Notice of Application Accepting for Filing and Soliciting Motions To Intervene, Protests and Comments, 43732-43733 [E6-12388]

Download as PDF 43732 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 148 / Wednesday, August 2, 2006 / Notices comments, a protest, or a motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.210, 385.211, 385.214. 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. s. Filing and Service of Responsive Documents: Any filings must bear in all capital letters the title ‘‘COMMENTS’’, ‘‘RECOMMENDATIONS FOR TERMS AND CONDITIONS’’, ‘‘PROTEST’’, ‘‘COMPETING APPLICATION’’ 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. t. 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. E6–12387 Filed 8–1–06; 8:45 am] wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES BILLING CODE 6717–01–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:40 Aug 01, 2006 Jkt 208001 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Notice of Application Accepting for Filing and Soliciting Motions To Intervene, Protests and Comments July 25, 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.: 12707–000. c. Date filed: July 3, 2006. d. Applicant: Hook Canyon Energy, LLC. e. Name of Project: Hook Canyon Pump Storage Project. f. Location: On Fish Hook Creek, in Rich County, Utah. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791(a)–825(r). h. Applicant Contacts: Mr. Brent L. Smith, President, Northwest Power Services, Inc., P.O. Box 535, Rigby, ID 83442, (208) 745–0834. Dr. Vincent Lamarra, Director, Ecosystems Research Institute, Inc., 975 South State Highway, Logan, UT 84321, (435) 752–2580. 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– 12707–000) on any comments, protests, or motions filed. k. Description of Project: The proposed project would consist of: (1) A proposed 160-foot-high concrete dam; (2) a reservoir with a surface area of 65 acres, and a storage capacity of 1,210 acre-feet at normal maximum water surface elevation; (3) a proposed 144inch diameter, 4,600-foot-long steel penstock; (4) a proposed powerhouse containing two generating units having an installed capacity of 60 MW; (5) a switchyard; (6) a proposed 10.6 miles of 67-kV transmission line, and (7) appurtenant facilities. The project would have an estimated annual generation of approximately 175 GWh. The applicant plans to sell the generated energy. l. Location of Application: A copy of the application is available for inspection and reproduction at the Commission in the Public Reference PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. 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 E:\FR\FM\02AUN1.SGM 02AUN1 wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 148 / Wednesday, August 2, 2006 / Notices 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 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. s. Filing and Service of Responsive Documents: Any filings must bear in all capital letter the title ‘‘COMMENTS’’, ‘‘RECOMMENDATIONS FOR TERMS AND CONDITIONS’’, ‘‘PROTEST’’, ‘‘MOTION TO INTERVENE’’, ‘‘NOTICE OF INTENT’’, or ‘‘COMPETING APPLICATION’’, 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. t. 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:40 Aug 01, 2006 Jkt 208001 agency’s comments must also be sent to the Applicant’s representatives. Magalie R. Salas, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–12388 Filed 8–1–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Western Area Power Administration Eastern Plains Transmission Project, Colorado and Kansas Western Area Power Administration, DOE. ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement; floodplain and wetlands involvement; and public scoping meetings. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Western Area Power Administration (Western) intends to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) for its proposal to participate with Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc. (TriState), to construct the proposed Eastern Plains Transmission Project (Project). Western’s participation with Tri-State would be in exchange for capacity rights on the transmission lines. These rights would provide Western with approximately 275 megawatts (MW) of capacity on the proposed transmission system. Western needs this additional transmission capacity to provide more economical, reliable, diverse, and flexible power delivery to its customers. The EIS will address the construction, operation, and maintenance of approximately 1,000 miles of highvoltage transmission lines and ancillary facilities. In addition, the EIS will address expansions of existing substations and construction of new substations, access roads, and fiber optic communication facilities. The EIS will be prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and DOE NEPA Implementing Procedures. Because the Project could involve action in a floodplain, the EIS will address floodplain and wetlands impacts under DOE regulations for compliance with floodplain and wetlands environmental review. DATES: See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for meeting dates and locations. The public scoping period will close September 30, 2006. ADDRESSES: Written comments, questions, and information on the scope of the Project may be mailed, faxed, or e-mailed to Mr. Jim Hartman, Environmental Manager, Western Area PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 43733 Power Administration, Rocky Mountain Region, P.O. Box 3700, Loveland, CO 80539; fax (970) 461–7213; or e-mail eptp@wapa.gov. Project and contact information will also be updated regularly on the Project Internet site at http://www.wapa.gov/transmission/ eptp.htm. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information or to request copies of the EIS, contact Mr. Hartman at the addresses provided or telephone the Project hotline toll-free at (888) 826– 4710. For general information on DOE’s NEPA review procedures or the status of a NEPA review, contact Ms. Carol M. Borgstrom, Director, Office of NEPA Policy and Compliance (EH–42), U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585–0119; telephone (202) 586–4600 or (800) 472–2756; or fax (202) 586–7031. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background and Need for Agency Action Western, as an agency within DOE, markets Federal hydro-electric power to preference customers, as specified by law. They include municipalities, cooperatives, public utility and irrigation districts, Federal and state agencies, and Native American tribes in 15 Western states, including Colorado and Kansas. Western currently lacks adequate transmission capability in southeastern Colorado to serve its customers directly. Western needs additional transmission system capacity to provide more economical, reliable, diverse, and flexible power delivery to its customers. The Project would provide Western with improved access to alternative resources and suppliers by expanding the capacity and geographic reach of the transmission system. It would increase Western’s options for purchasing energy to meet contractual requirements. Enhancing and expanding transmission pathways would contribute to ensuring reliability of the Federal transmission system. Tri-State is a wholesale electric power supplier, owned by the 44 electric cooperatives it serves. Tri-State and the member utilities serve customers throughout Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico, and Wyoming. Tri-State’s board of directors approved a resource development plan, which includes generation in Kansas and Colorado and construction of a transmission system to deliver the generation to customers. The transmission portion of Tri-State’s resource plan presents an opportunity for Western to obtain transmission capacity to meet Western’s needs. E:\FR\FM\02AUN1.SGM 02AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 148 (Wednesday, August 2, 2006)]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission


Notice of Application Accepting for Filing and Soliciting Motions 
To Intervene, Protests and Comments

July 25, 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.: 12707-000.
    c. Date filed: July 3, 2006.
    d. Applicant: Hook Canyon Energy, LLC.
    e. Name of Project: Hook Canyon Pump Storage Project.
    f. Location: On Fish Hook Creek, in Rich County, Utah.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791(a)-825(r).
    h. Applicant Contacts: Mr. Brent L. Smith, President, Northwest 
Power Services, Inc., P.O. Box 535, Rigby, ID 83442, (208) 745-0834. 
Dr. Vincent Lamarra, Director, Ecosystems Research Institute, Inc., 975 
South State Highway, Logan, UT 84321, (435) 752-2580.
    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-12707-000) on any comments, protests, or motions filed.
    k. Description of Project: The proposed project would consist of: 
(1) A proposed 160-foot-high concrete dam; (2) a reservoir with a 
surface area of 65 acres, and a storage capacity of 1,210 acre-feet at 
normal maximum water surface elevation; (3) a proposed 144-inch 
diameter, 4,600-foot-long steel penstock; (4) a proposed powerhouse 
containing two generating units having an installed capacity of 60 MW; 
(5) a switchyard; (6) a proposed 10.6 miles of 67-kV transmission line, 
and (7) appurtenant facilities.
    The project would have an estimated annual generation of 
approximately 175 GWh. The applicant plans to sell the generated 
energy.
    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 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

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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 
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.
    s. Filing and Service of Responsive Documents: Any filings must 
bear in all capital letter the title ``COMMENTS'', ``RECOMMENDATIONS 
FOR TERMS AND CONDITIONS'', ``PROTEST'', ``MOTION TO INTERVENE'', 
``NOTICE OF INTENT'', or ``COMPETING APPLICATION'', 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.
    t. 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. E6-12388 Filed 8-1-06; 8:45 am]
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