[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 40 (Thursday, February 28, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 10752-10753]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-3726]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 1881-050]


PPL Holtwood, LLC; Notice of Application Accepted for Filing, 
Soliciting Motions To Intervene and Protests, Ready for Environmental 
Analysis, and Soliciting Comments, Recommendations, Terms and 
Conditions, and Fishway Prescriptions

February 21, 2008.
    Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been 
filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection:
    a. Application Type: Amendment of license to increase the installed 
capacity.
    b. Project No.: 1881-050.
    c. Date Filed: December 20, 2007, and supplemented on January 4 and 
February 20, 2008.
    d. Applicant: PPL Holtwood, LLC.
    e. Name of Project: Holtwood Hydroelectric Project.
    f. Location: The project is located on the Susquehanna River, in 
Lancaster and York Counties, Pennsylvania.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791a-825r.
    h. Applicant Contact: Dennis J. Murphy, Vice President & Chief 
Operating Officer, PPL Holtwood, LLC, Two North Ninth Street (GENPL6), 
Allentown, Pennsylvania 18101; telephone (610) 774-4316.
    i. FERC Contact: Linda Stewart, telephone: (202) 502-6680, and e-
mail: linda.stewart@ferc.gov.
    j. Deadline for filing motions to intervene and protests, comments, 
recommendations, terms and conditions, and fishway prescriptions is 60 
days from the issuance of this notice; reply comments are due 105 days 
from the issuance date of this notice. All documents (original and 
eight copies) should be filed with: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, 
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., 
Washington, DC 20426.
    The Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure require all 
intervenors filling documents with the Commission to serve a copy of 
that document on each person in the official service list for the 
project. Further, if an intervenor 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.
    k. Description of Request:
    (i) Amendment to Project Design: PPL Holtwood proposes to increase 
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installed capacity of the Holtwood Project by constructing a new 
powerhouse with two turbine generator units, installing two new 
generating units in the existing powerhouse, and refurbishing four 
generating units in the existing powerhouse (Units 1, 2, 4, and 7). The 
total installed capacity of the project would increase from 107.2 
megawatts to 195.5 megawatts and the total hydraulic capacity of the 
project would increase from 31,500 cubic feet per second to 
approximately 61,460 cubic feet per second. PPL Holtwood also proposes 
to construct a new skimmer wall upstream of the powerhouses, and to 
perform excavation in the forebay to replace deteriorating 
infrastructure as well as enable flows to enter the new generating 
units. In order to improve fish passage at the project, PPL Holtwood 
proposes to: (1) Modify the existing fish lift; (2) reroute the 
discharge of Unit 1 in the existing powerhouse; and (3) excavate in the 
project tailrace and spillway. PPL Holtwood also proposes to implement 
additional measures to enhance migratory fish passage, provide for 
minimum flows, and perform studies and evaluations. PPL Holtwood 
requests the modification of license articles that are related to the 
above proposed design changes
    (ii) Extension of Term of License: PPL Holtwood requests a 16-year 
extension of the current license term to September 1, 2030.
    l. Locations of the Application: A copy of the application is 
available for inspection and reproduction at the Commission's Public 
Reference Room, located at 888 First Street, NE., Room 2A, Washington, 
DC 20426, or by calling (202) 502-8371. This filing may also 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. You may also 
register online at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/esubscription.asp to 
be notified via e-mail of new filings and issuances related to this or 
other pending projects. For assistance, call 1-866-208-3676 or e-mail 
FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, for TTY, call (202) 502-8659. A copy is 
also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in item 
(h) above.
    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 (1) 
bear in all capital letters the title ``PROTEST,'' ``MOTION TO 
INTERVENE,'' ``COMMENTS,'' ``REPLY COMMENTS,'' ``RECOMMENDATIONS,'' 
``TERMS AND CONDITIONS,'' or ``FISHWAY 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 protesting or intervening; 
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). All comments, 
recommendations, terms and conditions or prescriptions 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.
    p. As provided for in 18 CFR 4.34(b)(5)(i), a license applicant 
must file, no later than 60 days following the date of issuance of this 
notice of acceptance and ready for environmental analysis: (1) A copy 
of the water quality certification; (2) a copy of the request for 
certification, including proof of the date on which the certifying 
agency received the request; or (3) evidence of waiver of water quality 
certification.
    q. e-Filing: Motions to intervene, protests, comments, 
recommendations, terms and conditions, and fishway prescriptions may be 
filed electronically via the Internet in lieu of paper. See, 18 CFR 
385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission's Web site 
at http://www.ferc.gov under the ``e Filing'' link.

Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. E8-3726 Filed 2-27-08; 8:45 am]
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