[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 180 (Wednesday, September 17, 2014)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-22099]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 405-000]


Exelon Generation Company, LLC; Notice of Authorization for 
Continued Project Operation

    On August 31, 2012 the Exelon Generation Company, LLC, licensee for 
the Conowingo Hydroelectric Project, filed an Application for a New 
License pursuant to the Federal Power Act (FPA) and the Commission's 
regulations thereunder. The Conowingo Hydroelectric Project is located 
on the Susquehanna River, in Hartford and Cecil Counties, Maryland and 
Lancaster and York Counties, Pennsylvania.
    The license for Project No. 405 was issued for a period ending 
September 1, 2014. 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 in 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. 405 is issued to 
the licensee for a period effective September 2, 2014 through September 
1, 2015 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 1, 2015, 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 the licensee, Exelon Generation Company, LLC, is 
authorized to continue operation of the Conowingo Hydroelectric 
Project, until such time as the Commission acts on its application for 
a subsequent license.

    Dated: September 10, 2014.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2014-22099 Filed 9-16-14; 8:45 am]
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