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Northbrook Lyons Falls, LLC; Notice of Application Accepted for Filing, Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, Protests, Recommendations, Terms and Conditions, and Prescriptions

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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 Proceeding: Amendment of License.

b. Project No.: 2548-046.

c. Date Filed: May 15, 2015.

d. Licensee: Northbrook Lyons Falls, LLC.

e. Name of Project: Lyons Falls Project.

f. Location: The 8.63-Megawatt (MW) Lyons Falls Project is located on the Moose and Black Rivers in Lewis County, New York.

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

h. Licensee Contact: Mr. Dan Parker, Northbrook Lyons Falls, LLC, 37 Alfred A. Plourde Parkway, Suite 2, Lewiston, ME 04240, Telephone: (315) 261-2158, email:

i. FERC Contact: Mr. M. Joseph Fayyad, (202) 502-8759,

j. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, protests, recommendations, terms and conditions, and prescriptions: 60 days from the issuance date of this notice; reply comments are due 105 days from the issuance date of this notice. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file motions to intervene, protests and comments using the Commission's eFiling system at​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, (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 P-2548-046.

k. Description of Request: The licensee proposes to increase the installed capacity at one of the project's developments, the existing 5.6 megawatt (MW) Lyons Falls Mill Development. The proposed work would consist of: (1) Demolishing the existing four-unit primary powerhouse and mothball the secondary single-unit powerhouse; (2) constructing a new 60 feet long, 45 feet wide, and 40 feet high, combined intake and trashrack structure adjacent to the river left dam abutment; (3) constructing two 11.5-foot-diameter, 75- foot-long steel penstocks; (4) constructing a new concrete and masonry powerhouse located along river left, largely in the footprint of the existing primary powerhouse, with two generating units. The proposed work at the Lyons Falls development would increase its installed capacity from 5.6 MW to 11.2 MW and its hydraulic capacity from 1170 cubic feet per second (cfs) to 2684 cfs.

The licensee provided documentation that on June 1, 2015, it has submitted a Joint Application for Permit to the New York State Department of Conservation (NYSDEC) in support of amending the Project's existing Section 401 Water Quality Certificate or issuing a new Water Quality Certificate for the Project.

l. This filing may be viewed on the Commission's Web site at​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​docs-filing/​esubscription.asp to be notified via email of new filings and issuances related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, call 1-866-208-3676 or email, for TTY, call (202) 502-8659. A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction in the Commission's Public Reference Room located at 888 First Street NE., Room 2A, Washington, DC 20426, or by calling (202) 502-8371.

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, .212 and .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: Any filing must (1) bear in all capital letters the title “COMMENTS”, “PROTEST”, “MOTION TO INTERVENE”, “REPLY COMMENTS”, “RECOMMENDATIONS”, “TERMS AND CONDITIONS”, or “PRESCRIPTIONS”, as applicable; (2) set forth in the heading the name of the applicant and the project number of the application to which the filing responds; (3) furnish the name, address, and telephone number of the person protesting or intervening; and (4) otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 385.2001 through 385.2005. All comments, motions to intervene, recommendations, terms and conditions, or prescriptions must set forth their evidentiary basis and otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 4.34(b), and should relate to project works which are the subject of the license amendment. Agencies may obtain copies of the application directly from the applicant. A copy of any protest or motion to intervene must be served upon each representative of the applicant specified in the particular application. 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 all other filings in reference to this application must be accompanied by proof of service on all persons listed in the service list prepared by the Commission in this proceeding, in accordance with 18 CFR 4.34(b) and 385.2010.

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Dated: July 7, 2015.

Kimberly D. Bose,


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[FR Doc. 2015-17053 Filed 7-10-15; 8:45 am]