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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 13345-001]

Shearwater Design, Inc.; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications

On July 3, 2012, Shearwater Design, Inc. filed an application for a successive preliminary permit, pursuant to section 4(f) of the Federal Power Act (FPA), proposing to study the feasibility of the Homeowner Tidal Power Electric Generation Project to be located in the Kennebec River, in the Town of Phippsburg, Sagadahoc County, Maine. The sole purpose of a preliminary permit, if issued, is to grant the permit holder priority to file a license application during the permit term. A preliminary permit does not authorize the permit holder to perform any land-disturbing activities or otherwise enter upon lands or waters owned by others without the owners' express permission.

The proposed project would consist of: (1) 10 hydrokinetic turbine units with an estimated total capacity of 100 kilowatts; (2) approximately five 200 to 500-foot-long, 220-volt transmission lines connected to individual homes; and (3) appurtenant facilities. The estimated annual generation of the proposed project would be 150,000 kilowatt-hours.

Applicant Contact:Dot Kelly, Shearwater Design, Inc., 83 Captain Perry Drive, Phippsburg, ME 04562; phone: (207) 443-4787.

FERC Contact:Brandon Cherry; phone: (202) 502-8328.

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. Competing applications and notices of intent must meet the requirements of 18 CFR 4.36. 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 sitehttp://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/efiling.asp. Commenters can submit brief comments up to 6,000 characters, without prior registration, using the eComment system athttp://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ecomment.asp. You must include your name and contact information at the end of your comments. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support atFERCOnlineSupport@ferc.govor toll free at 1-866-208-3676, or for TTY, (202) 502-8659. Although the Commission strongly encourages electronic filing, documents may also be paper-filed. To paper-file, mail an original and seven copies to: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426.

More information about this project, including a copy of the application, can be viewed or printed on the "eLibrary" link of Commission's Web site athttp://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/elibrary.asp. Enter the docket number (P-13345) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.

Dated: September 18, 2012. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary.