The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Nov. 19 went out for 30 days of public comment on an Oct. 26 application from Great Bear Hydropower Inc. to surrender the license on the Columbia Dam Hydroelectric Project, located on the Paulins Kill in Knowlton Township, Warren County, New Jersey.
“The applicant proposes to surrender the license and remove all project works inside the powerhouse and disconnect the electrical connection to the utility company,” FERC said. “There would be no work involving ground disturbance and the equipment required to control the level of the lake would remain in place, along with all public safety features. The applicant has consulted with the relevant stakeholders and federal, state, and local agencies, all of which support the decommissioning of the project.”
An applicant contact is: Mr. Terry McDonnell, President, Great Bear Hydropower Inc., 15 Brigham Hill Rd., Norwich, Vermont 05055, Phone: (802) 345-5616, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.