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Hydro Kennebec, LLC; Notice of Application To Extend Interim Species Protection Plan for Three Years and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene and Protests

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Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection:

a. Application Type: Amendment of License.

b. Project No: 2611-084.

c. Date Filed: December 23, 2016.

d. Applicant: Hydro Kennebec, LLC.

e. Name of Project: Hydro Kennebec.

f. Location: The project is located on the Kennebec River in Kennebec and Somerset counties, Maine.

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

h. Applicant Contact: Kelly Maloney, Hydro Kennebec LLC, 150 Main Street, Lewiston, ME 04340, (207) 755-5605.

i. FERC Contact: Mr. Mark Pawlowski 202-502-6052, mark.pawlowski@ferc.gov.

j. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, and protests: February 13, 2017.

All documents may be filed electronically via the Internet. See, 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission's Web site at http://www.ferc.gov/​docs-filing/​efiling.asp. If unable to be filed electronically, documents may be paper-filed. To paper-file, an original and seven copies should be mailed to: Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. 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.

Please include the project number, P-2611-084, on any comments, motions, or protests filed.

k. Description of Request: Hydro Kennebec, LLC, licensee for the Hydro Kennebec Project, seeks Commission approval to extend the expiration date of its approved Interim Species Passage Plan (ISPP). The Commission approved the ISPP on February 28, 2013, with an expiration date of December 31, 2016. Hydro Kennebec, LLC wants to keep the plan in effect for three more years so that it expires on December 31, 2019 (the same date approved ISPPs expire for the Lockwood, Shawmut, and Weston Projects, which are also located on the Kennebec River).

l. Locations of the Application: A copy of the application is available for review at the Commission in the Public Reference Room or may be viewed on the Commission's Web site at http://www.ferc.gov using the “eLibrary” link. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, (866) 208-3676 (toll free), or (202) 502-8659 (TTY). 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: Any filing must (1) bear in all capital letters the title “COMMENTS,” “PROTESTS,” or “MOTION TO INTERVENE” 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, or protests must set forth their evidentiary basis and otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 4.34(b). 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 Start Printed Page 6498agency, 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: January 12, 2017.

Kimberly D. Bose,

Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 2017-01140 Filed 1-18-17; 8:45 am]

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