FPL Energy Maine Hydro LLC; Notice of Intent To File License Application, Filing of Pre-Application Document (PAD), Commencement of Pre-Filing Process, and Scoping; Request for Comments on the PAD and Scoping Document, and Identification of Issues and Associated Study Requests, 63303-63305 [2012-25391]

Download as PDF tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 200 / Tuesday, October 16, 2012 / Notices c. Date filed: June 27, 2012, and supplemented on September 4, 2012. d. Applicant: San Gabriel Valley Water Company dba, Fontana Water Company. e. Name of Project: Sandhill Water Treatment Plant In-Conduit Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: The proposed Sandhill Water Treatment Plant In-Conduit Hydroelectric Project would be located on a water supply pipeline in San Bernardino County, California. The land on which all the project structures are located is owned by the applicant. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act 16 U.S.C. 791a–825r. h. Applicant Contact: Mr. Lon House, NLine Energy, Inc., 533 Airport Road, Suite 400, Burlingame, CA 94010, phone (650) 7356–2025. i. FERC Contact: Robert Bell, (202) 502–6062, robert.bell@ferc.gov. j. Status of Environmental Analysis: This application is ready for environmental analysis at this time, and the Commission is requesting comments, reply comments, recommendations, terms and conditions, and prescriptions. k. Deadline for filing responsive documents: Due to the small size of the proposed project, as well as the resource agency consultation letters filed with the application, the 60-day timeframe specified in 18 CFR 4.34(b) for filing all comments, motions to intervene, protests, recommendations, terms and conditions, and prescriptions is shortened to 30 days from the issuance date of this notice. All reply comments filed in response to comments submitted by any resource agency, Indian tribe, or person, must be filed with the Commission within 45 days from the issuance date of this notice. 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 at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ efiling.asp. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings. The Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure require all intervenors filing documents with the Commission to serve a copy of that document on each person in 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. l. Description of the project: The proposed Sandhill Water Treatment Plant In-Conduit Hydroelectric Project VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:06 Oct 15, 2012 Jkt 229001 would consist of: (1) A 24-inchdiameter, 24-foot-long intake pipeline, (2) two inlet pipelines, one 12-inchdiameter, 18-foot-long intake pipeline and one 12-inch-diameter, 14-foot-long intake pipeline, (3) a proposed powerhouse containing two proposed generating units with a total installed capacity of 310 kilowatts; (4) two outlet pipelines, one 12-inch-diameter, 6-footlong intake pipeline and one 12-inchdiameter, 14-foot-long intake pipeline; (5) a 24-inch-diameter, 22-foot-long discharge pipeline and (6) appurtenant facilities. The applicant estimates the project would have an average annual generation of 1.155 gigawatt-hours. m. This filing is available for review and reproduction at the Commission in the Public Reference Room, Room 2A, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. The filing may also be viewed on the Web at http://www.ferc.gov/docsfiling/elibrary.asp using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link. Enter the docket number, P–14428, in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, call toll-free 1–866–208–3676 or email FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov. For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. A copy is also available for review and reproduction at the address in item h above. n. Development Application—Any qualified applicant desiring to file a competing application must submit to the Commission, on or before the specified deadline date for the particular application, a competing development application, or a notice of intent to file such an application. Submission of a timely notice of intent allows an interested person to file the competing development application no later than 120 days after the specified deadline date for the particular application. Applications for preliminary permits will not be accepted in response to this notice. p. Protests or Motions to Intervene— Anyone may submit a protest or a motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.210, 385.211, and 385.214. In determining the appropriate action to take, the Commission will consider all protests 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 protests or motions to intervene must be received on or before the specified deadline date for the particular application. q. All filings must (1) bear in all capital letters the title ‘‘PROTEST’’, ‘‘MOTION TO INTERVENE’’, ‘‘COMMENTS’’, ‘‘REPLY COMMENTS,’’ ‘‘RECOMMENDATIONS,’’ ‘‘TERMS AND CONDITIONS,’’ or PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 63303 ‘‘PRESCRIPTIONS;’’ (2) set forth in the heading, the name of the applicant and the project number