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

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On March 26, 2013, Hamilton Street Hydro, LLC, filed an application for a preliminary permit, pursuant to section 4(f) of the Federal Power Act (FPA), proposing to restore an existing hydropower facility at the existing Oakland Dam located on the Susquehanna River in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. 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 Oakland Dam Hydroelectric Project would consist of the following: (1) An existing 10.5-foot-high rock fill gravity dam with a 655-foot-long spillway and a fish ladder; (2) an existing impoundment having a surface area of 75 acres and a storage Start Printed Page 28839capacity of 825 acre-feet at an elevation of 888.6 feet mean sea level (msl); (3) an existing 22-foot-long by 50-foot-wide by 30-foot-high powerhouse with three turbine-generator units having a combined capacity of 1,500 kilowatts and three identical 20-foot-wide, 10-foot-high, 5-foot-long direct intakes; (4) an existing 50-foot-long, 50-foot-wide canal to direct flows to the intakes; (5) an existing 50-foot-wide, 180-foot-long concrete lined tailrace; (6) an existing 150-foot-long, 33-kilovolt transmission line; and (7) appurtenant facilities. The proposed project would have an annual generation of 7,000 megawatt-hours.

Applicant Contact: Mark Boumansour, Hamilton Street Hydro, LLC, 1401 Walnut Street, Suite 301, Boulder, CO 80302; phone: (303) 440-3378.

FERC Contact: Monir Chowdhury; phone: (202) 502-6736.

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 five 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 the Commission's Web site at​docs-filing/​elibrary.asp. Enter the docket number (P-14507-000) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.

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Dated: May 8, 2013.

Kimberly D. Bose,


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[FR Doc. 2013-11669 Filed 5-15-13; 8:45 am]