[Federal Register Volume 62, Number 198 (Tuesday, October 14, 1997)]
[Page 53328]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 97-27063]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
[Project No. 2609]

International Paper Company and Curtis/Palmer Hydroelectric 
Company, L.P.; Notice of Availability of Draft Application and 
Preliminary Draft Environmental Assessment (DEA)

October 7, 1997.
    International Paper Company and Curtis/Palmer Hydroelectric Company 
L.P. are currently engaged in the process of obtaining from the Federal 
Energy Regulatory Commission (the Commission) a new operating license 
for the Curtis/Palmer Falls Hydroelectric Project (FERC No. 2609. The 
project is located on the Hudson River in the Village of Corinth and 
the Towns of Corinth, Lake Luzerne and Hadley, in Saratoga and Warren 
Counties, New York. The current license for the project expires on 
April 30, 2000. Under the Commission's regulations, an application for 
license for the project must be filed by April 30, 1998. International 
Paper Company is managing relicensing activities on behalf of both 
applicants in cooperation with a team of state and federal resource 
agencies, conservation groups and local governments (the Cooperative 
    Pursuant to the Commission's regulations and the Energy Policy Act 
of 1992, Curtis/Palmer Hydroelectric Company L.P. and International 
Paper Company have prepared a Draft Application for a new license, and 
a preliminary Draft Environmental Assessment (DEA) to be included as 
part of the license application to be filed with the Commission for the 
project. The Draft Application and preliminary DEA are available for 
public review in the Public Reference Room at the Commission's offices 
at 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426 and at the Town Office, 
600 Palmer Avenue, Corinth, NY. A copy may also be requested from the 
    In accordance with Section 16.8(c)(5) of the Commission's 
regulations and the February 6, 1997 letter from the Director of the 
Commission's Office of Hydropower Licensing, any resource agency, 
Indian tribe, or persons are requested to provide comments on the Draft 
Application and the preliminary DEA, and any preliminary 
recommendations, terms and conditions or prescriptions by January 2, 
1998. Comments, preliminary recommendation, terms and conditions, or 
prescriptions must be filed with Mr. Robert McK. Hunziker, 
International Paper Company, Two Manhattanville Road, Purchase, NY 
10577, with copies to Mr. Richard Takacs, Rm 6H-06, Mailstop HL-11, 
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, 
DC 20426, and Mr. Andrew Sims, Kleinschmidt Associates, 75 Main Street, 
Pittsfield, ME 04967.
    Also available for public review at the same locations are three 
supplemental study reports prepared in 1997 in response to a request 
for additional information made by the United States Fish and Wildlife 
    Any questions regarding this notice or the availability of 
documents should be directed to Mr. Takacs at (202) 219-2840, Mr. 
Hunziker at (914) 397-1540, or Mr. Sims at (207) 487-3328.
Lois D. Cashell,
[FR Doc. 97-27063 Filed 10-10-97; 8:45 am]