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Download as PDF jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES 35648 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 119 / Wednesday, June 21, 2006 / Notices the Commission to serve a copy of that document on each person in 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 documents on that resource agency. j. Description of Application: Applicants request approval, under section 8 of the Federal Power Act, of a transfer of license for the Riley-JayLivermore Project No. 2375 from the International Paper Company to CMP Androscoggin LLC. k. This filing 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 project number excluding the last three digits (P–2375) in the docket number field to access the document. For online assistance, contact FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or call toll-free (866) 208–3676, for TTY, call (202) 502–8659. A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the addresses in item g. l. Individual desiring to be included on the Commission’s mailing list should so indicate by writing to the Secretary of the Commission. m. 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. n. Filing and Service of Responsive Documents: Any filings must bear in all capital letters the title ‘‘COMMENTS’’, ‘‘PROTESTS’’, 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. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:26 Jun 20, 2006 Jkt 208001 o. 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 assumed 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. E6–9773 Filed 6–20–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Notice of Intent To File License Application, Filing of Pre-Application Document, Commencement of Licensing Proceeding, Scoping Meetings, Solicitation of Comments on the Pad and Scoping Document, and Identification of Issues and Associated Study Requests June 13, 2006. a. Type of Filing: Notice of Intent to File License Application for a New License and Commencing Licensing Proceeding. b. Project No.: 2985–004. c. Dated Filed: April 14, 2006. d. Applicant: MeadWestvaco. e. Name of Project: Willow Mill Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: On the Housatonic River in Berkshire County, Massachusetts. The project does not occupy Federal lands. g. Filed Pursuant to: 18 CFR Part 5 of the Commission’s Regulations. h. Applicant Contact: Mr. Scott Phelps, MeadWestvaco, 40 Willow Street, South Lee, Massachusetts 01260, (413) 243–5963. i. FERC Contact: Kristen Murphy, (202) 502–6236, or via e-mail at kristen.murphy@ferc.gov. j. 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 paragraph o 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). PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 k. With this notice, we are initiating informal consultation with: (a) The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and/or NOAA Fisheries under section 7 of the Endangered Species Act and the joint agency regulations thereunder at 50 CFR, Part 402; and (b) the State Historic Preservation Officer, as required by section 106, National Historical Preservation Act, and the implementing regulations of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation at 36 CFR 800.2. l. With this notice, we are designating MeadWestvaco as the Commission’s non-Federal representative for carrying out informal consultation, pursuant to section 7 of the Endangered Species Act and section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. m. MeadWestvaco filed a PreApplication Document (PAD) pursuant to 18 CFR 5.6 of the Commission’s regulations. The Commission issued Scoping Document 1 (SD1) on June 12, 2006. n. A copy of the PAD and SD1 are available for review at the Commission in the Public Reference Room or may be viewed on the Commission’s Web site (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. Copies are also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in paragraph h. Register online at http://ferc.gov/ esubscribenow.htm to be notified via email of new filing and issuances related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. o. With this notice, we are soliciting comments on the PAD and SD1, as well as study requests. All comments on the PAD and SD1, and study requests should be sent to the address above in paragraph h. In addition, all comments on the PAD and SD1, study requests, requests for cooperating agency status, and all communications to and from Commission staff related to the merits of the potential application (original and eight copies) must be filed with the Commission at the following address: Magalie R. Salas, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. All filings with the Commission must include on the first page, the project name (Willow Mill Project) and number (P–2985–004), and bear the heading ‘‘Comments on Pre-Application Document,’’ ‘‘Study Requests,’’ E:\FR\FM\21JNN1.SGM 21JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 119 / Wednesday, June 21, 2006 / Notices ‘‘Comments on Scoping Document 1,’’ ‘‘Request for Cooperating Agency Status,’’ or ‘‘Communications to and from Commission Staff.’’ Any individual or entity interested in submitting study requests, commenting on the PAD or SD1, and any agency requesting cooperating status must do so by August 12, 2006. Comments on the PAD and SD1, study requests, requests for cooperating agency status, and other permissible forms of communications with the Commission 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. p. Although our current intent is to prepare an environmental assessment (EA), there is the possibility that an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be required. Nevertheless, this scoping process will satisfy the NEPA scoping requirements, irrespective of whether an EA or EIS is issued by the Commission. Scoping Meetings Commission staff will hold two scoping meetings in the vicinity of the project at the times and places noted below. The daytime meeting will focus on resource agency, Indian tribes, and non-governmental organization concerns, while the evening meeting is primarily for receiving input from the public. We invite all interested individuals, organizations, and agencies to attend these meetings, and to assist staff in identifying particular study needs, as well as the scope of environmental issues to be addressed in the environmental document. The times and locations of these meetings are as follows: jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Evening Scoping Meeting Date and Time: Wednesday, July 12, 2006, 7 p.m., EST. Location: First Congregational Church of Stockbridge, 4 Main Street, Stockbridge, MA 01262. (413) 298–3137. Daytime Scoping Meeting Date and Time: Thursday, July 13, 2006, 10 a.m., EST. Location: First Congregational Church of Stockbridge, 4 Main Street, Stockbridge, MA 01262. (413) 298–3137. For Directions: please call Mr. Scott Phelps at (413) 243–5963. SD1, which outlines the subject areas to be addressed in the environmental document, was mailed to the individuals and entities on the Commission’s mailing list. Copies of VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:26 Jun 20, 2006 Jkt 208001 SD1 will be available at the scoping meetings, or may be viewed on the Web at http://www.ferc.gov, using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link. Follow the directions for accessing information in paragraph n. Depending on the extent of comments received, Scoping Document 2 may or may not be issued. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Site Visit 35649 June 13, 2006. MeadWestvaco will conduct a site visit of the project on Wednesday, July 12, 2006, starting at 3 p.m. All participants should meet at the Willow Mill located off Willow Street on the south side of the Housatonic River. All participants are responsible for their own transportation. Anyone with questions about the site visit should contact Mr. Scott Phelps of MeadWestvaco at (413) 243–5963 on or before July 7, 2006. Scoping Meeting Objectives At the scoping meetings, staff will: (1) Present a proposed list of issues to be addressed in the EA; (2) review and discuss existing conditions and resource agency management objectives; (3) review and discuss existing information and identify preliminary information and study needs; (4) review and discuss the process plan and schedule for prefiling activity that incorporates the time frames provided for in Part 5 of the Commission’s regulations and, to the extent possible, maximizes coordination of federal, state, and tribal permitting and certification processes; and (5) discuss requests by any federal or state agency or Indian tribe acting as a cooperating agency for development of an environmental document. Meeting participants should come prepared to discuss their issues and/or concerns. Please review the PAD in preparation for the scoping meetings. Directions on how to obtain a copy of the PAD and SD1 are included in item n of this document. Scoping Meeting Procedures The meetings will be recorded by a stenographer and will become part of the formal Commission record on the project. Magalie R. Salas, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–9774 Filed 6–20–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Notice of Application for Transfer of License and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Protests Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection: a. Application Type: Transfer of License. b. Project No.: 8277–048. c. Date Filed: June 5, 2006. d. Applicants: International Paper Company (IPC) and CMP Androscoggin LLC (CMP Androscoggin). e. Name and Location of Project: The Otis Project is located on the Androscoggin River, in Franklin, Oxford, and Androscoggin Counties, Maine. f. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791(a)–825(r). g. Applicant Contacts: For IPC: Mr. Micheal K. Chapman, International Paper Company, 6400 Popular Avenue, Memphis, TN 38197, (901) 419–3805. Ms. June Broadstone, Mr. Robert W. Warnement, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP, 1440 New York Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20005, (202) 371–7000. For CMP Androscoggin: Mr. Scott Kleinman, CMP Androscoggin LLC, c/o Apollo Managements VI, L.P., 9 West 57th Street, Floor 43, New York, NY 10019, (212) 515–3200. Mr. Michael J. Gergen, Mr. Jared W. Johnson, Latham & Watkins LLP, 555 11th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20004, (202) 637–2200. h. FERC Contact: Etta L. Foster (202) 502–8769. i. Deadline for filing comments, protests, and motions to intervene: June 30, 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. 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 the ‘‘e-Filing’’ link. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings. Please include the project number (P– 8277–048) on any comments, protests, or motions filed. The Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure require all intervenors filing a document with the Commission to serve a copy of that document on each person in the official service list for the project. Further, if an E:\FR\FM\21JNN1.SGM 21JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 119 (Wednesday, June 21, 2006)]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission


