[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 137 (Tuesday, July 17, 2012)]
[Page 41978]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-17322]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project Nos. 2712-074; 2710-057]

Black Bear Hydro Partners, LLC, Maine; Notice of Availability of 
Environmental Assessment

    In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 
and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (Commission or FERC's) 
regulations, 18 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part 380 (Order No. 
486, 52 Federal Register [FR] 47897), Commission staff has reviewed the 
application for the amendment of licenses for the Stillwater 
Hydroelectric Project (FERC Project No. 2712-074) and Orono 
Hydroelectric Project (FERC Project No. 2710-057), located on the 
Stillwater Branch of the Penobscot River in Penobscot County, near the 
communities of Old Town and Orono, respectively. The projects do not 
occupy any federal lands.
    Staff prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA), which analyzes the 
potential environmental effects of the proposed modifications to the 
projects and the addition of new generating capacity, and concludes 
that authorizing amendments to the projects, with appropriate 
environmental protective measures, would not constitute a major federal 
action that would significantly affect the quality of the human 
    A copy of the EA is available for review at the Commission in the 
Public Reference Room 2-A of the Commission's offices at 888 First 
Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. The EA also may be viewed on the 
Commission's Internet Web site at (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. Additional information 
about the project is available from the Commission's Office of External 
Affairs, at (202) 502-6088, or on the Commission's Web site using the 
eLibrary link. For assistance with eLibrary, contact 
FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or toll-free at (866) 208-3676; for TTY 
contact (202) 502-8659.
    You may also register online at 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.
    Any comments should be filed within 30 days from the date of this 
notice. Comments 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. 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. 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.
    For further information, contact Rachel Price by telephone at 202-
502-8907 or by email at Rachel.Price@ferc.gov.

    Dated: July 9, 2012.
Kimberly D. Bose,
[FR Doc. 2012-17322 Filed 7-16-12; 8:45 am]