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Notice of Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Motions To Intervene and Protests

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Start Preamble January 19, 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.: 2589-024.

c. Date filed: July 29, 1999.

d. Applicant: Marquette Board of Light and Power.

e. Name of Project: Marquette Hydroelectric Project.

f. Location: On the Dead River near the City of Marquette, Marquette County, Michigan. The project would not use federal lands.

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

h. Applicant Contact: Mr. David E. Hickey, Marquette Board of Light and Power, 2200 Wright Street, Marquette, MI 49855, (906) 228-0322.

i. FERC Contact: Lee Emery, lee.emery@ferc.fed.us, or (202) 219-2778.

j. Deadline for filing motions to intervene and protests: 60 days from the issuance date of this notice.

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 project consists of the following two existing facilities: The Marquette Development No. 2 includes (1) Forestville Reservoir with a surface area of 110 acres and a storage volume of 2,900 acre-feet, impounded by (2) a 202-foot-long, 62-foot high, concrete-capped Cyclopean masonry dam with crest elevation 771.0 feet NGVD, which acts as a spillway under extremely high flows, with (a) a 197-foot-long concrete retaining wall, (b) a 75-foot-long training wall, and (c) a 33-foot-wide intake structure, with inclined trashracks, which discharges into (3) a 90-inch-diameter, wood-stave penstock, about 4,200 feet long, which conveys the water to (4) a concrete surge tank. From the surge tank, the water is carried by (5) two 440-foot-long, 78-inch-diameter steel penstocks to (6) Powerhouse No. 2, which is a 40-foot by 96-foot reinforced concrete and brick structure containing (7) two, two-phase, 60-cycle horizontal turbine-generator sets with a combined generating capacity of 3,200 kilowatts, which transmits power to the 12,500 kV power distribution system.

The Marquette Development No. 3 includes (8) Tourist Park Reservoir with a surface area of 100 acres and a storage volume of 875 acre-feet, impounded by (9) a dam composed of (a) a 37-foot-long left spillway dike with a crest elevation of 642.84 feet NGVD, (b) an 80-foot long, 21-foot high, uncontrolled concrete ogee-shaped overflow spillway, with a crest elevation of 638.84 feet NGVD, (c) a gated spillway with two electric-hoist-operated, 10-foot-high by 10-foot-wide Taintor gates with a crest elevation of 629.84 feet NGVD, (d) a 758-foot-long right dike, with a reinforced concrete core wall with a crest elevation of 642.84 feet NGVD, and (e) a reinforced concrete intake structure with inclined trash racks, located 123 feet from the right end of the right dike, and having a single 20-foot-wide by 17-foot high bay. This bay controls water flowing into (10) an 8-foot-diameter, 150-foot long steel penstock, supported on nine reinforced-concrete pedestals spaced 16 feet apart, which carries water to (11) Powerhouse No. 3, which is a 28-foot by 40-foot reinforced concrete and brick structure containing (12) one two-phase, 60-cycle vertical turbine-generator set with a generating capacity of 700 kW, which transmits power to the 12,500kV power distribution system.

m. Locations of the application: A copy of the application for inspection and reproduction at the Commission's Public Reference Room, located at 888 First Street, NE, Room 2A, Washington, DC 20246, 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 address in item h. above.

n. Individuals desiring to be included on the Commission's mailing list should so indicate by writing to the Secretary of the Commission.

Protests or Motions to Intervene—Anyone may submit a protest or a motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.210, 385.211, and 385.214. In determining the appropriate action to take, the Commission will consider all protests 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 protests or motions to intervene must be received on or before the specified deadline date for the particular application.

Filing and Service of Responsive Documents—The application is not ready for environmental analysis at this time; therefore, the Commission is not now requesting comments, recommendations, terms and conditions, or prescriptions.

When the application is ready for environmental analysis, the Commission will issue a public notice requesting comments, recommendations, terms and conditions, or prescriptions.

All filings must (1) bear in all capital letters the title “PROTEST” or “MOTION TO INTERVENE;” (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 protesting or intervening; and (4) otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 385.2001 through 385.2005. Agencies may obtain copies of the application directly from the applicant. Any of these documents must be filed by providing the original and the number of copies required by the Commission's regulations to: The Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington DC 20426. An additional copy must be sent to Director, Division of Project Review, Office of Hydropower Licensing, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, at the above address. A copy of any protest or motion to intervene must be served upon each Start Printed Page 3956representative of the applicant specified in the particular application.

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David P. Boergers,

Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 00-1692 Filed 1-24-00; 8:45 am]

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