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Start Preamble January 21, 2000.

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

a. Type of Application: Subsequent License.

b. Project No.: 1981-010.

c. Date Filed: February 25, 1998.

d. Applicant: Oconto Electric Cooperative.

e. Name of Project: Stiles Project.

f. Location: On the Oconto River, near the City of Oconto Falls, Oconto County, Wisconsin. 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: Mr. Tony Anderson, General Manager, Oconto Electric Cooperative, 7479 REA Road, P.O. Box 168, Oconto Falls, WI 54154-0168, (920) 846-2816.

i. FERC Contact: Patti Leppert-Slack, (202) 219-2767, or E-mail at

j. Deadline for filing comments, recommendations, terms and conditions and prescriptions: 60 days from the issuance of this notice.

k. Status of Environmental Analysis: This application has been accepted for filing and is ready for environmental analysis.

l. Brief Description of the Project: The existing project consists of: (1) A 20-foot-high earthen embankment and 463-acre impoundment; (2) a 66-foot-long powerhouse, containing tow generating units with a total capacity of 1,000 kilowatts; (3) a substation; and (4) appurtenant facilities.

m. Available 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​online/​rims.htm (call (202) 208-2222 for assistance). A copy is also available for inspection and Start Printed Page 4419reproduction at the address shown in item h.

Development Application—Public notice of the filing of the initial development application, which has already been given, established the due date for filing competing applications or notices of intent. Under the Commission's regulations, any competing development application must be filed in response to and in compliance with public notice of the initial development application. No competing applications or notices of intent may be filed in response to this notice.

Filing and Service of Responsive Documents—The application is ready for environmental analysis at this time, and the Commission is requesting comments, reply comments, recommendations, terms and conditions, and prescriptions. The Commission directs, pursuant to Section 4.34(b) of the Regulations (see Order No. 533, issued May 8, 1991, 56 FR 23108, May 20, 1991) that all comments, recommendations, terms and conditions, and prescriptions concerning the application be filed with the Commission within 60 days from the issuance date of this notice. All reply comments must be filed with the Commission within 105 days from the date of this notice. Anyone may obtain an extension of time for these deadlines from the Commission only upon a showing of good cause or extraordinary circumstances in accordance with 18 CFR 385.2008.

All filings must: (1) Bear in all capital letters the title “COMMENTS,” “REPLY COMMENTS,” “RECOMMENDATIONS,” “TERMS AND CONDITIONS,” or “PRESCRIPTIONS;” (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 submitting the filing; and (4) otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 385.2001 through 385.2005. All comments, recommendations, terms and conditions, or prescriptions must set forth their evidentiary basis and otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 4.34(b). 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. As additional copy must be sent to Director, Division of Licensing and Compliance, Office of Hydropower Licensing, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, at the above address. Each filing must be accompanied by proof of service on all persons listed on the service list prepared by the Commission in this proceeding, in accordance with 18 CFR 4.34(b), and 385.2010.

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David P. Boergers,


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[FR Doc. 00-1946 Filed 1-26-00; 8:45 am]