, Protests, or Motions to Intervene—Anyone may submit comments, a protest, or a motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.210, .211, .214. In determining the appropriate action to take, the Commission will consider all protests or other comments filed, but only those who file a motion to intervene in accordance with the Commission’s Rules may become a party to the proceeding. Any comments, protests, or motions to intervene must be received on or before the specified comment date for the particular application. Comments, protests and interventions may be filed electronically via the Internet in lieu of paper; See 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission’s Web site under ‘‘efiling’’ link. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. s. Filing and Service of Responsive Documents—Any filings must bear in all capital letter the title ‘‘COMMENTS’’, ‘‘RECOMMENDATIONS FOR TERMS AND CONDITIONS’’, ‘‘PROTEST’’, or ‘‘MOTION TO INTERVENE’’, as applicable, and the Project Number of the particular application to which the filing refers. Any of the above-named documents must be filed by providing the original and the number of copies provided by the Commission’s regulations to: The Secretary, Federal PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51773 Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. A copy of any motion to intervene must also be served upon each representative of the Applicant specified in the particular application. t. Agency Comments—Federal, State, and local agencies are invited to file comments on the described application. A copy of the application may be obtained by agencies directly from the applicant. If an agency does not file comments within the time specified for filing comments, it will be presumed to have no comments. One copy of an agency’s comments must also be sent to the Applicant’s representatives. Magalie R. Salas, Secretary. [FR Doc. E5–4735 Filed 8–30–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 12608–000] Alternatives Unlimited, Inc.; Notice of Application Tendered for Filing With the Commission, Soliciting Additional Study Requests, and Establishing Procedural Schedule for Licensing and Deadline for Submission of Final Amendments August 23, 2005. Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection. a. Type of Application: Exemption From Licensing. b. Project No.: P–12608–000. c. Date Filed: August 15, 2005. d. Applicant: Alternatives Unlimited, Inc. e. Name of Project: Alternatives Hydro Power Project f. Location: On the Mumford River in the Town of Northbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts. The project does not utilize lands of the United States. g. Filed Pursuant to: Public Utilities Regulatory Policies Act of 1978, 16 U.S.C. 2705, 2708. h. Applicant Contact: Kathleen D. Hervol, Beals and Thomas, Inc., Reservoir Corporate Center, 144 Turnpike Road (Road 9), Southborough, MA 01772–6232, (508) 366–0560. i. FERC Contact: Stefanie Harris, (202) 502–6653 or stefanie.harris@ferc.gov. j. Cooperating Agencies: We are asking Federal, State, and local agencies and Indian tribes with jurisdiction and/ or special expertise with respect to E:\FR\FM\31AUN1.SGM 31AUN1 51774 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 168 / Wednesday, August 31, 2005 / Notices environmental issues to cooperate with us in the preparation of the environmental document. Agencies who would like to request cooperating status should follow the instructions for filing comments described in item l below. k. Pursuant to Section 4.32(b)(7) of 18 CFR of the Commission’s regulations, if any resource agency, Indian Tribe, or person believes that an additional scientific study should be conducted in order to form an adequate factual basis for a complete analysis of the application on its merit, the resource agency, Indian Tribe, or person must file a request for a study with the Commission not later than 60 days from the date of filing of the application, and serve a copy of the request on the applicant. l. Deadline for filing additional study requests and requests for cooperating agency status: October 14, 2005. All documents (original and eight copies) should be filed with: Magalie R. Salas, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. The Commission’s Rules of Practice require all intervenors filing documents with the Commission to serve a copy of that document on each person on the official service list for the project. Further, if an intervenor files comments or documents with the Commission relating to the merits of an issue that may affect the responsibilities of a particular resource agency, they must also serve a copy of the document on that resource agency. Additional study requests and requests for cooperating agency status may be filed electronically via the internet in lieu of paper. