Notice of application ready for environmental analysis and solicitation of comments, recommendations, terms and requirements | Legal Notice

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION Moretown Hydroelectric LLC Project 5944-024 NOTICE OF APPLICATION READY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL SCAN AND SOLICITATION OF COMMENTS, RECOMMENDATIONS, TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND REQUIREMENTS (November 8, 2022) Please note that the following license application has filed with the Board and is available for public inspection. a. Application Type: Subsequent Permit b. Project No: P-5944-024 c. Filing date: November 30, 2020 d. Applicant: Moretown Hydroelectric LLC e. Project name: Moretown Hydroelectric Project No. 8 (Moretown Project) f. Location: The existing hydroelectric project is located on the Mad River in Washington County, Vermont. The project does not occupy any federal land. g. Classified in accordance with: Federal Power Act 16 USC §§ 791(a) – 825(r) h. Applicant Contact: Arion Thiboumery, Moretown Hydroelectric, LLC, 1273 Fowler Rd. Plainfield, Vermont 05667; (415) 260-6890 or by email at I. FERC Contact: Maryam Zavareh, (202) 502-8474, J. Deadline for filing comments, recommendations, terms and requirements: 60 days from the date of issue of this notice; responses to comments are due 105 days from the date of issuance of this notice. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file your comments, recommendations, terms and requirements using the Commission’s electronic filing system at Commentators can submit short comments of 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 an electronic filing, please send a hard copy to: Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20426. The first page of any filing must include file number P-5944-024 . The Board’s Rules of Practice require all intervenors who file documents with the Board to serve a copy of that document on each person on the official project roster. In addition, if an intervenor files comments or documents with the Board regarding the merits of a matter that may affect the responsibilities of a particular resource agency, they must also serve a copy of the document on that resource agency. k. This request has been accepted and is ready for environmental analysis at this time. I. The Moretown Hydroelectric Project consists of: (1) a 407-foot-long, 31-foot-high concrete gravity dam with a 159-foot-long overflow spillway and a crest elevation of 524.26 feet from the north vertical datum -American (NAVD88); (2) a 17.5 acre impoundment; (3) a concrete water intake structure 20.3 feet wide with a waste grate 12.5 feet wide and 15.1 feet high; (4) a steel penstock 39.4 feet long and 8.5 feet in diameter; (5) a concrete power house 39.4 feet long and 19.7 feet wide containing a single 1.2 megawatt turbine-generator unit; (6) a tailrace; (7) a 12.5 kilovolt transmission line 105 feet long; and (8) ancillary facilities. The Moretown Project is run-of-river with an average annual generation of 2,094 megawatt hours. M. A copy of the application can be viewed on the Commission’s website at via the “eLibrary” link. Enter the case number without the last three digits in the case number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. All filings must (1) be captioned “COMMENTS”, “REPLY TO COMMENTS”, “RECOMMENDATIONS”, “TERMS AND CONDITIONS” or “REQUIREMENTS” in capital letters; » 2° indicate in the header the name of the applicant and the project number of the application to which the filing responds; (3) provide the name, address and telephone number of the person submitting the file; and (4) meet the requirements of 18 CFR 385.2001 through 385.2005. All comments, recommendations, terms and conditions or prescriptions must state their evidentiary basis and otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR § 4.34(b). Organizations can obtain copies of the application directly from the applicant. Each filing must be accompanied by proof of service on all persons on the list of services prepared by the Commission in this proceeding pursuant to 18 CFR §§ 4.34(b) and 385.2010. You can also register online at to be informed by e-mail of new deposits and issues related to this project or other pending projects. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. nm The applicant must submit, no later than 60 days after the date of issue of this notice, either: 1° proof of the date on which the certifying body received the application for certification; (2) a copy of the water quality certificate; or (3) proof of waiver of water quality certification. Please note that the certification request must comply with 40 CFR § 121.5(b), including documentation indicating that a request for a pre-filing meeting has been submitted to the certification authority at least 30 days prior to the submission of the certification request. Please also note that the certification request must be sent simultaneously to the certification authority and to the Commission o. Timetable of the procedure: The request will be processed according to the following timetable. Revisions to the schedule will be made as needed. Deadline for submission of comments, recommendations and agency terms and conditions/requirements January 2023 Licensee’s response to REA comments February 2023 p. Final amendments to the application must be filed with the Commission no later than 30 days after the date of issuance of this notice. Kimberly D. Bose, secretary.