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Download as PDF 929 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 4 / Monday, January 7, 2013 / Notices wide radial gates, two 9-foot-high by 11foot-wide vertical lift trash gates, and Federal Energy Regulatory four abandoned siphons in two spillway Commission bays. The east side of the project, from west [Project No. 485–065] to east, consists of: (1) A 915-foot-long, Georgia Power Company; Notice of 125-foot-high, earth-fill embankment Application Tendered for Filing With dam; (2) a 650-foot-long intake canal the Commission and Establishing leading to a 177-foot-long concrete Procedural Schedule for Licensing and gravity intake structure; (3) two Deadline for Submission of Final penstocks; and (4) a powerhouse with Amendments two vertical Francis turbines rated at 54 MW each, with a total installed capacity Take notice that the following of 108 MW. hydroelectric application has been filed The project is operated in a peaking with the Commission and is available mode, and is coordinated with the for public inspection. peaking operations at the U.S. Army a. Type of Application: New Major Corps of Engineers’ upstream West License. Point Dam. The project is normally b. Project No.: 485–065. operated between elevations 518.16 and c. Date Filed: December 14, 2012. 520.16 feet msl (or 519.0 and 521.0 PD), d. Applicant: Georgia Power with normal daily average fluctuations Company. of about 3⁄4 foot. The project has an e. Name of Project: Bartletts Ferry average annual generation of Hydroelectric Project. approximately 395,577 megawatt-hours. f. Location: The existing project is located on the Chattahoochee River, l. Locations of the Application: A along the Georgia-Alabama border, in copy of the application is available for Harris County, Georgia, and Lee and review at the Commission in the Public Chambers counties, Alabama. The Reference Room or may be viewed on project does not affect federal lands. the Commission’s Web site at http:// g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power www.ferc.gov using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link. Act, 16 U.S.C. 791 (a)–825(r). Enter the docket number excluding the h. Applicant Contact: George A. last three digits in the docket number Martin, Hydro Relicensing Project field to access the document. For Manager, Georgia Power Company, 241 assistance, contact FERC Online Ralph McGill Blvd., NE., BIN 10221, Support at Atlanta, GA 30308; Telephone—(404) FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, or toll506–1357; Email— free at 1–866–208–3676, or for TTY, gamartin@southernco.com. (202) 502–8659. A copy is also available i. FERC Contact: Allan Creamer, (202) for inspection and reproduction at the 502–8365, or allan.creamer@ferc.gov. address in item (h) above. j. This application is not ready for m. You may also register online at environmental analysis at this time. http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ k. The Project Description: The project esubscription.asp to be notified via consists of a 2,052-foot-long dam, two email of new filings and issuances powerhouses, and a 5,850-acre reservoir related to this or other pending projects. (Bartletts Ferry Reservoir or Lake For assistance, contact FERC Online Harding) at a normal water surface Support. elevation of 520.16 feet mean sea level n. Procedural Schedule: The (msl; or 521.0 Plant Datum). application will be processed according The west side of the project, from to the following preliminary Hydro west to east, consists of: (1) A 1,230Licensing Schedule. Revisions to the foot-long, 11.25-foot-high, 22-bay schedule may be made as appropriate. auxiliary labyrinth spillway; (2) a 286foot-long, 35-foot-high, earth-fill Milestone Target date embankment dam; (3) a 92-foot-long by 94-foot-high concrete gravity intake Notice of Acceptance/NoApril 2013. structure, equipped with four vertical tice of Ready for Environmental Analysis. lift steel intake gates, connected to the Filing of recommendations, June 2013. west powerhouse by four 15-foot preliminary terms and diameter penstocks; (4) a powerhouse conditions, and fishway containing three vertical Francis prescriptions. turbines rated at 15 megawatts (MW) Commission issues Draft December 2013. each and a fourth vertical Francis EA or EIS. turbine rated at 20 MW, with a total Comments on Draft EA or January 2014. installed capacity of 65 MW; and (5) a EIS. 634-foot-long concrete gravity spillway Modified Terms and Condi- March 2014. tions. with nineteen 21-foot-high by 25-foot- wreier-aviles on DSK7SPTVN1PROD with DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:16 Jan 04, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Milestone Commission Issues Final EA or EIS. Target date May 2014. o. 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. Dated: December 21, 2012. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–00014 Filed 1–4–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project Nos. P–1892–026, P–1855–045 and P–1904–073; Project Nos. P–1889–081 and P–2485–063] TransCanada Hydro Northeast Inc.; FirstLight Hydro Generating Company; 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 Nos.: P–1892–026, P–1855– 045, P–1904–073, P–1889–081, and P– 2485–063. c. Dated Filed: October 31, 2012. d. Submitted By: TransCanada Hydro Northeast Inc. (P–1892–026, P–1855– 045, and P–1904–073); FirstLight Hydro Generating Company (P–1889–081, and P–2485–063). e. Names of Projects: Wilder Project (P–1892–026), Bellows Falls Project (P– 1855–045), Vernon Project (P–1904– 073), Turners Falls Project (P–1889– 081), Northfield Mountain Pumped Storage Project (P–2485–063). f. Location: The Wilder Project is located on the Connecticut River in Orange and Windsor Counties, Vermont (VT) and Grafton County, New Hampshire (NH). The Bellows Falls Project is located on the Connecticut River in Windham County, VT and Cheshire County, NH. The Vernon Project is located on the Connecticut River in Windsor and Windham Counties, VT and Sullivan and Cheshire Counties, NH. The Turners Falls Project and Northfield Mountain Pumped Storage E:\FR\FM\07JAN1.SGM 07JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 485-065]


