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TideWorks, LLC; Notice of Application Tendered for Filing With the Commission and Soliciting Additional Study Requests

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Start Preamble January 22, 2010.

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

a. Type of Application: Exemption From Licensing.

b. Project No.: P-13656-000.

c. Date Filed: January 15, 2010.

d. Applicant: TideWorks, LLC.

e. Name of Project: TideWorks Project.

f. Location: On the Sasanoa River adjacent to Bareneck Island, in Sagadahoc County, Maine. The project would not occupy lands of the United States.

g. Filed Pursuant to: Public Utilities Regulatory Policies Act of 1978, 16 U.S.C. 2705, 2708.

h. Applicant Contact: Shana Lewis, 730 N. Yellowstone Street, Livingston, MT 59047, (406) 224-2908.

i. FERC Contact: Tom Dean, (202) 502-6041.

j. Cooperating Agencies: We are asking Federal, State, and local agencies and Indian Tribes with jurisdiction and/or special expertise with respect to environmental issues to cooperate with us in the preparation of the environmental document. Agencies who would like to request cooperating status should follow the instructions for filing comments described in item l below.

k. Pursuant to Section 4.32(b)(7) of 18 CFR of the Commission's regulations, if any resource agency, Indian Tribe, or person believes that an additional scientific study should be conducted in order to form an adequate factual basis for a complete analysis of the application on its merit, the resource agency, Indian Tribe, or person must file a request for a study with the Commission not later than 60 days from the date of filing of the application, and serve a copy of the request on the applicant.Start Printed Page 5071

l. Deadline for filing additional study requests and requests for cooperating agency status: March 16, 2010.

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.

Additional study requests and requests for cooperating agency status 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 at ( under the “eFiling” link.

m. This application is not ready for environmental analysis at this time.

n. Description of Project: The TideWorks Project would consist of: (1) A new 10-foot-wide, 20-foot-long steel pontoon float suspending into the river; (2) a new submerged 5 kilowatt single vertical shaft turbine generating unit with four 4-inch-wide, 5-foot-long blades; (3) a new 3.5-foot-wide, 40-foot-long walkway ramp connecting the pontoon float to Bareneck Island; (4) a new 100-foot-long, 220-volt transmission line; and (5) appurtenant facilities. The project would have an average annual generation of about 22,000 kilowatt-hours. The project would operate in a run-of-river mode using the river current flood and ebb tidal flows to rotate the hydrokinetic turbine generating unit.

o. A copy of the application is available for review at the Commission in the Public Reference Room or may be viewed on the Commission's Web site at using the “eLibrary” link. Enter the docket number excluding the three digits in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at or toll free at (866) 208-3676, or for TTY, contact (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.

p. With this notice, we are initiating consultation with the Maine State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO), as required by section 106, National Historic Preservation Act, and the regulations of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, 36 CFR 800.4.

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Kimberly D. Bose,


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[FR Doc. 2010-1985 Filed 1-29-10; 8:45 am]