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N.E.W. Hydro LLC; Notice of Application for Amendment of License and 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. Application Type: Amendment of License.

b. Project No.: 2744-041 & 042.

c. Date Filed: March 14, 2012.

d. Applicant: N.E.W. Hydro LLC.

e. Name of Project: Menominee/Park Mill Hydro Project.

f. Location: The project is located on the Menominee River in Marinette County, Wisconsin and Menominee County, Michigan.

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

h. Applicant Contact: Mr. Scott Klabunde, P.O. Box 167, 116 N. State Street, Neshkoro, WI 54869-0167, (920) 293-4628, Ext. 14.

i. FERC Contact: John K. Novak, (202) 502-6076, john.novak@ferc.gov.

j. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, and protests: April 30, 2012.

All documents 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. 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.

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.

k. Description of Application: N.E.W. Hydro LLC seeks approval to construct an angled fish guidance rack with bypass to guide downstream migrating fish around the powerhouse and dam at the Park Mill development, described as Phase 1 of the four phases of the Menominee/Park Mill Fish Passage and Protection Plan (Plan). N.E.W. Hydro LLC is also requesting approval to construct a fish lift with sorting/holding facilities to provide upstream passage at the Menominee development, described as Phase 2 of the Plan. The lake sturgeon is the primary target species for upstream and downstream passage around both dams. All construction activities associated with Phases 1 and 2 will take place within the project boundary and will not require additional lands. Phases 3 and 4 of the plan are not proposed at this time but will instead be the subject of future amendment applications.

l. A copy of the application is available for review at the Commission in the Public Reference Room or may be viewed on the Commission's Web site at http://www.ferc.gov using the “eLibrary” link. Enter the docket number (P-2744-041 & 042) excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in item h above.

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, contact FERC Online Support.

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.

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. A copy of any motion to intervene must also be served upon each representative of the Applicant specified in the particular application.

o. 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.

Dated: March 29, 2012.

Kimberly D. Bose,

Secretary.

[FR Doc. 2012-8160 Filed 4-4-12; 8:45 am]

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