Take notice that the following application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection:
a. Application Type: Declaration of Intention.
b. Docket No: DI15-03-000.
c. Date Filed: February 23, 2015.
d. Applicant: Kenneth & Susan Egnaczak.
e. Name of Project: Egnaczak Net Zero Hydropower Project.
f. Location: The proposed Net Zero Hydropower Project will be located on the Hoosic River, in the town of Cheshire, Berkshire County, Massachusetts.
g. Filed Pursuant to: section 23(b)(1) of the Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 817(b) (2012).
h. Applicant Contact: Kenneth & Susan Egnaczak, 1211 Windsor Road, Cheshire, MA 01225; telephone: (413) 743-9497, email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
i. FERC Contact: Any questions on this notice should be addressed to Jennifer Polardino, (202) 502-6437, or email address: Jennifer.Polardino@ferc.gov.
j. Deadline for filing comments, protests, and/or motions is: 30 days from the issuance date of this notice by the Commission.
The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file comments, protests, and motions to intervene using the Commission's eFiling system at 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 at http://www.ferc.gov/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 FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, (866) 208-3676 (toll free), or (202) 502-8659 (TTY). In lieu of electronic filing, please send a paper copy to: Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. The first page of any filing should include docket number DI15-03-000.
k. Description of Project: The proposed run-of-river Egnaczak Net Zero Hydropower Project would consist of existing and new facilities that would provide electricity to the applicant's home and workshop. The existing facilities consist of: (1) An 8-foot-high, 60-foot-wide stone dam at the outlet of the Hoosic River; (2) an existing 600-foot-long headrace; and (3) two manually operated headgates adjacent to the dam. The new facilities would consist of: (1) Two 50-foot-long penstocks between the headrace and two separate powerhouses; (2) a powerhouse containing a 3.4-kilowatt (kW) generating unit with a rated head of 12 feet and a hydraulic capacity of 5.2 cubic feet per second (cfs); (3) a second powerhouse containing a 7.3-kW generating unit with a rated head of 20 feet and a hydraulic capacity of 6.7 cfs; and (4) appurtenant facilities.
When a Declaration of Intention is filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Federal Power Act requires the Commission to investigate and determine if the project would affect the interests of interstate or foreign commerce. The Commission also determines whether or not the project: (1) Would be located on a navigable waterway; (2) would occupy public lands or reservations of the United States; (3) would utilize surplus water or water power from a government dam; or (4) would be located on a non-navigable stream over which Congress has Commerce Clause jurisdiction and would be constructed or enlarged after 1935.
l. Locations of the Application: This filing may be viewed on the Commission's Web site at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/elibrary.asp. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits 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 email of new filings and issuances Start Printed Page 15200related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, call 1-866-208-3676 or email 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. Filing and Service of Responsive Documents: All filings must bear in all capital letters the title “COMMENTS”, “PROTESTS”, AND “MOTIONS TO INTERVENE”, as applicable, and the Docket Number of the particular application to which the filing refers. A copy of any Motion to Intervene must also be served upon each representative of the Applicant specified in the particular application.
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.
Dated: March 16, 2015.
Kimberly D. Bose,
[FR Doc. 2015-06528 Filed 3-20-15; 8:45 am]
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