[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 25 (Wednesday, February 6, 2013)]
[Page 8512]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-02550]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. P-14471-000]

West Street Hydro, Inc.; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application 
Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and 
Competing Applications

    On December 10, 2012, West Street Hydro, Inc., filed an application 
for a preliminary permit, pursuant to section 4(f) of the Federal Power 
Act, proposing to study the feasibility of the Ashuelot River Dam 
Hydroelectric Project (project) to be located on the Ashuelot River, 
near the City of Keene, Cheshire County, New Hampshire. The sole 
purpose of a preliminary permit, if issued, is to grant the permit 
holder priority to file a license application during the permit term. A 
preliminary permit does not authorize the permit holder to perform any 
land-disturbing activities or otherwise enter upon lands or waters 
owned by others without the owners' express permission.
    The proposed project would consist of: (1) The existing 160-foot-
long, 16-foot-high, stone-masonry Ashuelot Park Dam with a 134-foot-
long spillway; (2) an existing 34-acre impoundment with a normal 
maximum water surface elevation of 472 feet above mean sea level; (3) a 
new intake structure; (4) a new powerhouse containing two 43-killowatt 
(kW) turbine-generating units for a total installed capacity of 86 kW; 
(5) a new tailrace; (6) a new 330-foot-long, 34.5-kilovolt transmission 
line; and (7) appurtenant facilities. The estimated annual generation 
of the project would be 360 megawatt-hours.
    Applicant Contact: Mr. Kenneth A. Stewart, West Street Hydro, Inc., 
20 Central Square, Keene, NH 03431; phone: (603) 352-2448.
    FERC Contact: Michael Watts; phone: (202) 502-6123.
    Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, competing 
applications (without notices of intent), or notices of intent to file 
competing applications: 60 days from the issuance of this notice. 
Competing applications and notices of intent must meet the requirements 
of 18 CFR 4.36. Comments, motions to intervene, notices of intent, and 
competing applications 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/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 at [email protected] or toll free at 1-866-208-3676, 
or for TTY, (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.
    More information about this project, including a copy of the 
application, can be viewed or printed on the ``eLibrary'' link of 
Commission's Web site at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/elibrary.asp. 
Enter the docket number (P-14471) in the docket number field to access 
the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.

    Dated: January 30, 2013.
Kimberly D. Bose,
[FR Doc. 2013-02550 Filed 2-5-13; 8:45 am]