LIHI Certificate #85 - Martinsville Project, Vermont
|LIHI Certificate No.||85|
|LIHI Certificate Term||April 30, 2016 - April 30, 2021, extended to August 31, 2021|
|Owner||Martinsville Hydro Corp.|
|Location||Located at river mile 0.8 on Lulls Brook in Hartland, Vermont.|
|Installed Capacity||0.25 MW|
|Average Annual Generation||750 MWh|
|FERC No.||P-7373 issued 1984, expires 2034|
February 27, 2017: On January 20, 2017, LIHI Executive Director Shannon Ames, using authority delegated from the LIHI Governing Board, has issued a Preliminary Certification Decision that the Martinsville Hydroelectric Project (FERC No. P-7373) satisfies the LIHI Certification Criteria.
As provided for in Section 4.2.5 of the LIHI 2nd Edition Handbook, notice of the preliminary decision to certify was posted on the Institute's website and sent to the stakeholder email distribution list on January 23, 2017. A 30-day period was provided to anyone who commented on the original application to request an appeal, and no requests for appeal were received.
The Martinsville Project is now deemed certified by LIHI for a five (5) year term. The effective certification date for the Martinsville Project is April 30, 2016, expiring on April 30, 2021.
August 5, 2016: On July 27, 2016, the Low Impact Hydropower Institute received a complete application for a new term of Low Impact Certification for the Martinsville Hydroelectric project. The application materials can be found in the Files section below.
LIHI is seeking public comment on this application. Specifically, we are interested in knowing whether you think the Martinsville project continues to meet the LIHI Low Impact Certification Criteria. Please review the program and criteria in LIHI’s revised Handbook and then review the Project’s 2016 application materials posted on the project page. Comments that are directly tied to specific LIHI criteria (flows, water quality, fish passage, etc.) will be most helpful, but all comments will be considered. Comments may be submitted to the Institute by e-mail at email@example.com with “Martinsville Project Comments” in the subject line, or by mail addressed to the Low Impact Hydropower Institute, PO Box 194, Harrington Park, New Jersey 07640. Comments must be received at the Institute on or before 5 pm Eastern time on October 5, 2016 to be considered. All comments will be posted to the web site and the applicant will have an opportunity to respond. Any response will also be posted.
May 3, 2012: The Martinsville Hydroelectric Project has been certified as low impact for a five year term, effective April 30, 2011 and expiring April 30, 2016.
May 3, 2011: Martinsville Hydro Corporation received an email from the Streamflow Protection Coordinator from the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources in regards to their Water Quality Certification. It can be read in the Files section below.
April 30, 2011: Martinsville Hydro Corporation has submitted an application for the certification of the Martinsville Hydroelectric project.
- Martinsville Recertification Application
- Martinsville Recertification Review Report
- Martinsville Sworn Statement and Waiver
- Martinsville Certification Review Report
- License Application Exhibits A, E and G
- Martinsville Certification Questionnaire
- Application Attachments
- Certification Supplement Letter
- Martinsville FERC License Order and Amendment
- Martinsville Water Quality Certificate
- National Marine Fisheries Service Letter
- US Department of the Interior Letter
- US Fish and Wildlife Service Letter