of the application to which the filing responds; (3) furnish the name, address, and telephone number of the person protesting or intervening; and (4) otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 385.2001 through 385.2005. All comments, recommendations, terms and conditions or prescriptions must set forth their evidentiary basis and otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 4.34(b). Agencies may obtain copies of the application directly from the applicant. Any of these documents must be filed by providing the original and seven copies to: The Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. An additional copy must be sent to Director, Division of Hydropower Administration and Compliance, Office of Energy Projects, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, at the above address. A copy of any protest or motion to intervene must be served upon each representative of the applicant specified in the particular application. A copy of all other filings in reference to this application must be accompanied by proof of service on all persons listed in the service list prepared by the Commission in this proceeding, in accordance with 18 CFR 4.34(b) and 385.2010. Dated: October 10, 2012. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2012–25395 Filed 10–15–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 2335–035] FPL Energy Maine Hydro LLC; Notice of Intent To File License Application, Filing of Pre-Application Document (PAD), Commencement of Pre-Filing Process, and Scoping; Request for Comments on the PAD and Scoping Document, and Identification of Issues and Associated Study Requests a. Type of Filing: Notice of Intent to File License Application for a New License and Commencing Pre-filing Process. b. Project No.: 2335–035. c. Dated Filed: August 17, 2012. d. Submitted By: FPL Energy Maine Hydro LLC. e. Name of Project: Williams Hydroelectric Project. E:\FR\FM\16OCN1.SGM 16OCN1 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 63304 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 200 / Tuesday, October 16, 2012 / Notices f. Location: On the Kennebec River near Solon in Somerset County, Maine. The project does not occupy federal lands. g. Filed Pursuant to: 18 CFR part 5 of the Commission’s Regulations. h. Potential Applicant Contact: Frank Dunlap, FPL Energy Maine Hydro LLC, 26 Katherine Drive, Hallowell, ME 04347. i. FERC Contact: Amy Chang at (202) 502–8250 or email at amy.chang@ferc.gov. j. Cooperating agencies: Federal, state, local, and tribal agencies with jurisdiction and/or special expertise with respect to environmental issues that wish to cooperate in the preparation of the environmental document should follow the instructions for filing such requests described in item o below. Cooperating agencies should note the Commission’s policy that agencies that cooperate in the preparation of the environmental document cannot also intervene. See 94 FERC ¶ 61,076 (2001). k. With this notice, we are initiating informal consultation with: (a) the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and/or NOAA Fisheries under section 7 of the Endangered Species Act and the joint agency regulations thereunder at 50 CFR, Part 402 and (b) the State Historic Preservation Officer, as required by section 106, National Historical Preservation Act, and the implementing regulations of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation at 36 CFR 800.2. l. With this notice, we are designating FPL Energy Maine Hydro LLC as the Commission’s non-federal representative for carrying out informal consultation, pursuant to section 7 of the Endangered Species Act and section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. m. FPL Energy Maine Hydro LLC filed with the Commission a Pre-Application Document (PAD; including a proposed process plan and schedule), pursuant to 18 CFR 5.6 of the Commission’s regulations. n. A copy of the PAD is available for review at the Commission in the Public Reference Room or may be viewed on the Commission’s Web site (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, contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or toll free at 1–866–208–3676, or for TTY, (202) 502–8659. A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in paragraph h. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:06 Oct 15, 2012 Jkt 229001 Register online at http:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ esubscription.asp to be notified via email of new filing and issuances related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. o. With this notice, we are soliciting comments on the PAD and Commission’s staff Scoping Document 1 (SD1), as well as study requests. All comments on the PAD and SD1, and study requests should be sent to the address above in paragraph h. In addition, all comments on the PAD and SD1, study requests, requests for cooperating agency status, and all communications to and from Commission staff related to the merits of the potential application must be filed with the Commission. Documents may be filed electronically via the Internet. See 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission’s Web site 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. