[Federal Register Volume 64, Number 195 (Friday, October 8, 1999)]
[Notices]
[Page 54878]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 99-26261]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission


Aquamac Corporation; Notice of Authorization for Continued 
Project Operation

October 4, 1999.
    On September 29, 1997, Aquamac Corporation licensee for the Aquamac 
Project No. 2927, filed an application for a new or subsequent license 
pursuant to the Federal Power Act (FPA) and the Commission's 
regulations thereunder. Project No. 2927 is located on the Merrimack 
River in Essex County, Massachusetts.
    The license for Project No. 2927 was issued for a period ending 
September 30, 1999. Section 15(a)(1) of the FPA, 16 U.S.C. 808(a)(1), 
requires the Commission, at the expiration of a license term, to issue 
from year to year an annual license to the then licensee under the 
terms and conditions of the prior license until a new license is 
issued, or the project is otherwise disposed of as provided in Section 
15 or any other applicable section of the FPA. If the project's prior 
license waived the applicability of Section 15 of the FPA, then, based 
on Section 9(b) of the Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. 558(c), 
and as set forth at 18 CFR 16.21(a), if the licensee of such project 
has filed an application for a subsequent license, the licensee may 
continue to operate the project accordance with the terms and 
conditions of the license after the minor or minor part license 
expires, until the Commission acts on its application. If the licensee 
of such a project has not filed an application for a subsequent 
license, then it may be required, pursuant to 18 CFR 16.21(b), to 
continue project operations until the Commission issues someone else a 
license for the project or otherwise orders disposition of the project.
    If the project is subject to Section 15 of the FPA, notice is 
hereby given that an annual license for Project No. 2927 is issued to 
Aquamac Corporation for a period effective October 1, 1999, through 
September 30, 2000, or until the issuance of a new license for the 
project or other disposition under the FPA, whichever comes first. If 
issuance of a new license (or other disposition) does not take place on 
or before September 30, 2000, notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 
18 CFR 16.18(c), an annual license under Section 15(a)(1) of the FPA is 
renewed automatically without further order or notice by the 
Commission, unless the Commission orders otherwise.
    If the project is not subject to Section 15 of the FPA, notice is 
hereby given that Aquamac Corporation is authorized to continue 
operation of the Aquamac Project No. 2927 until such time as the 
Commission acts on its application for subsequent license.
David P. Boergers,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 99-26261 Filed 10-7-99; 8:45 am]
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