TransCanada Hydro Northeast Inc.; FirstLight Power Resources; Notice of Environmental Site Review, 47622-47623 [2012-19513]

Download as PDF 47622 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 154 / Thursday, August 9, 2012 / Notices the type of filing you are making. A comment on a particular project is considered a ‘‘Comment on a Filing’’; or (3) You may file a paper copy of your comments at the following address: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Room 1A, Washington, DC 20426. Additional information about the project is available from the Commission’s Office of External Affairs at (866) 208–FERC. The administrative public record for this proceeding to date is on the FERC Web site http:// www.ferc.gov. Go to Documents Filings and choose the eLibrary link. Under eLibrary, click on ‘‘General Search,’’ and enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the Docket Number field (e.g., CP010–448). Be sure you have selected an appropriate date range. 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[FR Doc. 2012–19506 Filed 8–8–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission TransCanada’s Projects tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [Project No. 1892–000 New HampshireVermont; Project No. 1855–000 New Hampshire-Vermont; Project No. 1904–000 New Hampshire-Vermont; Project No. 2485– 000 Massachusetts; Project No. 1889–000 Massachusetts] TransCanada Hydro Northeast Inc.; FirstLight Power Resources; Notice of Environmental Site Review In anticipation of the filing of a Notice of Intent (NOI) and Pre-Application Document for three hydroelectric projects owned and operated by TransCanada Hydro Northeast Inc. (TransCanada) in New Hampshire and VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:38 Aug 08, 2012 Vermont (Wilder Dam Hydroelectric Project No. 1892, Bellows Falls Hydroelectric Project No. 1855, and Vernon Dam Hydroelectric Project No. 1904), and two projects owned and operated by FirstLight Power Resources in Massachusetts (Northfield Mountain Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Project No. 2485, and Turners Falls Hydroelectric Project No. 1889), all located on the Connecticut River, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) will be hosting an environmental site review for each of the projects during the first week of October 2012. The environmental site reviews are being held to provide all stakeholders, interested in the projects’ pending relicensing proceedings, an opportunity to view the projects’ facilities and surrounding areas. Under the Commission’s Integrated Licensing Process, the Commission conducts its National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) scoping meeting within 90 days of the filing of the Licensee’s Notice of Intent. An environmental site review is typically held in conjunction with that scoping meeting. However, access to some project facilities may be limited by winter weather during the early part of 2013 when scoping for this project is currently anticipated. For this reason, the Commission has chosen to host the environmental site reviews in October before the onset of winter. While the Commission expects to host its NEPA scoping meetings for the projects in early 2013, it will not conduct the environmental site reviews at that time. As such, the Commission encourages all interested parties to participate in the October environmental site review(s) to facilitate productive scoping meetings early next year. Details of the project specific environmental site reviews follow. Jkt 226001 Wilder Dam Hydroelectric Project (P– 1892) • Tour of Wilder Project Facilities Date and Time: October 1, 2012 at 9 a.m. Location: Wilder Station, 351 Wilder Dam Rd., Wilder, VT 05088. • Wilder Project Reservoir Tour Date and Time: October 1, 2012 at 1 p.m. Location: Wilder Station, 351 Wilder Dam Rd., Wilder, VT 05088. PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Bellows Falls Hydroelectric Project (P– 1855) • Tour of Bellows Falls Project Facilities Date and Time: October 2, 2012 at 9 a.m. Location: Bellows Falls Hydroelectric Project Visitor Center, 17 Bridge St., Bellows Falls, VT 05101. • Bellows Falls Project Reservoir Tour Date and Time: October 2, 2012 at 1 p.m. Location: Pine Street Recreation Area, 99 Pine St., North Walpole, NH 03609. Vernon Dam Hydroelectric Project (P– 1904) • Tour of Vernon Project Facilities Date and Time: October 3, 2012 at 9 a.m. Location: Vernon Station, 152 Governor Hunt Road, Vernon VT 05354. • Vernon Project Reservoir Tour Date and Time: October 3, 2012 at 1 p.m. Location: Vernon Station, 152 Governor Hunt Road, Vernon VT 05354. FirstLight’s Projects FirstLight will bus attendees from the Northfield Mountain Visitors Center to tour the Northfield Mountain Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Project and the Turners Falls Hydroelectric Project. Bus capacity is approximately 55 individuals. In addition, FirstLight is providing a boat tour of the section of the Connecticut River impounded by the Turners Falls Project which also serves as the lower reservoir for the Northfield Mountain Pumped Hydroelectric Storage Project. Boat capacity is approximately 44 individuals. Depending on the number of participants that R.S.V.P., two tour groups (Group 1 and Group 2) may be established. The schedule below reflects the two groups. All individuals should meet at the Northfield Mountain Visitors Center (address below) on October 4, 2012 at 8 a.m. for a briefing on both projects. Group 1 Schedule: Northfield Mountain Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Project (P–2485) • Tour of Northfield Mountain Pumped Storage Project Facilities Date and Time: October 4, 2012 at 8 a.m. Location: Northfield Mountain Visitors Center, 99 Millers Falls Road, Northfield, MA 01360. E:\FR\FM\09AUN1.SGM 09AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 154 / Thursday, August 9, 2012 / Notices • Reservoir Tour (P–1889 & P–2485) Date and Time: October 4, 2012 at 1 p.m. Location: Northfield Mountain Visitors Center, 99 Millers Falls Road, Northfield, MA 01360. Turners Falls Hydroelectric Project (P– 1889) • Tour of Turners Falls Hydroelectric Project Facilities Date and Time: October 5, 2012 at 8 a.m. Location: Northfield Mountain Visitors Center, 99 Millers Falls Road, Northfield, MA 01360. Group 2 Schedule: VM (603) 498–2851, Email: john_ragonese@transcanada.com. FirstLight Projects: Mr. John Howard, Station Manager, FirstLight, 99 Millers Falls Road, Northfield, MA 01360, Phone: (413) 659–4489, Email: John.Howard@gdfsuezna.com. If you need further logistical information or directions, please contact the appropriate licensee point-of-contact identified above. All other questions regarding the environmental site review(s) or the Commission’s Integrated Licensing Process may be directed to Kenneth Hogan of the Commission’s staff at (202) 502–8434 or via email at: Kenneth.Hogan@ferc.gov. Northfield Mountain Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Project (P–2485) Dated: August 3, 2012. