[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 118 (Tuesday, June 19, 2012)]
[Pages 36524-36525]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-14877]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 14421-000]

Freedom Falls, LLC; Notice of Application Tendered for Filing 
With the Commission and Soliciting Additional Study Requests

    Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been 
filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection.
    a. Type of Application: Exemption from Licensing.
    b. Project No.: 14421-000.
    c. Date filed: June 1, 2012.
    d. Applicant: Freedom Falls, LLC.
    e. Name of Project: Freedom Falls Hydroelectric Project.
    f. Location: On Sandy Stream, in the Town of Freedom, Waldo County,

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Maine. The project would not occupy lands of the United States.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 
1978, 16 U.S.C. 2705, 2708.
    h. Applicant Contact: Anthony P. Grassi, Freedom Falls LLC, 363 
Belfast Road, Camden, ME 04843, (207) 236-4663.
    i. FERC Contact: Samantha Davidson, (202) 502-6839 or 
[email protected].
    j. Cooperating agencies: Federal, state, local, and tribal agencies 
with jurisdiction and/or special expertise with respect to 
environmental issues that wish to cooperate in the preparation of the 
environmental document should follow the instructions for filing such 
requests described in item l below. Cooperating agencies should note 
the Commission's policy that agencies that cooperate in the preparation 
of the environmental document cannot also intervene. See, 94 FERC ] 
61,076 (2001).
    k. Pursuant to section 4.32(b)(7) of 18 CFR of the Commission's 
regulations, if any resource agency, Indian Tribe, or person believes 
that an additional scientific study should be conducted in order to 
form an adequate factual basis for a complete analysis of the 
application on its merit, the resource agency, Indian Tribe, or person 
must file a request for a study with the Commission not later than 60 
days from the date of filing of the application, and serve a copy of 
the request on the applicant.
    l. Deadline for filing additional study requests and requests for 
cooperating agency status: July 31, 2012.
    All documents 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. Commenters can 
submit brief comments up to 6,000 characters, without prior 
registration, using the eComment system at http://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 [email protected]; 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.
    m. The application is not ready for environmental analysis at this 
    n. The proposed Freedom Falls Hydroelectric Project would consist 
of: (1) An existing 90-foot-long, 12-foot-high concrete-capped stone 
masonry dam with a 25-foot-long, 10-foot-high spillway with two 
vertical lift sluice gates and a crest elevation of 452.5 feet mean sea 
level (msl); (2) an existing 1.6-acre impoundment with a normal maximum 
water surface elevation of 453.0 feet msl; (3) a new intake structure 
equipped with an 8-foot-high, 5-foot-wide trashrack that would be 
modified to have 1-inch clear bar spacing, and a 3-foot-high, 4.75-
foot-wide slide gate; (4) a new downstream American eel passage 
facility and working platform; (5) a new 60-foot-long, 30-inch-diameter 
steel penstock leading to; (6) an existing 20-foot-wide, by 30-foot-
long generating room containing a new 38.3 kilowatt turbine-generator 
unit; (7) a new 20-foot-long, 5-foot-wide tailrace; (8) a new 30-foot-
long, 110-volt transmission line; and (9) appurtenant facilities. The 
proposed project is estimated to generate an average of 66,000 
kilowatt-hours annually.
    o. A copy of the application is available for review at the 
Commission in the Public Reference Room or may be viewed on the 
Commission's Web site at http://www.ferc.gov using the ``eLibrary'' 
link. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the 
docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact 
FERC Online Support.
    You may also register online at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/esubscription.asp to be notified via email of new filings and issuances 
related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, contact FERC 
Online Support.
    p. With this notice, we are initiating consultation with the Maine 
Historic Preservation Commission, as required by 106, National Historic 
Preservation Act, and the regulations of the Advisory Council on 
Historic Preservation, 36, CFR, at 800.4.
    q. Procedural schedule: The application will be processed according 
to the following preliminary Hydro Licensing Schedule. Revisions to the 
schedule will be made as appropriate (e.g., if scoping is waived, the 
schedule would be shortened).

Issue Deficiency Letter................  August 2012.
Issue Notice of Acceptance.............  October 2012.
Issue Scoping Document.................  November 2012.
Issue Notice of ready for environmental  January 2013.
Issue Notice of the availability of the  May 2013.

    Dated: June 13, 2012.
Kimberly D. Bose,
[FR Doc. 2012-14877 Filed 6-18-12; 8:45 am]