[Federal Register Volume 61, Number 175 (Monday, September 9, 1996)]
[Notices]
[Pages 47516-47518]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 96-22913]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
[Project Nos. 11585-000, et al.]


Hydroelectric Applications (Coon Rapids Energy Associates, et 
al.); Notice of Applications

    Take notice that the following hydroelectric applications have been 
filed with the Commission and are available for public inspection:
    1 a. Type of Application: Preliminary Permit.
    b. Project No.: 11585-000.
    c. Date filed: July 5, 1996.
    d. Applicant: Coon Rapids Energy Associates.
    e. Name of Project: Coon Rapids Dam Project.
    f. Location: On the Mississippi River, near Brooklyn Park and Coon 
Rapids, Hennepin and Anoka Counties, Minnesota.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act 16 U.S.C. Secs. 791 (a)--
825(r).
    h. Applicant Contact: Mr. George Waldow, Coon Rapids Energy 
Associates, 1390 Kingsview Lane, Plymouth, Minnesota 55447, (612) 476-
4440.
    i. FERC Contact: Mary Golato (202) 219-2804.
    j. Comment Date: October 7, 1996.
    k. Description of Project: The proposed project would consist of 
the following facilities: (1) An existing concrete gravity, 450-foot-
long dam which is integral with the powerhouse and a main concrete 
spillway that is approximately 1,000 feet long; (2) an existing 
reservoir extending approximately 6.5 miles with a surface area of 600 
acres at a normal pool elevation of 830.1 feet NGVD; (3) a new 
powerhouse containing two to four turbine-generator units having a 
total capacity of 8 megawatts; (4) a new 600-foot- long, 4.16-kilovolt 
transmission line; and (5) appurtenant facilities. The dam is owned by 
the Surburban Hennepin Regional Park District. The average annual 
generation is estimated to be 45 gigawatthours. The cost of the studies 
under the permit will be approximately $30,000.
    l. This notice also consists of the following standard paragraphs: 
A5, A7, A9, A10, B, C, and D2.
    m. Available Locations of Application: A copy of the application is 
available for inspection and reproduction at the Commission's Public 
Reference and Files Maintenance Branch, located at 888 North Capitol 
Street, N.E., Room 2-A, Washington, D.C. 20426, or by calling (202) 
219-1371. A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at 
Mr. George Waldow, 1390 Kingsview Lane, Plymouth, MN 55447 (612) 476-
4440.

    2 a. Type of Application: Preliminary Permit.
    b. Project No.: P-11590-000.
    c. Date filed: July 29, 1996.
    d. Applicant: Joint Ventures.
    e. Name of Project: Burnside Hydro Project.
    f. Location: On the Hockanum River in Hartford County, Connecticut.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act 16 USC Secs. 791(a)--
825(r).
    h. Applicant Contact: Mr. Joseph P. Keegan, Keegan Construction, 
530 Fish Rock Road, Southbury, CT 06488, (203) 264-7386.
    i. FERC Contact: Edward Lee at (202) 219-2809.
    j. Comment Date: October 25, 1996.
    k. Description of Project: The proposed project would consist of: 
(1) An existing 12-foot-high, 160-foot-long concrete gravity dam; (2) 
an existing 21 acre-foot reservoir with a surface area of 3 acres; (3) 
a concrete intake structure; (4) a 62-foot-long masonry intake flume; 
(5) an existing concrete and brick powerhouse containing a 150-kW 
generating unit; (6) a 251-foot-long concrete tailrace; (7) an existing 
150-foot-long transmission line; and (8) appurtenant facilities. The 
applicant estimates that the average annual generation would be 570,000 
kWh. No new access roads will be needed to conduct the studies. The 
applicant estimates that the cost of the studies to be conducted under 
the preliminary permit would be $10,000. All project structures are 
owned by the applicant.
    l. Purpose of Project: Project power would be sold to a local 
ultility.
    m. This notice also consists of the following standard paragraphs: 
A5, A7, A9, A10, B, C, and D2.

