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FirstLight Study Report No. 3.7.2 Historic Architechtural Resources Survey & National Register Evaluation (Re-Submission)1/20/2015FirstLight Hydro Generating Company
Filing of November 17, 2014 Meeting Minutes re: Consultation on Studies employing Hydroacoustic and Telemetry Methods12/22/2014FirstLight Hydro Generating Company
FirstLight Response to Stakeholder Comments on the Initial Study Report and Meeting Summary12/15/2014FirstLight Hydro Generating Company
FirstLight Proposed Modification to Study Plan 3.3.2 Evaluate Upstream and Downstream Passage of Adult American Shad12/8/2014FirstLight Hydro Generating Company

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Sediment Management Plan – Report of 2014 Activities for Northfield Mountain Pumped Storage Project (FERC No. 2485)12/1/2014FirstLight Hydro Generating Company
Proposed Study Plan for the Acoustic Evaluation of Juvenile American Shad and Adult American Eel Passage and Entrainment 11/4/2014FirstLight Hydro Generating Company
FirstLight Letter Response to Connecticut River Streambank Erosion Committee Full River Reconnaissance Data Request received October 22, 2014 10/29/2014FirstLight Hydro Generating Company
Revised Study Plan 3.3.20 Entrainment of American shad ichthyoplankton at the Northfield Mountain Pumped Storage Project10/16/2014FirstLight Hydro Generating Company
2014 Initial Study Meeting Summary10/15/2014FirstLight Hydro Generating Company
2014 Initial Study Report Meeting9/25/2014FirstLight Hydro Generating Company
2014 Initial Study Report9/15/2014FirstLight Hydro Generating Company

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3.1.1-2013 Full River Reconnaissance Study (46MB will take time to open)
3.1.2-Northfield Mountain/Turners Falls Operations Impact on Existing Erosion and Potential Bank Instability
3.1.3-Northfield Mountain Project Sediment Management Plan
3.2.1-Water Quality Monitoring Study
3.2.2-Hydraulic Study of Turners Falls Impoundment, Bypass Reach and below Cabot Station
3.3.01-Conduct Instream Flow Habitat Assessments in the Bypass Reach and below Cabot Station
3.3.02-Evaluate Upstream and Downstream Passage of Adult American Shad
3.3.03-Evaluate Downstream Passage of Juvenile American Shad
3.3.04-Evaluate Upstream Passage of American Eel at the Turners Falls Project
3.3.05-Evaluate Downstream Passage of American Eel
3.3.06-Impact of Project Operations on Shad Spawning, Spawning Habitat and Egg Deposition in the Area of the Northfield Mountain and Turners Falls Projects
3.3.07-Fish Entrainment and Turbine Passage Mortality Study
3.3.08-Computational Fluid Dynamics Modeling in the Vicinity of the Fishway Entrances and Powerhouse Forebays
3.3.09-Two-Dimensional Modeling of the Northfield Mountain Pumped Storage Project Intake/Tailrace Channel and Connecticut River Upstream and Downstream of the Intake/Tailrace.