Notice of Intent To File License Application, Filing of Pre-
Application Document, Commencement of Licensing Proceeding, Scoping 
Meetings, Solicitation of Comments on the Pad and Scoping Document, and 
Identification of Issues and Associated Study Requests

June 13, 2006.
    a. Type of Filing: Notice of Intent to File License Application for 
a New License and Commencing Licensing Proceeding.
    b. Project No.: 2985-004.
    c. Dated Filed: April 14, 2006.
    d. Applicant: MeadWestvaco.
    e. Name of Project: Willow Mill Hydroelectric Project.
    f. Location: On the Housatonic River in Berkshire County, 
Massachusetts. The project does not occupy Federal lands.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: 18 CFR Part 5 of the Commission's 
Regulations.
    h. Applicant Contact: Mr. Scott Phelps, MeadWestvaco, 40 Willow 
Street, South Lee, Massachusetts 01260, (413) 243-5963.
    i. FERC Contact: Kristen Murphy, (202) 502-6236, or via e-mail at 
kristen.murphy@ferc.gov.
    j. 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 paragraph o 
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. With this notice, we are initiating informal consultation with: 
(a) The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and/or NOAA Fisheries under 
section 7 of the Endangered Species Act and the joint agency 
regulations thereunder at 50 CFR, Part 402; and (b) the State Historic 
Preservation Officer, as required by section 106, National Historical 
Preservation Act, and the implementing regulations of the Advisory 
Council on Historic Preservation at 36 CFR 800.2.
    l. With this notice, we are designating MeadWestvaco as the 
Commission's non-Federal representative for carrying out informal 
consultation, pursuant to section 7 of the Endangered Species Act and 
section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.
    m. MeadWestvaco filed a Pre-Application Document (PAD) pursuant to 
18 CFR 5.6 of the Commission's regulations. The Commission issued 
Scoping Document 1 (SD1) on June 12, 2006.
    n. A copy of the PAD and SD1 are available for review at the 
Commission in the Public Reference Room or may be viewed on the 
Commission's Web site (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. Copies are also available for 
inspection and reproduction at the address in paragraph h.
    Register online at http://ferc.gov/esubscribenow.htm to be notified 
via e-mail of new filing and issuances related to this or other pending 
projects. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.
    o. With this notice, we are soliciting comments on the PAD and SD1, 
as well as study requests. All comments on the PAD and SD1, and study 
requests should be sent to the address above in paragraph h. In 
addition, all comments on the PAD and SD1, study requests, requests for 
cooperating agency status, and all communications to and from 
Commission staff related to the merits of the potential application 
(original and eight copies) must be filed with the Commission at the 
following address: Magalie R. Salas, Secretary, Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. All 
filings with the Commission must include on the first page, the project 
name (Willow Mill Project) and number (P-2985-004), and bear the 
heading ``Comments on Pre-Application Document,'' ``Study Requests,''

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``Comments on Scoping Document 1,'' ``Request for Cooperating Agency 
Status,'' or ``Communications to and from Commission Staff.'' Any 
individual or entity interested in submitting study requests, 
commenting on the PAD or SD1, and any agency requesting cooperating 
status must do so by August 12, 2006.
    Comments on the PAD and SD1, study requests, requests for 
cooperating agency status, and other permissible forms of 
communications with the Commission 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.
    p. Although our current intent is to prepare an environmental 
assessment (EA), there is the possibility that an Environmental Impact 
Statement (EIS) will be required. Nevertheless, this scoping process 
will satisfy the NEPA scoping requirements, irrespective of whether an 
EA or EIS is issued by the Commission.

Scoping Meetings

    Commission staff will hold two scoping meetings in the vicinity of 
the project at the times and places noted below. The daytime meeting 
will focus on resource agency, Indian tribes, and non-governmental 
organization concerns, while the evening meeting is primarily for 
receiving input from the public. We invite all interested individuals, 
organizations, and agencies to attend these meetings, and to assist 
staff in identifying particular study needs, as well as the scope of 
environmental issues to be addressed in the environmental document. The 
times and locations of these meetings are as follows:

Evening Scoping Meeting

    Date and Time: Wednesday, July 12, 2006, 7 p.m., EST.
    Location: First Congregational Church of Stockbridge, 4 Main 
Street, Stockbridge, MA 01262. (413) 298-3137.

Daytime Scoping Meeting

    Date and Time: Thursday, July 13, 2006, 10 a.m., EST.
    Location: First Congregational Church of Stockbridge, 4 Main 
Street, Stockbridge, MA 01262. (413) 298-3137.
    For Directions: please call Mr. Scott Phelps at (413) 243-5963.
    SD1, which outlines the subject areas to be addressed in the 
environmental document, was mailed to the individuals and entities on 
the Commission's mailing list. Copies of SD1 will be available at the 
scoping meetings, or may be viewed on the Web at http://www.ferc.gov, 
using the ``eLibrary'' link. Follow the directions for accessing 
information in paragraph n. Depending on the extent of comments 
received, Scoping Document 2 may or may not be issued.

Site Visit

    MeadWestvaco will conduct a site visit of the project on Wednesday, 
July 12, 2006, starting at 3 p.m. All participants should meet at the 
Willow Mill located off Willow Street on the south side of the 
Housatonic River. All participants are responsible for their own 
transportation. Anyone with questions about the site visit should 
contact Mr. Scott Phelps of MeadWestvaco at (413) 243-5963 on or before 
July 7, 2006.

Scoping Meeting Objectives

    At the scoping meetings, staff will: (1) Present a proposed list of 
issues to be addressed in the EA; (2) review and discuss existing 
conditions and resource agency management objectives; (3) review and 
discuss existing information and identify preliminary information and 
study needs; (4) review and discuss the process plan and schedule for 
pre-filing activity that incorporates the time frames provided for in 
Part 5 of the Commission's regulations and, to the extent possible, 
maximizes coordination of federal, state, and tribal permitting and 
certification processes; and (5) discuss requests by any federal or 
state agency or Indian tribe acting as a cooperating agency for 
development of an environmental document.
    Meeting participants should come prepared to discuss their issues 
and/or concerns. Please review the PAD in preparation for the scoping 
meetings. Directions on how to obtain a copy of the PAD and SD1 are 
included in item n of this document.

Scoping Meeting Procedures

    The meetings will be recorded by a stenographer and will become 
part of the formal Commission record on the project.

Magalie R. Salas,
Secretary.
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