[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 178 (Friday, September 13, 2013)]
[Page 56692]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-22320]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 12741-003]

Albany Engineering Corporation; Notice of Successive Preliminary 
Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions 
To Intervene, and Competing Applications

    On August 20, 2013, Albany Engineering Corporation (Albany 
Engineering) filed an application for a successive preliminary permit, 
pursuant to section 4(f) of the Federal Power Act (FPA), proposing to 
study the feasibility of hydropower adjacent to the New York State 
Canal Corporation's Lock C5 located on the Hudson River in Saratoga and 
Washington Counties, New York. 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 Thomson Project would consist of: (1) A new arc-shaped 
dam consisting of six 111-foot-long 12-foot-high spillway sections 
integrated with five 50-foot-diameter circular-shell piers, located 
1,600 feet downstream of the existing Northumberland Dam; (2) a new 
324-acre impoundment between the new dam and the existing 
Northumberland Dam, that would extend an existing impoundment having a 
surface area of 2,750 acres at a normal water surface elevation of 
101.1 feet mean sea level by lowering the crest of the existing dam; 
(3) a 4,000-foot-long by 12-foot-deep segment of the existing Champlain 
Canal; (4) the existing Lock No. 5 facilities; (5) five identical 
turbine-generating units each housed in one of five circular-shell 
piers, with a total capacity of 23.7 megawatts; (6) a new 8,000-foot-
long, 34.5-kilovolt transmission line; and (7) appurtenant facilities. 
The proposed project would have an estimated average annual generation 
of 68.9 gigawatt-hours.
    Applicant Contact: Wendy Jo Carey, Albany Engineering Corporation, 
5 Washington Square, Albany, NY 12205; phone: (518) 456-7712.
    FERC Contact: Monir Chowdhury; phone: (202) 502-6736.
    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.
    The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file 
comments, motions to intervene, notices of intent, and competing 
applications 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 
[email protected], (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-12741-003.
    More information about this project, including a copy of the 
application, can be viewed or printed on the ``eLibrary'' link of the 
Commission's Web site at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/elibrary.asp. 
Enter the docket number (P-12741) in the docket number field to access 
the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.

    Dated: September 9, 2013.
Kimberly D. Bose,
[FR Doc. 2013-22320 Filed 9-12-13; 8:45 am]