Ampersand Kayuta Lake Hydro, LLC; Notice of Application Accepted for Filing, Soliciting Comments, Protests and Motions To Intervene


Federal Register, Volume 82 Issue 34 (Wednesday, February 22, 2017)

Federal Register Volume 82, Number 34 (Wednesday, February 22, 2017)


Pages 11352-11353

From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office

FR Doc No: 2017-03413



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Project No. 5000-072

Ampersand Kayuta Lake Hydro, LLC; Notice of Application Accepted for Filing, Soliciting Comments, Protests and Motions To Intervene

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

  1. Type of Proceeding: Extension of License Term.

  2. Project No.: P-5000-072.

  3. Date Filed: January 4, 2017.

  4. Licensee: Ampersand Kayuta Lake Hydro, LLC.

  5. Name and Location of Project: Kayuta Lake Hydroelectric Project, located on the Black River in Oneida County, New York.

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

  7. Licensee Contact Information: Mr. Ian Chow, Asset Manager, Ampersand Kayuta Lake Hydro, LLC, 717 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 1A, Boston, MA 02111, Phone: (416) 643-6616.

  8. FERC Contact: Mr. Ashish Desai, (202) 502-8370,

  9. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene and protests, is 30 days from the issuance date of this notice by the Commission. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file motions to intervene, protests, comments, and recommendations, using the Commission's eFiling system at Commenters can submit brief comments up to 6,000 characters, without prior registration, using the eComment system at 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-5000-072.

  10. Description of Proceeding: The licensee, Ampersand Kayuta Lake Hydro, LLC, requests the Commission extend the term of the license, from August 31, 2024 to May 31, 2026. The licensee received a 40-year license for the project on September 12, 1984. The licensee states that in order to facilitate a basin-wide relicensing approach with several other nearby projects, it needs to extend the license term to synchronize the license expiration dates with those other projects. The licensee's request includes letters from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation supporting the license extension.

  11. This notice is available for review and reproduction at the Commission in the Public Reference Room, Room 2A, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. The filing may also be viewed on the Commission's Web site at Enter the Docket number (P-5000-072) excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the notice. You may also register online at to be notified via email of new filings and issuances related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, call toll-free 1-866-208-3676 or email For TTY, call (202) 502-8659.

  12. Individuals desiring to be included on the Commission's mailing list should so indicate by writing to the Secretary of the Commission.

  13. 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, 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.

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  14. 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 the request to extend the license term. 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.

    Dated: February 15, 2017.

    Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,

    Deputy Secretary.

    FR Doc. 2017-03413 Filed 2-21-17; 8:45 am

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