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Northeast Hydrodevelopment, LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications

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Start Preamble May 4, 2009.

On March 13, 2009, Northeast Hydrodevelopment, LLC filed an application, pursuant to section 4(f) of the Federal Power Act, proposing to study the feasibility of the Alton Power Dam Hydroelectric Project, to be located on the Merrymeeting River, in Belknap County, New Hampshire.

The proposed Alton Power Dam Project would be located along the Merrymeeting River channel below the Start Printed Page 21795existing outlet works at an existing dam owned by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department. The existing dam, which impounds the Merrymeeting River, is 190 feet long and 16 feet high and includes one 8-foot by 9-foot-wide outlet gate, twelve 6-foot-wide stoplog bays atop an 85-foot-long concrete spillway. The impoundment encompasses about 720 surface acres.

The proposed project would consist of: (1) A newly constructed powerhouse; (2) one or two submersible or tubular-type turbine-generator, with a total hydraulic capacity of 160 cubic feet per second and a total installed generating capacity of 0.16 megawatts, connected to a rehabilitated 54-inch-diameter penstock; (3) a newly excavated 200-foot-long tailrace; (4) an approximately 500-foot-long transmission line; and (5) appurtenant facilities. The Alton Power Dam Project would have an estimated average annual generation of 650 megawatts-hours (MWh), which would be sold to Public Service of New Hampshire.

Applicant Contact: Mr. Norm Herbert, Manager, Northeast Hydrodevelopment, LLC, 100 State Route 101A, Building C, Suite 270, Amherst, New Hampshire 03031, (603) 672-8210.

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-13396) 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. E9-10849 Filed 5-8-09; 8:45 am]