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Download as PDF cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 1426 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 5 / Monday, January 9, 2006 / Notices with the Commission to serve a copy of that document on each person on the official service list for the project. Further, if an intervenor 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. Comments, recommendations, terms and conditions, and prescriptions may be filed electronically via the Internet in lieu of paper. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings. See 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission’s Web site (http://www.ferc.gov) under the ‘‘eFiling’’ link. k. This application has been accepted, and is ready for environmental analysis at this time. l. The proposed Project consists of four existing generating developments (J.C. Boyle, Copco No. 1, Copco No. 2. and Iron Gate) along the mainstem of the Upper Klamath River, between RM 228 and RM 254, and one generating development (Fall Creek) on Fall Creek, a tributary to the Klamath River at about RM 196. The existing Spring Creek diversion is proposed for inclusion within the Fall Creek Development. The currently-licensed East Side, West Side, and Keno Developments are not included in the proposed Project. m. A copy of the application is available for review at the Commission in the Public Reference Room or may 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, contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or tollfree at 1–866–208–3676, or for TTY, (202) 502–8659. A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in item h above. All filings must: (1) Bear in all capital letters the title ‘‘COMMENTS’’, ‘‘REPLY COMMENTS’’, ‘‘RECOMMENDATIONS,’’ ‘‘TERMS AND CONDITIONS,’’ or ‘‘PRESCRIPTIONS;’’ (2) set forth in the heading the name of the applicant and the project number of the application to which the filing responds; (3) furnish the name, address, and telephone number of the person submitting the filing; and (4) otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 385.2001 through 385.2005. All comments, recommendations, terms and conditions or prescriptions must set forth their evidentiary basis and otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 4.34(b). VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:31 Jan 06, 2006 Jkt 208001 Agencies may obtain copies of the application directly from the applicant. Each filing must be accompanied by proof of service on all persons listed on the service list prepared by the Commission in this proceeding, in accordance with 18 CFR 4.34(b), and 385.2010. 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, contact FERC Online Support. Magalie R. Salas, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–47 Filed 1–6–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Notice of Request To Use Alternative Procedures in Preparing a License Application December 28, 2005. Take notice that the following request to use alternative procedures to prepare a license application has been filed with the Commission. a. Type of Application: Request to use alternative procedures to prepare a new license application. b. Project No.: 12478–000. c. Date Filed: December 7, 2005. d. Applicant: Gibson Dam Hydroelectric Company, LLC. e. Name of Project: Gibson Dam Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: On Sun River in Lewis and Clark County, Montana. The project would be located at the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s Gibson Dam. The project would also occupy lands within the Lewis and Clark National Forest. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791(a)–825(r). h. Applicant Contact: Steve C. Marmon, Project Manager, Gibson Dam Hydroelectric Company, LLC, 3633 Alderwood Avenue, Bellingham, WA 98225; (360) 738,9999. i. FERC Contact: David Turner at (202) 502–6091; e-mail David.Turner@ferc.gov. j. Deadline for Comments: 30 days from the 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. Comments may be filed electronically via the Internet in lieu of paper. The PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Commission strongly encourages electronic filings. See 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission’s Web site (http:// www.ferc.gov) under the ‘‘e-Filing’’ link. k. The project would be located at the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Gibson Dam on the Sun River. The project would consist of a power house containing one 7 MW and two 1.5 MW horizontal Francis-type turbines. Two powerhouse alternatives are being considered: one near the base of the Gibson dam, the other near the Gibson Dam outlet works. Power would be transmitted via a 69 kV transmission along one of two possible routes originating from a step-up substation near the Forest Service boundary: a 18 mile long route along Sun River Canyon Road to the South Augusta Substation near Augusta, Montana; or a seven-mile-long cross country route to either the Northwest Energy substation or North Augusta substation north of Augusta, Montana. l. A copy of the request to use alternative procedures is available for review at the Commission in the Public Reference Room or may 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, contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or tollfree at 1–866–208–3676, or for TTY, (202) 502–8659. A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in item h above. 