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. • Reservoir Tour (P–1889 & P–2485) [FR Doc. 2012–19513 Filed 8–8–12; 8:45 am] Date and Time: October 4, 2012 at 8 a.m. Location: Northfield Mountain Visitors Center, 99 Millers Falls Road, Northfield, MA 01360. BILLING CODE 6717–01–P • Tour of Northfield Mountain Pumped Storage Project Facilities Date and Time: October 4, 2012 at 1 p.m. Location: Northfield Mountain Visitors Center, 99 Millers Falls Road, Northfield, MA 01360. Turners Falls Hydroelectric Project (P– 1889) • Tour of Turners Falls Hydroelectric Project Facilities Date and Time: October 5, 2012 at 8 a.m. Location: Northfield Mountain Visitors Center, 99 Millers Falls Road, Northfield, MA 01360. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Directions and Logistics For safety purposes, individuals attending an environmental site review and/or Reservoir Tour are asked to dress accordingly. Please wear pants, long sleeve shirts, and closed-toe shoes. Failure to comply with this request may result in limiting the attendee’s access to project facilities. To facilitate logistical arrangements, if you plan to attend an environmental site review and/or reservoir tour, please R.S.V.P. to the appropriate licensee point-of-contact (see below) by September 15, 2012, and identify the number of individuals in your group. Licensee Points-of-Contact TransCanada Projects: Mr. John Ragonese, FERC License Manager, TransCanada, 4 Park Street, Concord, NH 03301, Phone: (603) 225–5528; Cell/ VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:38 Aug 08, 2012 Jkt 226001 47623 of the protest or intervention to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. This filing is accessible on-line at http://www.ferc.gov, using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link and is available for review in the Commission’s Public Reference Room in Washington, DC. There is an ‘‘eSubscription’’ link on the Web site that enables subscribers to receive email notification when a document is added to a subscribed docket(s). For assistance with any FERC Online service, please email FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, or call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Comment Date: September 4, 2012. Dated: August 2, 2012. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2012–19504 Filed 8–8–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY [Docket No. AC12–93–000] Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, LLC; Notice of Filing [Docket No. AC12–120–000] Take notice that on May 2, 2012, Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, LLC, (Entergy Gulf States) requested approval to use Account 439, Adjustments to Retained Earnings, to correct a proposed accounting error related to its past practice of deferring certain income tax items. Additionally, on July 2, 2012, Entergy Gulf States submitted additional information regarding its accounting request. Any person desiring to intervene or to protest this filing must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211 or 385.214). Protests will be considered by the Commission in determining the appropriate action to be taken, but will not serve to make protestants parties to the proceeding. Any person wishing to become a party must file a notice of intervention or motion to intervene, as appropriate. Such notices, motions, or protests must be filed on or before the comment date. On or before the comment date, it is not necessary to serve motions to intervene or protests on persons other than the Applicant. The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests and interventions in lieu of paper using the ‘‘eFiling’’ link at http://www.ferc.gov. Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and 14 copies PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Sierra Pacific Power Company; Notice of Filing Take notice that on July 13, 2012, Sierra Pacific Power Company d/b/a NV Energy requested an accounting interpretation concerning the proper accounting treatment of an insulator replacement program, i.e., to account for the program as a capital expenditure or maintenance expense. Any person desiring to intervene or to protest this filing must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211 or 385.214). Protests will be considered by the Commission in determining the appropriate action to be taken, but will not serve to make protestants parties to the proceeding. Any person wishing to become a party must file a notice of intervention or motion to intervene, as appropriate. Such notices, motions, or protests must be filed on or before the comment date. On or before the comment date, it is not necessary to serve motions to intervene or protests on persons other than the Applicant. The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests and interventions in lieu of paper using the ‘‘eFiling’’ link at http://www.ferc.gov. Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and 14 copies of the protest or intervention to the E:\FR\FM\09AUN1.SGM 09AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 154 (Thursday, August 9, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 47622-47623]
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[FR Doc No: 2012-19513]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 1892-000 New Hampshire-Vermont; Project No. 1855-000 New 
Hampshire-Vermont; Project No. 1904-000 New Hampshire-Vermont; Project 
No. 2485-000 Massachusetts; Project No. 1889-000 Massachusetts]


