Skip to Content


The City of Nashua, IA; Notice of Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Motions to Intervene and Protests

Document Details

Information about this document as published in the Federal Register.

Published Document

This document has been published in the Federal Register. Use the PDF linked in the document sidebar for the official electronic format.

Start Preamble April 10, 2009.

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

a. Type of Application: Original Minor License.

b. Project No.: 12628-002.

c. Date Filed: January 13, 2009.

d. Applicant: The City of Nashua, Iowa.Start Printed Page 17844

e. Name of Project: Cedar Lake Dam Hydroelectric Project.

f. Location: The project would be located at the existing Cedar Lake Dam, on the Cedar River, in Chickasaw County, Iowa. The project would not occupy any Federal land.

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

h. Applicant Contact: Ms. Rebecca Neal, The City of Nashua, 402 Main Street, Nashua, IA 50658; (641) 435-4156.

i. FERC Contact: Michael Watts,, (202) 502-6123.

j. Deadline for Filing Motions to Intervene and Protests: 60 days from the issuance date of this notice.

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 require all intervenors filing documents with the Commission to serve a copy of that document on each person 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.

Motions to intervene and protests may be filed electronically via the Internet in lieu of paper. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings. See 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission's Web site ( under the “e-Filing” link. For a simpler method of submitting text only comments, click on “Quick Comment.”

k. This application has been accepted, but is not ready for environmental analysis at this time.

l. Project Description: The existing dam and integral powerhouse are owned by the City of Nashua and were constructed in 1917 and used for power generation until 1965. The City is proposing to rehabilitate the project and install new turbine generators and associated equipment. The proposed project would consist of: (1) An existing 15.5-foot-high concrete dam with a 258-foot-long spillway equipped with four 6-foot-high taintor gates, a 6-foot-high control gate, and three 4-foot-high flashboards; (2) an existing 405-acre reservoir with a normal full pond elevation of 960.1 feet above mean sea level; (3) an existing 50-foot-wide concrete intake structure connected to; (4) an existing powerhouse to contain four new turbine generating units with a total installed capacity of 800 kilowatts; (5) a new 75-foot-long, 13.8-kilovolt overhead transmission line; and (6) appurtenant facilities. The proposed project would generate an estimated average annual generation of 3,285 megawatt hours. The project would operate in a run-of-river mode.

m. A copy of the application is available for review at the Commission's Public Reference Room or may 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. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support at or toll-free at 1-866-208-3676, or for TTY, (202) 502-8659. A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in item h above.

You may also register online at​docs-filing/​esubscription.asp to be notified via e-mail of new filings and issuances related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.

n. Anyone may submit a protest or a motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.210, 385.211, and 385.214. In determining the appropriate action to take, the Commission will consider all protests 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 protests or motions to intervene must be received on or before the specified deadline date for the particular application.

When the application is ready for environmental analysis, the Commission will issue a public notice requesting comments, recommendations, terms and conditions, or prescriptions.

All filings must (1) bear in all capital letters the title “PROTEST” or “MOTION TO INTERVENE,” “NOTICE OF INTENT TO FILE COMPETING APPLICATION,” or “COMPETING APPLICATION”; (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 protesting or intervening; and (4) otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 385.2001 through 385.2005. Agencies may obtain copies of the application directly from the applicant. A copy of any protest or motion to intervene must be served upon each representative of the applicant specified in the particular application.

Start Signature

Kimberly D. Bose,


End Signature End Preamble

[FR Doc. E9-8809 Filed 4-16-09; 8:45 am]