3.3.10-Assess Operational Impacts on Emergence of State-Listed Odonates in the Connecticut River
3.3.11-Fish Assemblage Assessment
3.3.12-Evaluate Frequency and Impact of Emergency Water Control Gate Discharge Events and Bypass Flume Events on Shortnose Sturgeon Spawning and Rearing Habitat in the Tailrace and Downstream from Cabot Station
3.3.13-Impacts of the Turners Falls Project and Northfield Mountain Project on Littoral Zone Fish Habitat and Spawning Habitat
3.3.14-Aquatic Habitat Mapping of Turners Falls Impoundment
3.3.15-Assessment of Adult Sea Lamprey Spawning within the Turners Falls Project and Northfield Mountain Project Area
3.3.16-Habitat Assessment, Surveys, and Modeling of Suitable Habitat for State-listed Mussel Species in the CT River below Cabot Station
3.3.17-Assess the Impacts of Project Operations of the Turners Falls Project and Northfield Mountain Project on Tributary and Backwater Area Access and Habitat
3.3.18-Impacts of the Turners Falls Canal Drawdown on Fish Migration and Aquatic Organisms
3.3.19-Evaluate the Use of an Ultrasound Array to Facilitate Upstream Movement to Turners Falls Dam by Avoiding Cabot Station Tailrace
3.4.1-Baseline Study of Terrestrial Wildlife and Botanical Resources
3.4.2-Effects of Northfield Mountain Project-related Land Management Practices and Recreation Use on Terrestrial Habitats
3.5.1-Baseline Inventory of Wetland, Riparian and Littoral Habitat in the Turners Falls Impoundment, and Assessment of Operational Impacts on Special-Status Species
3.6.1-Recreation Use/User Contact Survey
3.6.2-Recreation Facilities Inventory and Assessment
3.6.3-Whitewater Boating Evaluation
3.6.4-Assessment of Day Use and Overnight Facilities Associated with Non-motorized Boats
3.6.5-Land Use Inventory
3.6.6-Assessment of Effects of Project Operation on Recreation and Land Use
3.6.7-Recreation Study at Northfield Mountain, including Assessment of Sufficiency of Trails for Shared Use
3.7.1-Phase 1A, 1B, and II Archaeological Surveys
3.7.2-Survey and Evaluation of Historic Architectural Resources
3.7.3-Traditional Cultural Properties Study 

3.8.1-Evaluate the Impact of Current and Potential Future Modes of Operation on Flow, Water Elevation and Hydropower Generation

Study Plan for Entrainment of American Shad Ichthyoplankton at the Northfield Mountain Pumped Storage Project. Study # 3.3.20. DRAFT FOR CONSULTATION. 9/5/2014FirstLight Hydro Generating Company
Please send your comments to  FirstLight@gomezandsullivan.com by 09/26/2014.

 

FERC Resolution of Dispute on Entrainment Study, and Clarification on Study 3.1.2 9/3/2014Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Letter from FirstLight regarding Study No. 3.3.6 Impact of Project Operations on Shad Spawning, Spawning Habitat and Egg Deposition in the Area of the Northfield Mountain and Turners Falls Project.8/25/2014FirstLight Hydro Generating Company
FirstLight Hydro Generating Company files Notification of Dates and Agenda for 2014 Initial Study Report Meeting8/21/2014FirstLight Hydro Generating Company
Letter from FirstLight Re: Study No. 3.3.18- Impact of Turners Falls Canal Drawdown on Fish Migration and Aquatic Organisms8/15/2014FirstLight Hydro Generating Company
Letter from FirstLight pertaining to the causation study (Study No. 3.1.2)  8/12/2014FirstLight Hydro Generating Company
FirstLight Hydro Generating Company files 2014 Study Progress Report7/23/2014FirstLight Hydro Generating Company
FERC Staff Memo: Telephone conference 5/6/2014 between Commission Staff, Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, and FirstLight Hydro Generating Company5/7/2014Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Supplemental Information submitted by Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife under P-1889. et. al. , regarding documented presence of yellow lampmussel, eastern pondmussel, and tidewater mucket in Reach 5 of Project Area.5/5/2014Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife
FirstLight Letter Supplemental/Additional Information to FERC re USFWS Proposed Revised Study Plan5/2/2014FirstLight Hydro Generating Company
FERC Letter requesting the Dispute Resolution Panel to provide recommendation by 5/2/14 re the Suspension of Dispute Resolution Panel5/2/2014Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Supplemental Information from USDOI/Fish and Wildlife Service/NEFO re: Submitted ILP Proposed Study Plan or Revised Study under P-2485.5/2/2014USDOI/Fish and Wildlife Service/NEFO
USDOI/Fish and Wildlife Service/NEFO Submits ILP Proposed Study Plan or Revised Study under P-2485.5/2/2014USDOI/Fish and Wildlife Service/NEFO
U.S. Department of the Interior Response on the study dispute resolution process initiated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on March 13, 20145/1/2014U.S. Department of the Interior
