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FirstLight files Response to Stakeholder Requests for Study Modifications and/or New Studies Based on the Study Report FirstLight Hydro Generating Company
Simons, D.B., Andrew, J.W., Li, R.M., & Alawady, M.A. (1979). Connecticut River Streambank Erosion Study: Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont. Waltham, MA: US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).1/1/1979US Army Corps of Engineers
Northrop, Devine and Tarbell, Inc.. 1991. Connecticut River Riverbank Management Master Plan (Draft). Northeast Utilities Service Company, Inc.1/1/1991Northeast Utilities Service Co., Inc.
US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). 1991. General investigation study - Connecticut River streambank erosion. Waltham, MA: USACE, New England Division.1/1/1991US Army Corps of Engineers
Field Geology Services. (2007). Fluvial geomorphology study of the Turners Falls Pool on the Connecticut River between Turners Falls, MA and Vernon, VT. Prepared for Northfield Mountain Pumped Storage Project. Farmington, ME: Field Geology Services.1/1/2007Field Geology Services
Field, John.  2011. Detailed Analysis of the 2008 Full River Reconnaissance of the Turners Falls Pool on the Connecticut River: Unpublished report prepared for The Landowners and Concerned Citizens for License Compliance.1/1/2011Field Geology Services
Notification of Intent (NOI) of Firstlight Hydro Generation Company to File an Application for A New License For The Turners Falls Hydroelectric Project (No. 1889) and the Northfield Mountain Pumped Storage Project (No. 2485)10/30/2012FirstLight Hydro Generating Company
Pre-Application Document (PAD) For The Turners Falls Hydroelectric Project (No. 1889) and the Northfield Mountain Pumped Storage Project (No. 2485)10/30/2012FirstLight Hydro Generating Company
In Stream Flow Study Meeting with Fish Agencies12/13/2012FirstLight Hydro Generating Company
Filing Of Pre-Application Document (PAD), Commencement Of Pre-Filing Process, And Scoping; Request For Comments On The PAD And Scoping Document, And Identification Of Issues And Associated Study Request12/21/2012Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Modification to Integrated Licensing Process Schedule12/21/2012FirstLight Hydro Generating Company
Scoping Document 1 for TransCanada Hydro Northeast Inc. (Wilder Project, Bellows Falls, Vernon Project) and FirstLight (Turner Falls, Northfield Mountain)12/21/2012Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Analysis of Erosion in Vicinity of Route 10 Bridge Spanning the Connecticut River prepared by Simons & Associates (2012).1/8/2013FirstLight Hydro Generating Company. 1/8/2013 Filing of Recent Studies Referenced in the PAD.
Aquatic Mesohabitat Assessment and Mapping prepared by FirstLight (2012)1/8/2013FirstLight Hydro Generating Company. 1/8/2013 Filing of Recent Studies Referenced in the PAD.
Freshwater Mussel Survey in the Connecticut River for the Turners Falls and Northfield Mountain Hydroelectric Projects prepared by Biodrawversity (2012)1/8/2013FirstLight Hydro Generating Company. 1/8/2013 Filing of Recent Studies Referenced in the PAD.
Riverbank Erosion Comparison along the Connecticut River prepared by Simons & Associates (2012)1/8/2013FirstLight Hydro Generating Company. 1/8/2013 Filing of Recent Studies Referenced in the PAD.
WD Cowls, Inc. submit comments in lieu of attending FERC Scoping Meeting1/14/2013WD Cowls, Inc., Land Company
Massachusetts Historical Commission comments to assist in compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act oof  1966 as amended (36 CFR 800).1/16/2013Massachusetts Historical Commission
Instream Flow Study Scoping Meeting with Fish Agencies1/24/2013FirstLight Hydro Generating Company
1/30/2013 - 1/31/2013 - FERC Scoping Meetings Presentation1/30/2013FirstLight Hydro Generating Company
Comments from the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC Riverwide Issues)1/30/2013Appalachian Mountain Club
Comments from the Appalachian Mountain Club, headquartered in Boston, Mass., on riverwide issues in the proposed relicensing Connecticut River Facilities.1/30/2013Appalachian Mountain Club
Landowners & Concerned Citizens for License Compliance (LCCLC) Comments on proposed Relicensing of Turner Falls and Northfield Mountain1/30/2013Landowners and Concerned Citizens for License Compliance
New England Flow and American Whitewater's Comments and Study Requests1/30/2013New England FLOW
Comments from Leena Newcomb of River Residents Association regarding the Turner Falls Project and Northfield Mountain Projects1/31/2013River Residents Association
Comments of Thomas Shearer et al re the Northfield Mountain Pumped Storage Project1/31/2013Thomas Shearer
Scoping proposal for noise study, filed by Warren Ondras1/31/2013Warren Ondras
FERC Filing: Submitted on behalf of the Landowners and Concerned Citizens for License Compliance. Comments on the draft QAPP for the 2013 Full River Reconnaissance2/4/2013Landowners and Concerned Citizens for License Compliance
FERC Filing: REFILE of the Request of Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife under P-1889, et al.2/11/2013Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife
Comments from Peter W. Conway of River Residents Association re regarding the Turner Falls Project and Northfield Mountain Projects2/16/2013River Residents Association
Comments from Stanley Johnson of River Residents Association regarding the Turner Falls and Northfield Projects2/16/2013River Residents Association
Comments of Four Star Farms, Inc. re the Northfield Mountain Relicensing2/20/2013Four Star Farms
FERC Filing: Supplemental Information of FERC Staff under P-1889, et. al.. Email communications between Kenneth Hogan of the Commission's Staff and Ms. Leena Newcomb representing The River Residents Association2/20/2013The River Residents Association
FERC Filing: Supplemental Information of FERC Staff under P-1889, et. al.. Town of Montague files the National Register Eligibility Notification for the Turners Falls Ceremonial Site and concept paper for the Great Falls Native Cultural Park2/20/2013Town of Montague
The Western Massachusetts Climbers’ Coalition Scoping Comments for the Northfield Mountain Pumped Storage Project2/20/2013Western Massachusetts Climbers’ Coalition
Draft Study plan - "Conduct Instream Flow Habitat Assessments in the Bypass Reach and below Cabot Station"2/22/2013FirstLight Hydro Generating Company
FERC Filing: Comment of FirstLight Hydro Generating Company on Scoping Document 1 under P-1889, et. al.2/22/2013FirstLight Hydro Generating Company
Hydraulic Modeling Assessment of the Turner Falls Impoundment2/22/2013FirstLight Hydro Generating Company
Northfield Conservation Commission, Town of Northfield, MA submits Comments re Northfield Mountain Pumped Storage Project2/22/2013Northfield Conservation Commission
Comments or Study Request of Ashuelot River Local Advisory Committee2/24/2013Ashuelot River Local Advisory Committee
Comments from Cynthia S. Dale of River Residents Association Connecticut River concerns regarding the Turner Falls Project and Northfield Mountain Projects2/25/2013River Residents Association
Comments from Leena Newcomb of the River Residents Association re the Turners Falls Project2/25/2013River Residents Association
Comments from Michael and Diane Kane of River Residents Association, Connecticut River concerns regarding the Turner Falls and Northfield Projects2/25/2013River Residents Association
Comments from Robert and Linda Emond of River Residents Association, Connecticut River concerns regarding the Turner Falls and Northfield Projects2/25/2013River Residents Association
Comments from Robert Stafford and Family of River Residents Association, Connecticut River concerns regarding the Turner Falls and Northfield Projects2/25/2013River Residents Association
Letter to FERC from Connecticut River Residents concerning Northfield Mountain and Turners Falls Dam licensing issues2/25/2013The River Residents Association
