[Federal Register Volume 64, Number 244 (Tuesday, December 21, 1999)]
[Pages 71449-71450]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 99-32945]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Notice of Application Accepted For Filing With The Commission and 
Soliciting Motions To Intervene and Protest

December 15, 1999.
    Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been 
filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection:
    a. Type of Application: Major License.
    b. Project No.: P-2631-007.
    c. Date Filed: August 31, 1999.
    d. Applicant: International Paper Company.
    e. Name of Project: Woronoco Hydroelectric Project.
    f. Location: On the Westfield River in the Town of Russell, Hampden 
County, Massachusetts.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791(a)-825(r).
    h. Applicant Contact:

Ted Lewellyn, P.E., International Paper Company, Paper Mill Road, 
Millers Falls, MA 01349, (413) 659-2337
Michael K. Chapman, Esq., International Paper Company, 6400 Poplar 
Avenue, Memphis, TN 38197, (901) 763-5888
Jon Christensen, Kleinschmidt Associates, 75 Main Street, Pittsfield, 
ME 04967, (207) 487-3328

    i. FERC Contact: Allan Creamer (202) 219-0365 or E-mail at 
[email protected].
    j. Deadline for Filing Motions to Intervene and Protest: February 
4, 2000.
    k. Status of Environmental Analysis: This application has been 
accepted for filing, but is not ready for environmental analysis at 
this time--see attached paragraph E1.
    l. Description of Project: The proposed run-of-river project would 
consist of the following features: (1) two non-contiguous dam sections, 
with lengths of about 307 feet (North dam) and 351 feet (South dam), 
and a crest elevation of 229 feet NGVD; (2) a 655-foot-long earthen 
dike with a sheet steel core; (3) a 40-foot-wide by 15-foot-high intake 
structure, having trashracks with 1.25-inch clear bar spacing; (4) a 
550-foot-long penstock; (5) a powerhouse

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containing three Francis turbines and generating units, having an 
installed capacity of 2,700 kW; (6) a 43-acre impoundment that extends 
approximately 1.2 miles upstream; (7) an interim downstream fish 
passage facility; and (8) appurtenant facilities. The applicant 
estimates that the total average annual generation would be 
approximately 7,700 MWh. No federal lands are affected by the proposed 
    m. Purpose of Project: The power generated by the project is sold 
on the local power grid. If the adjacent mill facilities and the hydro 
station (both owned by International Paper Company) is sold to a 
manufacture, power generated by the proposed project could be used to 
run the mill as well as be sold on the local power grid.
    o. Availability of Application: A copy of the application is 
available for inspection and reproduction at the Commission's Public 
Reference and Files and Maintenance Branch, located at 888 First 
Street, NE, Room 2-A, Washington, DC 20426, or by calling (202) 219-
1371. A copy of the application may be viewed or printed by accessing 
the Commission's website at http://www.ferc.fed.us/online/rims.htm, or 
call (202) 208-2222 for assistance. Copies are also available for 
inspection and reproduction at International Power Company, Paper Mill 
Road, Millers Falls, Massachusetts 01349 and through the Town of 
Russell, Robert P. Drake, Chairman, Board of Selectman, Town of 
Russell, Russell, Massachusetts 01071.
    Protests or Motions to Intervene--Anyone may submit a protest or a 
motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of Rules of 
Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.210, 385.211, and 385.214. In 
determining the appropriate action to take, the Commission will 
consider all protests 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 protests or motions to intervene must be 
received on or before the specified deadline date for the particular 
    Filing and Service of Responsive Documents--The application is not 
ready for environmental analysis at this time; therefore, the 
Commission is not now requesting comments, recommendations, terms and 
conditions, or prescriptions.
    When the application is ready for environmental analysis, the 
Commission will issue a public notice requesting comments, 
recommendations, terms and conditions, or prescriptions.
    All filings must (1) bear in all capital letters the title 
``PROTEST'' or ``MOTION TO INTERVENE;'' (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. 
Agencies may obtain copies of the application directly from the 
applicant. Any of these documents must be filed by providing the 
original and the number of copies required by the Commission's 
regulations to: The Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 
888 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20426. An additional copy must be 
sent to Director, Division of Project Review, Office of Hydropower 
Licensing, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, at the above address. 
A copy of any protest or motion to intervene must be served upon each 
representative of the applicant specified in the particular 
Linwood A. Watson, Jr.,
Acting Secretary.
[FR Doc. 99-32945 Filed 12-20-99; 8:45 am]