[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 178 (Thursday, September 13, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 56637-56638]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-22513]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 2662-000]


FirstLight Hydro Generating Company; Notice of Authorization for 
Continued Project Operation

    On August 30, 2007, the FirstLight Hydro Generating Company, 
licensee for the Scotland Hydroelectric Project, filed an Application 
for a New License pursuant to the Federal Power Act (FPA) and the 
Commission's regulations thereunder. The Scotland Hydroelectric Project 
is located on the Shetucket River, in Windham County, Connecticut.
    The license for Project No. 2662 was issued for a period ending 
August 31, 2012. Section 15(a)(1) of the FPA, 16 U.S.C. 808(a)(1), 
requires the Commission, at the expiration of a license term, to issue 
from year-to-year an annual license to the then licensee under the 
terms and conditions of the prior license until a new license is 
issued, or the project is otherwise disposed of as provided in section 
15 or any other applicable section of the FPA. If the project's prior 
license waived the applicability of section 15 of the FPA, then, based 
on section 9(b) of the Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. 558(c), 
and as set forth at 18 CFR 16.21(a), if the licensee of such project 
has filed an application for a subsequent license, the licensee may 
continue to operate the project in accordance with the terms and 
conditions of the license after the minor or minor part license 
expires, until the Commission acts on its application. If the licensee 
of such a project has not filed an application for a subsequent 
license, then it may be required, pursuant to 18 CFR 16.21(b), to 
continue project operations until the Commission issues someone else a 
license for the project or otherwise orders disposition of the project.
    If the project is subject to section 15 of the FPA, notice is 
hereby given that an annual license for Project No. 2662

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is issued to the FirstLight Hydro Generating Company for a period 
effective September 1, 2012 through August 31, 2013, or until the 
issuance of a new license for the project or other disposition under 
the FPA, whichever comes first. If issuance of a new license (or other 
disposition) does not take place on or before August 31, 2013, notice 
is hereby given that, pursuant to 18 CFR 16.18(c), an annual license 
under section 15(a)(1) of the FPA is renewed automatically without 
further order or notice by the Commission, unless the Commission orders 
otherwise.
    If the project is not subject to section 15 of the FPA, notice is 
hereby given that the FirstLight Hydro Generating Company is authorized 
to continue operation of the Scotland Hydroelectric Project, until such 
time as the Commission acts on its application for a subsequent 
license.

    Dated: September 6, 2012.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2012-22513 Filed 9-12-12; 8:45 am]
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