Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc.; Notice of Extension of Public Scoping Comment Period, 57252-57253 [05-19578]

Download as PDF 57252 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 189 / Friday, September 30, 2005 / Notices documentation, project work plan and timeline, social impacts, evaluation and monitoring, equipment description, budget justification, budget requirements, financial feasibility, and appendices. The project narrative should provide a clear description of the work to be undertaken and how it will be accomplished. It should address the technical approach work plan under criteria 2 listed in Section 5. The project narrative is limited to a total of 10 pages excluding cover page, budget justification, budget, appendices and financial documentation. c. Detailed Financial Information. Detailed financial information is requested to assess the potential and the capability of the applicant. Financial information remains confidential. The financial information should provide a general overview of historical financial performance, projections (Pro Forma), and cash flow statements. Standard principles should be used for developing the required financial information. Strong applications have benefited from the use of a certified accountant to develop this information. Applicants should refer to the Technology Marketing Unit’s Web site for the financial information templates, as well as an example http:// www.fpl.fs.fed.us/tmu (under Woody Biomass Grants). d. Full-Application Delivery. Full applications must be postmarked by March 1, 2006, and received no later than 5 p.m. Central Standard Time on March 8, 2006, by the Technology Marketing Unit at the Forest Products Laboratory. Hand-delivered, e-mail, or fax applications shall not be accepted. No exceptions allowed. Please send preapplications to the address listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. 8. Appendices. The following information must be included in the appendix of the pre-application and the full-application package: a. 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Qualifications are limited to two pages in length and should contain the following: resume, biographical sketch, references, and demonstrated ability to manage the grant. Dated: September 26, 2005. Kent P. Connaughton, Associate Deputy Chief, State and Private Forestry. [FR Doc. 05–19546 Filed 9–29–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Utilities Service Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc.; Notice of Extension of Public Scoping Comment Period AGENCY: Rural Utilities Service, USDA. Notice of extension of public scoping comment period. ACTION: SUMMARY: Upon request the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) agrees to extend the public scoping comment period by 30 days prior to the preparation of an environmental impact statement (EIS) in connection to a project proposed by Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc. (AECI), with headquarters in Springfield, Missouri. A previous notice was published in the Federal Register on August 10, 2005 announcing RUS’s intent to prepare an EIS and to hold public scoping meetings. The proposal consists of the construction and operation of a nominal 660 megawatt coal-based electrical generating plant and associated transmission facilities. A proposed and an alternate site both near the Missouri River in the northwest quadrant of Missouri have been identified by AECI. AECI is requesting RUS to provide financing for the proposal. Send comments to RUS, at the address listed below on or before October 28, 2005. A Site Selection Study and Macro Corridor Study Report, prepared by Associated Electric Cooperative, is available for public review on the RUS Web site http://www.usda.gov/rus/ water/ees/eis.htm, at Associated Electric Cooperative offices at, 2814 S. Golden, Springfield, Missouri 65807, and at the following public repositories: DATES: Cameron Public Library, 312 N. Chestnut St., Cameron, MO 64429, Phone 816/632–2311. PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Concordia Library, 709 S. Main St., Concordia, MO 64020, Phone: 660/463– 2277. Hale Library & Museum, 321 Main St., Hale, MO 64643, Phone: 660/565–2617. Mid-Continent Public Library, Kearney Branch, 100 S. Platte-Clay Way, Kearney, MO 64060–7640, Phone: 816/628–5055. Macon Public Library, 210 N. Rutherford St., Macon, MO 63552, Phone: 660/385–3314. Maryville Public Library, 509 N. Main St., Maryville, MO 64468, Phone 660/582– 5281. Little Dixie Regional Library, 111 N. 4th St., Moberly, MO 65270, Phone: 