[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 178 (Friday, September 13, 2013)]
[Pages 56684-56685]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-22319]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 2972-022]

Woonsocket Falls Project, City of Woonsocket; 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.: 2972-022.
    c. Date Filed: June 21, 2012.
    d. Applicant: City of Woonsocket.
    e. Name of Project: Woonsocket Falls Project.
    f. Location: On the Blackstone River, in Providence County, 
Woonsocket, Rhode Island.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791a-825r.
    h. Applicants Contact: Mr. Michael Debroisse, Engineering, City of 
Woonsocket, 169 Main Street, Woonsocket, RI 02895, (401) 762-6400.
    Mr. Sean Coffey, Burns & Levinson LLP, One Citizens Plaza, Suite 
1100, Providence, RI 02903, (401) 831-8173.
    i. FERC Contact: Mr. Mark Pawlowski, (202) 502-6052, 
    j. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, and protests 
is 30 days from the issuance date of this notice by the Commission. The 
Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file comments, 
motions to intervene, and protests using the Commission's eFiling 
system 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 at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, (866) 208-3676 (toll free), or 
(202) 502-8659 (TTY). In lieu of electronic filing, please send a paper 
copy to: Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First 
Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. The first page of any filing should 
include docket number P-2972-022.
    k. Description of Request: The licensee requests to amend its 
license to remove the Woonsocket Falls Dam and impoundment as licensed 
project facilities because the dam and impoundment have been 
transferred to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers pursuant to the 
requirements of section 2875 of the National Defense Authorization Act 
of 2008 (PL 110-181). The licensee would continue to operate and 
maintain the hydroelectric facilities consisting of: (1) An intake 
structure constructed on the east bank of the river about 60 feet 
upstream from the dam; (2) two 8-foot diameter concrete penstocks; (3) 
a powerhouse located about 240 feet downstream from the dam; (4) a 
1,200-foot-long, 13.8-kilovolt (kV) transmission line; and (5) 
appurtenant facilities.
    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 
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: 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 motions to intervene, protests, or comments should relate 
to project works which are the subject of the application. 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 

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    Dated: September 9, 2013.
Kimberly D. Bose,
[FR Doc. 2013-22319 Filed 9-12-13; 8:45 am]