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, contact FERC Online Support. m. Gibson Dam Hydroelectric has demonstrated that it has made an effort to contact all Federal and state resources agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGO), and others affected by the project. Gibson Dam Hydroelectric has also demonstrated that a consensus exists that the use of alternative procedures is appropriate in this case. Gibson Dam Hydroelectric has submitted a communications protocol that is supported by the stakeholders. The purpose of this notice is to invite any additional comments on Gibson Dam Hydroelectric request to use the alternative procedures, pursuant to Section 4.34(i) of the Commission’s regulations. Additional notices seeking comments on the specific project proposal, interventions and protests, and recommended terms and conditions E:\FR\FM\09JAN1.SGM 09JAN1 1427 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 5 / Monday, January 9, 2006 / Notices will be issued at a later date. Gibson Dam Hydroelectric will complete and file a preliminary Environmental Assessment, in lieu of Exhibit E of the license application. This differs from the traditional process, in which an applicant consults with agencies, Indian tribes, NGOs, and other parties during preparation of the license application and before filing the application, but the Commission staff performs the environmental review after the application is filed. The alternative procedures are intended to simplify and expedite the licensing process by combining the pre-filing consultation and environmental review processes into a single process, to facilitate greater participation, and to improve communication and cooperation among the participants. Gibson Dam Hydroelectric issued an initial consultation document describing the proposed project on February 15, 2005. Agency and public meetings and a site visit for the project were conducted during the week of March 28, 2005. Representatives seat in the Fiftieth Congressional District vacated by Representative Randy ‘‘Duke’’ Cunningham. Under California law, a majority winner in a special election is declared elected. Should no candidate achieve a majority vote, a special runoff election will be held on June 6, 2006, among the top vote-getters of each qualified political party, including qualified independent candidates. Committees participating in the California special elections are required to file pre- and post-election reports. Filing dates for these reports are affected by whether one or two elections are held. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Kevin R. Salley, Information Division, 999 E Street, NW., Washington, DC 20463; Telephone: (202) 694–1100; Toll Free (800) 424–9530. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ACTION: Principal Campaign Committees All principal campaign committees of candidates who participate in the California Special General and Special Runoff Elections shall file a 12-day PreGeneral Report on March 30, 2006; a Pre-Runoff Report on May 25, 2006; and a consolidated Post-Runoff & July Quarterly Report on July 15, 2006. (See chart below for the closing date for each report). If only one election is held, all principal campaign committees of candidates in the Special General Election shall file a 12-day Pre-General Report on March 30, 2006; and a PostGeneral Report on May 11, 2006. (See chart below for the closing date for each report). California has scheduled a special general election on April 11, 2006, to fill the U.S. House of Unauthorized Committees (PACs and Party Committees) Political committees filing on a quarterly basis in 2006 are subject to Magalie R. Salas, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–48 Filed 1–6–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION [Notice 2005–31] Filing Dates for the California Special Election in the 50th Congressional District Federal Election Commission. Notice of filing dates for special election. AGENCY: SUMMARY: special election reporting if they make previously undisclosed contributions or expenditures in connection with the California Special General or Special Runoff Elections by the close of books for the applicable report(s). (See chart below for the closing date for each report). Committees filing monthly that support candidates in the California Special General or Special Runoff Election should continue to file according to the monthly reporting schedule. Disclosure of Electioneering Communications (Individuals and Other Unregistered Organizations) As required by the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002, the Federal Election Commission promulgated new electioneering communications rules governing television and radio communications that refer to a clearly identified federal candidate and are distributed within 60 days prior to a special general election (including a special general runoff). 11 CFR 100.29. The statute and regulations require, among other things, that individuals and other groups not registered with the FEC who make electioneering communications costing more than $10,000 in the aggregate in a calendar year disclose that activity to the Commission within 24 hours of the distribution of the communication. See 11 CFR 104.20. The 60-day electioneering communications period in connection with the California Special General runs from February 10, 2006 through April 11, 2006. The 60-day electioneering communications period in connection with the California Special Runoff runs from April 7, 2006 through June 6, 2006. 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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 5 (Monday, January 9, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 1426-1427]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission


Notice of Request To Use Alternative Procedures in Preparing a 
License Application

December 28, 2005.
