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FPL Energy Maine Hydro LLC; Notice of Application for Amendment of License and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Protests

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

a. Type of Application: Amendment of License.

b. Project No: 2329-089.

c. Date Filed: June 3, 2011.

d. Applicant: FPL Energy Maine Hydro LLC.

e. Name of Project: Wyman Project.

f. Location: The project is located on the Kennebec River in Somerset County, Maine.

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

h. Applicant Contact: Chad P. Clark, Vice President, FPL Energy Maine Hydro LLC, 26 Katherine Drive, Hallowell, ME 04347. Tel: (207) 629-1818.

i. FERC Contact: Any questions on this notice should be addressed to Vedula Sarma at (202) 502-6190 or vedula.sarma@ferc.gov.

j. Deadline for filing comments and or motions: August 5, 2011.

Comments, protests, and interventions may be filed electronically via the Internet in lieu of paper. See 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission's Web site (http://www.ferc.gov/​docs-filing/​efiling.asp). Commenters can submit brief comments up to 6,000 characters, without prior registration, using the eComment system (http://www.ferc.gov/​docs-filing/​ecomment.asp) and must include name and contact information at the end of comments. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings.

All documents (original and seven copies) filed by paper should be sent to: Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. Please include the project number (P-2329-089) on any comments or motions filed.

The Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure require all interveners filing documents with the Commission to serve a copy of that document on each person whose name appears on the official service list for the project. Further, if an intervener 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. A copy of any motion to intervene must also be served upon each representative of the Applicant specified in the particular application.

k. Description of Application: The licensee proposes to replace the project's Unit 1 turbine runner with a more efficient runner. The proposed upgrade would increase the nameplate capacity of the turbine from 34,000 hp (25.5 MW) to 42,400 hp (31.8 MW) and its hydraulic capacity would increase from 2,834 cfs to 3,010 cfs. The licensee also states that as-built nameplate rating of Unit 1 generator is 27 MW instead of Start Printed Page 4090531.05 MW, and Unit 2 hydraulic capacity is 3,030 cfs instead of 2,984 cfs. The proposed upgrade of Unit 1 and the revised as-built ratings would increase the project's installed capacity from 83.7 MW to 85.2 MW and the hydraulic capacity would increase by 2.5%, from 8,828 cfs to 9,050 cfs.

l. Locations of the Application: A copy of the application is available for inspection and reproduction at the Commission's Public Reference Room, located at 888 First Street, NE., Room 2A, Washington, DC 20426, or by calling (202) 502-8371. This filing may also be viewed on the Commission's Web site using the “eLibrary” link at http://elibrary.ferc.gov/​idmws/​search/​fercgensearch.asp. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits (P-2329) in the docket number field to access the document. You may also register online at http://www.ferc.gov/​docs-filing/​esubscription.asp to be notified via e-mail of new filings and issuances related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, call 1-866-208-3676 or e-mail FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, for TTY, call (202) 502-8659. A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in item (h) above.

m. Individuals desiring to be included on the Commission's mailing list should so indicate by writing to the Secretary of the Commission.

n. Comments, Protests, or Motions to Intervene: Anyone may submit comments, a protest, or a motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.210, .211, .214. In determining the appropriate action to take, the Commission will consider all protests or other comments 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 comments, protests, or motions to intervene must be received on or before the specified comment date for the particular application.

o. Any filings must bear in all capital letters the title “COMMENTS”, “PROTEST”, or “MOTION TO INTERVENE”, as applicable, and the Project Number of the particular application to which the filing refers.

p. Agency Comments: Federal, state, and local agencies are invited to file comments on the described application. A copy of the application may be obtained by agencies directly from the Applicant. If an agency does not file comments within the time specified for filing comments, it will be presumed to have no comments. One copy of an agency's comments must also be sent to the Applicant's representatives.

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Dated: July 6, 2011.

Kimberly D. Bose,

Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 2011-17477 Filed 7-11-11; 8:45 am]

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