[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 96 (Thursday, May 17, 2012)]
[Pages 29333-29334]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-11824]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 12968-001]

City of Norwich Department of Public Utilities; 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. section 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. 12968-001.
    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 
    City of Norwich Department of Public Utilities, as the competitor 
applicant for the Scotland Hydroelectric Project No.

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12968, 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 agreement.
    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
John F. Bilda or Representative, Norwich Public Utilities, 16 South 
Golden Street, Norwich, CT 06360
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-12968-001) 
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. 2012-11824 Filed 5-16-12; 8:45 am]