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Instream Flow Study Scoping Meeting with Fish Agencies
99 Millers Falls Road, Northfield, MA, Visitors Center
1/24/2013 9:00 AM1/24/2013 2:00 PM

See attached Agenda and Presentation.

FERC Scoping Meeting: Vernon, Northfield, and Turners Falls projects – Joint Daytime Meeting
​Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A., Turners Falls, MA 01376.  (413) 863-3221. For directions please visit: http://www.greatfallsma.org/
1/30/2013 9:00 AM1/30/2013 3:00 PM
 

Daytime Public Meeting for Connecticut River Projects' Cumulative Effects
​Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A., Turners Falls, MA 01376.  (413) 863-3221. For directions please visit: http://www.greatfallsma.org/
1/31/2013 9:00 AM1/31/2013 12:00 PM
FERC Scoping Meeting: Vernon, Northfield, and Turners Falls projects – Joint Evening Meeting
​Great Falls Discovery Center. 2 Avenue A., Turners Falls, MA 01376. (413) 863-3221
1/31/2013 6:00 PM1/31/2013 9:00 PM
Turners Fall Instream Flow Study Scoping Meeting
Northfield Mountain Visitors Center (99 Millers Falls Road, Northfield, MA)
4/16/2013 9:00 AM4/16/2013 3:00 PM

Lunch will be provided

If interested in attending this meeting, please RSVP to firstlight@gomezandsullivan.com no later than April 8, 2013 so we can obtain a head count for lunch.

Study 3.3.2 Conduct Instream Flow Habitat Assessments in the Bypass Channel and Below Cabot Station
Northfield Mountain Visitors Center. 99 Millers Falls Road, Northfield, MA 01360
5/8/2013 9:30 AM5/8/2013 3:00 PM

Main purpose of meeting is to discuss/finalize habitat suitability index curves

Please RSVP to firstlight@gomezandsullivan.com no later than April 29, 2013

Broad Overview of All Proposed Studies
Northfield Mountain Visitors Center. 99 Millers Falls Road, Northfield, MA 01360
5/14/2013 9:00 AM5/14/2013 12:00 PM

​Please RSVP tofirstlight@gomezandsullivan.com no later than April 19, 2013


Working Group 1: Geology and Soils, Water Resources, Developmental Resources
Northfield Mountain Visitors Center. 99 Millers Falls Road, Northfield, MA 01360
5/14/2013 1:00 PM5/14/2013 4:00 PM

​Please RSVP tofirstlight@gomezandsullivan.com no later than April 19, 2013

Working Group 1: Geology and Soils, Water Resources, Developmental Resources
Northfield Mountain Visitors Center. 99 Millers Falls Road, Northfield, MA 01360
5/15/2013 9:00 AM5/15/2013 12:00 PM

Please RSVP tofirstlight@gomezandsullivan.com no later than April 19, 2013

Working Group 1: Geology and Soils, Water Resources, Developmental Resources
Northfield Mountain Visitors Center. 99 Millers Falls Road, Northfield, MA 01360
5/15/2013 1:00 PM5/15/2013 4:00 PM

Please RSVP tofirstlight@gomezandsullivan.com no later than April 19, 2013

Working Group 2: Aquatic Resources, Terrestial, Wetlands, Riparian Resources
Northfield Mountain Visitors Center. 99 Millers Falls Road, Northfield, MA 01360
5/21/2013 9:00 AM5/21/2013 4:00 PM

Please RSVP tofirstlight@gomezandsullivan.com no later than April 19, 2013

Working Group 2: Aquatic Resources, Terrestial, Wetlands, Riparian Resources
Northfield Mountain Visitors Center. 99 Millers Falls Road, Northfield, MA 01360
5/22/2013 9:00 AM5/22/2013 4:00 PM

Please RSVP tofirstlight@gomezandsullivan.com no later than April 19, 2013

Working Group 2: Aquatic Resources, Terrestial, Wetlands, Riparian Resources
Northfield Mountain Visitors Center. 99 Millers Falls Road, Northfield, MA 01360
6/4/2013 9:00 AM6/4/2013 4:00 PM

Please RSVP to firstlight@gomezandsullivan.com no later than April 19, 2013

Working Group 2: Aquatic Resources, Terrestial, Wetlands, Riparian Resources
Northfield Mountain Visitors Center. 99 Millers Falls Road, Northfield, MA 01360
6/5/2013 9:00 AM6/5/2013 4:00 PM

Please RSVP tofirstlight@gomezandsullivan.com no later than April 19, 2013

Working Group 3: Recreation and Land Use Resources, Aesthetic Resources , Cultural Resources
Northfield Mountain Visitors Center. 99 Millers Falls Road, Northfield, MA 01360
6/11/2013 9:00 AM6/11/2013 4:00 PM

Please RSVP to firstlight@gomezandsullivan.com no later than April 19, 2013

AGENDA:

While the actual times for discussion of individual studies may vary somewhat from the proposed schedule, generally recreation and land use resources will be discussed on June 11 and the morning of June 12. 

