[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 216 (Wednesday, November 7, 2012)]
[Pages 66824-66825]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-27179]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 2004-287]

City of Holyoke Gas and Electric Department; Notice of 
Application Accepted for Filing, 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. Type of Application: Amendment of License.
    b. Project No.: 2004-287.
    c. Date Filed: August 31, 2012.
    d. Applicant: City of Holyoke Gas and Electric Department.
    e. Name of Project: Holyoke Project.
    f. Location: On the Connecticut River in Hampden, Hampshire, and 
Franklin Counties, Massachusetts.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791a-825r.
    h. Applicant Contact: Mr. Paul Ducheney, Superintendent, Holyoke 
Gas and Electric Department, 99 Suffolk Street, Holyoke, MA 01040. Tel: 
(413) 536-9340.

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    i. FERC Contact: Ms. Andrea Claros, (202) 502-8171, 
[email protected].
    j. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, and 
protests, is 30 days from the issuance date of this notice. 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: The 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 numbers (P-2004-287) on any comments, 
motions, or protests filed.
    k. Description of Request: The licensee proposes to enhance 
downstream fish passage facilities at the project by the installation 
of a new bar rack and associated facilities at the Hadley Falls 
Station, and enhance the existing upstream fish passage facilities at 
the project by making modifications to the spillway fishlift entrance. 
The licensee further proposes to do an in-kind replacement of the 
Hadley Unit 1 turbine concurrent with the downstream passage 
construction work. The new unit would increase the project's installed 
capacity by 600 kilowatts, and increase the maximum hydraulic capacity 
by an estimated 320 cubic feet per second.
    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/elibrary.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 
[email protected], 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: Any filing 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 license 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: November 1, 2012.
Kimberly D. Bose,
[FR Doc. 2012-27179 Filed 11-6-12; 8:45 am]