Relicensing Comments by Karl Meyer, Greenfield, MA2/25/2013Meyer, Karl
Appalachian Mountain Club, Vermont River Conservancy, and Friends2/28/2013Appalachian Mountain Club, Vermont River Conservancy, and Friends
Comments and Study Requests in Response to the Notice of Intent to File License Application, Filing of Pre-Application Document (PAD), Commencement of Pre-Filing Process and Scoping and Request for Comments on the PAD and Scoping Document2/28/2013National Park Service
Comments of Chris Curtis re the Turners Falls Project Article from The Recorder: "Lower water hampers use of Connecticut River, Jeopardizes potential river rescue response."2/28/2013Chris Curtis, The Recorder
Comments on the Preliminary Application Document, Scoping Document 1, and Study Requests submitted by Franklin Regional Council of Governments2/28/2013Franklin Regional Council of Governments
Comments on the Preliminary Application Document, Scoping Document 1, and Study Requests submitted by the Landowners and Concerned Citizens for License Compliance2/28/2013Landowners and Concerned Citizens for License Compliance
Comments on the Preliminary Application Document, Scoping Document 1, and Study Requests submitted by the Town of Gill, MA Select Board and Conservation Commission2/28/2013The Town Of Gill
Photos from Anonymous River Resident regarding the Turner Falls and Northfield Projects2/28/2013Anonymous Citizen
SD1 Comments, PAD Comments, and Study Requests of the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (MADFW)2/28/2013Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife
Supplemental/Additional Information Response to Data Request of Town of Montague, MA, Native American Cultural Landscape District Properties in Turners Falls Management Plan2/28/2013Montahue Board of Selectmen
Transcript of 1/30/13 scoping meeting held in Turners Falls, Massachusetts for the Vernon, Northfield Mountain, and Turners Falls Hydroelectric Projects re TransCanada Hydro Northeast, Inc and FirstLight Hydro Generating Company2/28/2013Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Transcript of 1/31/13 scoping meeting held in Turners Falls, Massachusetts for the Connecticut River Projects' Cumulative Effects re TransCanada Hydro Northeast, Inc and FirstLight Hydro Generating Company2/28/2013Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Transcript of 1/31/13 scoping meeting held in Turners Falls, Massachusetts for the Northfield Mountain and Turners Falls Hydroelectric Projects re FirstLight Hydro Generating Company2/28/2013Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Comment and Study Requests of New England FLOW, American Whitewater and Appalachian Mountain Club3/1/2013American Whitewater
Comment of Howard Fairman re environmental impacts on migratory fish in relicensing of Northfield Mountain Pumped Storage.3/1/2013Fairman, Howard
Comment of Stefanie Krug3/1/2013New England Mountain Bike Association
Comment of Stefanie Krug3/1/2013New England Mountain Bike Association
Comments and Study Request submitted by The Nolumbeka Project, Inc, et al3/1/2013The Nolumbeka Project Inc.
Comments and Study Requests of Kurt Heidinger for Biocitizen School of Environmental Philosophy and Practice3/1/2013Biocitizen School of Environmental Philosophy
Comments of Joanne McGee regarding Canoe/Kayaks access on Connecticut River3/1/2013Joanne McGee
Comments on Connecticut River Massachusetts water withdrawal by Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation ( A. Richard Bonanno, Ph.D.)3/1/2013Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation, Inc.
Comments on PAD, SD1 and Study Requests from Franklin Conservation District3/1/2013Franklin Conservation District
Comments on Scoping Document 1 for the Wilder, Bellows Falls, Vernon and Turners Falls hydroelectric projects, and the Northfield Mountain Pumped Storage Project from Northeast Climate Science Center3/1/2013Northeast Climate Science Center
Comments on the PAD, Scoping Document 1, and Study Requests of Connecticut River Watershed Council, Inc.3/1/2013Connecticut River watershed Council
Connecticut River Joint Commissions Comments on Integrated Licensing Process and Study Request for FERC project numbers P-1904 (Vernon), P-1855 (Bellows Falls), P-1892 (Wilder), 1889 (Turners Falls), No. 2485 (Northfield Mountain).3/1/2013Connecticut River Joint Commissions
FERC Letter to FirstLight Hydro Generating Company providing Identified PAD Deficiencies, Additional Information Requests, and Study Requests3/1/2013Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
