[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 133 (Monday, July 13, 2015)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-17053]

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Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 2548-046]

Northbrook Lyons Falls, LLC; Notice of Application Accepted for 
Filing, Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, Protests, 
Recommendations, Terms and Conditions, and Prescriptions

    Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been 
filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection:
    a. Type of Proceeding: Amendment of License.
    b. Project No.: 2548-046.
    c. Date Filed: May 15, 2015.
    d. Licensee: Northbrook Lyons Falls, LLC.
    e. Name of Project: Lyons Falls Project.
    f. Location: The 8.63-Megawatt (MW) Lyons Falls Project is located 
on the Moose and Black Rivers in Lewis County, New York.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791a-825r.
    h. Licensee Contact: Mr. Dan Parker, Northbrook Lyons Falls, LLC, 
37 Alfred A. Plourde Parkway, Suite 2, Lewiston, ME 04240, Telephone: 
(315) 261-2158, email: [email protected]
    i. FERC Contact: Mr. M. Joseph Fayyad, (202) 502-8759, 
[email protected].
    j. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, protests, 
recommendations, terms and conditions, and prescriptions: 60 days from 
the issuance date of this notice; reply comments are due 105 days from 
the issuance date of this notice. The Commission strongly encourages 
electronic filing. Please file motions to intervene, protests and 
comments using the Commission's eFiling system at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/efiling.asp. Commenters can submit brief comments up to 
6,000 characters, without prior registration, using the eComment system 
at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ecomment.asp. You must include your 
name and contact information at the end of your comments. 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-2548-046.
    k. Description of Request: The licensee proposes to increase the 
installed capacity at one of the project's developments, the existing 
5.6 megawatt (MW) Lyons Falls Mill Development. The proposed work would 
consist of: (1) Demolishing the existing four-unit primary powerhouse 
and mothball the secondary single-unit powerhouse; (2) constructing a 
new 60 feet long, 45 feet wide, and 40 feet high, combined intake and 
trashrack structure adjacent to the river left dam abutment; (3) 
constructing two 11.5-foot-diameter, 75- foot-long steel penstocks; (4) 
constructing a new concrete and masonry powerhouse located along river 
left, largely in the footprint of the existing primary powerhouse, with 
two generating units. The proposed work at the Lyons Falls development 
would increase its installed capacity from 5.6 MW to 11.2 MW and its 
hydraulic capacity from 1170 cubic feet per second (cfs) to 2684 cfs.
    The licensee provided documentation that on June 1, 2015, it has 
submitted a Joint Application for Permit to the New York State 
Department of Conservation (NYSDEC) in support of amending the 
Project's existing Section 401 Water Quality Certificate or issuing a 
new Water Quality Certificate for the Project.
    l. This filing may be viewed on the Commission's Web site at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/elibrary.asp. Enter the docket number 
excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access 
the document. 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, 
call 1-866-208-3676 or email [email protected], for TTY, call 
(202) 502-8659. A copy is also available for inspection and 
reproduction in the Commission's Public Reference Room located at 888 
First Street NE., Room 2A, Washington, DC 20426, or by calling (202) 
    m. Individuals desiring to be included on the Commission's mailing 
list should so indicate by writing to the Secretary of the Commission.
    n. Comments, Protests, or Motions to Intervene: Anyone may submit 
comments, a protest, or a motion to intervene in accordance with the 
requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.210, .211, 
.212 and .214. In determining the appropriate action to take, the 
Commission will consider all protests or other comments 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 comments, 
protests, or motions to intervene must be received on or before the 
specified comment date for the particular application.
    o. Filing and Service of Responsive Documents: Any filing must (1) 
bear in all capital letters the title ``COMMENTS'', ``PROTEST'', 
``TERMS AND CONDITIONS'', or ``PRESCRIPTIONS'', as applicable; (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. All comments, motions to intervene, recommendations, 
terms and conditions, or prescriptions must set forth their evidentiary 
basis and otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 4.34(b), and 
should relate to project works which are the subject of the license 
amendment. Agencies may obtain copies of the application directly from 
the applicant. A copy of any protest or motion to intervene must be 
served upon each representative of the applicant specified in the 
particular application. If an intervener files comments or documents 
with the Commission relating to the merits of an issue that may affect 
the responsibilities of a particular resource agency, they must also 
serve a copy of the document on that resource agency. A copy of all 
other filings in reference to this application must be accompanied by 
proof of service on all persons listed in the service list prepared by 
the Commission in this proceeding, in accordance with 18 CFR 4.34(b) 
and 385.2010.

    Dated: July 7, 2015.
Kimberly D. Bose,
[FR Doc. 2015-17053 Filed 7-10-15; 8:45 am]