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TransCanada Hydro Northeast, Inc.; Notice of Application for Amendment of License and Soliciting Comments, Motions to Intervene, and Protests

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Start Preamble September 6, 2007.

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.

b. Project No: 2323-172.

c. Date Filed: August 13, 2007.

d. Applicant: Mount Snow Ski Resort.

e. Name of Project: Deerfield River Hydroelectric Project.

f. Location: The project, consisting of eight developments, is located on the Deerfield River, in Windham and Bennington Counties, Vermont, and Franklin and Berkshire Counties, Massachusetts.

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

h. Applicant Contact: Kelly Pawlak, General Manager, Mount Snow Ski Resort, 12 Pisgah Road, West Dover, VT 05356; (802) 464-4119.

i. FERC Contact: Andrea Claros, Telephone (202) 502-8171, and e-mail:

j. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, and protest: October 9, 2007.

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

The Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure require all interveners 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 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 any motion to intervene must also be served upon each representative of the Applicant specified in the particular application.

k. Description of Request: Mount Snow seeks authorization to construct a 18,000 foot pipeline from Somerset Reservoir, located on the East Branch of the Deerfield River, to Mount Snow Ski Resort, allowing up to 484 million Start Printed Page 52104gallons of water per season (October-March) to be pumped into Mount Snow's snowmaking system. Somerset Reservoir is one development of the Deerfield River Hydroelectric Project, owned by TransCanada Hydro Northeast, Inc. Two pump houses, one at Somerset Reservoir and one at the base of Mount Snow North Face would be built. The current in-stream impoundment used for snowmaking, Snow Lake on the North Branch Deerfield River, would be taken off-stream, and the stream channel would be restored. Carinthia Pond, also currently used for snowmaking, would serve as a short-term water transfer station. Implementation of the proposed project would not affect TransCanada's water flows or water level requirements.

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​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 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, 385.211, 385.214. 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 (P-2323) 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.

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Kimberly D. Bose,


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[FR Doc. E7-17963 Filed 9-11-07; 8:45 am]