Fort Dodge Hydroelectric Development Company; Notice of Application Tendered for Filing with the Commission, Soliciting Additional Study Requests, and Establishing Procedural Schedule for Relicensing and a Deadline for Submission of Final Amendments, 18320-18321 [E6-5294]

Download as PDF 18320 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 69 / Tuesday, April 11, 2006 / Notices • Mail your comments so that they will be received in Washington, DC on or before May 5, 2006. Environmental Mailing List Additional Information wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES Additional information about the Project is available from the Commission’s Office of External Affairs, at 1–866–208–FERC or on the FERC Internet Web site (http://www.ferc.gov) using the eLibrary link. Click on the eLibrary link, click on ‘‘General Search’’ and enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the Docket Number field. Be sure you have selected an appropriate date range. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at FercOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or toll free at 1–866–208–3676, or for TTY, contact (202) 502–8659. The eLibrary link also provides access to the texts of formal documents issued by the Commission, such as orders, notices, and rulemakings. In addition, the Commission now offers a free service called eSubscription which allows you to keep track of all formal issuances and submittals in specific dockets. This can reduce the amount of time you spend researching proceedings by automatically providing you with notification of these filings, document summaries and direct links to the documents. Go to http:// www.ferc.gov/esubscribenow.htm. Magalie R. Salas, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–5290 Filed 4–10–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P 19:37 Apr 10, 2006 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [ Project No. 12447–001] If you received this notice, you are on the environmental mailing list for this Project and will continue to receive Project updates including the draft and final EISs. If you want your contact information corrected or you do not want to remain on our mailing list, please return the Correct or Remove From Mailing List Form included as Appendix 2. To reduce printing and mailing costs the draft and final EISs will be issued in both CD–ROM and hard copy formats. The FERC strongly encourages the use of the CD–ROM format in its publication of large documents. If you wish to receive a paper copy of the draft EIS instead of a CD–ROM, you must indicate that choice on the return postcard (Appendix 2). VerDate Aug<31>2005 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Jkt 208001 Fort Dodge Hydroelectric Development Company; Notice of Application Tendered for Filing with the Commission, Soliciting Additional Study Requests, and Establishing Procedural Schedule for Relicensing and a Deadline for Submission of Final Amendments April 4, 2006. Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection. a. Type of Application: Original License. b. Project No.: 12447–001. c. Date Filed: March 21, 2006. d. Applicant: Fort Dodge Hydroelectric Development Company. e. Name of Project: Fort Dodge Mill Dam Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: On the Des Moines River in Webster County, Iowa. The project does not occupy federal lands. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act 16 U.S.C. 791 (a)–825(r). h. Applicant Contact: Thomas J. Wilkinson, Jr., Fort Dodge Hydroelectric Development Company, 1800 1st Ave., NE., Ste. 200, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402; (319) 364–0171. i. FERC Contact: Stefanie Harris, (202) 502–6653 or stefanie.harris@ferc.gov. j. Cooperating agencies: We are asking Federal, state, local, and tribal agencies with jurisdiction and/or special expertise with respect to environmental issues to cooperate with us in the preparation of the environmental document. Agencies who would like to request cooperating status should follow the instructions for filing comments described in item l below. Cooperating agencies should note the Commission’s policy that agencies that cooperate in the preparation of the environmental document cannot also intervene. See, 94 FERC ¶ 61,076 (2001). k. Pursuant to section 4.32(b)(7) of 18 CFR of the Commission’s regulations, if any resource agency, Indian Tribe, or person believes that an additional scientific study should be conducted in order to form an adequate factual basis for a complete analysis of the application on its merit, the resource agency, Indian Tribe, or person must file a request for a study with the Commission not later than 60 days from the date of filing of the application, and serve a copy of the request on the applicant. PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 l. Deadline for filing additional study requests and requests for cooperating agency status: May 22, 2006. 