    3 a. Type of Application: Minor License.
    b. Project No.: P-11566-000.
    c. Date Filed: December 12, 1995.
    d. Applicant: Consolidated Hydro Maine, Inc.
    e. Name of Project: Damariscotta Mills Hydro Project.
    f. Location: On the Damariscotta River, in Lincoln County, near 
Newcastle, Nobleboro, and Jefferson, Maine.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791(a)-825(r).
    h. Applicant Contact: Mr. Wayne E. Nelson, Consolidated Hydro 
Maine, Inc., Director of Environmental Affairs, Andover Business Park, 
200 Bulfinch Drive, Andover, MA 01810, (508) 681-1900.
    i. FERC Contact: Ed Lee (202) 219-2809.
    j. Comment Date: October 25, 1996.
    k. Status of Environmental Analysis: This application has been 
accepted for filing but is not ready for environmental analysis at this 
time--see attached standard paragraph E1.
    l. Description of Project: The project consists of the following: 
(1) An existing reservoir with a surface area of 4,625 acres and usable 
storage volume of 6,875 acre-feet at the normal surface elevation of 
54.35 feet (ft), National Geodetic Vertical Datum (NGVD); (2) an 
existing concrete mass dam, referred to as the ``Fishway Dam'', about 
124 ft long, containing three stoplog bays; (3) an existing concrete 
dike, about 40 ft long; (4) an existing concrete mass dam, referred to 
as the ``Waste Gate Dam'', about 57 ft long, containing two waste gates 
and a stoplog bay; (5) an existing concrete mass intake structure, 
referred to as the ``intake Dam'', consisting of: (a) Two stone masonry 
wing walls, extending 125 ft along the east bank and 50 ft along the 
west bank of the impoundment, (b) steel trashracks, and (c) a wooden 
gatehouse containing a manually operated wooden headgate; (6) an 
existing 5.6 ft diameter steel penstock, about 350 ft long, extending 
from the intake dam to the powerhouse;

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(7) an existing two ft diameter surge tank, extending vertically from 
the penstock about 20 ft upstream of the powerhouse; (8) an existing 
powerhouse, constructed of brick and concrete, about 30 feet by 35 
feet, containing: (a) a double runner Francis turbine, with minimum and 
maximum hydraulic capacities of 65 cubic feet per second (cfs) and 175 
cfs, respectively, and (b) a synchronous generator, rated at 460 kW; 
and (9) existing appurtenant facilities.
    m. Purpose of Project: Project generation would be sold to a local 
utility.
    n. This notice also consists of the following standard paragraphs: 
B1 and E1.
    o. Available Location of Application: A copy of the application, as 
amended and supplemented, is available for inspection and reproduction 
at the Commission's Public Reference and Files Maintenance Branch, 
located at 888 First Street, N.E., Room 2A, Washington, D.C., 20426, or 
by calling (202) 208-1371. A copy is also available for inspection and 
reproduction at Consolidated Hydro Maine, Inc., Andover Business Park, 
200 Bulfinch Drive, Andover, MA 01810, or by calling (508) 681-1900.