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support. Although the Commission strongly encourages electronic filing, documents may also be paper-filed. To paper-file, mail an original and seven copies to: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. All filings with the Commission must include on the first page, the project name (Williams Hydroelectric Project) and number (P–2335–035), and bear the appropriate heading: ‘‘Comments on Pre-Application Document,’’ ‘‘Study Requests,’’ ‘‘Comments on Scoping Document 1,’’ ‘‘Request for Cooperating Agency Status,’’ or ‘‘Communications to and from Commission Staff.’’ Any individual or entity interested in submitting study requests, commenting on the PAD or SD1, and any agency requesting cooperating status must do so by December 8, 2012. p. Although our current intent is to prepare an Environmental Assessment (EA), there is the possibility that an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be required. Nevertheless, this meeting will satisfy the NEPA scoping requirements, irrespective of whether an EA or EIS is issued by the Commission. Scoping Meetings Commission staff will hold two scoping meetings in the vicinity of the project at the time and place noted PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 below. The daytime meeting will focus on resource agency, Indian tribes, and non-governmental organization concerns, while the evening meeting is primarily for receiving input from the public. We invite all interested individuals, organizations, and agencies to attend one or both of the meetings, and to assist staff in identifying particular study needs, as well as the scope of environmental issues to be addressed in the environmental document. The times and locations of these meetings are as follows: Daytime Scoping Meeting Date and Time: November 8, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. Location: FPL Energy Maine Hydro LLC Office, 26 Katherine Drive, Hallowell, ME 04347. Phone Number: (207) 629–1817. Evening Scoping Meeting Date and Time: November 7, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. Location: Solon Town Office, 121 South Main Street, Solon, Maine 04949. Phone Number: (207) 643–2541. Scoping Document 1 (SD1), which outlines the subject areas to be addressed in the environmental document, was mailed to the individuals and entities on the Commission’s mailing list. Copies of SD1 will be available at the scoping meetings, or may be viewed on the Web at http://www.ferc.gov, using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link. Follow the directions for accessing information in paragraph n. Based on all oral and written comments, a Scoping Document 2 (SD2) may be issued. SD2 may include a revised process plan and schedule, as well as a list of issues, identified through the scoping process. Environmental Site Review The potential applicant and Commission staff will conduct an environmental site review of the project on Thursday, November 8, 2012, starting at 12:30 p.m. All participants should meet at the Williams Hydroelectric Project on Kilowatt Drive, Embden, ME 04979. Anyone who would like to participate in the site visit should contact Frank Dunlap at (207–629–1817) or Frank.Dunlap@nee.com or Andy Qua at (207–487–3328) or Andy.Qua@Kleinschmidtusa.com by November 1, 2012. Meeting Objectives At the scoping meetings, staff will: (1) Initiate scoping of the issues; (2) review and discuss existing conditions and resource management objectives; (3) review and discuss existing information E:\FR\FM\16OCN1.SGM 16OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 200 / Tuesday, October 16, 2012 / Notices and identify preliminary information and study needs; (4) review and discuss the process plan and schedule for prefiling activity that incorporates the time frames provided for in Part 5 of the Commission’s regulations and, to the extent possible, maximizes coordination of federal, state, and tribal permitting and certification processes; and (5) discuss the appropriateness of any federal or state agency or Indian tribe acting as a cooperating agency for development of an environmental document. Meeting participants should come prepared to discuss their issues and/or concerns. Please review the PAD in preparation for the scoping meetings. Directions on how to obtain a copy of the PAD and SD1 are included in item n. of this document. Meeting Procedures The meetings will be recorded by a stenographer and will be placed in the public records of the project. Dated: October 9, 2012. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2012–25391 Filed 10–15–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Combined Notice of Filings #1 Take notice that the Commission received the following electric rate filings: Docket Numbers: ER10–2290–001. Applicants: Avista Corporation. Description: Notice of Non-Material Change in Status of Avista Corporation. Filed Date: 10/9/12. Accession Number: 20121009–5275. