Monadnock Paper Mills, Inc.; Notice of Application Accepted for Filing, Soliciting Motions To Intervene and Protests, Ready for Environmental Analysis, and Soliciting Comments, Recommendations, Preliminary Terms and Conditions, and Preliminary Fishway Prescriptions, 6314-6316 [2013-01913]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with 6314 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 20 / Wednesday, January 30, 2013 / Notices San Francisco, CA 94177–0001, Telephone No. (415) 973–4466, Email: ALT@pge.com; or Annette Faraglia, Esq., Law Department, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, P.O. Box 7442, San Francisco, CA, Telephone No. (415) 973–7145, Email: ARF3@pge.com. i. FERC Contact: Mrs. Anumzziatta Purchiaroni, (202) 502–6191, Anumzziatta.Purchiaroni@ferc.gov. j. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, and protests: February 19, 2013. All 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 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. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or toll free at 1–866–208–3676, or for TTY, (202) 502–8659. Although the Commission strongly encourages electronic filing, documents may also be paper-filed. To paper-file, mail an original and seven copies to: Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. Please include the project number (P–96–042) on any comments or motions filed. 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 whose name appears 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. k. Description of proposed amendment: The licensee is requesting approval to delete from the license and permanently retire from service one of the three units (Unit 2) at the Kerckhoff 1 Powerhouse. The unit is inoperable and unfeasible to repair given the cost of the repairs and the number of years remaining in the license term (ten years). The proposed modification would decrease the installed capacity of Kerckhoff 1 Powerhouse from 34,080 to 22,720 kW and the total hydraulic capacity from 1,775 to 1,200 cfs. The licensee is not proposing any changes to Kerckhoff 2 Powerhouse or existing project operation. VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:43 Jan 29, 2013 Jkt 229001 l. Locations of the Application: A copy of the application is available for inspection and reproduction at the Commission’s 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 (P–96) to access the document. You may also register online at http://www.ferc.gov/docsfiling/esubscription.asp to be notified via email of new filings and issuances related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, call 1–866–208–3676 or email 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. 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. o. Filing and Service of Responsive Documents: Any filing must (1) Bear in all capital letters the title ‘‘COMMENTS’’, ‘‘PROTEST’’, or ‘‘MOTION TO INTERVENE’’ as applicable; (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, motions to intervene, or protests must set forth their evidentiary basis. Any filing made by an intervenor 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. PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: January 17, 2013. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–01915 Filed 1–29–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 6597–013] Monadnock Paper Mills, Inc.; Notice of Application Accepted for Filing, Soliciting Motions To Intervene and Protests, Ready for Environmental Analysis, and Soliciting Comments, Recommendations, Preliminary Terms and Conditions, and Preliminary Fishway Prescriptions 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.: 6597–013. c. Date filed: July 31, 2012. d. Applicant: Monadnock Paper Mills, Inc. e. Name of Project: Monadnock Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: The existing project is located on the Contoocook River in the towns of Peterborough, Greenfield, Hancock, and Bennington in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. 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: Michelle Hamm, Manager, Environmental Services, Monadnock Paper Mills, Inc.; Antrim Road, P.O. Box 339, Bennington, NH 03442; (603) 588–3311 or mhamm@mpm.com. i. FERC Contact: Samantha Davidson, (202) 502–6839 or samantha.davidson@ferc.gov. j. Deadline for filing motions to intervene and protests, comments, recommendations, preliminary terms and conditions, and preliminary prescriptions: 60 days from the issuance date of this notice; reply comments are due 105 days from the issuance date of this notice. Motions to intervene, protests, comments, recommendations, preliminary terms and conditions, and preliminary fishway prescriptions 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, E:\FR\FM\30JAN1.SGM 30JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 20 / Wednesday, January 30, 2013 / Notices 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 at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or toll free at 1–866–208–3676, or for TTY, (202) 502–8659. 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. 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. k. This application has been accepted for filing and is now ready for environmental analysis. l. The Project Description: The existing Monadnock Hydroelectric Project consists of four developments, three of which have generating facilities, with a combined installed capacity of 1,889 kilowatts (kW). The average annual generation of the project is 6,100 megawatt-hours. All power generated by the Monadnock Project is used by Monadnock Paper Mill, Inc.’s (MPM) paper production facility. The four developments, from upstream to downstream, are described below. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with Powder Mill Development The existing Powder Mill Development is located at river mile 46.08 of the Contoocook River and consists of: (1) A 366-foot-long, 18.6foot-high dam consisting of a 228-footlong gated, concrete gravity spillway with a crest elevation of 675.44 feet National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929 (NGVD) and 2-foot-high seasonal flashboards, a 91-foot-long earth embankment with a concrete core wall, and a 47-foot-long earth embankment with a concrete core wall; (2) a 4-footwide sluiceway; (3) a 35-foot-long, 15foot-wide regulating gatehouse structure with a 4-foot-diameter outlet pipe; (4) a 435-acre impoundment with a storage capacity of 1,940 acre-feet and a normal maximum elevation of 677.44 feet NGVD; and (5) appurtenant facilities. VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:43 Jan 29, 2013 Jkt 229001 Monadnock Development The existing Monadnock Development is located 4,200 feet downstream of Powder Mill Development dam and consists of: (1) A 515-foot-long, 22-foot-high dam consisting of a 165-foot-long concrete spillway with a crest elevation of 663.8 feet NGVD and 2-foot-high seasonal flashboards, a 75-foot-long earth embankment with a concrete core wall, a 50-foot-long concrete non-overflow section, a 25-foot-long earth embankment with a concrete core wall, and a 200-foot-long earthen embankment; (2) a 5-acre impoundment with a storage capacity of 240 acre-feet and a normal maximum elevation of 665.8 feet NGVD; (3) a 75-foot-long, 20foot-wide powerhouse containing one 125-kW turbine-generating unit and one 298-kW turbine-generating unit for a total installed capacity of 423 kW; (4) two 20 to 25-foot-long, 2.3-kV generator leads; (5) a 100-foot-long tailrace; and (6) appurtenant facilities. Pierce Development The existing Pierce