[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 15 (Wednesday, January 23, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Page 4843]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-01285]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 2662-012-CT; Project No. 12968-001-CT]


FirstLight Hydro Generating Company, City of Norwich Dept. of 
Public Utilities; Notice of Availability of Final Environmental 
Assessment

    In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 
and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) regulations, 
18 CFR part 380 (Order No. 486, 52 FR 47897), the Office of Energy 
Projects has reviewed competing applications for a new license for the 
Scotland Hydroelectric Project (Commission Project Nos. 2662-012 and 
12968-001). The Scotland Hydroelectric Project is located on the 
Shetucket River, in Windham County, Connecticut. The existing licensee 
for the project is FirstLight Hydro Generating Company (FirstLight). 
The competitor applicant for the Scotland Hydroelectric Project No. 
12968 is the City of Norwich Department of Public Utilities (Norwich 
Public Utilities).
    Staff has prepared a final environmental assessment (EA) that 
analyzes the potential environmental effects of relicensing the project 
as proposed by FirstLight and Norwich Public Utilities, and concludes 
that licensing the project with either proposal, with appropriate 
environmental protection measures, would not constitute a major federal 
action that would significantly affect the quality of the human 
environment.
    A copy of the final EA is available for review at the Commission in 
the Public Reference Room or may be viewed on the Commission's Web site 
at www.ferc.gov using the ``eLibrary'' link. Enter the docket number 
for either project, excluding the last three digits, in the docket 
number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC 
Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov; toll-free at 1-866-208-
3676; or for TTY, 202-502-8659.
    You may also register online at www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/esubscription.asp to be notified via email of new filings and issuances 
related to these or other pending projects. For assistance, contact 
FERC Online Support.
    For further information, contact Janet Hutzel at (202) 502-8675 or 
by email at janet.hutzel@ferc.gov.

    Dated: January 16, 2013.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2013-01285 Filed 1-22-13; 8:45 am]
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