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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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On March 30, 2009, Northeast Hydrodevelopment, LLC filed an application, pursuant to section 4(f) of the Federal Power Act, proposing to study the feasibility of the Goffs Falls Dam Hydroelectric Project, to be located on the Great Cohas Brook, in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire.

The proposed Goffs Falls Dam Project would be located along the Great Cohas Brook channel below the existing outlet works at an existing dam owned by the City of Manchester, New Hampshire. The existing dam, which impounds the Great Cohas Brook, is 150 feet long and 19 feet high and includes a 75-foot-long spillway and a 4 foot by 9 foot low level sluice gate. The impoundment encompasses about 54 surface acres.

The proposed project would consist of: (1) A newly constructed powerhouse below the existing outlet works; (2) a 260-foot-long to 1,060-foot-long penstock; (3) two submersible or tubular-type turbine-generators with a total hydraulic capacity of 246 cubic feet per second and a total installed generating capacity of between 0.265 megawatts (MW) and .585 MW; (4) a newly excavated 125-foot-long tailrace; (5) between an approximately 150-foot-long to 750-foot-long transmission line; and (6) appurtenant facilities. The Goffs Falls Dam Project would have an estimated average annual generation of between 850 megawatts-hours (MWh) and 1,850 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 the of Commission's Web site at​docs-filing/​elibrary.asp. Enter the docket number (P-13418) 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. E9-10854 Filed 5-8-09; 8:45 am]