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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 April 3, 2009, Northeast Hydrodevelopment, LLC filed an application, pursuant to section 4(f) of the Federal Power Act, proposing to study the feasibility of the Pittsfield Mill Dam Hydroelectric Project, to be located on the Suncook River, in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire.

The proposed Pittsfield Dam Project would be located along the Suncook River channel below the existing outlet works at an existing dam owned by the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services. The existing dam, which impounds the Suncook River is 470 feet long and 21 feet high and includes a 159-foot-long spillway with two 7.5-foot-high by 6-foot-wide outlet gates and two 4.5-foot-wide by 9.5-foot-high stop log bays. The impoundment encompasses about 20 surface acres.

The proposed project would consist of: (1) A newly constructed powerhouse below the existing outlet works; (2) two submersible or tubular-type turbine-generators with a total hydraulic capacity of 423 cubic feet per second and a total installed generating capacity of 0.530 megawatts; (3) a newly excavated 100-foot-long tailrace; (4) an approximately 200-foot-long transmission line; (5) appurtenant facilities. The Pittsfield Mill Dam Project would have an estimated average annual generation of between 2,120 megawatts-hours, 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-13420) 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. E9-10856 Filed 5-8-09; 8:45 am]