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings. See 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission’s Web site at (http://www.ferc.gov) under the ‘‘eFiling’’ link. m. This application is not ready for environmental analysis at this time. n. Description of Project: The Alternatives Hydro Power Project consists of: (1) The existing 127-footlong by 15.5-foot-high Ring Shop Dam consisting of a concrete 9.5-foot-high spillway topped with 2.5-foot-high flashboards, a waste gate, and two inlet structures located at the north and south ends of the spillway; (2) a 2-acre reservoir with a normal full pond elevation of 285.1 feet above mean sea level; (3) a restored 8-foot-wide head gated intake structure; (4) a new 23-foot by 6-foot metal service platform (to be enclosed for a future powerhouse) located at the south side of the dam containing three generating units with a VerDate Aug<18>2005 16:33 Aug 30, 2005 Jkt 205001 total installed capacity of 45 kilowatts; and (5) appurtenant facilities. The restored project would have an average annual generation of 340 megawatthours. o. A copy of the application is available for review at the Commission in the Public Reference Room or may be viewed on the Commission’s Web site at http://www.ferc.gov using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link. Enter the docket number excluding the three digits in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or toll free at (866) 208–3676, or for TTY, contact (202) 502–8659. A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in item h above. You may also register online at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ esubscription.asp to be notified via email of new filings and issuances related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. p. With this notice, we are initiating consultation with the Massachusetts State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO), as required by section 106, National Historic Preservation Act, and the regulations of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, 36 CFR 800.4. q. Procedural schedule and final amendments: The application will be processed according to the following Hydro Licensing Schedule. Revisions to the schedule will be made as appropriate. The Commission staff proposes to issue one environmental assessment rather than issue a draft and final EA. Comments, terms and conditions, recommendations, prescriptions, and reply comments, if any, will be addressed in an EA. Staff intents to give at least 30 days for entities to comment on the EA, and will take into consideration all comments received on the EA before final action is taken on the license application. Issue Acceptance Letter or Deficiency Letter—October 2005 Issue Scoping Document—February 2006 Notice of application is ready for environmental analysis—April 2006 Notice of the availability of the EA—October 2006 Ready for Commission’s decision on the application—December 2006 Final amendments to the application must be filed with the Commission no later than 30 days from the issuance PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 date of the notice of ready for environmental analysis. Magalie R. Salas, Secretary. [FR Doc. E5–4736 Filed 8–30–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Notice of Application for Non-Project Use of Project Lands and Waters August 23, 2005. Take notice that the following application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection: a. Application Type: Non-Project Use of Project Lands and Waters. b. Project No: 2413–070. c. Date Filed: July 27, 2005. d. Applicant: Georgia Power Company. e. Name of Project: Wallace Dam Project. f. Location: The proposed development is located on Lake Oconee in Putnam County, Georgia. This project does not occupy any Federal or tribal lands. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791(a), 825(r) and 799 and 801. h. Applicant Contact: Mr. Lee Glenn, Georgia Power Company, 125 Wallace Dam Road, NE., Eatonton, GA 31024, (706) 485–8704. i. FERC Contact: Any questions on this notice should be addressed to Shana High at (202) 502–8764, or e-mail address: shana.high@ferc.gov. j. Deadline for filing comments and/ or motions: September 12, 2005. All documents (original and eight copies) should be filed with: Ms. Magalie R. Salas, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. Please include the project number (P– 2413–070) on any comments or motions filed. Comments, protests, and interventions may be filed electronically via the internet in lieu of paper. See, 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission’s Web site under the ‘‘e-Filing’’ link. The Commission strongly encourages efilings. k. Description of Request: Georgia Power Company is seeking Commission approval to permit the construction of two, ten slip docks on approximately 1.1 acres within the project boundary. The proposed docks are adjacent to a condominium development that is E:\FR\FM\31AUN1.SGM 31AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 168 (Wednesday, August 31, 2005)]
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[Pages 51773-51774]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 12608-000]


