PPL Holtwood, LLC; Notice of Application for Amendment of License and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Protests
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 to change project boundary.
b. Project No.:1881-066.
c. Date Filed: July 30, 2010.
d. Applicant: PPL Holtwood, LLC.
e. Name of Project: Holtwood Hydroelectric Project.
f. Location: The project is located on the Susquehanna River, in Lancaster and York Counties, Pennsylvania.
g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791a-825r.
h. Applicant Contact: Dennis J. Murphy, Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, PPL Holtwood, LLC, Two North Ninth Street (GENPL6), Allentown, Pennsylvania 18101; telephone (610) 774-4316.
i. FERC Contact: Hillary Berlin: (202) 502-8915; e-mail:Hillary.Berlin@ferc.gov.
j. Deadline for Filing Comments, Motions to Intervene, and Protests: December 6, 2010.
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.
k. Description of Request: The licensee is requesting approval of the following changes to the project boundary: (1) Removal of 1.22 acres of land from the project boundary to convey to a private resident in exchange for 0.5 acres adjacent to the Pequea Creek boat launch that would be added to the project boundary and used to provide additional parking of the boat launch; (2) removal of a 33.8-acre parcel on which the Indian Steps Museum and Ulmer-Root-Haines Memorial Park and nature trail are located and convey land to the Conservation Society of York County, who currently owns the museum building; (3) removal of approximately 1,672 acres of land from the project boundary to convey to the Lancaster County Conservancy and York County, as part of an agreement that includes granting conservation easements over certain project lands and the establishment of an endowment fund to preserve public use of those lands and other land along the Susquehanna River; and (4) the addition of approximately 61 acres of land owned by the licensee to the project boundary to be used for the proposed new powerhouse and other project purposes associated with the capacity-related amendment that was approved on October 30, 2009.
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 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. You may also register online at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/esubscription.asp to be notified via e-mail of new filings and issuances related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, call 1-866-208-3676 or e-mail 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.
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n. Comments, Protests, or Motions To Intervene: Anyone may submit comments, a protest, or a motion to intervene in accordance with therequirements 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’”, “‘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 and otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 4.34(b). All comments, motions to intervene, or protests should relate to project works which are the subject of the amendment application. 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.Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary.