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Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 13242-000]

Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comment, Motions to Intervene, and Competing Applications

On June 13, 2008, Whitman River Dam, Inc. filed an application, pursuant to section 4(f) of the Federal Power Act, proposing to develop the hydroelectric potential at the existing Westminster Reservoir Pond Dam located on the Whitman River in the Town of Westminster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

The proposed project would consist of:(1) An earthen and masonry dam, 31-foot-high and 1,500-foot-long, (2) a head pond with storage of 870.0 acre-feet, (3) two existing 30-inch diameter discharge pipes, and (4) a new powerhouse located in the vicinity of the discharge pipes containing one generating unit having a capacity of 35 kilowatts. The project would have an annual generation of 218,000 kilowatt hours and would be sold to power marketers, local industrial users, or municipal electric utilities.

Applicant Contact:Mr. Robert Francis, President, Whitman River Dam, Inc., P.O. Box 145, 10 Tommy Francis Road, Westminster, MA 01473. FERC Contact: Shameek Patel, 202-502-6736.

Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, competing applications (without notices of intent), or notices of intent to file competing applications: 60 days from the issuance of this notice. Comments, motions to intervene, notices of intent, and competing applications may be filed electronically via the Internet. See 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission's Web site under the "e-Filing" link. If unable to be filed electronically, documents may be paper-filed. To paper-file, an original and eight copies should be mailed to: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. For more information on how to submit these types of filings please go to the Commission's Web site located at More information about this project can be viewed or printed on the "eLibrary" link of Commission's Web site at Enter the docket number (P-13242) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, call toll-free 1-866-208-3372.

Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary.