FERC Issues Order Approving Revised As-Built Exhibit A And L Drawings and Revising Annual Charges re Newbury Hydro Company Under P-5261
(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued the text of the following delegated order:
Newbury Hydro Company
Project No. 5261-019
ORDER APPROVING REVISED AS-BUILT EXHIBIT A AND L DRAWINGS AND REVISING ANNUAL CHARGES
(Issued November 4, 2013)
1. On September 19, 2013, Newbury Hydro Company, the licensee for the Newbury Hydroelectric Project, FERC No. 5261, filed revised as-built Exhibit A and L drawings for Commission approval as required by Article 23 of the project's license. The project is located on the Wells River in Orange County, Vermont.
2. Article 23 requires the licensee, within 90 days of completion of construction, to file for approval revised Exhibits A and K to describe and show the project as-built.
3. The licensee filed the revised Exhibit A and Exhibit L drawings to show the as-built conditions of the Newbury Project following the completion of the generating units nos. 1 and 2 upgrade project. The licensee replaced unit nos.1 and 2 with a single 315 kilowatt (kW) unit. The existing 50kW unit no. 3 was not changed. The project's total installed capacity increased from 360kW to 365kW (or 450 horsepower to 469 horsepower); therefore, this order amends annual charges under Article 27 of the license.
4. Our review of the revised Exhibit A found that it accurately describes the project as-built and is approved in ordering paragraph (A). Ordering paragraph (B) revises Article 27 of the license. The review of the Exhibit L drawings found that they accurately reflect the project as-built and conform to the Commission's rules and regulations. Ordering paragraph (C) of this order approves the revised Exhibit L drawings, and ordering paragraph (D) requires the licensee to file the approved drawings in aperture card and electronic file formats.
The Director orders:
(A) The revised Exhibit A, filed on September 19, 2013, for the Newbury Hydroelectric Project, conforms to the Commission's rules and regulations and is made part of the license. The previous Exhibit A is eliminated from the license.
(B) Article 27 of the license is revised to read as follows:
The licensee shall pay the United States the following annual charge(s), effective the first day of the month in which this order amending license is issued:
For the purpose of reimbursing the United States for the cost of administration of Part I of the Act, a reasonable amount as determined in accordance with the provisions of the Commission's regulations in effect from time to time. The authorized installed capacity for that purpose is 365kW.
(C) The following as-built Exhibit L drawings conform to the Commission's rules and regulations and are approved and made a part of the license.
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(D) Within 45 days of the date of issuance of this order, the licensee shall file the approved exhibit drawing in aperture card and electronic file formats.
a) Three sets of the approved exhibit drawing shall be reproduced on silver or gelatin 35mm microfilm. All microfilm shall be mounted on type D (3-1/4" X 7-3/8") aperture cards. Prior to microfilming, the FERC Project Drawing Number (i.e., P-5261-7) shall be shown in the margin below the title block of the approved drawing. After mounting, the FERC Drawing Number shall be typed on the upper right corner of each aperture card. Additionally, the Project Number, FERC Exhibit (i.e., L-1), Drawing Title, and date of this order shall be typed on the upper left corner of each aperture card. See Figure 1.
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Two of the sets of aperture cards shall be filed with the Secretary of the Commission, ATTN: OEP/DHAC. The third set shall be filed with the Commission's Division of Dam Safety and Inspections New York Regional Office.
b) The licensee shall file two separate sets of the exhibit drawing in electronic raster format with the Secretary of the Commission, ATTN: OEP/DHAC. A third set shall be filed with the Commission's Division of Dam Safety and Inspections New York Regional Office. Exhibit F drawings must be identified as (CEII) material under 18 CFR section 388.113(c). Each drawing must be a separate electronic file, and the file name shall include: FERC Project Drawing Number, FERC Exhibit, Drawing Title, date of this order, and file extension [i.e., P-5261-7, L-1, Plan and Profile, MM-DD-YYYY.TIF]. Electronic drawings shall meet the following format specification:
IMAGERY - black & white raster file
FILE TYPE - Tagged Image File Format, (TIFF) CCITT Group 4
RESOLUTION - 300 dpi desired, (200 dpi min.)
DRAWING SIZE FORMAT - 24" X 36" (min), 28" X 40" (max)
FILE SIZE - less than 1 MB desired
(E) This order constitutes final agency action. Any party may file a request for rehearing of this order within 30 days from the date of its issuance, as provided in section 313(a) of the Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. section 825l (2012), and the Commission's regulations at 18 C.F.R. section 385.713 (2013). The filing of a request for rehearing does not operate as a stay of the effective date of this order, or of any other date specified in this order. The licensee's failure to file a request for rehearing shall constitute acceptance of this order.
Charles K. Cover, P.E.
Chief, Project Review Branch
Division of Hydropower Administration
(c) 2013 Targeted News Service
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