Study dispute resolution panel re Northfield Mountain Pumped Storage Project under P-2485.4/30/2014Northfield Mt Study dispute resolution panel
FERC Letter order approving FirstLight Approval Letter for Modified Study 3.6.3 – Whitewater Boating4/25/2014Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Supplemental Information of FirstLight Hydro Generating Company under P-2485, et. al to Narragansett Indian Tribe (NIT) re: Traditional Cultural Properties Study4/24/2014FirstLight Hydro Generating Company
FERC Staff Memo: Teleconference 4/22/2014 between Commission staff, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and FirstLight Hydro Generating Company (FirstLight) on the FWS’s formal dispute filed on March 13, 2014.4/24/2014Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Supplemental Information/Request of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service/NEFO under P-2485.  FWS Response to Panel Questions Study from April 8, 2014 Dispute Panel Questions for NMPS Project Study Dispute Technical Conference4/24/2014FWS
FERC Meeting Memo. FWS Formal Dispute Resolution. Meeting between Commission staff, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and FirstLight Hydro Generating Company (FirstLight) on the FWS’s formal dispute filed on March 13, 20144/16/2014Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
FirstLight Comments and Information Regarding Notice of Study Dispute4/16/2014FirstLight Hydro Generating Company
FirstLight Hydro Generating Company submits Drawings and Photographs requested as part of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Notice of Study Dispute (CEII) under P-2485, et al.4/15/2014FirstLight Hydro Generating Company
FirstLight Hydro Generating Company submits Dye Test Information as requested as part of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Notice of Study Dispute under P-2485, et al.4/15/2014FirstLight Hydro Generating Company
FirstLight Hydro Generating Company provides maps depicting the final APE for Notifications of the impending archaeological investigations (P-1889 and P-2485).4/15/2014FirstLight Hydro Generating Company
The Nolumbeka Project Inc. submits comments re the Phase 1A Archaeological Survey for relicensing of the Turners Falls & Northfield Mountain Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Projects4/15/2014Nolumbeka Project Inc.
FirstLight Comments and Information Regarding Notice of Study Dispute4/7/2014FirstLight Hydro Generating Company
FERC Memo. Supplemental Information of FERC Staff / Teleconference between Commission staff, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and FirstLight on the FWS's formal dispute filed on March 13, 20144/7/2014Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
FirstLight files Information Relevant to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Notice of Study Dispute4/3/2014FirstLight Hydro Generating Company
Comments of Kevin Malone re: Dispute Resolution for the Turners Falls Hydroelectric Project (P-1889) and Northfield Mountain Pumped Storage Project(P-2485)4/1/2014Malone, Kevin
FirstLight Hydro Generating Company Notifications of the impending archaeological investigations (P-1889 and P-2485).3/31/2014FirstLight Hydro Generating Company
FERC Notice of dispute resolution panel meeting and technical conference (4/8/2014) re FirstLight Hydro Generating Company under P-2485.3/31/2014Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Comments of Stakeholder Karl Meyer on FirstLight Repsonse/Filing Supplemental Information Relevant to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Notice of Study Dispute3/31/2014Meyer, Karl
FirstLight Files Supplemental Information Relevant to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Notice of Study Dispute3/28/2014FirstLight Hydro Generating Company
FirstLight Response to FERC Request for Northfield Mountain Pumped Storage Project, 1992 American Shad Study3/18/2014FirstLight Hydro Generating Company
FirstLight files Turners Falls Project - Fish Passage Facilities 2013 Annual Report of Operations3/15/2014FirstLight Hydro Generating Company
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service/NEFO ILP Notice for Dispute Resolution of project study requests.3/13/2014FWS
MADFW Additional Comment/Supplemental Information re: Documented Presence of State-listed Mussel Species in the Project Area3/13/2014Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife
FERC Staff Memo to Public Files: Tribal consultation telephone conference with the Narragansett Indian Tribe of Rhode Island3/12/2014Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
FERC Letter to FirstLight re: Clarification of the Study Plan Determination for Aquatic Studies3/7/2014Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
