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KC Hydro LLC of New Hampshire; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications

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On August 8, 2011, KC Hydro LLC of New Hampshire, filed an application for a preliminary permit, pursuant to section 4(f) of the Federal Power Act (FPA), proposing to study the feasibility of the Milton Three Ponds Dam Hydropower Project (project) to be located on the Falls River, near the Town of Milton, Strafford County, New Hampshire. The sole purpose of a preliminary permit, if issued, is to grant the permit holder priority to file a license application during the permit term. A preliminary permit does not authorize the permit holder to perform any land-disturbing activities or otherwise enter upon lands or waters owned by others without the owners' express permission.

The proposed project would consist of: (1) The existing 156-foot-long, 19-foot-high Milton stone masonry and concrete gravity Three Ponds Dam equipped with an electronically controlled Obermeyer crest gate, two motor-driven outlet gates, and twenty stoplog bays; (2) an existing 1,400-acre Start Printed Page 72700impoundment that includes Milton Pond, Northeast Pond, and Town House Pond with a normal maximum pool elevation of 413.87 feet National Geodetic Vertical Datum; (3) either a new 80-foot-long power canal or two 80-foot-long concrete penstocks located below an the existing Obermeyer outlet gate; (4) a new 1,250-square-foot powerhouse containing one or two submersible or tubular-type turbine generators with a total installed capacity of 210 kilowatts; (5) a new 150-foot-long tailrace; (6) a new 400-foot-long, 34.5-kilovolt transmission line; and (7) appurtenant facilities. The project would have an estimated average annual energy generation of 1,000 megawatt-hours, which would be sold to Public Service of New Hampshire.

Applicant Contact: Ms. Kelly Sackheim, Principal, KC Hydro LLC of New Hampshire, 5096 Cocoa Palm Way, Fair Oaks, California 95628; phone: (301) 401-5978.

FERC Contact: Michael Watts; phone: (202) 502-6123.

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. Competing applications and notices of intent must meet the requirements of 18 CFR 4.36. 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​docs-filing/​efiling.asp. Commenters can submit brief comments up to 6,000 characters, without prior registration, using the eComment system at​docs-filing/​ecomment.asp. You must include your name and contact information at the end of your comments. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at or toll free at 1-(866) 208-3676, or for TTY, (202) 502-8659. Although the Commission strongly encourages electronic filing, documents may also be paper-filed. To paper-file, mail an original and seven copies to: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426.

More information about this project, including a copy of the application, can be viewed or printed on the “eLibrary” link of Commission's Web site at​docs-filing/​elibrary.asp. Enter the docket number (P-14248-000) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.

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Dated: November 18, 2011.

Kimberly D. Bose,


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[FR Doc. 2011-30376 Filed 11-23-11; 8:45 am]