[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 31 (Thursday, February 14, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 10615-10616]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-03366]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 14483-000]


Westfield Water Resources Department; Notice of Application 
Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, 
Protests, Recommendations, and Terms and Conditions

    Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been 
filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection.
    a. Type of Application: Conduit Exemption.
    b. Project No.: 14483-000.
    c. Date filed: January 22, 2013.
    d. Applicant: Westfield Water Resources Department.
    e. Name of Project: Sackett Filtration Plant Hydroelectric Project.
    f. Location: The proposed Sackett Filtration Plant Hydroelectric 
Project would be located on a water supply pipeline entering the 
Sackett Filtration Plant in Hampden County, Massachusetts. The land on 
which all the project structures are located is owned by the applicant.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act 16 U.S.C. 791a-825r
    h. Applicant Contact: Mr. Charles Darling, Water Systems Engineer, 
Westfield Water Resources Department, 28 Sackett Street, Westfield, MA 
01085; phone (413) 572-6243.
    i. FERC Contact: Robert Bell, (202) 502-6062, robert.bell@ferc.gov.
    j. Status of Environmental Analysis: This application is ready for 
environmental analysis at this time, and the Commission is requesting 
comments, reply comments, recommendations, terms and conditions, and 
prescriptions.
    k. Deadline for filing responsive documents: Due to the small size 
of the proposed project, as well as the resource agency consultation 
letters filed with the application, the 60-day timeframe specified in 
18 CFR 4.34(b) for filing all comments, motions to intervene, protests, 
recommendations, terms and conditions, and prescriptions is shortened 
to 30 days from the issuance date of this notice. All reply comments 
filed in response to comments submitted by any resource agency, Indian 
tribe, or person, must be filed with the Commission within 45 days from 
the issuance date of this notice.
    Comments, protests, and interventions 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/docs-filing/efiling.asp. The Commission strongly encourages electronic 
filings.
    The Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure require all 
intervenors filing documents with the Commission to serve a copy of 
that document on each person on 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.
    l. Description of the project: The proposed Sackett Filtration 
Plant Hydroelectric Project would consist of: (1) A proposed 16.19-
foot-long, 12-inch-diameter intake pipe; (2) a proposed powerhouse 
containing one proposed generating unit with an installed capacity of 
80 kilowatts; (3) a proposed 9.42-foot-long, 12-inch-diamter exit pipe; 
and (4) appurtenant facilities. The applicant estimates the project 
would have an average annual generation of 0.4745 gigawatt-hours.
    m. This filing is available for review and reproduction at the 
Commission in the Public Reference Room, Room 2A, 888 First Street NE., 
Washington, DC 20426. The filing may also be viewed on the Web at 
http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/elibrary.asp using the ``eLibrary'' 
link. Enter the docket number, P-14483, in the docket number field to 
access the document. For assistance, call toll-free 1-866-208-3676 or 
email FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov. For TTY, call (202) 502-8659. A copy 
is also available for review and reproduction at the address in item h 
above.
    n. Development Application--Any qualified applicant desiring to 
file a competing application must submit to the Commission, on or 
before the specified deadline date for the particular application, a 
competing development application, or a notice of intent to file such 
an application. Submission of a timely notice of intent allows an 
interested person to file the competing development application no 
later than 120 days after the specified deadline date for the 
particular application. Applications for preliminary permits will not 
be accepted in response to this notice.
    o. 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

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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.
    p. All filings must (1) Bear in all capital letters the title 
``PROTEST,'' ``MOTION TO INTERVENE,'' ``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 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). Agencies may 
obtain copies of the application directly from the applicant. Any of 
these documents must be filed by providing the original and seven 
copies to: The Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 
First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. An additional copy must be sent 
to Director, Division of Hydropower Administration and Compliance, 
Office of Energy Projects, 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. 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.

    Dated: February 7, 2013.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2013-03366 Filed 2-13-13; 8:45 am]
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