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 10/30/12. Docket Numbers: ER10–2405–002; ER10–2407–002; ER10–2425–002; ER10–2424–002. Applicants: High Prairie Wind Farm II, LLC, Pioneer Prairie Wind Farm I, LLC, Rail Splitter Wind Farm, LLC, Lost Lakes Wind Farm LLC. Description: Supplement to Updated Market Power Analysis for the Central Region of High Prairie Wind Farm II LLC, et al. Filed Date: 10/9/12. Accession Number: 20121009–5179. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 10/30/12. Docket Numbers: ER10–2602–001. Applicants: NewPage Energy Services, LLC. Description: NewPage Energy Services, LLC Market-Based Rate Tariff to be effective 10/6/2012. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:06 Oct 15, 2012 Jkt 229001 Filed Date: 10/5/12. Accession Number: 20121005–5188. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 10/26/12. Docket Numbers: ER10–2994–006; ER12–2075–001; ER12–2076–001; ER12–2077–001; ER12–2078–001; ER12–2081–001; ER12–2083–001; ER12–2084–001; ER12–2086–001; ER12–2108–001; ER12–2097–001; ER12–2101–001; ER12–2102–001; ER12–2109–001; ER12–2106–001; ER12–2107–001. Applicants: MinnDakota Wind LLC, Northern Iowa Windpower II LLC, Flying Cloud Power Partners, LLC, Moraine Wind LLC, Trimont Wind I LLC, Barton Windpower LLC, Elm Creek Wind, LLC, Farmers City Wind, LLC, Buffalo Ridge I LLC, Moraine Wind II LLC, Buffalo Ridge II LLC, Elm Creek Wind II LLC, Atlantic Renewable Projects II LLC, New Harvest Wind Project LLC, Rugby Wind LLC, Iberdrola Renewables, LLC. Description: IRL MBR Sellers Supplement to Central Triennial. Filed Date: 10/5/12. Accession Number: 20121005–5055. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 10/26/12. Docket Numbers: ER11–3736–001. Applicants: Pocahontas Prairie Wind, LLC. Description: Supplement to Updated Market Power Analysis for the Central Region of Pocahontas Prairie Wind, LLC. Filed Date: 10/5/12. Accession Number: 20121005–5114. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 10/26/12. Docket Numbers: ER12–2461–002. Applicants: NorthWestern Corporation. Description: SA 277—Ravalli Coop— Woodside Interconnect Amended to be effective 6/6/2012. Filed Date: 10/5/12. Accession Number: 20121005–5208. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 10/26/12. Docket Numbers: ER12–2642–001. Applicants: North Eastern States, Inc. Description: Baseline Amendment Filing to be effective 10/8/2012. Filed Date: 10/9/12. Accession Number: 20121009–5056. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 10/30/12. Docket Numbers: ER13–37–000. Applicants: Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator, Inc. Description: 10–5–12 Schedule 43 to be effective 6/15/2012. Filed Date: 10/5/12. Accession Number: 20121005–5197. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 10/26/12. Docket Numbers: ER13–38–000. Applicants: Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator, Inc. Description: SA 6500 Esanaba-MISO SSR to be effective 6/15/2012. PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 63305 Filed Date: 10/5/12. Accession Number: 20121005–5198. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 10/26/12. Docket Numbers: ER13–39–000. Applicants: Wolverine Power Supply Cooperative, Inc. Description: Normal filing section 15 to be effective 10/5/2012. Filed Date: 10/5/12. Accession Number: 20121005–5210. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 10/26/12. Docket Numbers: ER13–40–000. Applicants: California Independent System Operator Corporation. Description: 2012–10–05 Data and Information Release Phase 3 Amendment Filing to be effective 12/11/ 2012. Filed Date: 10/5/12. Accession Number: 20121005–5228. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 10/26/12. Docket Numbers: ER13–41–000. Applicants: Dynasty Power Inc. Description: Change in Status and Tariff Amendment of Dynasty Power Inc. to be effective 12/7/2012. Filed Date: 10/9/12. Accession Number: 20121009–5040. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 10/30/12. Docket Numbers: ER13–42–000. Applicants: Carolina Power & Light Company. Description: Revised Attachment H of Carolina Power and Light Company OATT to be effective 6/1/2011. Filed Date: 10/9/12. Accession Number: 20121009–5045. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 10/30/12. Docket Numbers: ER13–43–000. Applicants: Florida Power Corporation. Description: Revised Schedule 10 of Florida Power Corporation OATT to be effective 6/1/2011. Filed Date: 10/9/12. Accession Number: 20121009–5046. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 10/30/12. Docket Numbers: ER13–44–000. Applicants: Carolina Power & Light Company, Florida Power Corporation, Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC. Description: Joint OATT Rate Settlements to be effective 7/2/2012. Filed Date: 10/9/12. Accession Number: 20121009–5047. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 10/30/12. Docket Numbers: ER13–45–000. Applicants: Dynamo Power LLC. Description: Market-Based Rates Tariff to be effective 10/10/2012. Filed Date: 10/9/12. Accession Number: 20121009–5072. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 10/30/12. Docket Numbers: ER13–46–000. Applicants: Pacific Gas and Electric Company. Description: Balancing Account Update 2013 (TRBAA, RSBAA, and ECRBAA) to be effective 1/1/2013. E:\FR\FM\16OCN1.SGM 16OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 2335-035]


