New England Hydropower Company, LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications, 28838 [2013-11670]

Download as PDF 28838 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 95 / Thursday, May 16, 2013 / Notices on or before the intervention or protest date need not 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 https://www.ferc.gov. Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and 7 copies 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 https://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: 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, May 20, 2013. Dated: May 10, 2013. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–11660 Filed 5–15–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 14518–000] tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES New England Hydropower Company, LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications On April 29, 2013, the New England Hydropower Company, LLC filed an application for a preliminary permit, pursuant to section 4(f) of the Federal Power Act (FPA), proposing to study the feasibility of the Lensdale Pond Dam Hydroelectric Project (Lensdale Dam Project or project) to be located on Quinebaug River, near Southbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts. The sole purpose of a preliminary permit, if issued, is to grant the permit holder priority to file a license application during the permit term. A preliminary permit does not authorize the permit holder to perform any land-disturbing activities or otherwise enter upon lands or waters owned by others without the owners’ express permission. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:13 May 15, 2013 Jkt 229001 The proposed project would consist of the following: (1) An existing 21-foothigh, 433-foot-long earth embankment dam with a 154-foot-long stone masonry spillway and 3.5-foot-high wooden flashboards; (2) an existing 10.9-acre impoundment (Lensdale Pond) with an operating elevation of about 416.7 feet above mean sea level; (3) an existing 31foot-long, 12.9-foot-wide, and 10-footdeep head box and intake channel; (4) a new 12-foot-high, 11-foot-wide hydraulically-powered sluice gate equipped with a new 12-foot-high, 12foot-wide trashrack with 6-inch bar spacing; (5) a new 41-foot-long, 11.55foot wide Archimedes screw generator unit with an installed capacity of 185 kilowatts in a new 65-foot-long, 14.75foot-wide concrete housing structure; (6) a new 10-foot-high, 24-foot-long, 30foot-wide concrete powerhouse containing a new gearbox and electrical controls; (7) an existing 850-foot-long, 30-foot-wide, and 4-foot-deep tailrace; (8) a new above-ground 365-foot-long, 35-kilovolt transmission line connecting the powerhouse to the Southbridge Power & Thermal’s distribution system; and (9) appurtenant facilities. The estimated annual generation of the proposed Lensdale Dam Project would be about 870 megawatt-hours. The existing Lensdale Pond Dam is equipped with a 12-foot-high, 11-footwide flood gate that is controlled by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The existing Lensdale Pond Dam and appurtenant works, including an existing powerhouse foundation and intake structures, are owned by Southbridge Associates Limited Partnership. Applicant Contact: Mr. Michael C. Kerr, New England Hydropower Company, LLC, P.O. Box 5524, Beverly Farms, Massachusetts 01915; phone: (978) 360–2547. FERC Contact: John Ramer; phone: (202) 502–8969 or email: john.ramer@ferc.gov. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, competing applications (without notices of intent), or notices of intent to file competing applications: 60 days from the issuance of this notice. Competing applications and notices of intent must meet the requirements of 18 CFR 4.36. Comments, motions to intervene, notices of intent, and competing applications may be filed electronically via the Internet. See 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission’s Web site https://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 https:// PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 five copies to: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. More information about this project, including a copy of the application, can be viewed or printed on the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link of Commission’s Web site at https://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ elibrary.asp. Enter the docket number (P–14518) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. Dated: May 8, 2013. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–11670 Filed 5–15–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 14507–000] Hamilton Street Hydro, LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications On March 26, 2013, Hamilton Street Hydro, LLC, filed an application for a preliminary permit, pursuant to section 4(f) of the Federal Power Act (FPA), proposing to restore an existing hydropower facility at the existing Oakland Dam located on the Susquehanna River in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. The sole purpose of a preliminary permit, if issued, is to grant the permit holder priority to file a license application during the permit term. A preliminary permit does not authorize the permit holder to perform any land-disturbing activities or otherwise enter upon lands or waters owned by others without the owners’ express permission. The proposed Oakland Dam Hydroelectric Project would consist of the following: (1) An existing 10.5-foothigh rock fill gravity dam with a 655foot-long spillway and a fish ladder; (2) an existing impoundment having a surface area of 75 acres and a storage E:\FR\FM\16MYN1.SGM 16MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 14518-000]


