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Riverdale Power & Electric Co., Inc.; Notice of Application Tendered for Filing With the Commission and Establishing Procedural Schedule for Licensing and Deadline for Submission of Final Amendments

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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 Application: Subsequent Minor License.

b. Project No.: 9100-040.

c. Date Filed: April 27, 2017.

d. Applicant: Riverdale Power & Electric Co., Inc. (Riverdale Power).

e. Name of Project: Riverdale Mills Hydroelectric Project.

f. Location: On the Blackstone River in Worcester County, Massachusetts. There are no federal or tribal lands within the project boundary.

g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act 16 U.S.C. 791(a)—825(r).

h. Applicant Contact: Mr. Kevin Young, Young Energy Services, LLC, 2112 Talmage Drive, Leland, NC 28451; (617) 645-3658.

i. FERC Contact: Dr. Nicholas Palso, (202) 502-8854 or

j. Cooperating agencies: Federal, state, local, and tribal agencies with jurisdiction and/or special expertise with respect to environmental issues that wish to cooperate in the preparation of the environmental document should follow the instructions for filing such requests described in item l below. Cooperating agencies should note the Commission's policy that agencies that cooperate in the preparation of the environmental document cannot also intervene. See, 94 FERC 61,076 (2001).

k. Pursuant to section 4.32(b)(7) of the Commission's regulations, if any resource agency, Indian Tribe, or person believes that an additional scientific study should be conducted in order to form an adequate factual basis for a complete analysis of the application on its merit, the resource agency, Indian Tribe, or person must file a request for a study with the Commission not later than 60 days from the date of filing of the application, and serve a copy of the request on the applicant.

l. Deadline for filing additional study requests and requests for cooperating agency status: June 26, 2017.

The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file additional study requests and requests for cooperating agency status using the Commission's eFiling system at​docs-filing/​efiling.asp. 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-9100-040.

m. This application is not ready for environmental analysis at this time.

n. The existing Riverdale Mills Hydroelectric Project consists of: (1) A 10-foot-high, 142-foot-long dam with six bays containing numerous stoplogs or flashboards with a crest elevation of 262.35 feet above mean sea level; (2) an 11.8-acre impoundment; (3) three sluiceways, one that is currently in use; (4) a 150-kilowatt turbine-generator unit located in a mill building; (5) a 231-foot-long tailrace; and (6) appurtenant facilities.

Riverdale Power operates the project in a run-of-river mode with an annual average generation of approximately 785 megawatt-hours. Riverdale Power is not proposing any new project facilities or changes in project operation.Start Printed Page 21384

o. 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 using the “eLibrary” link. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at Riverdale Power's office at 130 Riverdale Street, Northbridge, MA 01534.

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, contact FERC Online Support.

p. Procedural schedule and final amendments: The application will be processed according to the following preliminary Hydro Licensing Schedule. Revisions to the schedule will be made as appropriate.

Issue Deficiency Letter (if necessary)July 2017.
Request Additional InformationJuly 2017.
Issue Acceptance LetterOctober 2017.
Issue Scoping Document 1 for commentsOctober 2017.
Request Additional Information (if necessary)December 2017.
Issue Scoping Document 2December 2017.
Issue notice of ready for environmental analysisMarch 2018.
Commission issues EA or draft EASeptember 2018.
Comments on EA or draft EAOctober 2018.
Commission issues final EAJanuary 2019.

Final amendments to the application must be filed with the Commission no later than 30 days from the issuance date of the notice of ready for environmental analysis.

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Dated: May 2, 2017.

Kimberly D. Bose,


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[FR Doc. 2017-09249 Filed 5-5-17; 8:45 am]