TransCanada Hydro Northeast, Inc.; Notice of Application Accepted for Filing, Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Protests, 6253-6254 [2016-02255]


[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 24 (Friday, February 5, 2016)]
[Pages 6253-6254]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office []
[FR Doc No: 2016-02255]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 2077-039]

TransCanada Hydro Northeast, Inc.; Notice of Application Accepted 
for Filing, Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Protests

    Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been 
filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection:

    a. Type of Application: Amendment of fish passage plan.
    b. Project No.: 2077.
    c. Date Filed: December 31, 2015.
    d. Applicant: TransCanada Hydro Northeast, Inc.
    e. Name of Project: Fifteen Mile Falls Project.
    f. Location: Connecticut River, near the town of Littleton in 
Grafton County, New Hampshire, and Caledonia County, Vermont.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791a-825r.
    h. Applicant Contact: Mr. John L. Ragonese, License Manager, 
TransCanada, US Northeast Hydro Region, 4 Park Street, Suite 402, 
Concord, NH 04347 (603) 225-5528.
    i. FERC Contact: Mr. Joseph Enrico, (212) 273-5917,
    j. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, and 
protests, is 30 days from the issuance date of this notice by the 
Commission. 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 
If unable to be filed electronically, documents may be paper-filed. To 
paper-file, an original and seven copies should be mailed to: 
Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., 
Washington, DC 20426. Commenters can submit brief comments up to 6,000 
characters, without prior registration, using the eComment system at You must include your 
name and contact information at the end of your comments. Please 
include the project number (P-2077-039) on any comments, motions, or 
recommendations filed.
    k. Description of Request: The applicant requests that the 
Commission suspend the requirement or permanently amend the license to 
eliminate the requirement to provide downstream fish passage under 
Article 410 at the Fifteen Mile Falls Project. Due to suspension of the 

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salmon restoration program in the Connecticut River basin by the U.S. 
Fish and Wildlife Service in 2012, the applicant believes that 
continued operation of the existing inclined-plane fish sampler and 
collection tank at the Moore development should be discontinued. In 
addition, the requirement to operate the fish collection trap for 
transporting Atlantic salmon smolts should likewise be discontinued.
    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 Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits 
in the docket number field (P-2077) to access the document. You may 
also register online at 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, 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 and otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 
4.34(b). All comments, motions to intervene, or protests should relate 
to project works which are the subject of the application. 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. If an intervener 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. 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 

    Dated: February 1, 2016.
Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2016-02255 Filed 2-4-16; 8:45 am]