660/263–4426. Oregon Public Library, 103 S. Washington St., Oregon, MO 64473, Phone: 660/446– 3586. Dulany Memorial Library, 501 S. Broadway, Salisbury, MO 65281, Phone: 660/388– 5712. Carrollton Public Library, 1 N. Folger St., Carrollton, MO 64633, Phone: 660/542– 0183. Mid-Continent Public Library, Excelsior Springs Branch, 1460 Kearney Road, Excelsior Springs, MO 64024–1746, Phone: 816/630–6721 Robertson Memorial Library, 19 W. 20th St., Higginsville, MO 64037, Phone: 660/584– 2880. Lexington Library, 1008 Main St., Lexington, MO 64067, Phone: 660/259–3071. Marshall Public Library, 214 N. Lafayette, Marshall, MO 65340, Phone: 660/886– 3391. DeKalb County Public Library, 201 N. Polk St., Maysville, MO 64469, Phone: 816/449– 5695. Mound City Public Library, 205 E. 6th St., Mound City, MO 64470, Phone: 660/442– 5700. Ray County Library, 219 S. College St., Richmond, MO 64085, Phone: 816/470– 3291. Rolling Hills Consolidated Library, Savannah, 514 W. Main St., Savannah, MO 64485, Phone: 816/324–4569. Boonslick Regional Library Sedalia Branch 219 W. 3rd St., Sedalia, MO 65301, Phone: 660/827–7323. Carnegie Library 316 Massachusetts St., St. Joseph, MO 64504, Phone: 816/238–0526. East Hills Library 502 N. Woodbine Road, Suite A, St. Joseph, MO 64506, Phone: 816/ 236–2136. Washington Park Library 1821 N. Third St., St. Joseph, MO 64505, Phone: 816/232–2052. Boonslick Regional Library 950 E. Main St., Warsaw, MO 65355, Phone: 660/438–5211. Sedalia Public Library 311 W. Third St., Sedalia, MO 65301, Phone: 660/826–1314. Downtown Library 927 Felix St., St. Joseph, MO 64501, Phone: 816/232–7729. Rolling Hills Consolidated Library: Eastside 1904 N. Belt Highway, St. Joseph, MO 64506, Phone: 816/232–5479. Sweet Springs Public Library 323 Spring St., Sweet Springs, MO 65351, Phone: 660/ 335–4314. Norborne Public Library 109 East 2nd Street, Norborne, MO 64668, Voice: (816) 594–3514. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephanie Strength, Environmental Protection Specialist, RUS, Engineering E:\FR\FM\30SEN1.SGM 30SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 189 / Friday, September 30, 2005 / Notices and Environmental Staff, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Stop 1571, Washington, DC 20250–1571, telephone: (202) 720–0468 or email: stephanie.strength@usda.gov, or Charles Means, Senior Regulatory Policy Analyst, Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc., P.O. Box 754, Springfield, Missouri 65801 or email: cmeans@aeci.org. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AECI proposes to construct and operate a nominal 660-megawatt coal-based electric generating facility at one of two sites in northwest Missouri. Its proposed site is just west of Norborne, Missouri, in Carroll County. The alternative site is west of Big Lake Missouri, along the Missouri River and just south of U.S. Highway 159 in Holt County. Fuel will be supplied to the plant at either site by rail; competing rail options will be evaluated. Construction of the project at either site will require the construction of new transmission facilities. Substation upgrades and approximately 135 miles of 345-kV transmission line would be required to connect the new plant to AECI’s transmission system. For the proposed Norborne site, one line would go east to the existing Thomas Hill Substation, and one line would go south to Sedalia and then to a new substation in eastern Benton County. For the Holt County site, a double circuit 345-kV line would be required from the plant to the Fairport Substation in DeKalb County and a single circuit 345–kV line from the Fairport Substation to a new substation near Orrick, Missouri, in southwest Ray County. AECI’s schedule calls for these facilities to be in commercial operation by May 2011. Alternatives to be considered by RUS include no action, purchased power, renewable energy sources, distributed generation, and alternative site locations. Four public scoping meetings in an open-house format followed by a discussion period were held: August 22, 2005, Oregon, Missouri, at T.J. Hall Community Center, 104 S. Main; August 23, 2005, Sedalia, Missouri at Missouri Electric Cooperatives Building, State Fair Grounds, 2503 W. 16th St.; August 24, 2005, Salisbury, Missouri at Knights of Columbus Building, 311 E. Patterson Ave.; August 25, 2005, Norborne, Missouri, at Goppert Community Building, 201 S. Pine. RUS will use input provided by government agencies, private organizations, and the public in the preparation of a Draft EIS. The Draft EIS will be available for review and comment for 45 days. A Final EIS will VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:14 Sep 29, 2005 Jkt 205001 then be prepared that considers all comments received. The Final EIS will be available for review and comment for 30 days. Following the 30-day comment period, RUS will prepare a Record of Decision (ROD). Notices announcing the availability of the Draft and Final EIS and the ROD will be published in the Federal Register and in local newspapers. Any final action by RUS related to the proposed project will be subject to, and contingent upon, compliance with all relevant Federal, State and local environmental laws and regulations and completion of the environmental review requirements as prescribed in the RUS Environmental Policies and Procedures (7 CFR Part 1794). Dated: September 23, 2005. Mark S. Plank, Acting Director, Engineering and Environmental Staff, Water and Environmental Programs, Rural Utilities Service. [FR Doc. 05–19578 Filed 9–29–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–15–M COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED Procurement List; Proposed Additions and Deletions Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind Or Severely Disabled. ACTION: Proposed additions to and deletions from Procurement List. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Committee is proposing to add to the Procurement List a product and services to be furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities, and to delete services previously furnished by such agencies. Comments Must Be Received On Or Before: October 30, 2005. ADDRESS: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, Jefferson Plaza 2, Suite 10800, 1421 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Virginia 22202–3259. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR TO SUBMIT COMMENTS CONTACT: Sheryl D. Kennerly, Telephone: (703) 603–7740, Fax: (703) 603–0655, or e-mail SKennerly@jwod.gov. This notice is published pursuant to 41 U.S.C. 47(a)(2) and 41 CFR 51–2.3. Its purpose is to provide interested persons an opportunity to submit comments on the proposed actions. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 57253 Additions If the Committee approves the proposed additions, the entities of the Federal Government identified in this notice for each product or service will be required to procure the product and services listed below from nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities. Regulatory Flexibility Act Certification I certify that the following action will not have a significant impact on a substantial number of small entities. The major factors considered for this certification were: 1. If approved, the action will not result in any additional reporting, recordkeeping or other compliance requirements for small entities other than the small organizations that will furnish the product and services to the Government. 2. If approved, the action will result in authorizing small entities to furnish the product and services to the Government. 3. There are no known regulatory alternatives which would accomplish the objectives of the Javits-WagnerO’Day Act (41 U.S.C. 46–48c) in connection with the product and services proposed for addition to the Procurement List. Comments on this certification are invited. Commenters should identify the statement(s) underlying the certification on which they are providing additional information. End of Certification The following products and services are proposed for addition to Procurement List for production by the nonprofit agencies listed: Product Mat, Floor Rubber NSN: 2540–01–298–8449—61″ x 36″ fabricated mat, reinforced with steel wire NPA: Hope Haven, Inc., Rock Valley, Iowa Contracting Activity: Defense Supply Center Columbus, Columbus, Ohio Services Service Type/Location: Appliance Cleaning Service, Department of Homeland Security, National Records Center, 150 Space Center Loop, Lee’s Summit, Missouri NPA: Independence and Blue Springs Industries, Inc., Independence, Missouri Contracting Activity: DHS—Burlington Contracting Office, South Burlington, Vermont Service Type/Location: Custodial, Warehousing, Shelf Stocking, Defense Commissary Agency, Hurlburt Field Commissary, Fort Walton Beach, Florida NPA: Brevard Achievement Center, Inc., Rockledge, Florida E:\FR\FM\30SEN1.SGM 30SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Rural Utilities Service


Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc.; Notice of Extension of 
Public Scoping Comment Period

AGENCY: Rural Utilities Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of extension of public scoping comment period.

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SUMMARY: Upon request the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) agrees to 
extend the public scoping comment period by 30 days prior to the 
preparation of an environmental impact statement (EIS) in connection to 
a project proposed by Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc. (AECI), 
with headquarters in Springfield, Missouri. A previous notice was 
published in the Federal Register on August 10, 2005 announcing RUS's 
intent to prepare an EIS and to hold public scoping meetings. The 
proposal consists of the construction and operation of a nominal 660 
megawatt coal-based electrical generating plant and associated 
transmission facilities. A proposed and an alternate site both near the 
Missouri River in the northwest quadrant of Missouri have been 
identified by AECI. AECI is requesting RUS to provide financing for the 
proposal.

DATES: Send comments to RUS, at the address listed below on or before 
October 28, 2005.
    A Site Selection Study and Macro Corridor Study Report, prepared by 
Associated Electric Cooperative, is available for public review on the 
RUS Web site http://www.usda.gov/rus/water/ees/eis.htm, at Associated 
Electric Cooperative offices at, 2814 S. Golden, Springfield, Missouri 
65807, and at the following public repositories:

Cameron Public Library, 312 N. Chestnut St., Cameron, MO 64429, 
Phone 816/632-2311.
Concordia Library, 709 S. Main St., Concordia, MO 64020, Phone: 660/
463-2277.
Hale Library & Museum, 321 Main St., Hale, MO 64643, Phone: 660/565-
2617.
Mid-Continent Public Library, Kearney Branch, 100 S. Platte-Clay 
Way, Kearney, MO 64060-7640, Phone: 816/628-5055.
Macon Public Library, 210 N. Rutherford St., Macon, MO 63552, Phone: 
660/385-3314.
Maryville Public Library, 509 N. Main St., Maryville, MO 64468, 
Phone 660/582-5281.
Little Dixie Regional Library, 111 N. 4th St., Moberly, MO 65270, 
Phone: 660/263-4426.
Oregon Public Library, 103 S. Washington St., Oregon, MO 64473, 
Phone: 660/446-3586.
Dulany Memorial Library, 501 S. Broadway, Salisbury, MO 65281, 
Phone: 660/388-5712.
Carrollton Public Library, 1 N. Folger St., Carrollton, MO 64633, 
Phone: 660/542-0183.
Mid-Continent Public Library, Excelsior Springs Branch, 1460 Kearney 
Road, Excelsior Springs, MO 64024-1746, Phone: 816/630-6721
Robertson Memorial Library, 19 W. 20th St., Higginsville, MO 64037, 
Phone: 660/584-2880.
Lexington Library, 1008 Main St., Lexington, MO 64067, Phone: 660/
259-3071.
Marshall Public Library, 214 N. Lafayette, Marshall, MO 65340, 
Phone: 660/886-3391.
DeKalb County Public Library, 201 N. Polk St., Maysville, MO 64469, 
Phone: 816/449-5695.
Mound City Public Library, 205 E. 6th St., Mound City, MO 64470, 
Phone: 660/442-5700.
Ray County Library, 219 S. College St., Richmond, MO 64085, Phone: 
816/470-3291.
Rolling Hills Consolidated Library, Savannah, 514 W. Main St., 
Savannah, MO 64485, Phone: 816/324-4569.
    Boonslick Regional Library Sedalia Branch 219 W. 3rd St., 
Sedalia, MO 65301, Phone: 660/827-7323.
    Carnegie Library 316 Massachusetts St., St. Joseph, MO 64504, 
Phone: 816/238-0526.
    East Hills Library 502 N. Woodbine Road, Suite A, St. Joseph, MO 
64506, Phone: 816/236-2136.