New England Hydropower Company, LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit 
Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To 
Intervene, and Competing Applications

    On April 29, 2013, the New England Hydropower Company, LLC filed an 
application for a preliminary permit, pursuant to section 4(f) of the 
Federal Power Act (FPA), proposing to study the feasibility of the 
Lensdale Pond Dam Hydroelectric Project (Lensdale Dam Project or 
project) to be located on Quinebaug River, near Southbridge, Worcester 
County, Massachusetts. The sole purpose of a preliminary permit, if 
issued, is to grant the permit holder priority to file a license 
application during the permit term. A preliminary permit does not 
authorize the permit holder to perform any land-disturbing activities 
or otherwise enter upon lands or waters owned by others without the 
owners' express permission.
    The proposed project would consist of the following: (1) An 
existing 21-foot-high, 433-foot-long earth embankment dam with a 154-
foot-long stone masonry spillway and 3.5-foot-high wooden flashboards; 
(2) an existing 10.9-acre impoundment (Lensdale Pond) with an operating 
elevation of about 416.7 feet above mean sea level; (3) an existing 31-
foot-long, 12.9-foot-wide, and 10-foot-deep head box and intake 
channel; (4) a new 12-foot-high, 11-foot-wide hydraulically-powered 
sluice gate equipped with a new 12-foot-high, 12-foot-wide trashrack 
with 6-inch bar spacing; (5) a new 41-foot-long, 11.55-foot wide 
Archimedes screw generator unit with an installed capacity of 185 
kilowatts in a new 65-foot-long, 14.75-foot-wide concrete housing 
structure; (6) a new 10-foot-high, 24-foot-long, 30-foot-wide concrete 
powerhouse containing a new gearbox and electrical controls; (7) an 
existing 850-foot-long, 30-foot-wide, and 4-foot-deep tailrace; (8) a 
new above-ground 365-foot-long, 35-kilovolt transmission line 
connecting the powerhouse to the Southbridge Power & Thermal's 
distribution system; and (9) appurtenant facilities. The estimated 
annual generation of the proposed Lensdale Dam Project would be about 
870 megawatt-hours. The existing Lensdale Pond Dam is equipped with a 
12-foot-high, 11-foot-wide flood gate that is controlled by the U.S. 
Army Corps of Engineers. The existing Lensdale Pond Dam and appurtenant 
works, including an existing powerhouse foundation and intake 
structures, are owned by Southbridge Associates Limited Partnership.
    Applicant Contact: Mr. Michael C. Kerr, New England Hydropower 
Company, LLC, P.O. Box 5524, Beverly Farms, Massachusetts 01915; phone: 
(978) 360-2547.
    FERC Contact: John Ramer; phone: (202) 502-8969 or email: 
john.ramer@ferc.gov.
    Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, competing 
applications (without notices of intent), or notices of intent to file 
competing applications: 60 days from the issuance of this notice. 
Competing applications and notices of intent must meet the requirements 
of 18 CFR 4.36. Comments, motions to intervene, notices of intent, and 
competing applications may be filed electronically via the Internet. 
See 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission's 
Web site https://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 https://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 five copies to: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, 
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, 
DC 20426.
    More information about this project, including a copy of the 
application, can be viewed or printed on the ``eLibrary'' link of 
Commission's Web site at https://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/elibrary.asp. 
Enter the docket number (P-14518) in the docket number field to access 
the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.

    Dated: May 8, 2013.
 Kimberly D. Bose,
 Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2013-11670 Filed 5-15-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6717-01-P