FPL Energy Maine Hydro LLC; Notice of Intent To File License 
Application, Filing of Pre-Application Document (PAD), Commencement of 
Pre-Filing Process, and Scoping; Request for Comments on the PAD and 
Scoping Document, and Identification of Issues and Associated Study 
Requests

    a. Type of Filing: Notice of Intent to File License Application for 
a New License and Commencing Pre-filing Process.
    b. Project No.: 2335-035.
    c. Dated Filed: August 17, 2012.
    d. Submitted By: FPL Energy Maine Hydro LLC.
    e. Name of Project: Williams Hydroelectric Project.

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    f. Location: On the Kennebec River near Solon in Somerset County, 
Maine. The project does not occupy federal lands.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: 18 CFR part 5 of the Commission's 
Regulations.
    h. Potential Applicant Contact: Frank Dunlap, FPL Energy Maine 
Hydro LLC, 26 Katherine Drive, Hallowell, ME 04347.
    i. FERC Contact: Amy Chang at (202) 502-8250 or email at 
amy.chang@ferc.gov.
    j. Cooperating agencies: Federal, state, local, and tribal agencies 
with jurisdiction and/or special expertise with respect to 
environmental issues that wish to cooperate in the preparation of the 
environmental document should follow the instructions for filing such 
requests described in item o below. Cooperating agencies should note 
the Commission's policy that agencies that cooperate in the preparation 
of the environmental document cannot also intervene. See 94 FERC ] 
61,076 (2001).
    k. With this notice, we are initiating informal consultation with: 
(a) the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and/or NOAA Fisheries under 
section 7 of the Endangered Species Act and the joint agency 
regulations thereunder at 50 CFR, Part 402 and (b) the State Historic 
Preservation Officer, as required by section 106, National Historical 
Preservation Act, and the implementing regulations of the Advisory 
Council on Historic Preservation at 36 CFR 800.2.
    l. With this notice, we are designating FPL Energy Maine Hydro LLC 
as the Commission's non-federal representative for carrying out 
informal consultation, pursuant to section 7 of the Endangered Species 
Act and section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.
    m. FPL Energy Maine Hydro LLC filed with the Commission a Pre-
Application Document (PAD; including a proposed process plan and 
schedule), pursuant to 18 CFR 5.6 of the Commission's regulations.
    n. A copy of the PAD is available for review at the Commission in 
the Public Reference Room or may be viewed on the Commission's Web site 
(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, contact FERC Online Support at 
FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or toll free at 1-866-208-3676, or for TTY, 
(202) 502-8659. A copy is also available for inspection and 
reproduction at the address in paragraph h.
    Register online at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/esubscription.asp to be notified via email of new filing and issuances 
related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, contact FERC 
Online Support.
    o. With this notice, we are soliciting comments on the PAD and 
Commission's staff Scoping Document 1 (SD1), as well as study requests. 
All comments on the PAD and SD1, and study requests should be sent to 
the address above in paragraph h. In addition, all comments on the PAD 
and SD1, study requests, requests for cooperating agency status, and 
all communications to and from Commission staff related to the merits 
of the potential application must be filed with the Commission. 
Documents may be filed electronically via the Internet. See 18 CFR 
385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission's Web site 
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. For assistance, please contact FERC Online 
Support. Although the Commission strongly encourages electronic filing, 
documents may also be paper-filed. To paper-file, mail an original and 
seven copies to: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426.
    All filings with the Commission must include on the first page, the 
project name (Williams Hydroelectric Project) and number (P-2335-035), 
and bear the appropriate heading: ``Comments on Pre-Application 
Document,'' ``Study Requests,'' ``Comments on Scoping Document 1,'' 
``Request for Cooperating Agency Status,'' or ``Communications to and 
from Commission Staff.'' Any individual or entity interested in 
submitting study requests, commenting on the PAD or SD1, and any agency 
requesting cooperating status must do so by December 8, 2012.
    p. Although our current intent is to prepare an Environmental 
Assessment (EA), there is the possibility that an Environmental Impact 
Statement (EIS) will be required. Nevertheless, this meeting will 
satisfy the NEPA scoping requirements, irrespective of whether an EA or 
EIS is issued by the Commission.