FERC Staff Memo to Public Files - Email communication between Commission staff and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service re: clarification of the February 21, 2014 study plan determination3/7/2014Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
FERC Staff Memo to Public Files -Telephone communications between Commission staff and the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries & Wildlife re: FERC's Study Plan Determination of the mussel studies (3.3.1, 3.3.11 and 3.3.16)3/7/2014Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
FERC Staff Memo to Public Files - Email communication between Commission staff and FirstLight Re: Clarification on Study No. 3.3.7- Fish Entrainmental and Turbine Mortality Study3/7/2014Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
FERC Letter order approving FirstLight Hydro Generating Company's 9/13/13 filing of the Study 3.5.1 - Baseline Inventory of Wetland, Riparian & Littoral Habitat in Turners Falls Impoundment3/6/2014Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
FERC Letter to FirstLight Hydro Generating Company providing the Study Plan Determination for Aquatic Studies - Turners Falls Hydroelectric Project and the Northfield Mountain Pumped Storage Project2/21/2014Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
FWS/NEFO Supplemental Comments on Revised Study Plan: Request for Additional Consultation on Studies 3.3.6 and 3.3.112/12/2014FWS
FirstLight Letter Additional Information on Study Plan 3.6.3, Whitewater Boating Evaluation2/10/2014FirstLight Hydro Generating Company
FERC Memo: FERC Staff Memo to Public Records documenting telephone conversation between Commission staff and Dr. Theodore Castro-Santos of the U.S. Geological Survey’s S.O. Conte Anadromous Fish Research Center2/3/2014Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
FERC Memo: Supplemental Information/Request of FERC Staff under P-1889, et. al..Communications between Commission staff and Bob Nasdor of the American Whitewater1/31/2014Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
FERC Memo: Supplemental Information/Request of FERC Staff under P-1889, et. al..Communications between Commission staff, and Mr. Mark Wamser and Mr. John Howard of FirstLight1/31/2014Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
FirstLight's letter to Narragansett Indian Tribal Historic Preservation Office regarding initiation of the Traditional Cultural Properties Study Plan (FERC Project No. 2485 and 1889)1/31/2014FirstLight Hydro Generating Company
FERC Memo: Communications between FERC staff and the U.S. Geological Survey’s Conte Anadromous Fish Research Center (Conte Lab)1/29/2014Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
FirstLight Response to National Marine Fisheries Service Supplemental Comments on Study Plan1/28/2014FirstLight Hydro Generating Company
FERC Letter Acknowledging Receipt of Sediment Management Plan - 2013 Summary of Annual Monitoring1/23/2014Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Additional Comments of American Whitewater's on Modified Revised Study Plan Study No. 3.6.3 (Whitewater Boating Evaluation)1/22/2014American Whitewater
FERC Letter reminding FirstLight Power Resources, LLC of their license obligation to gather recreation use data for a 12-month beginning no later than March 15, 2014, re Revised Form 80 for the Turners Falls1/22/2014Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
FirstLight Submittal of Modified Revised Study Plans, Study No.3.5.1(Baseline Inventory of Wetland, Riparian, and Littoral Habitat, and Assessment of Operational Impacts on Special-Status Species) and Study No.3.6.3 (Whitewater Boating Evaluation)1/13/2014FirstLight Hydro Generating Company
FirstLight Report Regarding Conveyance of Easements, Rights-of-Way, or Leases in 20131/10/2014FirstLight Hydro Generating Company
FERC Letter Approval for Modified Study Plan No. 3.6.7 Recreation Study at Northfield Mountain, including Assessment of Sufficiency of Trails for Shared Use1/10/2014Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
VT SHPO concurrence with FERC's APE determination Turners Falls and Northfield Mountain Projects1/9/2014VT Office of Historic Preservation
Comments of Boyd Kynard, PhD on FERC Study Plan Determination, Study 4.2.3 Hydraulic Study of Turner Falls1/7/2014Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Comments of Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife on Draft Modified Revised Study Plan, Study No. 3.5.11/6/2014Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife
Comments of Dorothy McIver on Northfield and Turner Falls Projects Relicensing power canal hydraulic study1/2/2014McIver, Dorthy
Comment of Garrett D. Connelly regarding socioeconomic and environmental positive goods not yet analyzed under P-1889.1/2/2014Connelly, Garrett
Comment of citizen Hazel Dawkins on Northfield Project Relicensing1/1/2014Dawkins, Hazel