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Notice of Application Tendered for Filing With the Commission and Soliciting Additional Study Requests

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Start Preamble January 11, 2000.

Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection:

a. Type of Application: New Major License.

b. Project No.: P-2142-031.

c. Date filed: December 28, 1999.

d. Applicant: FPL Energy Maine Hydro, LLC.

e. Name of Project: Indian Pond Hydroelectric Project.

f. Location: On the Kennebec River, near the town of The Forks, Somerset and Piscataquis counties, Maine. The project would not utilize federal lands.

g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. §§ 791(a)—825(r).

h. Applicant Contact: Kenneth P. Hoffman, Vice President, FPL Energy Maine Hydro, LLC, 700 Universe Boulevard, Juno Beach, FL 33408, (561) 694-4000

Robert C. Richter III, Senior Environmental Coordinator, FPL Energy Maine Hydro, LLC, 100 Middle Street, Portland, ME 04101, (207) 771-3536.

i. FERC Contact: Kevin Whalen (202) 219-2790, kevin.whalen@ferc.fed.us

j. Deadline for filing additional study requests: February 28, 2000.

All documents (original and eight copies) should be filed with: David P. Boergers, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20426.

The Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure require all intervenors filing documents with the Commission to serve a copy of that document on each person whose name appears 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.

k. Status of environmental analysis: This application is not ready for environmental analysis at this time.

l. Description of the Project: The proposed peaking project consists of the following existing facilities: (1) A 2,000-foot-long dam, consisting of: (a) A 270-foot-long, 175-foot-high concrete section, (b) a 200-foot-long attached powerhouse section, and (c) an earthen Start Printed Page 2608section in excess of 1,500 feet in length; (2) four steel penstocks ranging from 6 feet to 24 feet in diameter; (3) a concrete powerhouse containing four generating units, having a total rated hydraulic capacity of 7,140 cubic feet per second and installed generation capacity of 76.4 megawatts; (4) a 3,746-acre impoundment varying in width from 0.9 to 1.5 miles, extending about 9 miles upstream, that has a usable storage capacity of 850 million cubic feet; and (5) appurtenant facilities. The applicant estimates the total average annual generation would be approximately 202 million kilowatt hours.

m. Locations of the application: A copy of the application is available for inspection and reproduction at the Commission's Public Reference Room, located at 888 First Street, NE, Room 2A, Washington, DC 20426, or by calling (202) 208-1371. The application may be viewed on the web at http://www.ferc.fed.us/​online/​rims.htm (call (202) 208-2222 for assistance). A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the Portland, Maine, address in item h. above.

n. With this notice, we are initiating consultation with the State Historic Preservation Officer as required by § 106, National Historic Preservation Act, and the regulations of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, 36 CFR 800.4.

o. 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 merits, the resource agency, Indian Tribe, or person must file a request for a study with the Commission not later than 60 days from the filing date and serve a copy of the request on the applicant.

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Linwood A. Watson, Jr.,

Acting Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 00-1014 Filed 1-14-00; 8:45 am]

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