    4 a. Type of Application: New License.
    b. Project No.: 2612-005.
    c. Date Filed: December 28, 1995.
    d. Applicant: Central Maine Power Company.
    e. Name of Project: Flagstaff Water Storage Project.
    f. Location: On the Dead River in Somerset and Franklin Counties, 
near the towns of Eustis and Stratton, Maine.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791(a)-825(r).
    h. Applicant Contact: F. Allen Wiley, Managing Director of 
Generation, Central Maine Power Company, 41 Anthony Avenue, Augusta, ME 
04330.
    i. FERC Contact: Thomas Dean (202) 219-2778.
    j. Deadline Date: See standard paragraph D10.
    k. Status of Environmental Analysis: This application has been 
accepted for filing and is ready for environmental analysis at this 
time.
    l. Description of Project: The existing Flagstaff Project consists 
of: (1) The Long Falls dam about 1,339 feet long and 45 feet high, 
consisting of, from left to right (looking downstream), (a) a 450-foot-
long concrete spillway section topped with 2-foot-high flashboards, (b) 
a 125-foot-long concrete section containing five, 20-foot-wide Taintor 
gates, (c) a 70-foot-long concrete section containing two Broome gates, 
a fishway, and a log sluice, and (d) a 694-foot-long earthen dike 
topped with a 2-foot-high wave barrier; (2) a reservoir having a length 
of about 23 miles, a width of about 6 miles at the widest point, a 
surface area of 17,950 acres, and a storage capacity of about 275,482 
acre-feet at full pond elevation of 1,146.0 feet U.S. Geological Survey 
datum; and (3) appurtenant facilities.
    m. Purpose of Project: The Flagstaff Project is a water storage 
facility and is operated to regulate and augment flows that are used by 
nine downstream mainstem Kennebec River hydropower projects and to 
control flooding.
    n. This notice also consists of the following standard 
paragraph(s): A4 and D10.
    o. Available Location of Application: A copy of the application, as 
amended and supplemented, is available for inspection and reproduction 
at the Commission's Public Reference and Files Maintenance Branch, 
located at 888 First Street, N.E., Room 2-A, Washington, D.C., 20426, 
or by calling (202) 208-1371. A copy is also available for inspection 
and reproduction at Central Maine Power Company, 41 Anthony Avenue, 
Augusta, ME, 04330 or by calling Frank Dunlap (207) 621-4469.

    5 a. Type of Application: Amendment of license.
    b. Project No: 2736-019.
    c. Date Filed: August 1, 1996.
    d. Applicant: Idaho Power Company.
    e. Name of Project: American Falls Project.
    f. Location: Power County, American Falls, Idaho.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. Section 791(a)-
825(r).
    h. Applicant Contact: Laurel Heacock, Idaho Power Company, P.O. Box 
70, Boise, ID 83707, (208) 388-2918.
    i. FERC Contact: Allyson Lichtenfels, (202) 219-3274.
    j. Comment Date: October 11, 1996.
    k. Description of Project: The licensee filed revised exhibit K, 
Sheets 1 and 2, drawings to indicate minor real estate and project 
boundary updates, an easement previously awarded to Power County, 
update the structural appearance of the dam, power plant, and spillway, 
and update the transmission line data shown.
    l. This notice also consists of the following standard paragraphs: 
B, C1, and D2.

Standard Paragraphs

    A4. Development Application--Public notice of the filing of the 
initial development application, which has already been given, 
established the due date for filing competing applications or notices 
of intent. Under the Commission's regulations, any competing 
development application must be filed in response to and in compliance 
with public notice of the initial development application. No competing 
applications or notices of intent may be filed in response to this 
notice.
    A5. Preliminary Permit--Anyone desiring to file a competing 
application for preliminary permit for a proposed project must submit 
the competing application itself, or a notice of intent to file such an 
application, to the Commission on or before the specified comment date 
for the particular application (see 18 CFR 4.36). Submission of a 
timely notice of intent allows an interested person to file the 
competing preliminary permit application no later than 30 days after 
the specified comment date for the particular application. A competing 
preliminary permit application must conform with 18 CFR 4.30(b) and 
4.36.
    A7. Preliminary Permit--Any qualified development applicant 
desiring to file a competing development application must submit to the 
Commission, on or before a specified comment date for the particular 
application, either a competing development application or a notice of 
intent to file such an application.
    Submission of a timely notice of intent to file a development 
application allows an interested person to file the competing 
application no later than 120 days after the specified comment date for 
the particular application. A competing license application must 
conform with 18 CFR 4.30(b) and 4.36.
    A9. Notice of intent--A notice of intent must specify the exact 
name, business address, and telephone number of the prospective 
applicant, and must include an unequivocal statement of intent to 
submit, if such an application may be filed, either a preliminary 
permit application or a development application (specify which type of 
application). A notice of intent must be served on the applicant(s) 
named in this public notice.
    B. 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

