Notice of Applications Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Protests, 51771-51772 [E5-4734]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 168 / Wednesday, August 31, 2005 / Notices i. FERC Contact: Any questions on this notice should be addressed to Mrs. Anumzziatta Purchiaroni at (202) 502– 6191, or e-mail address: anumzziatta.purchiaroni@ferc.gov. j. Deadline for filing comments and or motions: September 23, 2005. k. Description of Request: The licensee filed an amendment application to revise the existing 585kW installed capacity of its project. The licensee proposes to remove from its license the 60-kW minimum flow turbine unit located at the dam. The unit has been idle for several years, and the costs associated with bringing it back on-line are not economically feasible. The licensee proposes to release the required minimum flow through a silt gate, spillage, and through an existing downstream fish passage facility. The minimum flow turbine has been already removed from the project. l. Locations of the Application: A copy of the application is available for inspection and reproduction at the Commission’s Public Reference Room, located at 888 First Street, NE., Room 2A, Washington, DC 20426, or by calling (202) 502–8371. Information about this filing may also be viewed on the Commission’s Web site at http:// www.ferc.gov using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document. You may also register online at http:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ esubscription.asp to be notified via email of new filings and issuances related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, call 1–866–208–3676 or e-mail FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, for TTY, call (202) 502–8659. A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in item (h) above. m. Individuals desiring to be included on the Commission’s mailing list should so indicate by writing to the Secretary of the Commission. n. Comments, Protests, or Motions To Intervene—Anyone may submit comments, a protest, or a motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.210, .211, .214. In determining the appropriate action to take, the Commission will consider all protests or other comments filed, but only those who file a motion to intervene in accordance with the Commission’s Rules may become a party to the proceeding. Any comments, protests, or motions to intervene must be received on or before the specified comment date for the particular application. VerDate Aug<18>2005 21:07 Aug 30, 2005 Jkt 205001 o. Filing and Service of Responsive Documents—Any filings must bear in all capital letters the title ‘‘COMMENTS’’, ‘‘RECOMMENDATIONS FOR TERMS AND CONDITIONS’’, ‘‘PROTEST’’, or ‘‘MOTION TO INTERVENE’’, as applicable, and the Project Number of the particular application to which the filing refers. All documents (original and eight copies) should be filed with: Magalie R. Salas, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. A copy of any motion to intervene must also be served upon each representative of the Applicant specified in the particular application. p. Agency Comments—Federal, state, and local agencies are invited to file comments on the described application. A copy of the application may be obtained by agencies directly from the Applicant. If an agency does not file comments within the time specified for filing comments, it will be presumed to have no comments. One copy of an agency’s comments must also be sent to the Applicant’s representatives. q. Comments, protests and interventions may be filed electronically via the Internet in lieu of paper. See 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission’s Web site at http://www.ferc.gov under the ‘‘eFiling’’ link. Magalie R. Salas, Secretary. [FR Doc. E5–4733 Filed 8–30–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Notice of Applications Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Protests August 23, 2005. Take notice that the following hydroelectric applications have been filed with the Commission and are available for public inspection: a. Type of Applications: Preliminary Permit (Competing). b. Applicants, Project Numbers, and Dates Filed: Western Hydro, LLC, filed the application for Project No. 12592– 000 on May 19, 2005, at 8:32 a.m. and an amended application on July 18, 2005, at 3:21 p.m. Bear Creek Hydro Associates, LLC, filed the application for Project No. 12593–000 on May 24, 2005, at 11:34 a.m. PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51771 c. Name of Project: Cascade Hydroelectric Project—P–12592; Bear Creek Hydroelectric Project—P–12593. The project will be located on Bear Creek, near the town of Concrete, in Skagit County, Washington. The existing dam is owned by Glacier Northwest, Inc. d. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791a–825r. e. Applicant Contacts: For Western Hydro, LLC: Mr. Edward F. Donohoe, Western Hydro, LLC, 212 Reed Circle, Mill Valley, CA 94941, (415) 380–0625. For Bear Creek Hydro Associates, LLC: Mr. Jace B. McMaster, Bear Creek Associates, LLC, 19536 Wallingford Avenue, N., Shoreline, WA 98133, (206) 769–7289. f. FERC Contact: Etta Foster, (202) 502–8769. g. Deadline for filing comments, protests, and motions to intervene: 60 days from the issuance date of this notice. The Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure require all interveners filing documents with the Commission to serve a copy of that document on each person in the official service list for the project. Further, if an intervener files comments or documents with the Commission relating to the merits of an issue that may affect the responsibilities of a particular resource agency, they must also serve a copy of the document on that resource agency. h. Description of Projects: The project proposed by Western Hydro, LLC would consist of: (1) The existing 24-foot-high, 235-foot-long, concrete Bear Creek Dam; (2) a 1.7 acre reservoir with negligible storage; (3) a 48-inch, 2,800-foot-long, steel penstock; (4) an existing powerhouse containing two generating units with a capacity of 3.5 megawatts; (5) a 2-mile-long, 34.5 kV transmission line; and (6) appurtenant facilities. The proposed project would operate in a run-of-river mode and have an average annual generation of 16 million kWh. Generated power would be sold to regional investor owned utilities. The project proposed by Bear Creek Associates, LLC would consist of reconstructing the abandoned Upper and Lower Bear Creek hydro facilities. The Upper Bear Creek Project site will be evaluated, however, the Lower Bear Creek Project site will be the main focus of the studies during the permit period. The Lower Bear Creek would consist of: (1) The existing 24-foot-high, 235-footlong, concrete Bear Creek Dam; (2) a 1.7 acre reservoir with negligible storage; (3) a new 36-inch, 2,800-foot-long, steel penstock; (4) a renovated concrete powerhouse containing generating units with an installed capacity of 1800 kW; E:\FR\FM\31AUN1.SGM 31AUN1 51772 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 168 / Wednesday, August 31, 2005 / Notices (5) a new 3.5-mile-long, 12.5 kV transmission line to be interconnected with the Puget Sound Energy’s transmission lines at Lake Tyee; and (6) appurtenant facilities. The proposed project would operate in a run-of-river mode. The estimated annual generation is 11.7 million kWh. Generated power would be sold to Puget Sound Energy. i. Locations of Applications: A copy of the application is available for inspection and reproduction at the Commission in the Public Reference Room, located at 888 First Street NE., Room 2A, Washington, DC 20426, or by calling (202) 502–8371. This filing may also be viewed on the Commission’s Web site at http://www.ferc.gov using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, call toll-free 1–866–208–3676 or e-mail FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov. For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in item h. above. j. Individuals desiring to be included on the Commission’s mailing list should so indicate by writing to the Secretary of the Commission. k. Competing Preliminary Permit— Anyone desiring to file a competing application for preliminary permit for a proposed project must submit the competing application itself, or a notice of intent to file such an application, to the Commission on or before the specified comment date for the particular application (see 18 CFR 4.36). Submission of a timely notice of intent allows an interested person to file the competing preliminary permit application no later than 30 days after the specified comment date for the particular application. A competing preliminary permit application must conform with 18 CFR 4.30(b) and 4.36. l. Competing Development Application—Any qualified development applicant desiring to file a competing development application must submit to the Commission, on or before a specified comment date for the particular application, either a competing development application or a notice of intent to file such an application. Submission of a timely notice of intent to file a development application allows an interested person to file the competing application no later than 120 days after the specified comment date for the particular application. A competing license application must conform with 18 CFR 4.30(b) and 4.36. m. Notice of Intent—A notice of intent must specify the exact name, business VerDate Aug<18>2005 16:33 Aug 30, 2005 Jkt 205001 address, and telephone number of the prospective applicant, and must include an unequivocal statement of intent to submit, if such an application may be filed, either a preliminary permit application or a development application (specify which type of application). A notice of intent must be served on the applicant(s) named in this public notice. n. Proposed Scope of Studies Under Permit—A preliminary permit, if issued, does not authorize construction. The term of the proposed preliminary permit would be 36 months. The work proposed under the preliminary permit would include economic analysis, preparation of preliminary engineering plans, and a study of environmental impacts. Based on the results of these studies, the Applicant would decide whether to proceed with the preparation of a development application to construct and operate the project. o. Comments, Protests, or Motions To Intervene—Anyone may submit comments, a protest, or a motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.210, .211, .214. In determining the appropriate action to take, the Commission will consider all protests or other comments filed, but only those who file a motion to intervene in accordance with the Commission’s Rules may become a party to the proceeding. Any comments, protests, or motions to intervene must be received on or before the specified comment date for the particular application. Comments, protests and interventions may be filed electronically via the Internet in lieu of paper; See 18 CFR 385.2001 (a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission’s Web site under ‘‘efiling’’ link. