[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 116 (Wednesday, June 17, 2015)]
[Pages 34633-34634]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-14873]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 9100-036]

Riverdale Power and Electric Company, Inc.; Notice Soliciting 

    On May 31, 2012, Riverdale Power and Electric Company, Inc. 
(Riverdale or licensee) filed a Notice of Intent (NOI) to file an 
application for an exemption from licensing for its Riverdale Mills 
Project, No. 9100, pursuant to section 16.19(b) of the Commission's 
regulations. The existing license for Project No. 9100 expires on May 
31, 2017.
    The Riverdale Mills Project currently operates with a capacity of 
150-kilowatts (kW); however, in its NOI, the licensee indicated that it 
intends to increase capacity to 420 kW. The project is located on the 
Blackstone River, in the town of Northbridge, Worcester County, 
Massachusetts. The project does not occupy any federal lands.
    The principal project works consist of: (1) A 10-foot-high, 142-
foot-long dam with 6 bays containing stoplogs and flashboards with a 
crest elevation of 262.35 feet above mean sea level; (2) an 11.8-acre 
impoundment; (3) three sluiceways; (4) a 150-kilowatt turbine-generator 
unit located in a mill building; (5) a 231-foot-long tailrace; and (6) 
appurtenant facilities.
    Pursuant to section 16.20(c) of the Commission's regulations, an 
existing licensee with a minor license not subject to sections 14 and 
15 of the Federal Power Act must file an application for a subsequent 
license at least 24 months prior to the expiration of the current 
license. As stated above, Riverdale's NOI indicated it would be filing 
an application for an exemption from licensing; however, it did not 
file an application for a subsequent license or an application for 
exemption from licensing for the Riverdale Mills Project by the May 31, 
2015, deadline. Therefore, pursuant to section 16.24(b)(2) of the 
Commission's regulations, Riverdale is prohibited from filing an 
application either individually or in conjunction with other entities 
for the Riverdale Mills Project.
    Pursuant to section 16.25 of the Commission's regulations, we are 
soliciting applications from potential applicants other than the 
existing licensee. Interested parties have 90 days from the date of 
this notice to file a NOI to file an application for a subsequent 
license or exemption from licensing. An application for subsequent 
license or

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exemption for the Riverdale Mills Project (No. 9100) must be filed 
within 18 months of the date of filing the NOI.
    Questions concerning this notice should be directed to Dr. Nicholas 
Palso at (202) 502-8854 or [email protected].

    Dated: June 11, 2015.
Kimberly D. Bose,
[FR Doc. 2015-14873 Filed 6-16-15; 8:45 am]