[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 58 (Tuesday, March 26, 2013)]
[Pages 18334-18335]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-06818]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 14505-000]

 JAL Hydro, LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application 
Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and 
Competing Applications

    On March 12, 2013, JAL Hydro, LLC, filed an application for a 
preliminary permit, pursuant to section 4(f) of the Federal Power Act 
(FPA), proposing to study the feasibility of the Natick Pond Dam 
Hydroelectric Project (Natick Pond Dam Project or project) to be 
located on the Pawtuxet River, in the towns of Warwick and West 
Warwick, Kent County, Rhode Island. 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 the following: (1) An 
existing 22.5-foot-high, 265-foot-long earth embankment dam with a 166-
foot-long granite masonry block spillway; (2) the existing 26.9-acre 
Natick Pond with operating elevation of about 48.5 feet above mean sea 
level (msl); (3) a new 130-foot-long, 20-foot-wide, 6-foot-deep 
concrete intake channel; (4) a new 10-foot-high, 20-foot-wide sluice 
gate equipped with a new 10-foot-high, 20-foot-wide trashrack with 6-
inch bar spacing; (5) two new 52-foot-long, 9.75-foot-diameter 
Archimedes screw generator units each rated at 148 kilowatts (kW) for a 
total installed capacity of 296 kW; (6) a new 10-foot-high, 27-foot-
long, 42-foot-wide concrete powerhouse containing a new gearbox and 
electrical controls; (7) a new above ground 145-foot-long, 35.0-
kilovolt transmission line connecting the powerhouse to National Grid's 
distribution system; and (8) appurtenant facilities. The estimated 
annual generation of the proposed Natick Pond Dam Project would be 
about 1500 megawatt-hours. The existing Natick Pond Dam and appurtenant 
works are owned by the City of Warwick, Rhode Island.
    Applicant Contact: Mr. Michael C. Kerr, New England Hydropower 
Company, LLC, P.O. Box 5524, Beverly Farms, Massachusetts 01915; phone: 
(978) 360-2547.
    FERC Contact: John Ramer; phone: (202) 502-8969 or email: 
[email protected].
    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 five copies to: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, 
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, 
DC 20426.

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    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-14505) in the docket number field to access 
the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.

    Dated: March 19, 2013.
 Kimberly D. Bose,
[FR Doc. 2013-06818 Filed 3-25-13; 8:45 am]