[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 11 (Friday, January 16, 2015)]
[Pages 2407-2408]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-00574]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 14657-000]

Appalachian Mountain Club; Notice of Application Tendered for 
Filing With the Commission and Soliciting Additional Study Requests

    Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been 
filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection.
    a. Type of Application: Original Minor License.
    b. Project No.: 14657-000.
    c. Date filed: December 29, 2014.
    d. Applicant: Appalachian Mountain Club.
    e. Name of Project: Zealand Falls Hydroelectric Project.
    f. Location: On Whitehall Brook, in the Town of Bethlehem, Grafton 
County, New Hampshire. The project would occupy 0.66 acres of federal 
land managed by the U.S. Forest Service.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791(a)-825(r).

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    h. Applicant Contact: James Wrigley, Appalachian Mountain Club, 
P.O. Box 298, Gorham, New Hampshire 03581, (603) 466-8110.
    i. FERC Contact: John Baummer, (202) 502-6837, 
[email protected].
    j. Cooperating agencies: Federal, State, local, and tribal agencies 
with jurisdiction and/or special expertise with respect to 
environmental issues that wish to cooperate in the preparation of the 
environmental document should follow the instructions for filing such 
requests described in item l below. Cooperating agencies should note 
the Commission's policy that agencies that cooperate in the preparation 
of the environmental document cannot also intervene. See, 94 FERC ] 
61,076 (2001).
    k. Pursuant to section 4.32(b)(7) of 18 CFR of the Commission's 
regulations, if any resource agency, Indian Tribe, or person believes 
that an additional scientific study should be conducted in order to 
form an adequate factual basis for a complete analysis of the 
application on its merit, the resource agency, Indian Tribe, or person 
must file a request for a study with the Commission by the deadline 
listed in item l below.
    l. Deadline for filing additional study requests and requests for 
cooperating agency status: With this notice, we are waiving the 60-day 
timeframe in Section 4.32(b)(7) of 18 CFR for requesting additional 
studies and requests for cooperating agency status. Instead, requests 
for studies and cooperating agency status are due 30 days from the date 
of this notice.
    The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file 
additional study requests and requests for cooperating agency status 
using the Commission's eFiling system at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/efiling.asp. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support 
at [email protected], (866) 208-3676 (toll free), or (202) 
502-8659 (TTY). In lieu of electronic filing, please send a paper copy 
to: Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street 
NE., Washington, DC 20426. The first page of any filing should include 
docket number P-14657-000.
    m. The application is not ready for environmental analysis at this 
    n. The existing, unlicensed Zealand Falls Hydroelectric Project 
consists of: (1) A 27-foot-long, 3-inch diameter intake pipe with a 1/
8-inch welded wire debris screen; (2) a 50.5-inch-long, 26.5-inch-wide, 
31-inch-high settling tank; (3) a 1,374-foot-long penstock consisting 
of a 970-foot-long, 3-inch-diameter section connected to a 404-foot-
long, 2-inch diameter section; (4) a 47.75-inch-wide, 41.25-inch-long 
generator shed; (5) a single turbine-generator unit with an installed 
capacity of 2.5 kilowatts; (6) a 6.5-foot-long, 3-inch diameter drain 
line; (7) a buried 300-foot-long, 48-volt transmission line connecting 
the turbine-generator unit to Zealand Falls Hut; and (8) appurtenant 
facilities. The project generates approximately 1,010 kilowatt-hours 
annually. The applicant proposes to continue operating the project in a 
run-of-river mode.
    o. A copy of the application is available for review at the 
Commission in the Public Reference Room or may be viewed on the 
Commission's Web site at http://www.ferc.gov using the ``eLibrary'' 
link. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the 
docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact 
FERC Online Support. A copy is also available for inspection and 
reproduction at the address in item h above.
    You may also register online at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/esubscription.asp to be notified via email of new filings and issuances 
related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, contact FERC 
Online Support.
    p. Procedural schedule: The application will be processed according 
to the following preliminary schedule. Revisions to the schedule will 
be made as appropriate.

Issue Notice Ready for Environmental       March 2015.
Issue Notice of the Availability of the    June 2015.

    Dated: January 9, 2015.
Kimberly D. Bose,
[FR Doc. 2015-00574 Filed 1-15-15; 8:45 am]