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

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Start Preamble March 15, 2000.

Take notice that the following hydroelectric applications have been filed with the Commission and are available for public inspection:

a. Type of Applications: New Major Licenses.

b. Projects: Soda Project No. 20-019, Grace-Cove Project No. 2401-007, and Oneida Project No. 472-017.

c. Date filed: September 27, 1999.

d. Applicant: PacifiCorp.

e. Location: On the Bear River in Caribou and Franklin Counties, Idaho. The projects are partially located on United States lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management.

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

g. Applicant Contacts: Randy Landolt, Managing Director, Hydro Resources, PacificCorp, 825 NE Multnomah Street, Suite 1500, Portland, OR 97232, (503) 813-6650, or, Thomas H. Nelson, 825 Multnomah Street, Suite 925, Portland, OR 97232, (503) 813-5890.

h. FERC Contact: Hector Perez, E-mail address, or (202) 219-2843.

i. Deadline for filing motions to intervene and protest: 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 intervener filing documents with the Commission to serve a copy of that document on each person on the official service list for the project. Further, if an intervener 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 energy.

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

k. The existing Soda Project consists of: (1) The 103-foot-high and 433-foot-long concrete gravity Soda Dam with a 114-foot-long spillway section; (2) the Soda Reservoir with a surface area of 1,100 acres, an active storage capacity of 16,300 acre-feet, and a maximum water surface elevation of 5,720 feet; (3) the Soda Powerhouse containing two units with a total installed capacity of 14 megawatts (MW); and (4) other appurtenances.

The existing Grace Development consists of: (1) A 51-foot-high and 180-foot-long rock filled timber crib dam that creates a 250-acre-foot usable storage capacity forebay; (2) a 26,000-foot-long flowline and surge tanks; and (3) a powerhouse with three units with total installed capacity of 33 MW. The Cove Department consists of: (1) a 26.5-foot-high and 141-foot-long conrete dam creating a 60-acre-foot capacity forebay; (2) a 6,125-foot-long concrete and wood flume; (3) a 500-foot-long steel penstock; and (4) a powerhouse with a 7.5-MW unit.

The existing Oneida Project consists of: (1) The 111-foot-high and 456-foot-long concrete gravity Oneida Dam; (2) the Oneida Reservoir with an active storage of 10,880 acre-feet and a surface area of 480 acres; (3) a 16-foot-diameter, 2,240-foot-long flowline; (4) a surge tank; (5) three 12-foot-diameter, 120-foot-long steel penstocks; (6) the Oneida Powerhouse and three units with a total installed capacity of 30 MW; and (7) other appurtenances.

l. Copies of the applications are 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​online/​rims.htm (call (202) 208-2222 for assistance). Copies are also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in item g above.

Protests or Motions to Intervene—Anyone may submit a protest or a motion to intervene in accordance with Start Printed Page 15148the 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 notify all persons on the service list and affected resource agencies and Indian tribes. If any person wishes to be placed on the service list a motion to intervene must be filed by the specified deadline date herein for such motions. All resource agencies and Indian tribes that have official responsibilities that may be affected by the issues addressed in this proceeding, and persons on the service list will be able to file comments, terms and conditions, and prescriptions within 60 days of the date the Commission issues a notification letter that the application is ready for an environmental analysis. All reply comments must be filed with the Commission within 105 days from the date of that letter.

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. 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 representative of the applicant specified in the particular application.

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Linwood A. Watson, Jr.,

Acting Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 00-6886 Filed 3-20-00; 8:45 am]