Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection:
a. Type of Application: Major Relicense.
b. Project No.: P-2634-007.
c. Date Filed: April 28, 1998.
d. Applicant: Great Northern Paper, Inc.
e. Name of Project: Storage Project.
f. Location: On Ragged Stream, Caucomgomoc Stream, and West Branch and South Branch of the Penobscot River in the Counties of Somerset and Piscataquis, Maine. The project would not utilize federal lands.
g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act 16 U.S.C. §§ 791 (a)-825(r).
h. Applicant Contact: Brain Stetson, Manager of Environmental Affairs, Great Northern Paper, Inc., One Katahdin Avenue, Millinocket, ME 04462-1398 (207) 723-2664.
i. FERC Contact: Any questions on this notice should be addressed to John Costello, E-mail address, firstname.lastname@example.org, or telephone (202) 219-2914.
j. Deadline for filing comments, recommendations, terms and conditions, and prescriptions: 60 days from this issuance date of this notice.
All documents (original and eight copies) should be filed with: David P. Boergers, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, N.E., 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 serve 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 the resource agency.
k. Status of Environmental Analysis: The application has been accepted for filing and is ready for environmental analysis at this time.
l. Description of Project: The constructed project consists of four dams and reservoirs on headwaters tributaries of the Penobscot River. The four developments are named Canada Falls Lake, Seboomook Lake, Caucomgomoc Lake, and Ragged Lake. There are no power generating facilities included in the project. The total storage capacity of the four reservoirs is about 9.224 billion cubic feet or about 212,000 acre-feet.
m. 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, N.E., Room 2A, Washington, DC 20426, or by calling (202) 208-1371. The application may be viewed on the web at www.ferc.fed.us. Call (202) 208-2222 for assistance. A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at Great Northern Paper, Inc., One Katahdin Avenue, Millinocket, Maine 04462-1398; (207) 723-2664.
Filing and Service of Responsive Documents
The application is ready for environmental analysis at this time, and the Commission is requesting comments, reply comments, recommendations, terms and conditions, and prescriptions.
The Commission directs, pursuant to Section 4.34(b) of the Regulations (see Order No. 533 issued May 8, 1991, 56 FR 23108, May 20, 1991) that all comments, recommendations, terms and conditions and prescriptions concerning the application be filed with the Commission within 60 days from the issuance date of this notice. All reply comments must be filed with the Commission within 105 days from the date of this notice.
Anyone may obtain an extension of time for these deadlines from the Commission only upon a showing of good cause or extraordinary circumstances in accordance with 18 CFR 385.2008.
All filings must (1) bear in all capital letters the title “COMMENTS”, “REPLY COMMENTS”, “RECOMMENDATIONS”, “TERMS AND CONDITIONS”, OR “PRESCRIPTIONS”, (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 submitting the filing; and (4) otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 385.2001 through 385.2005. All comments, recommendations, terms and conditions or prescriptions must set forth their evidentiary basis and otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 4.34(b). Agencies may obtain copies of the application directly from the applicant. Any of these documents must be filed by providing the original and the number of copies required by the Commission's regulations to: The Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, N.E., Washington, DC 20426. An additional copy must be sent to Director, Division of Project Review, Office of hydropower Licensing, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, at the above address. Each filing must be accompanied by proof of service on all persons listed on the service list prepared by the Commission in this proceeding, in accordance with 18 CFR 4.34(b), and 385.2010.Start Signature
David P. Boegers,
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