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Notice of Application for Temporary Amendment and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Protests: North Eastern Wisconsin Hydro, LLC

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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 to increase the authorized target elevation annually between May 15 and September 15. As explained in (k) below, this notice only seeks comments, motions to intervene, and protests on a temporary variance from the authorized target elevation, for May 15 through November 15, 2019.

b. Project No.: 8015-006.

c. Date Filed: May 10, 2019, as supplemented on May 13, 2019.

d. Applicant: North Eastern Wisconsin Hydro, LLC.

e. Name of Project: Shawano Paper Mills Dam Project.

f. Location: The project is located on the Wolf River in Shawano County, Wisconsin.

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

h. Applicant Contact: Ms. Melissa Rondou, Eagle Creek Renewable Energy, 116 N. State St., P.O. Box 167, Neshkoro, WI 54960; telephone: (920) 293-4628 ext. 347.

i. FERC Contact: Christopher Chaney, telephone: (202) 502-6778, and email address:

j. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, and protests is 15 Start Printed Page 25253days from the issuance date of this notice by the Commission.

All documents may be filed electronically via the internet. See 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission's website 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 or toll free at 1-866-208-3676, or for TTY, (202) 502-8659. Although the Commission strongly encourages electronic filing, documents may also be paper-filed. To paper-file, mail a copy to: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426. Please include the project number (P-8015-006) on any comments or motions filed.

The Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure require all intervenors filing documents with the Commission to serve a copy of that document on each person on the official service list for the project. Further, if an intervenor 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.

k. Description of Request: The exemptee is seeking a permanent amendment, or in the alternative a temporary amendment for 2019 while the Commission reviews the permanent amendment request. This notice only seeks comments, motions to intervene, and protests on a temporary variance from the authorized target elevation, for the period from May 15 through November 15, 2019, which is consistent with the time period for the previously granted temporary variances.

The exemptee requests authorization to operate the project at a target elevation of 802.9 feet mean sea level (msl) during the “ice-free period,” while continuing to operate the project within the authorized elevation range of 801.83 feet msl and 803.17 feet msl. The exemptee defines the “ice-free period” as between May 15 and September 15. The exemptee would continue to operate at the current authorized target elevation of 802.5 feet msl and within the authorized elevation range of 801.83 feet msl and 803.17 feet msl at all other times of the year. The exemptee states the amendment is necessary to address recreation and possible public safety concerns when operating the project at the authorized target elevation.

l. Locations of the Application: A copy of the application is available for inspection and reproduction at the Commission's Public Reference Room, located at 888 First Street NE, Room 2A, Washington, DC 20426, or by calling (202) 502-8371. This filing may also be viewed on the Commission's website at​docs-filing/​elibrary.asp. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document. A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in item (h) above. Agencies may obtain copies of the application directly from the applicant.

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.

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 (1) bear in all capital letters the title “COMMENTS”, “PROTEST”, 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. 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: May 23, 2019.

Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,

Deputy Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 2019-11359 Filed 5-30-19; 8:45 am]