Development is located 900 feet downstream of the Monadnock Development dam and consists of: (1) A 420-foot-long, 28-foothigh dam that includes a 290-foot-long concrete spillway with a crest elevation of 651.4 feet NGVD and 2-foot-high seasonal flashboards; (2) a 7-acre impoundment with a storage capacity of 51-acre-feet and a normal maximum elevation of 653.4 feet NGVD; (3) a 25 foot long, 35-foot-wide powerhouse containing one 500-kW turbinegenerating unit and one 220-kW turbinegenerating unit for a total installed capacity of 720 kW; (4) two 15 to 25foot-long, 2.3-kV generator leads; (5) a 600-foot-long tailrace; and (6) appurtenant facilities. Paper Mill Development The existing Paper Mill Development is located 1,140 feet downstream of the Pierce Development dam and consists of: (1) A 280-foot-long, 19-foot-high dam that includes a 142-foot-long concrete gravity spillway with a crest elevation of 625.6 feet NGVD and 2-foot-high seasonal flashboards; (2) a 5-acre impoundment with a storage capacity of 25-acre-feet and a normal maximum elevation of 627.6 feet NGVD; (3) a 300foot-long power canal and headgate structure leading to a forebay; (4) an intake structure and a 10-foot-diameter, 200-foot-long steel penstock; (5) a generating room located on the lower level of MPM’s paper mill facility containing a 746-kW turbine generating unit; (6) a 150-foot-long, 2.3-kV PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 6315 generator lead; (7) a 800-foot-long tailrace; and (8) appurtenant facilities. The project also includes a 2,190-footlong, 2.3-kV overhead transmission line interconnecting the generator leads to a 200-foot-long, 23-kV supply bus at MPM’s paper mill facility. The Powder Mill Development operates in a seasonal store and release mode to meet instream flow requirements and downstream demand for hydroelectric generation at MPM’s paper mill facility. The Monadnock, Pierce, and Paper Mill developments operate in a run-of-river mode. The existing license requires an instantaneous minimum flow of 13 cubic feet per second (cfs) (or inflow, whichever is less), in the Powder Mill, Monadnock, and Pierce tailraces; and an instantaneous minimum flow of 70 cfs (or the inflow, whichever is less), in the Paper Mill tailrace. MPM proposes to continue operating the project according to the existing minimum flow requirements and maintain the Powder Mill impoundment between elevations 677.44 and 674.44 feet NGVD. m. 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 tollfree 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. 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. 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, and .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. All filings must (1) Bear in all capital letters the title ‘‘PROTEST’’, ‘‘MOTION TO INTERVENE’’, ‘‘COMMENTS,’’ ‘‘REPLY COMMENTS,’’ E:\FR\FM\30JAN1.SGM 30JAN1 6316 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 20 / Wednesday, January 30, 2013 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with ‘‘RECOMMENDATIONS,’’ ‘‘PRELIMINARY TERMS AND CONDITIONS,’’ or ‘‘PRELIMINARY FISHWAY 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. 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. o. Procedural Schedule: The application will be processed according to the following revised Hydro Licensing Schedule. Revisions to the schedule may be made as appropriate. Dated: January 17, 2013. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [FR Doc. 2013–01911 Filed 1–29–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P [Docket No. PR13–23–000] Enterprise Texas Pipeline LLC; Notice of Compliance Filing Take notice that on January 17, 2013, Enterprise Texas Pipeline LLC filed a revised Statement of Operating Conditions to comply with a Commission order issued in Docket Nos. PR07–12–005 and PR08–30–001 on December 18, 2012, (141 FERC ¶ 61,213) as more fully detailed in the filing. Any person desiring to participate in this rate proceeding must file a motion 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 and 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 date as indicated below. Anyone filing an intervention or protest must serve a copy of that document on the Applicant. Milestone Target date Anyone filing an intervention or protest on or before the intervention or protest Filing of recommendations, date need not serve motions to intervene preliminary terms and or protests on persons other than the conditions, and preliminary fishway prescriptions March 2013. Applicant. The Commission encourages Commission issues EA ....... July 2013. Comments on EA ............... August 2013. electronic submission of protests and Modified terms and condiinterventions in lieu of paper using the tions ................................. October 2013. ‘‘eFiling’’ link at http://www.ferc.gov. Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and 7 copies p. Final amendments to the of the protest or intervention to the application must be filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Commission no later than 30 days from 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC the issuance date of this notice. 20426. q. A license applicant must file no This filing is accessible on-line at later than 60 days following the date of http://www.ferc.gov, using the issuance of the notice of acceptance and ‘‘eLibrary’’ link and is available for ready for environmental analysis review in the Commission’s Public provided for in § 5.22: (1) A copy of the Reference Room in Washington, DC. water quality certification; (2) a copy of There is an ‘‘eSubscription’’ link on the the request for certification, including proof of the date on which the certifying Web site that enables subscribers to receive email notification when a agency received the request; or (3) document is added to a subscribed evidence of waiver of water quality docket(s). For assistance with any FERC certification. Online service, please email Dated: January 17, 2013. FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, or call Kimberly D. Bose, (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call Secretary. (202) 502–8659. [FR Doc. 2013–01913 Filed 1–29–13; 8:45 am] Comment Date: 5:00 p.m. Eastern BILLING CODE 6717–01–P Time on Wednesday, January 30, 2013. VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:43 Jan 29, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. EG13–1–000, et al.] Big Blue Wind Farm, LLC, et al.; Notice of Effectiveness of Exempt Wholesale Generator Status Docket Nos. Big Blue Wind Farm, LLC .. Calpine Bosque Energy Center, LLC ..................... Homer City Generation, L.P. .................................. Texas Dispatchable Wind 1, LLC .................................. Blue Creek Wind Farm LLC EG13–1–000 EG13–2–000 EG13–3–000 EG13–4–000 EG13–5–000 Take notice that during the month of December 2012, the status of the abovecaptioned entities as Exempt Wholesale Generators Companies became effective by operation of the Commission’s regulations. 18 CFR 366.7(a). Dated: January 17, 2013. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–01920 Filed 1–29–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. AC13–22–000] Empire Pipeline, Inc. (Empire); Notice of Filing Take notice that on November 29, 2012 Empire Pipeline Company (Empire) submitted a request for a waiver of the reporting requirement to file the FERC Form 2 CPA Certification for 2012. 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 E:\FR\FM\30JAN1.SGM 30JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 6597-013]


