[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 10 (Tuesday, January 15, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 2988-2989]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-00644]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 14478-000]


 New England Hydropower Company, LLC; Notice of Preliminary 
Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions 
To Intervene, and Competing Applications

    On December 28, 2012, the New England Hydropower Company, LLC, 
filed an application for a preliminary permit, pursuant to section 4(f) 
of the Federal Power Act (FPA), proposing to study the feasibility of 
the Eagleville Dam Hydroelectric Project (Eagleville Dam Project or 
project) to be located on the Willimantic River, in the towns of 
Coventry and Manchester, Tolland County, Connecticut. The sole purpose 
of a preliminary permit, if issued, is to grant the permit holder 
priority to file a license application during the permit term. A 
preliminary permit does not authorize the permit holder to perform any 
land-disturbing activities or otherwise enter upon lands or waters 
owned by others without the owners' express permission.
    The proposed project would consist of the following: (1) An 
existing 22-foot-high, 520-foot-long earth embankment dam with a 173-
foot-long stone masonry spillway; (2) an existing 77-acre impoundment 
with an operating elevation of about 277.0 feet above mean sea level 
(msl); (3) an existing 12-foot-long, 16-foot-wide, 10-foot-deep head 
box and intake channel; (4) a new 10-foot-high, 16-foot-wide sluice 
gate equipped with two existing 10-foot-high, 7-foot-wide trashracks 
with 6-inch bar spacing; (5) a new 60-foot-long, 11.25-foot-wide 
Archimedes screw generator unit with an installed capacity of 133 
kilowatts; (6) a new 10-foot-high, 19-foot-long, 22-foot-wide 
powerhouse containing a new gearbox and electrical controls; (7) a new 
above ground 215-foot-long, 13.8-kilovolt transmission line connecting 
the powerhouse to the Connecticut Light & Power's distribution system; 
and (8) appurtenant facilities. The estimated annual generation of the 
proposed Eagleville Dam Project would be about 630 megawatt-hours. The 
existing Eagleville Dam and appurtenant works, including a former 
penstock foundation and intake structures, are owned by the State of 
Connecticut and operated by the Connecticut Department of Energy and 
Environmental Protection.
    Applicant Contact: Mr. Michael C. Kerr, New England Hydropower 
Company, LLC, P.O. Box 5524, Beverly Farms, Massachusetts 01915; phone: 
(978) 360-2547.
    FERC Contact: John Ramer; phone: (202) 502-8969 or email: 
john.ramer@ferc.gov.
    Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, competing 
applications (without notices of intent), or notices of intent to file 
competing applications: 60 days from the issuance of this notice. 
Competing applications and notices of intent must meet the requirements 
of 18 CFR 4.36. Comments, motions to intervene, notices of intent, and 
competing applications may be filed electronically via the Internet. 
See 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission's 
Web site http:[sol][sol]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:[sol][sol]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 
FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or toll

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free at 1-866-208-3676, or for TTY, (202) 502-8659. Although the 
Commission strongly encourages electronic filing, documents may also be 
paper-filed. To paper-file, mail an original and seven copies to: 
Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 
First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426.
    More information about this project, including a copy of the 
application, can be viewed or printed on the ``eLibrary'' link of 
Commission's Web site at http:[sol][sol]www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/
elibrary.asp. Enter the docket number (P-14478) in the docket number 
field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online 
Support.

    Dated: January 9, 2013.
 Kimberly D. Bose,
 Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2013-00644 Filed 1-14-13; 8:45 am]
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