Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program, Eastern and Western Division Proposed Project Use Power Rate, 36947 [05-12636]

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There will be a discussion of the potential effect, by alternative, which may include the following areas: • Indiana bat and its habitat: summer maternity and individual males, spring staging, autumn swarming, and winter hibernacula • Gray bat and its habitat: summer riparian areas, summer day roosting, and winter hibernacula • Other federally listed endangered or threatened species on DoF land • State listed endangered and threatened species on DoF land • Game species • Effects on other species of flora and fauna • Best management practices and water quality • Biological diversity of habitat • Oak-hickory regeneration • Socioeconomic effects • Other conservation measures • Use of state public lands for Indiana bat conservation • Anticipated take of listed species Environmental review of the permit application will be conducted in accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), National Environmental Policy Act regulations (40 CFR parts 1500– 1508), other appropriate Federal regulations, and Service procedures for compliance with those regulations. This notice is being furnished in accordance with § 1501.7 of the National Environmental Policy Act, to obtain suggestions and information from other agencies, tribes, and the public on the scope of issues to be addressed in the ESI/HCP. VerDate jul<14>2003 18:11 Jun 24, 2005 Jkt 205001 Because preparation, approval, and implementation of the HCP are actions requiring environmental review, the INDNR and the Service agreed to prepare a single environmental document that would comply with the requirements of NEPA as well as other Federal and state regulations. Preparation of a joint document is intended to reduce paperwork and best utilize limited public resources while ensuring broad public involvement. Comments and participation in this scoping process are solicited. The draft EIS/HCP is expected to be available to the public in the winter of 2005. Authority: 42 U.S.C. 4321–4347; 40 CFR 1500–1508. Dated: June 3, 2005. Charlie Wooley, Acting Regional Director, Region 3, Fort Snelling, Minnesota. [FR Doc. 05–12638 Filed 6–24–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program, Eastern and Western Division Proposed Project Use Power Rate Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice of extension of time for comments concerning the proposed Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program, Eastern and Western Divisions, Project Use Power Rate Adjustments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) is proposing a rate adjustment (proposed rate) for Project Use Power for the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program (P-SMBP), Eastern and Western Division. The proposed rate for Project Use Power is set to recover all annual operating, maintenance, and replacement expenses on the Pick-Sloan power system. The analysis of the proposed Project Use Power Rate is included in a booklet available upon request. The proposed rate for Project Use Power will become effective October 1, 2005. This notice provides the opportunity for public comment. After review of comments received, Reclamation will consider them, revise the rates if necessary, and recommend a proposed rate for approval to the Assistant Secretary of Water and Science. DATES: The comment period will be extended through July 31, 2005. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be sent to Kerry McCalman, GP–2020, PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36947 Power O&M Administrator, Bureau of Reclamation, P.O. Box 26900, Billings, MT 59107–6900. All booklets, studies, comments, letters, memoranda, and other documents made or kept by Reclamation for the purpose of developing the proposed rate for Project Use Power will be made available for inspection and copying at the Great Plains Regional Office, located at 316 North 26th Street, Billings, Montana 59107–6900. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kerry McCalman, Bureau of Reclamation, Great Plains Regional Office, at (406) 247–7705 or by e-mail at kmccalman@gp.usbr.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Proposed Rate Adjustment Power rates for the P-SMBP are established pursuant to the Reclamation Act of 1902 (43 U.S.C. 371 et seq.), as amended and supplemented by subsequent enactments, particularly section 9(c) of the Reclamation Project Act of 1939 (43 U.S.C. 485h(c)) and the Flood Control Act of 1944 (58 Stat. 887). Beginning October 1, 2005, Reclamation proposes to: (a) Increase the energy charge from 10.76 mills/kWh to 12.55 mills/kWh (b) the monthly demand charge will remain at zero. The Project Use Power rate will be reviewed each time Western Area Power Administration (Western) adjusts the PSMBP Firm power rate. Western will conduct the necessary studies and use the methodology identified in this rate proposal to determine a new rate. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Reclamation


Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program, Eastern and Western Division 
Proposed Project Use Power Rate

AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of extension of time for comments concerning the 
proposed Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program, Eastern and Western 
Divisions, Project Use Power Rate Adjustments.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) is proposing a rate 
adjustment (proposed rate) for Project Use Power for the Pick-Sloan 
Missouri Basin Program (P-SMBP), Eastern and Western Division. The 
proposed rate for Project Use Power is set to recover all annual 
operating, maintenance, and replacement expenses on the Pick-Sloan 
power system. The analysis of the proposed Project Use Power Rate is 
included in a booklet available upon request. The proposed rate for 
Project Use Power will become effective October 1, 2005.
    This notice provides the opportunity for public comment. After 
review of comments received, Reclamation will consider them, revise the 
rates if necessary, and recommend a proposed rate for approval to the 
Assistant Secretary of Water and Science.

DATES: The comment period will be extended through July 31, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be sent to Kerry McCalman, GP-2020, 
Power O&M Administrator, Bureau of Reclamation, P.O. Box 26900, 
Billings, MT 59107-6900.
    All booklets, studies, comments, letters, memoranda, and other 
documents made or kept by Reclamation for the purpose of developing the 
proposed rate for Project Use Power will be made available for 
inspection and copying at the Great Plains Regional Office, located at 
316 North 26th Street, Billings, Montana 59107-6900.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kerry McCalman, Bureau of Reclamation, 
Great Plains Regional Office, at (406) 247-7705 or by e-mail at 
kmccalman@gp.usbr.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Proposed Rate Adjustment

    Power rates for the P-SMBP are established pursuant to the 
Reclamation Act of 1902 (43 U.S.C. 371 et seq.), as amended and 
supplemented by subsequent enactments, particularly section 9(c) of the 
Reclamation Project Act of 1939 (43 U.S.C. 485h(c)) and the Flood 
Control Act of 1944 (58 Stat. 887).
    Beginning October 1, 2005, Reclamation proposes to:
    (a) Increase the energy charge from 10.76 mills/kWh to 12.55 mills/
kWh
    (b) the monthly demand charge will remain at zero.
    The Project Use Power rate will be reviewed each time Western Area 
Power Administration (Western) adjusts the P-SMBP Firm power rate. 
Western will conduct the necessary studies and use the methodology 
identified in this rate proposal to determine a new rate.

    Dated: June 3, 2005,
Jaralyn Beek,
Acting Regional Director, Great Plains Regions.
[FR Doc. 05-12636 Filed 6-24-05; 8:45 am]
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