Scoping Meetings

    Commission staff will hold two scoping meetings in the vicinity of 
the project at the time and place noted below. The daytime meeting will 
focus on resource agency, Indian tribes, and non-governmental 
organization concerns, while the evening meeting is primarily for 
receiving input from the public. We invite all interested individuals, 
organizations, and agencies to attend one or both of the meetings, and 
to assist staff in identifying particular study needs, as well as the 
scope of environmental issues to be addressed in the environmental 
document. The times and locations of these meetings are as follows:

Daytime Scoping Meeting

    Date and Time: November 8, 2012 at 9:00 a.m.
    Location: FPL Energy Maine Hydro LLC Office, 26 Katherine Drive, 
Hallowell, ME 04347.
    Phone Number: (207) 629-1817.

Evening Scoping Meeting

    Date and Time: November 7, 2012 at 6:00 p.m.
    Location: Solon Town Office, 121 South Main Street, Solon, Maine 
04949.
    Phone Number: (207) 643-2541.
    Scoping Document 1 (SD1), which outlines the subject areas to be 
addressed in the environmental document, was mailed to the individuals 
and entities on the Commission's mailing list. Copies of SD1 will be 
available at the scoping meetings, or may be viewed on the Web at 
http://www.ferc.gov, using the ``eLibrary'' link. Follow the directions 
for accessing information in paragraph n. Based on all oral and written 
comments, a Scoping Document 2 (SD2) may be issued. SD2 may include a 
revised process plan and schedule, as well as a list of issues, 
identified through the scoping process.

Environmental Site Review

    The potential applicant and Commission staff will conduct an 
environmental site review of the project on Thursday, November 8, 2012, 
starting at 12:30 p.m. All participants should meet at the Williams 
Hydroelectric Project on Kilowatt Drive, Embden, ME 04979. Anyone who 
would like to participate in the site visit should contact Frank Dunlap 
at (207-629-1817) or Frank.Dunlap@nee.com or Andy Qua at (207-487-3328) 
or Andy.Qua@Kleinschmidtusa.com by November 1, 2012.

Meeting Objectives

    At the scoping meetings, staff will: (1) Initiate scoping of the 
issues; (2) review and discuss existing conditions and resource 
management objectives; (3) review and discuss existing information

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and identify preliminary information and study needs; (4) review and 
discuss the process plan and schedule for pre-filing activity that 
incorporates the time frames provided for in Part 5 of the Commission's 
regulations and, to the extent possible, maximizes coordination of 
federal, state, and tribal permitting and certification processes; and 
(5) discuss the appropriateness of any federal or state agency or 
Indian tribe acting as a cooperating agency for development of an 
environmental document.
    Meeting participants should come prepared to discuss their issues 
and/or concerns. Please review the PAD in preparation for the scoping 
meetings. Directions on how to obtain a copy of the PAD and SD1 are 
included in item n. of this document.

Meeting Procedures

    The meetings will be recorded by a stenographer and will be placed 
in the public records of the project.

    Dated: October 9, 2012.
Kimberly D. Bose,
 Secretary.
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