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. p. Filing and Service of Responsive Documents—Any filings must bear in all capital letters the title ‘‘COMMENTS’’, ‘‘RECOMMENDATIONS FOR TERMS AND CONDITIONS’’, ‘‘PROTEST’’, or ‘‘MOTION TO INTERVENE’’, as applicable, and the Project Number of the particular application to which the filing refers. Any of the above-named documents must be filed by providing the original and the number of copies provided by the Commission’s regulations to: The Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. A copy of any motion to intervene must also be served upon each representative of the Applicant specified in the particular application. PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 q. Agency Comments—Federal, State, and local agencies are invited to file comments on the described application. A copy of the application may be obtained by agencies directly from the Applicant. If an agency does not file comments within the time specified for filing comments, it will be presumed to have no comments. One copy of an agency’s comments must also be sent to the Applicant’s representatives. Magalie R. Salas, Secretary. [FR Doc. E5–4734 Filed 8–30–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Notice of Application Accepting for Filing and Soliciting Motions To Intervene, Protests and Comments August 23, 2005. Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection: a. Type of Application: Preliminary Permit. b. Project No.: 12596–000. c. Date filed: June 8, 2005. d. Applicant: Ophir Valley Land Company, LLC. e. Name of Project: Carbonero Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: On Carbonero Mine Adit, near Ophir, San Miguel County, Colorado, within the Uncompagre National Forest. The mine is owned by Glenn Pauls, Placerville, CO. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791(a)–825(r). h. Applicant Contact: Mr. Vincent A. Lamarra, Ph.D., Ecosystems Research Institute, 975 S. Highway 89/91, Logan, UT 84321, (435) 752–2580, or Glenn Pauls, Ophir Valley Land Company, LLC, P.O. Box 426, Placerville, CO 81430, (970) 728–3540. i. FERC Contact: Etta Foster, (202) 502–8769. j. Deadline for filing comments, protests, and motions to intervene: 60 days from the issuance date of this notice. All documents (original and eight copies) should be filed with Magalie R. Salas, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. Please include the project number (P– 12596–000) on any comments, protests, or motions filed. k. Description of Project: The proposed project would consist of: (1) E:\FR\FM\31AUN1.SGM 31AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 168 (Wednesday, August 31, 2005)]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission


Notice of Applications Accepted for Filing and Soliciting 
Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Protests

August 23, 2005.
    Take notice that the following hydroelectric applications have been 
filed with the Commission and are available for public inspection:
    a. Type of Applications: Preliminary Permit (Competing).
    b. Applicants, Project Numbers, and Dates Filed: Western Hydro, 
LLC, filed the application for Project No. 12592-000 on May 19, 2005, 
at 8:32 a.m. and an amended application on July 18, 2005, at 3:21 p.m.
    Bear Creek Hydro Associates, LLC, filed the application for Project 
No. 12593-000 on May 24, 2005, at 11:34 a.m.
    c. Name of Project: Cascade Hydroelectric Project--P-12592; Bear 
Creek Hydroelectric Project--P-12593. The project will be located on 
Bear Creek, near the town of Concrete, in Skagit County, Washington. 
The existing dam is owned by Glacier Northwest, Inc.
    d. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791a-825r.
    e. Applicant Contacts: For Western Hydro, LLC: Mr. Edward F. 
Donohoe, Western Hydro, LLC, 212 Reed Circle, Mill Valley, CA 94941, 
(415) 380-0625. For Bear Creek Hydro Associates, LLC: Mr. Jace B. 
McMaster, Bear Creek Associates, LLC, 19536 Wallingford Avenue, N., 
Shoreline, WA 98133, (206) 769-7289.
    f. FERC Contact: Etta Foster, (202) 502-8769.
    g. Deadline for filing comments, protests, and motions to 
intervene: 60 days from the issuance date of this notice.
    The Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure require all 
interveners filing documents with the Commission to serve a copy of 
that document on each person in the official service list for the 
project. Further, if an intervener files comments or documents with the 
Commission relating to the merits of an issue that may affect the 
responsibilities of a particular resource agency, they must also serve 
a copy of the document on that resource agency.
    h. Description of Projects: The project proposed by Western Hydro, 
LLC would consist of: (1) The existing 24-foot-high, 235-foot-long, 
concrete Bear Creek Dam; (2) a 1.7 acre reservoir with negligible 
storage; (3) a 48-inch, 2,800-foot-long, steel penstock; (4) an 
existing powerhouse containing two generating units with a capacity of 
3.5 megawatts; (5) a 2-mile-long, 34.5 kV transmission line; and (6) 
appurtenant facilities. The proposed project would operate in a run-of-
river mode and have an average annual generation of 16 million kWh. 
Generated power would be sold to regional investor owned utilities.