TransCanada Hydro Northeast Inc.; FirstLight Power Resources; 
Notice of Environmental Site Review

    In anticipation of the filing of a Notice of Intent (NOI) and Pre-
Application Document for three hydroelectric projects owned and 
operated by TransCanada Hydro Northeast Inc. (TransCanada) in New 
Hampshire and Vermont (Wilder Dam Hydroelectric Project No. 1892, 
Bellows Falls Hydroelectric Project No. 1855, and Vernon Dam 
Hydroelectric Project No. 1904), and two projects owned and operated by 
FirstLight Power Resources in Massachusetts (Northfield Mountain Pumped 
Storage Hydroelectric Project No. 2485, and Turners Falls Hydroelectric 
Project No. 1889), all located on the Connecticut River, the Federal 
Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) will be hosting an 
environmental site review for each of the projects during the first 
week of October 2012.
    The environmental site reviews are being held to provide all 
stakeholders, interested in the projects' pending relicensing 
proceedings, an opportunity to view the projects' facilities and 
surrounding areas.
    Under the Commission's Integrated Licensing Process, the Commission 
conducts its National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) scoping meeting 
within 90 days of the filing of the Licensee's Notice of Intent. An 
environmental site review is typically held in conjunction with that 
scoping meeting. However, access to some project facilities may be 
limited by winter weather during the early part of 2013 when scoping 
for this project is currently anticipated. For this reason, the 
Commission has chosen to host the environmental site reviews in October 
before the onset of winter. While the Commission expects to host its 
NEPA scoping meetings for the projects in early 2013, it will not 
conduct the environmental site reviews at that time. As such, the 
Commission encourages all interested parties to participate in the 
October environmental site review(s) to facilitate productive scoping 
meetings early next year. Details of the project specific environmental 
site reviews follow.

TransCanada's Projects

Wilder Dam Hydroelectric Project (P-1892)

 Tour of Wilder Project Facilities
    Date and Time: October 1, 2012 at 9 a.m.
    Location: Wilder Station, 351 Wilder Dam Rd., Wilder, VT 05088.
 Wilder Project Reservoir Tour
    Date and Time: October 1, 2012 at 1 p.m.
    Location: Wilder Station, 351 Wilder Dam Rd., Wilder, VT 05088.

Bellows Falls Hydroelectric Project (P-1855)

 Tour of Bellows Falls Project Facilities
    Date and Time: October 2, 2012 at 9 a.m.
    Location: Bellows Falls Hydroelectric Project Visitor Center, 17 
Bridge St., Bellows Falls, VT 05101.
 Bellows Falls Project Reservoir Tour
    Date and Time: October 2, 2012 at 1 p.m.
    Location: Pine Street Recreation Area, 99 Pine St., North Walpole, 
NH 03609.