Georgia Power Company; Notice of Application Tendered for Filing 
With the Commission and Establishing Procedural Schedule for Licensing 
and Deadline for Submission of Final Amendments

    Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been 
filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection.
    a. Type of Application: New Major License.
    b. Project No.: 485-065.
    c. Date Filed: December 14, 2012.
    d. Applicant: Georgia Power Company.
    e. Name of Project: Bartletts Ferry Hydroelectric Project.
    f. Location: The existing project is located on the Chattahoochee 
River, along the Georgia-Alabama border, in Harris County, Georgia, and 
Lee and Chambers counties, Alabama. The project does not affect federal 
lands.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791 (a)-825(r).
    h. Applicant Contact: George A. Martin, Hydro Relicensing Project 
Manager, Georgia Power Company, 241 Ralph McGill Blvd., NE., BIN 10221, 
Atlanta, GA 30308; Telephone--(404) 506-1357; Email_
gamartin@southernco.com.
    i. FERC Contact: Allan Creamer, (202) 502-8365, or 
allan.creamer@ferc.gov.
    j. This application is not ready for environmental analysis at this 
time.
    k. The Project Description: The project consists of a 2,052-foot-
long dam, two powerhouses, and a 5,850-acre reservoir (Bartletts Ferry 
Reservoir or Lake Harding) at a normal water surface elevation of 
520.16 feet mean sea level (msl; or 521.0 Plant Datum).
    The west side of the project, from west to east, consists of: (1) A 
1,230-foot-long, 11.25-foot-high, 22-bay auxiliary labyrinth spillway; 
(2) a 286-foot-long, 35-foot-high, earth-fill embankment dam; (3) a 92-
foot-long by 94-foot-high concrete gravity intake structure, equipped 
with four vertical lift steel intake gates, connected to the west 
powerhouse by four 15-foot diameter penstocks; (4) a powerhouse 
containing three vertical Francis turbines rated at 15 megawatts (MW) 
each and a fourth vertical Francis turbine rated at 20 MW, with a total 
installed capacity of 65 MW; and (5) a 634-foot-long concrete gravity 
spillway with nineteen 21-foot-high by 25-foot-wide radial gates, two 
9-foot-high by 11-foot-wide vertical lift trash gates, and four 
abandoned siphons in two spillway bays.
    The east side of the project, from west to east, consists of: (1) A 
915-foot-long, 125-foot-high, earth-fill embankment dam; (2) a 650-
foot-long intake canal leading to a 177-foot-long concrete gravity 
intake structure; (3) two penstocks; and (4) a powerhouse with two 
vertical Francis turbines rated at 54 MW each, with a total installed 
capacity of 108 MW.
    The project is operated in a peaking mode, and is coordinated with 
the peaking operations at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' upstream 
West Point Dam. The project is normally operated between elevations 
518.16 and 520.16 feet msl (or 519.0 and 521.0 PD), with normal daily 
average fluctuations of about \3/4\ foot. The project has an average 
annual generation of approximately 395,577 megawatt-hours.
    l. Locations of the Application: 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 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 item 
(h) above.
    m. 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.
    n. Procedural Schedule: The application will be processed according 
to the following preliminary Hydro Licensing Schedule. Revisions to the 
schedule may be made as appropriate.

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               Milestone                           Target date
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Notice of Acceptance/Notice of Ready     April 2013.
 for Environmental Analysis.
Filing of recommendations, preliminary   June 2013.
 terms and conditions, and fishway
 prescriptions.
Commission issues Draft EA or EIS......  December 2013.
Comments on Draft EA or EIS............  January 2014.
Modified Terms and Conditions..........  March 2014.
Commission Issues Final EA or EIS......  May 2014.
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    o. 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.

    Dated: December 21, 2012.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2013-00014 Filed 1-4-13; 8:45 am]
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