ILP Comments or Study Request of Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection3/1/2013MADEP
ILP Comments or Study Request of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service/New England Field Office3/1/2013FWS
New England Farmers Union review of Pre-Application Documents3/1/2013New England Farmers Union
New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services Comments on Pre-Application Documents and Study Requests for 5 Hydroelectric Projects on the Connecticut River3/1/2013New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services
NMFS Study Requests and Comments regarding PAD3/1/2013National Marine Fisheries Services
Stefanie Krug Additional information and comments letter for study request  (Accession No. 20130301-5029)3/1/2013New England Mountain Biking Association
Stefanie Krug Study Plan Request for the Northfield Mountain Trail Assessment under P-2485: Mountain Bike Trails Access3/1/2013New England Mountain Bike Association
Study Requests of Deerfield River Trout Unlimited3/1/2013Deerfield River Trout Unlimited
Supplemental Information of Vivien Venskowski of The River Residents Association. Connecticut River concerns on Extreme Water Level Fluctuations and Campsite License Terms3/1/2013The River Residents Association
The Nature Conservancy Comments on Scoping Document 1 and Study Requests for the Wilder, Bellows Falls (FERC No. 1855-045), Vernon (FERC No. 1904-073), and Turners Falls (FERC No. 1889-081) hydroelectric projects, and the Northfield Mountain Pumped Storag3/1/2013The Nature Conservancy, Connecticut River Program
The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources (Agency) submits comments and requests for studies.3/1/2013Vermont Agency of Natural Resources
April 16, 2013 Turners Fall Instream Flow Study Scoping Meeting Agenda3/25/2013FirstLight Hydro Generating Company
Schedule for Meetings after formal meeting to discuss Proposed Study Plan4/5/2013FirstLight Hydro Generating Company
Proposed Study Plan (PSP) for the relicensing of the Turners Falls Project and Northfield Mountain Project (Volume 1 without Appendices)4/15/2013FirstLight Hydro Generating Company
Proposed Study Plan (PSP) for the relicensing of the Turners Falls Project and Northfield Mountain Project (Volume 2 Appendices B-G)4/15/2013FirstLight Hydro Generating Company
Proposed Study Plan (PSP) for the relicensing of the Turners Falls Project and Northfield Mountain Project (Volume 2 Appendix A)4/15/2013FirstLight Hydro Generating Company
Scoping Document 2 for the Wilder (FERC No. 1892-026), Bellows Falls (FERC No. 1855-045), Vernon (FERC No. 1904-073), and Turners Falls (FERC No. 1889-081) hydroelectric projects, and the Northfield Mountain Pumped Storage Project (FERC No. 2485-063)4/15/2013Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
April 16, 2013 Turners Fall Instream Flow Study Meeting: Study Process Overview Presentation4/16/2013FirstLight Hydro Generating Company
Massachusetts Historical Commission submits comments re the proposed study plan for the relicensing of the Turners Falls and Northfield Mountain Pumped Storage Hydroelectric4/24/2013Massachusetts Historical Commission
FERC Public Files Memo: Initial Tribal consultation meeting with the Narragansett Indian Tribe of Rhode Island5/3/2013Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
FERC Order approving report on existing uses and occupancies of project lands and waters re FirstLight Hydro Generating Company5/13/2013Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
May 14 (afternoon) and May 15, 2013 Working Group 1 (Geology and Soils, Water Resources, Developmental Resources) Meeting Presentation5/14/2013FirstLight Hydro Generating Company
May 14, 2013 Broad Overview of All Proposed Studies Meeting Presentation5/14/2013FirstLight Hydro Generating Company
May 21, 2013 Working Group 2: Aquatic Resources, Terrestial, Wetlands, Riparian Resources Meeting Presentation5/21/2013FirstLight Hydro Generating Company
May 22, 2013 Working Group 2: Aquatic Resources, Terrestial, Wetlands, Riparian Resources Meeting Presentation5/22/2013FirstLight Hydro Generating Company
June 4, 2013 Working Group 2: Aquatic Resources, Terrestial, Wetlands, Riparian Resources Meeting Presentation6/4/2013FirstLight Hydro Generating Company
June 5, 2013 Working Group 2: Aquatic Resources, Terrestial, Wetlands, Riparian Resources Meeting Presentation6/5/2013FirstLight Hydro Generating Company
June 11-12, 2013 Working Group 3: Recreation and Land Use Resources, Aesthetic Resources , Cultural Resources Meeting Presentation6/10/2013FirstLight Hydro Generating Company
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