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Blue Heron Hydro, LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit Applications Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comment, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications

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Start Preamble April 8, 2009.

On February 6, 2009, Blue Heron Hydro, LLC, filed an application, pursuant to section 4(f) of the Federal Power Act, proposing to study the feasibility of the Townsend Dam Hydroelectric Project, to be located on the West River, in Windham County, Vermont.

The proposed Townsend Dam Hydroelectric Project would be located at: (1) The existing 1,700-foot-long U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Townsend Dam; (2) an existing Corps intake tower and control works, and (3) an existing 735-acre reservoir with 32,800 acre-feet of storage.

The project would consist of: (1) Six new turbine generating units connected to the intake tower with a total installed capacity of 0.96 megawatts; (2) a new 1-mile-long, 45 kilovolt, 3 phase transmission line and transformer connected to an existing above ground distribution system; and (3) appurtenant facilities. The Townsend Dam Project would have an estimated average annual generation of 3,605 megawatt-hours, which would be sold to local utilities.

Applicant Contact: Ms. Lori Barg, Blue Heron Hydro, LLC, 113 Bartlett Rd., Plainfield, VT 05667, phone (802) 454-1874.

FERC Contact: John Ramer, (202) 502-8969.

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. Comments, motions to intervene, notices of intent, and competing applications may be filed electronically via the Internet. See 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission's Web site under the “e-Filing” link. If unable to be filed electronically, documents may be paper-filed. To paper-file, an original and eight copies should be mailed to: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. For more information on how to submit these types of filings please go to the Commission's Web site located at​filing-comments.asp. More information about this project can be viewed or printed on the “eLibrary” link of Commission's Web site at​docs-filing/​elibrary.asp. Enter the docket number (P-13368) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, call toll-free 1-866-208-3372.

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Kimberly D. Bose,


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[FR Doc. E9-8560 Filed 4-14-09; 8:45 am]