[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 74 (Thursday, April 17, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Page 21755]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-08668]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project Nos. 7518-015; 7518-016; 7518-018]


Erie Boulevard Hydropower, L.P., and St. Regis Mohawk Tribe; 
Notice of Teleconference To Discuss Options for Proceeding With Joint 
Application for Transfer of License and Application for Surrender of 
License and Decommissioning Project

    a. Date and Time of Teleconference: May 7, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. 
Eastern Time.
    b. FERC Contact: Patricia W. Gillis, 202-502-8735 or 
[email protected].
    c. Purpose of teleconference: To discuss issues and options for 
proceeding with recent filings requesting transfer and surrender of the 
license for the Hogansburg Hydroelectric Project No. 7518, including 
the possibility of a non-power license for the project. The Hogansburg 
Project is located on the St. Regis River in Franklin County, New York.
    d. Background and related filings: On September 30, 2013, Erie 
Boulevard Hydropower, L.P. (Erie) filed an application for a subsequent 
license for the Hogansburg Project. On November 19, 2013, the 
Commission issued a notice of application accepted for filing, 
soliciting motions to intervene and protests, ready for environmental 
analysis, and soliciting comments, recommendations, preliminary terms 
and conditions, and preliminary fishway prescriptions. On November 27, 
2013, Erie and the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe (Tribe) filed a joint 
application for transfer of the project license to the Tribe and a 
motion to suspend the ongoing relicensing proceeding. That same day, 
the Tribe (as a presumed transferee) filed an application for surrender 
of the license and decommissioning and removal of the dam. On December 
30, 2013, Commission staff granted the request to suspend the 
relicensing proceeding pending a determination on the license transfer 
and surrender applications. The Commission has not yet accepted the 
transfer and surrender applications for filing or issued notices 
seeking public comment on them.
    On March 7, 2014, the Tribe filed an offer of settlement in support 
of the joint application for transfer of the license to the Tribe and 
the Tribe's application for surrender of the license and 
decommissioning and removal of the dam. Parties to the settlement are 
the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, U.S. 
Department of the Interior's Fish and Wildlife Service and Bureau of 
Indian Affairs, New York State Council of Trout Unlimited, and the 
Tribe. Erie is not a party to the settlement.
    e. All local, state, and federal agencies, Indian tribes, and other 
interested entities are invited to participate in the conference by 
phone. If interested in participating, please contact Patricia Gillis 
at the above email address for information on the telephone number and 
access code for the conference call.
    f. FERC conferences are accessible under section 508 of the 
Rehabilitation Act of 1973. For accessibility accommodations please 
send an email to [email protected] or call toll free (866) 208-
3372 (voice) or (202) 502-8659 (TTY), or send a FAX to (202) 208-2106 
with the required accommodations.

    Dated: April 10, 2014.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2014-08668 Filed 4-16-14; 8:45 am]
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