[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 123 (Tuesday, June 26, 2012)]
[Pages 38043-38044]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-15521]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 2458-198]

Great Lakes Hydro America, LLC; Notice of Application Accepted 
for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Protests

    Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been 
filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection.
    a. Application Type: Amendment of License Article 408.
    b. Project No.: 2458-198.
    c. Date Filed: April 13, 2012.
    d. Applicant: Great Lakes Hydro America, LLC.
    e. Name of Project: Penobscot Mills.
    f. Location: North Twin development, West Branch Penobscot River, 
    g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791a-825r.
    h. Applicant Contact: Kevin Bernier, Manager, Licensing and 

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Great Lakes Hydro America, LLC, 1024 Central Street, Millinocket, ME 
04462, (207) 723-4341, Ext. 118.
    i. FERC Contact: John K. Novak, (202) 502-6076, 
    j. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, and 
protests, is July 23, 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 at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/efiling.asp. If unable to be 
filed electronically, documents may be paper-filed. To paper-file, an 
original and seven copies should be mailed to: Secretary, Federal 
Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 
20426. 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.
    Please include the project number (P-2458-198) on any comments, 
motions, or recommendations filed.
    k. Description of Request: Great Lakes Hydro America, LLC requests 
Commission approval of amendment of Article 408 to eliminate the water 
level management requirements in the North Twin impoundment for lake 
trout spawning/incubation. The propagation of wild lake trout has not 
been successful after several years of controlling the reservoir levels 
in compliance with Article 408. Removal of reservoir level requirements 
for lake trout would provide more flexibility in providing power and 
non-power benefits at the development including the maintenance of 
higher flows to benefit the tailwater fishery. Great Lakes Hydro 
America, LLC proposes to request a modification to its Water Quality 
Certificate from the Maine Department of Environment Protection.
    l. Locations of the Application: A copy of the application is 
available for inspection and reproduction at the Commission's Public 
Reference Room, located at 888 First Street NE., Room 2A, Washington, 
DC 20426, or by calling (202) 502-8371. This filing may also be viewed 
on the Commission's Web site at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/efiling.asp. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in 
the docket number field to access the document. 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, call 1-866-208-3676 or email 
FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, for TTY, call (202) 502-8659. A copy is 
also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in item 
(h) above.
    m. Individuals desiring to be included on the Commission's mailing 
list should so indicate by writing to the Secretary of the Commission.
    n. Comments, Protests, or Motions to Intervene: Anyone may submit 
comments, a protest, or a motion to intervene in accordance with the 
requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.210, .211, 
.214. In determining the appropriate action to take, the Commission 
will consider all protests or other comments filed, but only those who 
file a motion to intervene in accordance with the Commission's Rules 
may become a party to the proceeding. Any comments, protests, or 
motions to intervene must be received on or before the specified 
comment date for the particular application.
    o. Filing and Service of Responsive Documents: All filings must (1) 
bear in all capital letters the title ``COMMENTS'', ``PROTEST'', or 
``MOTION TO INTERVENE'' as applicable; (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, motions to intervene, or protests must set forth their 
evidentiary basis and otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 
4.34(b). All comments, motions to intervene, or protests should relate 
to project works which are the subject of the amendment. Agencies may 
obtain copies of the application directly from the applicant. A copy of 
any protest or motion to intervene must be served upon each 
representative of the applicant specified in the particular 
application. If an intervener 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. 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 

    Dated: June 20, 2012.
Kimberly D. Bose,
[FR Doc. 2012-15521 Filed 6-25-12; 8:45 am]