    The project proposed by Bear Creek Associates, LLC would consist of 
reconstructing the abandoned Upper and Lower Bear Creek hydro 
facilities. The Upper Bear Creek Project site will be evaluated, 
however, the Lower Bear Creek Project site will be the main focus of 
the studies during the permit period. The Lower Bear Creek would 
consist of: (1) The existing 24-foot-high, 235-foot-long, concrete Bear 
Creek Dam; (2) a 1.7 acre reservoir with negligible storage; (3) a new 
36-inch, 2,800-foot-long, steel penstock; (4) a renovated concrete 
powerhouse containing generating units with an installed capacity of 
1800 kW;

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(5) a new 3.5-mile-long, 12.5 kV transmission line to be interconnected 
with the Puget Sound Energy's transmission lines at Lake Tyee; and (6) 
appurtenant facilities. The proposed project would operate in a run-of-
river mode. The estimated annual generation is 11.7 million kWh. 
Generated power would be sold to Puget Sound Energy.
    i. Locations of Applications: A copy of the application is 
available for inspection and reproduction at the Commission in the 
Public Reference Room, located at 888 First Street NE., Room 2A, 
Washington, DC 20426, or by calling (202) 502-8371. This filing may 
also be viewed on the Commission's Web site at http://www.ferc.gov 
using the ``eLibrary'' link. Enter the docket number excluding the last 
three digits in the docket number field to access the document. For 
assistance, call toll-free 1-866-208-3676 or e-mail 
FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov. For TTY, call (202) 502-8659. A copy is 
also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in item 
h. above.
    j. Individuals desiring to be included on the Commission's mailing 
list should so indicate by writing to the Secretary of the Commission.
    k. Competing Preliminary Permit--Anyone desiring to file a 
competing application for preliminary permit for a proposed project 
must submit the competing application itself, or a notice of intent to 
file such an application, to the Commission on or before the specified 
comment date for the particular application (see 18 CFR 4.36). 
Submission of a timely notice of intent allows an interested person to 
file the competing preliminary permit application no later than 30 days 
after the specified comment date for the particular application. A 
competing preliminary permit application must conform with 18 CFR 
4.30(b) and 4.36.
    l. Competing Development Application--Any qualified development 
applicant desiring to file a competing development application must 
submit to the Commission, on or before a specified comment date for the 
particular application, either a competing development application or a 
notice of intent to file such an application. Submission of a timely 
notice of intent to file a development application allows an interested 
person to file the competing application no later than 120 days after 
the specified comment date for the particular application. A competing 
license application must conform with 18 CFR 4.30(b) and 4.36.
    m. Notice of Intent--A notice of intent must specify the exact 
name, business address, and telephone number of the prospective 
applicant, and must include an unequivocal statement of intent to 
submit, if such an application may be filed, either a preliminary 
permit application or a development application (specify which type of 
application). A notice of intent must be served on the applicant(s) 
named in this public notice.
    n. Proposed Scope of Studies Under Permit--A preliminary permit, if 
issued, does not authorize construction. The term of the proposed 
preliminary permit would be 36 months. The work proposed under the 
preliminary permit would include economic analysis, preparation of 
preliminary engineering plans, and a study of environmental impacts. 
Based on the results of these studies, the Applicant would decide 
whether to proceed with the preparation of a development application to 
construct and operate the project.
    o. Comments, Protests, or Motions To Intervene--Anyone may submit 
comments, a protest, or a motion to intervene in accordance with the 
requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.210, .211, 
.214. In determining the appropriate action to take, the Commission 
will consider all protests or other comments filed, but only those who 
file a motion to intervene in accordance with the Commission's Rules 
may become a party to the proceeding. Any comments, protests, or 
motions to intervene must be received on or before the specified 
comment date for the particular application.
    Comments, protests and interventions may be filed electronically 
via the Internet in lieu of paper; See 18 CFR 385.2001 (a)(1)(iii) and 
the instructions on the Commission's Web site under ``e-filing'' link. 
The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing.
    p. Filing and Service of Responsive Documents--Any filings must 
bear in all capital letters the title ``COMMENTS'', ``RECOMMENDATIONS 
FOR TERMS AND CONDITIONS'', ``PROTEST'', or ``MOTION TO INTERVENE'', as 
applicable, and the Project Number of the particular application to 
which the filing refers. Any of the above-named documents must be filed 
by providing the original and the number of copies provided by the 
Commission's regulations to: The Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. A copy of any 
motion to intervene must also be served upon each representative of the 
Applicant specified in the particular application.
    q. Agency Comments--Federal, State, and local agencies are invited 
to file comments on the described application. A copy of the 
application may be obtained by agencies directly from the Applicant. If 
an agency does not file comments within the time specified for filing 
comments, it will be presumed to have no comments. One copy of an 
agency's comments must also be sent to the Applicant's representatives.

Magalie R. Salas,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. E5-4734 Filed 8-30-05; 8:45 am]
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