[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 23 (Thursday, February 4, 2016)]
[Pages 6001-6002]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-02071]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. DI16-1-000]

Mark Henson; Notice of Declaration of Intention and Soliciting 
Comments, Protests, and Motions To Intervene

    Take notice that the following application has been filed with the 
Commission and is available for public inspection:
    a. Application Type: Declaration of Intention.
    b. Docket No: DI16-1-000.
    c. Date Filed: December 18, 2015, and supplemented on January 11, 
2016 and January 27, 2016.
    d. Applicant: Mark Henson.
    e. Name of Project: Henson Micro Hydroelectric Project.
    f. Location: The proposed Henson Micro Hydroelectric Project would 
be located on the West Branch of Onondaga Creek, near the town of 
Onondaga, in Onondaga County, New York.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: Section 23(b)(1) of the Federal Power Act, 16 
U.S.C. 817(b) (2012).
    h. Applicant Contact: Mark Henson, 4061 Cedarvale Road, Syracuse, 
NY 13215; telephone: (315) 378-3173; email: [email protected].
    i. FERC Contact: Any questions on this notice should be addressed 
to Jennifer Polardino, (202) 502-6437, or email: 
[email protected].
    j. Deadline for filing comments, protests, and motions to intervene 
is: 30 days from the issuance date of this notice by the Commission.
    The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file 
comments, protests, and motions to intervene 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 DI16-1-000.
    k. Description of Project: The proposed Henson Micro Hydroelectric 
Project would consist of: (1) An existing 14-foot-high reinforced 
concrete dam that was rebuilt in 2002 and a small impoundment behind 
the dam; (2) a 20-inch-diameter, 85-foot-long penstock with a bell 
mouth intake, extending from the dam to the powerhouse; (3) a new 8-
foot-wide by 8-foot-long powerhouse containing one generating unit 
having a total capacity of 10 kilowatts rated at 16 feet of net head 
located downstream from the dam; (4) a new 14-foot-long tailrace 
connecting the powerhouse with the West Branch of Onondaga Creek; (5) 
trash racks; (6) a new buried 500-foot-long, 220/240-volt AC 
transmission line; and (7) appurtenant facilities.
    When a Declaration of Intention is filed with the Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission, the Federal Power Act requires the Commission to 
investigate and determine if the project would affect the interests of 
interstate or foreign commerce. The Commission also determines whether 
or not the project: (1) Would be located on a navigable waterway; (2) 
would occupy public lands or reservations of the United States; (3) 
would utilize surplus water or water power from a government dam; or 
(4) would be located on a non-navigable stream over which Congress has 
Commerce Clause jurisdiction and would be constructed or enlarged after 
    l. Locations of the Application: 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 

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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 at the 
address in item (h) above and in the Commission's Public Reference Room 
located at 888 First Street NE., Room 2A, Washington, DC 20426, or by 
calling (202) 502-8371.
    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, 
.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: All filings must 
bear in all capital letters the title ``COMMENTS'', ``PROTESTS'', and 
``MOTIONS TO INTERVENE'', as applicable, and the Docket Number of the 
particular application to which the filing refers. A copy of any Motion 
to Intervene must also be served upon each representative of the 
Applicant specified in the particular application.
    p. Agency Comments: Federal, state, and local agencies are invited 
to file comments on the described application. A copy of the 
application may be obtained by agencies directly from the Applicant. If 
an agency does not file comments within the time specified for filing 
comments, it will be presumed to have no comments. One copy of an 
agency's comments must also be sent to the Applicant's representatives.

    Dated: January 29, 2016.
Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2016-02071 Filed 2-3-16; 8:45 am]