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. The Commission’s Rules of Practice require all intervenors filing documents 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. Additional study requests and requests for cooperating agency status 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. m. This application is not ready for environmental analysis at this time. n. The Fort Dodge Mill Dam Project would consist of: (1) The existing 342foot-long by 18-foot-high concrete dam with a 230-foot-long spillway and 5 Tainter gates; (2) a 90-acre reservoir with a normal full pond elevation of 990 feet above mean sea level; (3) an existing 40-foot-wide concrete intake structure with trash rack and stop log guides; (4) an existing powerhouse to contain two proposed turbine generating units with a total installed capacity of 1,400 kW; (5) a proposed 2,400-foot-long, 13.8–kV transmission line; and (6) appurtenant facilities. The applicant estimates that the total average annual generation would be about 7,506 MWh. o. 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. 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. E:\FR\FM\11APN1.SGM 11APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 69 / Tuesday, April 11, 2006 / Notices For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. p. With this notice, we are initiating consultation with the Iowa State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO), as required by section 106, National Historic Preservation Act, and the regulations of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, 36 CFR 800.4. q. Procedural schedule and final amendments: The application will be processed according to the following Hydro Licensing Schedule. Revisions to the schedule will be made as appropriate. The Commission staff proposes to issue one environmental assessment rather than issue a draft and final EA. Comments, terms and conditions, recommendations, prescriptions, and reply comments, if any, will be addressed in an EA. Staff intends to give at least 30 days for entities to comment on the EA, and will take into consideration all comments received on the EA before final action is taken on the license application. Issue Acceptance or Deficiency Letter— May 2006 Issue Scoping Document—June 2006 Notice of application is ready for environmental analysis—August 2006 Notice of the availability of the EA— February 2007 Ready for Commission’s decision on the application—April 2007 Final amendments to the application must be filed with the Commission no later than 30 days from the issuance date of the notice of ready for environmental analysis. Magalie R. Salas, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–5294 Filed 4–10–06; 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 wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES April 5, 2006. 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.: 12615–000. c. Date filed: September 29, 2005. d. Applicant: Alaska Power & Telephone Company. e. Name of Project: Soule River Water Project. VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:37 Apr 10, 2006 Jkt 208001 f. Location: On the Soule River, within the Ketchikan Recording District, First Judicial District, near Hyder, AK. The project would be on federal land within the Tongass National Forest. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791(a)–825(r). h. Applicant Contact: Mr. Robert S. Grimm, President, Alaska Power & Telephone Company, P.O. Box 3222, Port Townsend, WA 98368, (360) 385– 1733 x 120. 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– 12615–000) on any comments, protests, or motions filed. k. Description of Project: The proposed project would consist of: (1) A proposed concrete dam with a maximum height of 150–200 feet; (2) a proposed storage reservoir with a normal water surface area of 917 acres, a gross storage capacity of approximately 74,000 acre-feet and an active storage capacity of approximately 60,000 acre-feet; (3) a proposed 12-footdiameter, 12,100-foot-long tunnel; (4) a proposed powerhouse containing 2 generating units with a total installed capacity of 42 MW; (5) an open channel tailrace; (6) a 35-kV submarine cable approximately 9.72 miles long connected to an interconnection with the existing transmission system in Hyder, and (7) appurtenant facilities. The project would have an estimated annual generation of approximately 155 giga-watt hours. The applicant plans to sell the capacity and generated energy either to BC Hydro, or an electric utility in the United States after wheeling over the BC Hydro transmission system. l. Location of Application: 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 PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18321 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. 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. o. 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. p. 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. q. 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. r. Comments, Protests, or Motions to Intervene: Anyone may submit E:\FR\FM\11APN1.SGM 11APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[ Project No. 12447-001]