    Take notice that the following request to use alternative 
procedures to prepare a license application has been filed with the 
Commission.
    a. Type of Application: Request to use alternative procedures to 
prepare a new license application.
    b. Project No.: 12478-000.
    c. Date Filed: December 7, 2005.
    d. Applicant: Gibson Dam Hydroelectric Company, LLC.
    e. Name of Project: Gibson Dam Hydroelectric Project.
    f. Location: On Sun River in Lewis and Clark County, Montana. The 
project would be located at the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation's Gibson 
Dam. The project would also occupy lands within the Lewis and Clark 
National Forest.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791(a)-825(r).
    h. Applicant Contact: Steve C. Marmon, Project Manager, Gibson Dam 
Hydroelectric Company, LLC, 3633 Alderwood Avenue, Bellingham, WA 
98225; (360) 738,9999.
    i. FERC Contact: David Turner at (202) 502-6091; e-mail 
David.Turner@ferc.gov.
    j. Deadline for Comments: 30 days from the 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.
    Comments may be filed electronically via the Internet in lieu of 
paper. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings. See 18 
CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission's Web 
site (http://www.ferc.gov) under the ``e-Filing'' link.
    k. The project would be located at the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation 
Gibson Dam on the Sun River. The project would consist of a power house 
containing one 7 MW and two 1.5 MW horizontal Francis-type turbines. 
Two powerhouse alternatives are being considered: one near the base of 
the Gibson dam, the other near the Gibson Dam outlet works. Power would 
be transmitted via a 69 kV transmission along one of two possible 
routes originating from a step-up substation near the Forest Service 
boundary: a 18 mile long route along Sun River Canyon Road to the South 
Augusta Substation near Augusta, Montana; or a seven-mile-long cross 
country route to either the Northwest Energy substation or North 
Augusta substation north of Augusta, Montana.
    l. A copy of the request to use alternative procedures is available 
for review at the Commission in the Public Reference Room or may 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, contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov 
or toll-free at 1-866-208-3676, or for TTY, (202) 502-8659. A copy is 
also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in item h 
above.
    You may also register online at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/
esubscription.asp to be notified via e-mail of new filings and 
issuances related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, 
contact FERC Online Support.
    m. Gibson Dam Hydroelectric has demonstrated that it has made an 
effort to contact all Federal and state resources agencies, non-
governmental organizations (NGO), and others affected by the project. 
Gibson Dam Hydroelectric has also demonstrated that a consensus exists 
that the use of alternative procedures is appropriate in this case. 
Gibson Dam Hydroelectric has submitted a communications protocol that 
is supported by the stakeholders.
    The purpose of this notice is to invite any additional comments on 
Gibson Dam Hydroelectric request to use the alternative procedures, 
pursuant to Section 4.34(i) of the Commission's regulations. Additional 
notices seeking comments on the specific project proposal, 
interventions and protests, and recommended terms and conditions

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will be issued at a later date. Gibson Dam Hydroelectric will complete 
and file a preliminary Environmental Assessment, in lieu of Exhibit E 
of the license application. This differs from the traditional process, 
in which an applicant consults with agencies, Indian tribes, NGOs, and 
other parties during preparation of the license application and before 
filing the application, but the Commission staff performs the 
environmental review after the application is filed. The alternative 
procedures are intended to simplify and expedite the licensing process 
by combining the pre-filing consultation and environmental review 
processes into a single process, to facilitate greater participation, 
and to improve communication and cooperation among the participants.
    Gibson Dam Hydroelectric issued an initial consultation document 
describing the proposed project on February 15, 2005. Agency and public 
meetings and a site visit for the project were conducted during the 
week of March 28, 2005.

Magalie R. Salas,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. E6-48 Filed 1-6-06; 8:45 am]
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