Alternatives Unlimited, Inc.; Notice of Application Tendered for 
Filing With the Commission, Soliciting Additional Study Requests, and 
Establishing Procedural Schedule for Licensing and Deadline for 
Submission of Final Amendments

August 23, 2005.
    Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been 
filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection.
    a. Type of Application: Exemption From Licensing.
    b. Project No.: P-12608-000.
    c. Date Filed: August 15, 2005.
    d. Applicant: Alternatives Unlimited, Inc.
    e. Name of Project: Alternatives Hydro Power Project
    f. Location: On the Mumford River in the Town of Northbridge, 
Worcester County, Massachusetts. The project does not utilize lands of 
the United States.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: Public Utilities Regulatory Policies Act of 
1978, 16 U.S.C. 2705, 2708.
    h. Applicant Contact: Kathleen D. Hervol, Beals and Thomas, Inc., 
Reservoir Corporate Center, 144 Turnpike Road (Road 9), Southborough, 
MA 01772-6232, (508) 366-0560.
    i. FERC Contact: Stefanie Harris, (202) 502-6653 or 
stefanie.harris@ferc.gov.
    j. Cooperating Agencies: We are asking Federal, State, and local 
agencies and Indian tribes with jurisdiction and/or special expertise 
with respect to

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environmental issues to cooperate with us in the preparation of the 
environmental document. Agencies who would like to request cooperating 
status should follow the instructions for filing comments described in 
item l below.
    k. Pursuant to Section 4.32(b)(7) of 18 CFR of the Commission's 
regulations, if any resource agency, Indian Tribe, or person believes 
that an additional scientific study should be conducted in order to 
form an adequate factual basis for a complete analysis of the 
application on its merit, the resource agency, Indian Tribe, or person 
must file a request for a study with the Commission not later than 60 
days from the date of filing of the application, and serve a copy of 
the request on the applicant.
    l. Deadline for filing additional study requests and requests for 
cooperating agency status: October 14, 2005.
    All documents (original and eight copies) should be filed with: 
Magalie R. Salas, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 
First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426.
    The Commission's Rules of Practice require all intervenors filing 
documents with the Commission to serve a copy of that document on each 
person on the official service list for the project. Further, if an 
intervenor files comments or documents with the Commission relating to 
the merits of an issue that may affect the responsibilities of a 
particular resource agency, they must also serve a copy of the document 
on that resource agency.
    Additional study requests and requests for cooperating agency 
status may be filed electronically via the internet in lieu of paper. 
The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings. See 18 CFR 
385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission's Web site 
at (http://www.ferc.gov) under the ``eFiling'' link.
    m. This application is not ready for environmental analysis at this 
time.
    n. Description of Project: The Alternatives Hydro Power Project 
consists of: (1) The existing 127-foot-long by 15.5-foot-high Ring Shop 
Dam consisting of a concrete 9.5-foot-high spillway topped with 2.5-
foot-high flashboards, a waste gate, and two inlet structures located 
at the north and south ends of the spillway; (2) a 2-acre reservoir 
with a normal full pond elevation of 285.1 feet above mean sea level; 
(3) a restored 8-foot-wide head gated intake structure; (4) a new 23-
foot by 6-foot metal service platform (to be enclosed for a future 
powerhouse) located at the south side of the dam containing three 
generating units with a total installed capacity of 45 kilowatts; and 
(5) appurtenant facilities. The restored project would have an average 
annual generation of 340 megawatt-hours.
    o. A copy of the application is available for review at the 
Commission in the Public Reference Room or may be viewed on the 
Commission's Web site at http://www.ferc.gov using the ``eLibrary'' 
link. Enter the docket number excluding the three digits in the docket 
number field to access the document. For assistance, please contact 
FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or toll free at (866) 
208-3676, or for TTY, contact (202) 502-8659. A copy is also available 
for inspection and reproduction at the address in item h above.
    You may also register online at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/
esubscription.asp to be notified via e-mail of new filings and 
issuances related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, 
contact FERC Online Support.
    p. With this notice, we are initiating consultation with the 
Massachusetts State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO), as required 
by section 106, National Historic Preservation Act, and the regulations 
of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, 36 CFR 800.4.
    q. Procedural schedule and final amendments: The application will 
be processed according to the following Hydro Licensing Schedule. 
Revisions to the schedule will be made as appropriate. The Commission 
staff proposes to issue one environmental assessment rather than issue 
a draft and final EA. Comments, terms and conditions, recommendations, 
prescriptions, and reply comments, if any, will be addressed in an EA. 
Staff intents to give at least 30 days for entities to comment on the 
EA, and will take into consideration all comments received on the EA 
before final action is taken on the license application.

Issue Acceptance Letter or Deficiency Letter--October 2005
Issue Scoping Document--February 2006
Notice of application is ready for environmental analysis--April 
2006
Notice of the availability of the EA--October 2006
Ready for Commission's decision on the application--December 2006

    Final amendments to the application must be filed with the 
Commission no later than 30 days from the issuance date of the notice 
of ready for environmental analysis.

Magalie R. Salas,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. E5-4736 Filed 8-30-05; 8:45 am]
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