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)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-02255]
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
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 http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/efiling.asp.
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
http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ecomment.asp. 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
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
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 http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/elibrary.asp. 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 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, 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 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.,
[FR Doc. 2016-02255 Filed 2-4-16; 8:45 am]
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