Please take notice that Madison Paper Industries (transferor) and Eagle Creek Kennebec Hydro, LLC (transferee) are intending to file on or about April 20, 2017 an application with the Maine Department of Environmental Protection ("Department") for the transfer of all Department-issued licenses concerning the Brassua hydropower project located on the Moose River in Township 1, Range 1, NBKP (Taunton & Raynham), Township 1, Range 1, NBKP (Rockwood Strip), Township 1, Range 2, NBKP (Tomhegan), Township 2, Range 2 NBKP (Rockwood Strip & Sandwich Academy), and Township 2, Range 2 NBKP (Brassua Township), Somerset County, Maine, to the extent of Madison Paper Industries' interest in that project. The transferor and transferee seek Department approval to transfer the licenses for the Brassua project from the transferor to the transferee (maintaining, however, the other existing licensees of the Brassua Project).

Applicants Contacts: for Transferor: Thomas R. Doyle, Pierce Atwood LLP, Merrill's Wharf, 254 Commercial Street, Portland, ME 04101, (207) 791-1214. For Transferee: Bob Gates, Eagle Creek Renewable Energy, LLC, 65 Madison Ave., Suite 500, Morristown, NJ 07960, (973) 998-8403.

Processing of the application will occur pursuant to Maine's Water Pollution Control Laws, 38 M.R.S. §§ 411 - 424-B, Water Classification Program, 38 M.R.S. §§ 464- 470, Waterway Development and Conservation Act, 38 M.R.S. 630 §§ et seq., Site Location of Development Act, 38 M.R.S. §§ 481 et seq. and the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, Title 33 U.S.C. § 1251, and applicable rules of the Department, including the Rules Concerning the Processing of Applications and Other Administrative Matters, 06-096 CMR 2.

The transfer application is for the Maine Waterway Development and Conservation Act, Waste Discharge Law and Site Location of Development Act licenses previously issued by the Department for the above-described projects.

Requests for the Board of Environmental Protection to assume jurisdiction over the application or requests for a hearing on the application must be submitted to the Department in writing no later than 20 days after the application is accepted as complete for processing. The application and supporting documentation are available for review at the Department of Environmental Protection offices in Augusta, or at appropriate Department regional offices during normal working hours.

A copy of the application and supporting documentation may also be reviewed at the offices of the Somerset County Commissioners in Skowhegan, Maine.

Public comments on the application may be provided to the Department. Send all correspondence to: Mark Margerum, Office of the Commissioner, Maine Department of Environmental Protection, State House Station 17, Augusta, Maine 04333-0017, or Mark.T.Margerum@Maine.Gov.
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