Vernon Dam Hydroelectric Project (P-1904)

 Tour of Vernon Project Facilities
    Date and Time: October 3, 2012 at 9 a.m.
    Location: Vernon Station, 152 Governor Hunt Road, Vernon VT 05354.
 Vernon Project Reservoir Tour
    Date and Time: October 3, 2012 at 1 p.m.
    Location: Vernon Station, 152 Governor Hunt Road, Vernon VT 05354.

FirstLight's Projects

    FirstLight will bus attendees from the Northfield Mountain Visitors 
Center to tour the Northfield Mountain Pumped Storage Hydroelectric 
Project and the Turners Falls Hydroelectric Project. Bus capacity is 
approximately 55 individuals. In addition, FirstLight is providing a 
boat tour of the section of the Connecticut River impounded by the 
Turners Falls Project which also serves as the lower reservoir for the 
Northfield Mountain Pumped Hydroelectric Storage Project. Boat capacity 
is approximately 44 individuals. Depending on the number of 
participants that R.S.V.P., two tour groups (Group 1 and Group 2) may 
be established. The schedule below reflects the two groups. All 
individuals should meet at the Northfield Mountain Visitors Center 
(address below) on October 4, 2012 at 8 a.m. for a briefing on both 
projects.
    Group 1 Schedule:

Northfield Mountain Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Project (P-2485)

 Tour of Northfield Mountain Pumped Storage Project Facilities
    Date and Time: October 4, 2012 at 8 a.m.
    Location: Northfield Mountain Visitors Center, 99 Millers Falls 
Road, Northfield, MA 01360.

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 Reservoir Tour (P-1889 & P-2485)
    Date and Time: October 4, 2012 at 1 p.m.
    Location: Northfield Mountain Visitors Center, 99 Millers Falls 
Road, Northfield, MA 01360.

Turners Falls Hydroelectric Project (P-1889)

 Tour of Turners Falls Hydroelectric Project Facilities
    Date and Time: October 5, 2012 at 8 a.m.
    Location: Northfield Mountain Visitors Center, 99 Millers Falls 
Road, Northfield, MA 01360.
    Group 2 Schedule:

Northfield Mountain Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Project (P-2485)

 Reservoir Tour (P-1889 & P-2485)
    Date and Time: October 4, 2012 at 8 a.m.
    Location: Northfield Mountain Visitors Center, 99 Millers Falls 
Road, Northfield, MA 01360.
 Tour of Northfield Mountain Pumped Storage Project Facilities
    Date and Time: October 4, 2012 at 1 p.m.
    Location: Northfield Mountain Visitors Center, 99 Millers Falls 
Road, Northfield, MA 01360.

Turners Falls Hydroelectric Project (P-1889)

 Tour of Turners Falls Hydroelectric Project Facilities
    Date and Time: October 5, 2012 at 8 a.m.
    Location: Northfield Mountain Visitors Center, 99 Millers Falls 
Road, Northfield, MA 01360.

Directions and Logistics

    For safety purposes, individuals attending an environmental site 
review and/or Reservoir Tour are asked to dress accordingly. Please 
wear pants, long sleeve shirts, and closed-toe shoes. Failure to comply 
with this request may result in limiting the attendee's access to 
project facilities.
    To facilitate logistical arrangements, if you plan to attend an 
environmental site review and/or reservoir tour, please R.S.V.P. to the 
appropriate licensee point-of-contact (see below) by September 15, 
2012, and identify the number of individuals in your group.

Licensee Points-of-Contact

    TransCanada Projects: Mr. John Ragonese, FERC License Manager, 
TransCanada, 4 Park Street, Concord, NH 03301, Phone: (603) 225-5528; 
Cell/VM (603) 498-2851, Email: john_ragonese@transcanada.com.
    FirstLight Projects: Mr. John Howard, Station Manager, FirstLight, 
99 Millers Falls Road, Northfield, MA 01360, Phone: (413) 659-4489, 
Email: John.Howard@gdfsuezna.com.
    If you need further logistical information or directions, please 
contact the appropriate licensee point-of-contact identified above. All 
other questions regarding the environmental site review(s) or the 
Commission's Integrated Licensing Process may be directed to Kenneth 
Hogan of the Commission's staff at (202) 502-8434 or via email at: 
Kenneth.Hogan@ferc.gov.

    Dated: August 3, 2012.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2012-19513 Filed 8-8-12; 8:45 am]
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