Notice of Availability of Draft Environmental Assessment: Black Bear Hydro Partners, LLC


Federal Register, Volume 83 Issue 229 (Wednesday, November 28, 2018)

Federal Register Volume 83, Number 229 (Wednesday, November 28, 2018)


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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office

FR Doc No: 2018-25920



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Project No. 2727-092

Notice of Availability of Draft Environmental Assessment: Black Bear Hydro Partners, LLC

In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (Commission) regulations, 18 CFR part 380, the Office of Energy Projects has reviewed the application for the relicensing of the Ellsworth Hydroelectric Project, located on the Union River, in Hancock County, Maine, and has prepared a Draft Environmental Assessment (DEA) for the project.

The DEA contains staff's analysis of the potential environmental impacts of the project and concludes that licensing the project, with appropriate environmental protective measures, would not constitute a major federal action that would significantly affect the quality of the human environment.

A copy of the DEA is available for review at the Commission in the Public Reference Room or may be viewed on the Commission's website 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 at email protected, (866) 208-3676 (toll free), or (202) 502-

8659 (TTY).

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, contact FERC Online Support.

Any comments should be filed within 60 days from the date of this notice.

The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file comments 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. 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-2727-092.

For further information, contact Dr. Nicholas Palso at (202) 502-

8854, or at email protected.

Dated: November 21, 2018.

Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,

Deputy Secretary.

FR Doc. 2018-25920 Filed 11-27-18; 8:45 am