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City of Holyoke Gas and Electric; Notice of Application for Amendment of License and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Protests


July 9, 2008.

Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection:

a. Application Type: Non-Project Use of Project Lands and Waters and Amendment of Project Boundary.

b. Project No: 2004-249.

c. Date Filed: May 28, 2008.

d. Applicant: City of Holyoke Gas and Electric.

e. Name of Project: Holyoke Hydroelectric Project.

f. Location: The proposal would be located on the Connecticut River, in Hampden County, Massachusetts.

g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791a-825r.

h. Applicant Contact: Paul Ducheney, 99 Suffolk Street, Holyoke, MA 01040; (413) 536-9340.

i. FERC Contact: Gina Krump, Telephone (202) 502-6704, and e-mail:

j. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, and protest: August 11, 2008.

All documents (original and eight copies) should be filed with: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426.

The Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure require all intervenors filing documents with the Commission to serve a copy of that document on each person whose name appears on the official service list for the project. Further, if an intervenor 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 any motion to intervene must also be served upon each representative of the Applicant specified in the particular application.

k. Description of Request: The City Holyoke Gas and Electric (City) is requesting approval to amend the project boundary to add 17.37 acres of land in the Bachelor Brook natural area and to remove 4.62 acres of project lands owned by Mount Holyoke College (College), giving a net increase of 12.75 acres of project lands. Additionally, the City is seeking Commission approval to issue a permit to the College to construct a seasonal gangway and floating dock on project property. No fill, excavation or other ground disturbing activities are proposed. The proposed facilities would serve the students and members of the College.

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 using the “eLibrary” link. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document. You may also register online at to be notified via e-mail of new filings and issuances related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, call (866) 208-3372 or e-mail, 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. Any filings must bear in all capital letters the title “COMMENTS”, “PROTEST”, or “MOTION TO INTERVENE”, as applicable, and the Project Number of the particular application to which the filing refers.

p. Agency Comments: Federal, state, and local agencies are invited to file comments on the described application. A copy of the application may be obtained by agencies directly from the Applicant. If an agency does not file comments within the time specified for filing comments, it will be presumed to have no comments. One copy of an agency's comments must also be sent to the Applicant's representatives.

q. Comments, protests and interventions may be filed electronically via the Internet in lieu of paper. See, 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission's Web site at under the “e-Filing” link.

Kimberly D. Bose,


[FR Doc. E8-16208 Filed 7-15-08; 8:45 am]


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