[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 95 (Wednesday, May 16, 2012)]
[Page 28874]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-11825]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 2662-012]

FirstLight Hydro Generating Company; Notice of Proposed 
Restricted Service List for a Programmatic Agreement for Managing 
Properties Included in or Eligible for Inclusion in the National 
Register of Historic Places

    Rule 2010 of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's 
(Commission) Rules of Practice and Procedure provides that, to 
eliminate unnecessary expense or improve administrative efficiency, the 
Secretary may establish a restricted service list for a particular 
phase or issue in a proceeding.\1\ The restricted service list should 
contain the names of persons on the service list who, in the judgment 
of the decisional authority establishing the list, are active 
participants with respect to the phase or issue in the proceeding for 
which the list is established.

    \1\ 18 CFR section 385.2010.

    The Commission staff is consulting with the Connecticut State 
Historic Preservation Officer (hereinafter, Connecticut SHPO), and the 
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (hereinafter, Advisory 
Council) pursuant to the Advisory Council's regulations, 36 CFR part 
800, implementing section 106 of the National Historic Preservation 
Act, as amended, (16 U.S.C. 470f), to prepare and execute a 
programmatic agreement for managing properties included in, or eligible 
for inclusion in, the National Register of Historic Places that could 
be affected by issuance of a new license for the Scotland Hydroelectric 
Project No. 2662.
    The programmatic agreement, when executed by the Commission and the 
Connecticut SHPO would satisfy the Commission's section 106 
responsibilities for all individual undertakings carried out in 
accordance with the license until the license expires or is terminated 
(36 CFR 800.13[e]). The Commission's responsibilities pursuant to 
section 106 for the Scotland Hydroelectric Project would be fulfilled 
through the programmatic agreement, which the Commission proposes to 
draft in consultation with certain parties listed below. The executed 
programmatic agreement would be incorporated into any Order issuing a 
    FirstLight Hydro Generating Company, as the licensee for the 
Scotland Hydroelectric Project No. 2662, and the Mashantucket Pequot 
Tribe of Connecticut have expressed an interest in this preceding and 
are invited to participate in consultations to develop the programmatic 
    For purposes of commenting on the programmatic agreement, we 
propose to restrict the service list for the aforementioned project as 

John Eddins or Representative, Office of Planning and Review, Advisory 
Council on Historic Preservation, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Suite 
803, Washington, DC 20004
Daniel Forrest or Representative, Archaeologist/Environmental Review 
Coordinator, Historic Preservation and Museum Division, One 
Constitution Plaza, 2nd Floor, Hartford, CT 06103
Richard Laudenat or Representative, FirstLight Hydro Generating 
Company, 143 West Street Ext., Suite E, New Milford, CT 06776
Kathleen Knowles or Representative, Tribal Historic Preservation 
Officer, Mashantucket Pequot Tribe of Connecticut, 550 Trolley Line 
Blvd., Mashantucket, CT 06338-3202.

    Any person on the official service list for the above-captioned 
proceeding may request inclusion on the restricted service list, or may 
request that a restricted service list not be established, by filing a 
motion to that effect within 15 days of this notice date. In a request 
for inclusion, please identify the reason(s) why there is an interest 
to be included. Also please identify any concerns about historic 
properties, including Traditional Cultural Properties. If historic 
properties are to be identified within the motion, please use a 
separate page, and label it NON-PUBLIC Information.
    Any such motions 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://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ferconline.asp) under the 
``eFiling'' link. For a simpler method of submitting text only 
comments, click on ``eComment.'' For assistance, please contact FERC 
Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov; call toll-free at (866) 
208-3676; or, for TTY, contact (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. Please put the project number (P-2662-012) 
on the first page of the filing.
    If no such motions are filed, the restricted service list will be 
effective at the end of the 15-day period. Otherwise, a further notice 
will be issued ruling on any motion or motions filed within the 15-day 

    Dated: May 10, 2012.
 Kimberly D. Bose,
[FR Doc. 2012-11825 Filed 5-15-12; 8:45 am]