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Title
Notice of Availability and Adoption of Environmental Assessment
Creator
State of Maine Department of Marine Resources
Date Created and/or Issued
6/11/02
Publication Information
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
Contributing Institution
UC Riverside, Library, Water Resources Collections and Archives
Collection
Clearinghouse for Dam Removal Information (CDRI)
Rights Information
Copyrighted
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Description
Scope/Content: Abstract: Pending before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) is a request for surrender of exemption and removal of dam for the Smelt Hill Dam and Hydroelectric Project No. 7118. In accordance with the Commission's procedures for complying with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and consistent with the regulations of the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) for implementing NEPA at 40 CFR Section 1506.3, the Commission has decided to adopt an environmental assessment (EA) produced by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), New England District in January 2001. The EA is titled: "Smelt Hill Dam Environmental Restoration Study - Falmouth, Maine." The EA concludes that removal of the Smelt Hill Dam would not be a major Federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment. The FERC staff has independently reviewed the EA, and agrees with its analysis and conclusions. The staff therefore finds that the EA meets the standards for an adequate environmental analysis under NEPA, and can be adopted.
Type
text
Form/Genre
digital copy
Identifier
ark:/86086/n2r49qf3
659
Language
English
eng
Subject
Alternative analysis
Dams
Dam retirement
Place
Presumpsoct River, ME
Smelt Hill Dam
United States

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