Monadnock Paper Mills, Inc.; Notice of Application Accepted for 
Filing, Soliciting Motions To Intervene and Protests, Ready for 
Environmental Analysis, and Soliciting Comments, Recommendations, 
Preliminary Terms and Conditions, and Preliminary Fishway Prescriptions

    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.: 6597-013.
    c. Date filed: July 31, 2012.
    d. Applicant: Monadnock Paper Mills, Inc.
    e. Name of Project: Monadnock Hydroelectric Project.
    f. Location: The existing project is located on the Contoocook 
River in the towns of Peterborough, Greenfield, Hancock, and Bennington 
in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. 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: Michelle Hamm, Manager, Environmental 
Services, Monadnock Paper Mills, Inc.; Antrim Road, P.O. Box 339, 
Bennington, NH 03442; (603) 588-3311 or mhamm@mpm.com.
    i. FERC Contact: Samantha Davidson, (202) 502-6839 or 
samantha.davidson@ferc.gov.
    j. Deadline for filing motions to intervene and protests, comments, 
recommendations, preliminary terms and conditions, and preliminary 
prescriptions: 60 days from the issuance date of this notice; reply 
comments are due 105 days from the issuance date of this notice.
    Motions to intervene, protests, comments, recommendations, 
preliminary terms and conditions, and preliminary fishway prescriptions 
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,

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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 at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or toll free 
at 1-866-208-3676, or for TTY, (202) 502-8659. 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.
    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.
    k. This application has been accepted for filing and is now ready 
for environmental analysis.
    l. The Project Description:
    The existing Monadnock Hydroelectric Project consists of four 
developments, three of which have generating facilities, with a 
combined installed capacity of 1,889 kilowatts (kW). The average annual 
generation of the project is 6,100 megawatt-hours. All power generated 
by the Monadnock Project is used by Monadnock Paper Mill, Inc.'s (MPM) 
paper production facility. The four developments, from upstream to 
downstream, are described below.

Powder Mill Development

    The existing Powder Mill Development is located at river mile 46.08 
of the Contoocook River and consists of: (1) A 366-foot-long, 18.6-
foot-high dam consisting of a 228-foot-long gated, concrete gravity 
spillway with a crest elevation of 675.44 feet National Geodetic 
Vertical Datum of 1929 (NGVD) and 2-foot-high seasonal flashboards, a 
91-foot-long earth embankment with a concrete core wall, and a 47-foot-
long earth embankment with a concrete core wall; (2) a 4-foot-wide 
sluiceway; (3) a 35-foot-long, 15-foot-wide regulating gatehouse 
structure with a 4-foot-diameter outlet pipe; (4) a 435-acre 
impoundment with a storage capacity of 1,940 acre-feet and a normal 
maximum elevation of 677.44 feet NGVD; and (5) appurtenant facilities.

Monadnock Development

    The existing Monadnock Development is located 4,200 feet downstream 
of Powder Mill Development dam and consists of: (1) A 515-foot-long, 
22-foot-high dam consisting of a 165-foot-long concrete spillway with a 
crest elevation of 663.8 feet NGVD and 2-foot-high seasonal 
flashboards, a 75-foot-long earth embankment with a concrete core wall, 
a 50-foot-long concrete non-overflow section, a 25-foot-long earth 
embankment with a concrete core wall, and a 200-foot-long earthen 
embankment; (2) a 5-acre impoundment with a storage capacity of 240 
acre-feet and a normal maximum elevation of 665.8 feet NGVD; (3) a 75-
foot-long, 20-foot-wide powerhouse containing one 125-kW turbine-
generating unit and one 298-kW turbine-generating unit for a total 
installed capacity of 423 kW; (4) two 20 to 25-foot-long, 2.3-kV 
generator leads; (5) a 100-foot-long tailrace; and (6) appurtenant 
facilities.