June 11

  • 9:00 am - 3.6.2 Recreation Facilities Inventory and Assessment
  • 9:45 am - 3.6.1 Recreation Use/User Contact Survey 
  • 10:30 am - 3.6.3 Whitewater Boating Evaluation
  • 1:00 pm - 4.5.1 Contingent Valuation Study
  • 1:30 pm - 4.5.2 Mitigation Impacts of the Connecticut River and Loss of Whitewater Recreation at and above Turners Falls Dam
  • 2:00 pm - 3.6.4 Assessment of Day Use and Overnight Facilities Associated with Non-Motorized Boats  
  • 3:00 pm - 3.6.7 Recreation Study at Northfield Mountain, including Assessment of Sufficiency of Trails for Shared Use
Working Group 3: Recreation and Land Use Resources, Aesthetic Resources , Cultural Resources
Northfield Mountain Visitors Center. 99 Millers Falls Road, Northfield, MA 01360
6/12/2013 9:00 AM6/12/2013 4:00 PM

Please RSVP to firstlight@gomezandsullivan.com no later than April 19, 2013

AGENDA:

While the actual times for discussion of individual studies may vary somewhat from the proposed schedule, generally recreation and land use resources will be discussed on June 11 and the morning of June 12. 

June 12

  • 9:00 am - 3.6.5 Land Use Inventory
  • 10:00 am - 3.6.6 Assessment of Effects of Project Operation on Recreation and Land Use
  • 11:00 am - 3.7.1 Phase 1A Archaeological Survey
  • 1:00 pm - 3.7.2 Reconnaissance-Level historic Structures Survey
  • 2:00 pm - 4.6.1 Assess Preservation of Cultural, Historical and Educational Resources
  • 2:30 pm - 4.4.1 Noise Level Determination for Northfield Mountain Project Operations

Canceled - Working Group 3: Recreation and Land Use Resources, Aesthetic Resources , Cultural Resources
Northfield Mountain Visitors Center. 99 Millers Falls Road, Northfield, MA 01360
6/13/2013 9:00 AM6/13/2013 4:00 PM

​FirstLight is not hosting a meeting on June 13.  If you have any questions regarding the schedule, please contact Mark Wamser at 603-428-4960.  If you are calling into the meeting, please notify us by emailing mwamser@gomezandsullivan.com and firstlight@gomezandsullivan.com. 

PSP Working Group 1 follow-up meeting: Geology and Soils
Northfield Mountain Visitors Center. 99 Millers Falls Road, Northfield, MA 01360
6/14/2013 9:00 AM6/14/2013 4:00 PM
IFIM Study Discussion
Northfield Mountain Visitors Center. 99 Millers Falls Road, Northfield, MA 01360
10/8/2013 9:00 AM10/8/2013 12:00 PM

FL to summarize plan for IFIM work in 2013

  • Reach 1, Reach 3
  • Solicit input from stakeholders as to whether this study would be impacted by Vernon Yankee (FL does not believe there is a nexus)
  • Finalize substrate coding system and specifically how substrate will be coded in the field
  • Finalize approach to:
  • Reach 1
  • Obtain agreement on approach, data collection needs,  and assessment methods in Reach 1 (in 2013 and thereafter).
  • Obtain agreement on what, if any, work is needed in the Fall River relative to tributary access
  • Obtain agreement on transect selection in lower portion of Reach 1
  • Reach 2Obtain agreement on transect selection
  • Reach 3
POSTPONED - FERC Meeting to discuss the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant (VY) closure
Northfield Mountain Visitors Center. 99 Millers Falls Road, Northfield, MA 01360
10/16/2013 12:00 AM10/16/2013 11:59 PM

FERC postponed that meeting due to the federal government shutdown.

The Meeting has been rescheduled to Monday, November 25, 2013, at 9:00 AM

FERC Meeting to discuss the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant (VY) closure
Northfield Mountain Visitors Center, 99 Millers Falls Road, Northfield, MA 01360
11/25/2013 9:00 AM11/25/2013 3:00 PM

During the technical meeting FERC will work with FirstLight and stakeholders to:

  • (1) identify aquatic resource studies not affected by operations of Vermont Yankee, that may be implemented in 2014;
  • (2) identify aquatic resource studies’ likely affected by operations of Vermont Yankee; and (
  • 3) identify any aquatic resource studies that may need modification due to the decommissioning of Vermont Yankee. A stenographer will record the technical meeting, and meeting transcripts will be placed into the Commission’s public records for the proceedings.