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Pennamaquan Tidal Power LLC; Notice of Initial Study Plan Meetings and Revised Process Plan

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On June 5, 2014, Commission staff issued a letter to Pennamaquan Tidal Power LLC (Pennamaquan Tidal) stating that Pennamaquan Tidal's proposed study plan for the Pennamaquan Tidal Power Plant Project (P-13884) filed on December 12, 2013, meets the requirements of section 5.11 of the Commission's regulations and that the Integrated Licensing Process (ILP) can resume. According to section 5.11(e) of the Commission's regulations, the next step in the ILP is the initial study plan meeting. In its June 5, 2014, letter, Commission staff indicated that the initial study plan meeting must be held within 75 days of, but no sooner than 60 days from, June 5, 2014. Accordingly, Pennamaquan Tidal has scheduled the meetings listed below:

Meetings in Bangor, ME

Dates and Times: August 6 and 7, 2014. 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location: Maine Department of Environmental Protection, Eastern Maine Regional Office, 106 Hogan Road, Bangor, Maine 04401.

Contact: Ramez Attiya, Pennamaquan Tidal, (281) 467-0846.

Meeting in Pembroke, ME

Date and Time: August 8, 2014. 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Location: Pembroke Town Office, 48 Old County Road, Pembroke, ME 04666.

Contact: Ramez Attiya, Pennamaquan Tidal, (281) 467-0846.

A revised process plan that includes new dates for completing the ILP is provided below:

Responsible partyPre-filing milestoneDate 1FERC regulation
PennamaquanIssue Public Notice for NOI/PAD7/19/125.3(d)(2)
PennamaquanFile NOI/PAD with FERC7/19/125.5, 5.6
FERCInitiate Tribal Consultation8/18/125.7
FERCIssue Notice of Commencement of Proceeding; Scoping Document 1 (SD1)9/14/125.8
FERCProject Environmental Site Review and Scoping Meetings10/25/12 10/26/125.8(b)(viii)
All stakeholdersPAD/SD1 Comments and Study Requests Due12/4/125.9
FERCIssue Scoping Document 2 (if needed)1/18/135.1
PennamaquanFile Proposed Study Plan (PSP)12/12/135.11(a)
All stakeholdersProposed Study Plan Meeting (scheduled for 8/6/14 to 8/8/14)Between 8/4/14 and 8/19/14 25.11(e)
All stakeholdersProposed Study Plan Comments Due10/18/145.12
PennamaquanFile Revised Study Plan11/17/145.13(a)
All stakeholdersRevised Study Plan Comments Due12/2/145.13(b)
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FERCDirector's Study Plan Determination12/17/145.13(c)
Mandatory Conditioning AgenciesAny Study Disputes Due1/6/155.14(a)
Dispute PanelThird Dispute Panel Member Selected1/21/155.14(d)(3)
Dispute PanelDispute Resolution Panel Convenes1/26/155.14(d)
PennamaquanApplicant Comments on Study Disputes Due1/31/155.14(j)
Dispute PanelDispute Resolution Panel Technical Conference2/5/155.14(j)
Dispute PanelDispute Resolution Panel Findings Issued2/25/155.14(k)
FERCDirector's Study Dispute Determination3/17/155.14(l)
PennamaquanFirst Study SeasonSpring/Summer 20155.15(a)
PennamaquanInitial Study Report12/17/155.15(c)(1)
All stakeholdersInitial Study Report Meeting1/1/165.15(c)(2)
PennamaquanInitial Study Report Meeting Summary1/16/165.15(c)(3)
All stakeholdersAny Disputes/Requests to Amend Study Plan Due2/15/165.15(c)(4)
All stakeholdersResponses to Disputes/Amendment Requests Due3/16/165.15(c)(5)
FERCDirector's Determination on Disputes/Amendments4/15/165.15(c)(6)
Second study season if necessary. Schedule would be adjusted accordingly.
PennamaquanFile Preliminary Licensing Proposal (PLP)12/14/16 35.16(a)
All stakeholdersPLP Comments Due3/14/175.16(e)
1 If a due date falls on a weekend or holiday, the due date is the following business day. Dates prior to August 2014 are the dates when the events occurred, rather than due dates.
2 Commission staff issued a letter on June 5, 2014, requiring the proposed study plan meeting to be held between August 4, 2014, and August 19, 2014. Subsequent deadlines in the process plan were calculated from the deadline of August 19, 2014.
3 The date for filing of the PLP is a staff estimate.
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Dated: July 1, 2014.

Kimberly D. Bose,


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[FR Doc. 2014-15997 Filed 7-8-14; 8:45 am]