    Washington Park Library 1821 N. Third St., St. Joseph, MO 64505, 
Phone: 816/232-2052.
    Boonslick Regional Library 950 E. Main St., Warsaw, MO 65355, 
Phone: 660/438-5211.
    Sedalia Public Library 311 W. Third St., Sedalia, MO 65301, 
Phone: 660/826-1314.
    Downtown Library 927 Felix St., St. Joseph, MO 64501, Phone: 
816/232-7729.
    Rolling Hills Consolidated Library: Eastside 1904 N. Belt 
Highway, St. Joseph, MO 64506, Phone: 816/232-5479.
    Sweet Springs Public Library 323 Spring St., Sweet Springs, MO 
65351, Phone: 660/335-4314.
    Norborne Public Library 109 East 2nd Street, Norborne, MO 64668, 
Voice: (816) 594-3514.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephanie Strength, Environmental 
Protection Specialist, RUS, Engineering

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and Environmental Staff, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Stop 1571, 
Washington, DC 20250-1571, telephone: (202) 720-0468 or email: 
stephanie.strength@usda.gov, or Charles Means, Senior Regulatory Policy 
Analyst, Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc., P.O. Box 754, 
Springfield, Missouri 65801 or email: cmeans@aeci.org.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AECI proposes to construct and operate a 
nominal 660-megawatt coal-based electric generating facility at one of 
two sites in northwest Missouri. Its proposed site is just west of 
Norborne, Missouri, in Carroll County. The alternative site is west of 
Big Lake Missouri, along the Missouri River and just south of U.S. 
Highway 159 in Holt County. Fuel will be supplied to the plant at 
either site by rail; competing rail options will be evaluated. 
Construction of the project at either site will require the 
construction of new transmission facilities. Substation upgrades and 
approximately 135 miles of 345-kV transmission line would be required 
to connect the new plant to AECI's transmission system. For the 
proposed Norborne site, one line would go east to the existing Thomas 
Hill Substation, and one line would go south to Sedalia and then to a 
new substation in eastern Benton County. For the Holt County site, a 
double circuit 345-kV line would be required from the plant to the 
Fairport Substation in DeKalb County and a single circuit 345-kV line 
from the Fairport Substation to a new substation near Orrick, Missouri, 
in southwest Ray County. AECI's schedule calls for these facilities to 
be in commercial operation by May 2011.
    Alternatives to be considered by RUS include no action, purchased 
power, renewable energy sources, distributed generation, and 
alternative site locations.
    Four public scoping meetings in an open-house format followed by a 
discussion period were held: August 22, 2005, Oregon, Missouri, at T.J. 
Hall Community Center, 104 S. Main; August 23, 2005, Sedalia, Missouri 
at Missouri Electric Cooperatives Building, State Fair Grounds, 2503 W. 
16th St.; August 24, 2005, Salisbury, Missouri at Knights of Columbus 
Building, 311 E. Patterson Ave.; August 25, 2005, Norborne, Missouri, 
at Goppert Community Building, 201 S. Pine.
    RUS will use input provided by government agencies, private 
organizations, and the public in the preparation of a Draft EIS. The 
Draft EIS will be available for review and comment for 45 days. A Final 
EIS will then be prepared that considers all comments received. The 
Final EIS will be available for review and comment for 30 days. 
Following the 30-day comment period, RUS will prepare a Record of 
Decision (ROD). Notices announcing the availability of the Draft and 
Final EIS and the ROD will be published in the Federal Register and in 
local newspapers.
    Any final action by RUS related to the proposed project will be 
subject to, and contingent upon, compliance with all relevant Federal, 
State and local environmental laws and regulations and completion of 
the environmental review requirements as prescribed in the RUS 
Environmental Policies and Procedures (7 CFR Part 1794).

    Dated: September 23, 2005.
Mark S. Plank,
Acting Director, Engineering and Environmental Staff, Water and 
Environmental Programs, Rural Utilities Service.
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