Fort Dodge Hydroelectric Development Company; Notice of 
Application Tendered for Filing with the Commission, Soliciting 
Additional Study Requests, and Establishing Procedural Schedule for 
Relicensing and a Deadline for Submission of Final Amendments

April 4, 2006.
    Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been 
filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection.
    a. Type of Application: Original License.
    b. Project No.: 12447-001.
    c. Date Filed: March 21, 2006.
    d. Applicant: Fort Dodge Hydroelectric Development Company.
    e. Name of Project: Fort Dodge Mill Dam Hydroelectric Project.
    f. Location: On the Des Moines River in Webster County, Iowa. The 
project does not occupy federal lands.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act 16 U.S.C. 791 (a)-825(r).
    h. Applicant Contact: Thomas J. Wilkinson, Jr., Fort Dodge 
Hydroelectric Development Company, 1800 1st Ave., NE., Ste. 200, Cedar 
Rapids, IA 52402; (319) 364-0171.
    i. FERC Contact: Stefanie Harris, (202) 502-6653 or 
stefanie.harris@ferc.gov.
    j. Cooperating agencies: We are asking Federal, state, local, and 
tribal agencies with jurisdiction and/or special expertise with respect 
to environmental issues to cooperate with us in the preparation of the 
environmental document. Agencies who would like to request cooperating 
status should follow the instructions for filing comments described in 
item l below. Cooperating agencies should note the Commission's policy 
that agencies that cooperate in the preparation of the environmental 
document cannot also intervene. See, 94 FERC ] 61,076 (2001).
    k. Pursuant to section 4.32(b)(7) of 18 CFR of the Commission's 
regulations, if any resource agency, Indian Tribe, or person believes 
that an additional scientific study should be conducted in order to 
form an adequate factual basis for a complete analysis of the 
application on its merit, the resource agency, Indian Tribe, or person 
must file a request for a study with the Commission not later than 60 
days from the date of filing of the application, and serve a copy of 
the request on the applicant.
    l. Deadline for filing additional study requests and requests for 
cooperating agency status: May 22, 2006.
    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.
    The Commission's Rules of Practice require all intervenors filing 
documents 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.
    Additional study requests and requests for cooperating agency 
status 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.
    m. This application is not ready for environmental analysis at this 
time.
    n. The Fort Dodge Mill Dam Project would consist of: (1) The 
existing 342-foot-long by 18-foot-high concrete dam with a 230-foot-
long spillway and 5 Tainter gates; (2) a 90-acre reservoir with a 
normal full pond elevation of 990 feet above mean sea level; (3) an 
existing 40-foot-wide concrete intake structure with trash rack and 
stop log guides; (4) an existing powerhouse to contain two proposed 
turbine generating units with a total installed capacity of 1,400 kW; 
(5) a proposed 2,400-foot-long, 13.8-kV transmission line; and (6) 
appurtenant facilities. The applicant estimates that the total average 
annual generation would be about 7,506 MWh.
    o. 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 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 email of new filings and issuances 
related to this or other pending projects.

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For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.
    p. With this notice, we are initiating consultation with the Iowa 
State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO), as required by section 106, 
National Historic Preservation Act, and the regulations of the Advisory 
Council on Historic Preservation, 36 CFR 800.4.
    q. Procedural schedule and final amendments: The application will 
be processed according to the following Hydro Licensing Schedule. 
Revisions to the schedule will be made as appropriate. The Commission 
staff proposes to issue one environmental assessment rather than issue 
a draft and final EA. Comments, terms and conditions, recommendations, 
prescriptions, and reply comments, if any, will be addressed in an EA. 
Staff intends to give at least 30 days for entities to comment on the 
EA, and will take into consideration all comments received on the EA 
before final action is taken on the license application.

Issue Acceptance or Deficiency Letter--May 2006
Issue Scoping Document--June 2006
Notice of application is ready for environmental analysis--August 2006
Notice of the availability of the EA--February 2007
Ready for Commission's decision on the application--April 2007

    Final amendments to the application must be filed with the 
Commission no later than 30 days from the issuance date of the notice 
of ready for environmental analysis.

Magalie R. Salas,
Secretary.
 [FR Doc. E6-5294 Filed 4-10-06; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6717-01-P