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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.
    B1. Protests or Motions to Intervene--Anyone may submit a protest 
or a motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of Rules 
of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.210, 385.211, and 385.214. In 
determining the appropriate action to take, the Commission will 
consider all protests 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 protests or motions to intervene must be 
received on or before the specified deadline date for the particular 
application.
    C. Filing and Service of Responsive Documents--Any filings must 
bear in all capital letters the title ``COMMENTS'', ``NOTICE OF INTENT 
TO FILE COMPETING APPLICATION'', ``COMPETING APPLICATION'', 
``PROTEST'', ``MOTION TO INTERVENE'', as applicable, and the Project 
Number of the particular application to which the filing refers. Any of 
the above-named documents must be filed by providing the original and 
the number of copies provided by the Commission's regulations to: The 
Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, 
N.E., Washington, D.C. 20426. An additional copy must be sent to 
Director, Division of Project Review, Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission, at the above-mentioned address. A copy of any notice of 
intent, competing application or motion to intervene must also be 
served upon each representative of the Applicant specified in the 
particular application.
    C1. Filing and Service of Responsive Documents--Any filings must 
bear in all capital letters the title ``COMMENTS'', ``RECOMMENDATIONS 
FOR TERMS AND CONDITIONS'', ``PROTEST'', OR ``MOTION TO INTERVENE'', as 
applicable, and the Project Number of the particular application to 
which the filing refers. Any of the above-named documents must be filed 
by providing the original and the number of copies provided by the 
Commission's regulations to: The Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission, 888 First Street, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20426. A copy of 
any motion to intervene must also be served upon each representative of 
the Applicant specified in the particular application.
    D2. 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.
    D10. Filing and Service of Responsive Documents--The application is 
ready for environmental analysis at this time, and the Commission is 
requesting comments, reply comments, recommendations, terms and 
conditions, and prescriptions.
    The Commission directs, pursuant to section 4.34(b) of the 
regulations (see Order No. 533 issued May 8, 1991, 56 FR 23108, May 20, 
1991) that all comments, recommendations, terms and conditions and 
prescriptions concerning the application be filed with the Commission 
within 60 days from the issuance date of this notice (October 21, 1996 
for Project No. 2612-005). All reply comments must be filed with the 
Commission within 105 days from the date of this notice (December 4, 
1996 for Project No. 2612-005).
    Anyone may obtain an extension of time for these deadlines from the 
Commission only upon a showing of good cause or extraordinary 
circumstances in accordance with 18 CFR 385.2008.
    All filings must (1) bear in all capital letters the title 
``COMMENTS'', ``REPLY COMMENTS'', ``RECOMMENDATIONS,'' ``TERMS AND 
CONDITIONS,'' or ``PRESCRIPTIONS;'' (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 submitting the filing; and (4) otherwise comply 
with the requirements of 18 CFR 385.2001 through 385.2005. All 
comments, recommendations, terms and conditions or prescriptions must 
set forth their evidentiary basis and otherwise comply with the 
requirements of 18 CFR 4.34(b). Agencies may obtain copies of the 
application directly from the applicant. Any of these documents must be 
filed by providing the original and the number of copies required by 
the Commission's regulations to: The Secretary, Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20426. 
An additional copy must be sent to Director, Division of Project 
Review, Office of Hydropower Licensing, Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission, at the above address. Each filing must be accompanied by 
proof of service on all persons listed on the service list prepared by 
the Commission in this proceeding, in accordance with 18 CFR 4.34(b), 
and 385.2010.
    E1. Filing and Service of Responsive Documents--The application is 
not ready for environmental analysis at this time; therefore, the 
Commission is not now requesting comments, recommendations, terms and 
conditions, or prescriptions.
    When the application is ready for environmental analysis, the 
Commission will issue a public notice requesting comments, 
recommendations, terms and conditions, or prescriptions.
    All filings must (1) bear in all capital letters the title 
``PROTEST'' or ``MOTION TO INTERVENE;'' (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. 
Agencies may obtain copies of the application directly from the 
applicant. Any of these documents must be filed by providing the 
original and the number of copies required by the Commission's 
regulations to: The Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 
888 First Street, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20426. An additional copy must 
be sent to Director, Division of Project Review, Office of Hydropower 
Licensing, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, at the above address. 
A copy of any protest or motion to intervene must be served upon each 
representative of the applicant specified in the particular 
application.

    Dated: August 26, 1996, Washington, D.C.
Lois D. Cashell,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 96-22913 Filed 9-6-96; 8:45 am]
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