Pierce Development

    The existing Pierce Development is located 900 feet downstream of 
the Monadnock Development dam and consists of: (1) A 420-foot-long, 28-
foot-high dam that includes a 290-foot-long concrete spillway with a 
crest elevation of 651.4 feet NGVD and 2-foot-high seasonal 
flashboards; (2) a 7-acre impoundment with a storage capacity of 51-
acre-feet and a normal maximum elevation of 653.4 feet NGVD; (3) a 25 
foot long, 35-foot-wide powerhouse containing one 500-kW turbine-
generating unit and one 220-kW turbine-generating unit for a total 
installed capacity of 720 kW; (4) two 15 to 25-foot-long, 2.3-kV 
generator leads; (5) a 600-foot-long tailrace; and (6) appurtenant 
facilities.

Paper Mill Development

    The existing Paper Mill Development is located 1,140 feet 
downstream of the Pierce Development dam and consists of: (1) A 280-
foot-long, 19-foot-high dam that includes a 142-foot-long concrete 
gravity spillway with a crest elevation of 625.6 feet NGVD and 2-foot-
high seasonal flashboards; (2) a 5-acre impoundment with a storage 
capacity of 25-acre-feet and a normal maximum elevation of 627.6 feet 
NGVD; (3) a 300-foot-long power canal and headgate structure leading to 
a forebay; (4) an intake structure and a 10-foot-diameter, 200-foot-
long steel penstock; (5) a generating room located on the lower level 
of MPM's paper mill facility containing a 746-kW turbine generating 
unit; (6) a 150-foot-long, 2.3-kV generator lead; (7) a 800-foot-long 
tailrace; and (8) appurtenant facilities.
    The project also includes a 2,190-foot-long, 2.3-kV overhead 
transmission line interconnecting the generator leads to a 200-foot-
long, 23-kV supply bus at MPM's paper mill facility.
    The Powder Mill Development operates in a seasonal store and 
release mode to meet instream flow requirements and downstream demand 
for hydroelectric generation at MPM's paper mill facility. The 
Monadnock, Pierce, and Paper Mill developments operate in a run-of-
river mode. The existing license requires an instantaneous minimum flow 
of 13 cubic feet per second (cfs) (or inflow, whichever is less), in 
the Powder Mill, Monadnock, and Pierce tailraces; and an instantaneous 
minimum flow of 70 cfs (or the inflow, whichever is less), in the Paper 
Mill tailrace. MPM proposes to continue operating the project according 
to the existing minimum flow requirements and maintain the Powder Mill 
impoundment between elevations 677.44 and 674.44 feet NGVD.
    m. 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.
    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. 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, and .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.
    All filings must (1) Bear in all capital letters the title 
``PROTEST'', ``MOTION TO INTERVENE'', ``COMMENTS,'' ``REPLY COMMENTS,''

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``RECOMMENDATIONS,'' ``PRELIMINARY TERMS AND CONDITIONS,'' or 
``PRELIMINARY FISHWAY 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. 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.
    o. Procedural Schedule:
    The application will be processed according to the following 
revised Hydro Licensing Schedule. Revisions to the schedule may be made 
as appropriate.

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Filing of recommendations, preliminary terms and             March 2013.
 conditions, and preliminary fishway prescriptions.....
Commission issues EA...................................       July 2013.
Comments on EA.........................................     August 2013.
Modified terms and conditions..........................    October 2013.
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    p. Final amendments to the application must be filed with the 
Commission no later than 30 days from the issuance date of this notice.
    q. A license applicant must file no later than 60 days following 
the date of issuance of the notice of acceptance and ready for 
environmental analysis provided for in Sec.  5.22: (1) A copy of the 
water quality certification; (2) a copy of the request for 
certification, including proof of the date on which the certifying 
agency received the request; or (3) evidence of waiver of water quality 
certification.

    Dated: January 17, 2013.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2013-01913 Filed 1-29-13; 8:45 am]
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