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Notice of Application Ready for Environmental Analysis and Soliciting Comments, Recommendations, Terms and Conditions, and Recommendations

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Start Preamble April 18, 2000.

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

a. Type of Application: Major License.

b. Project No.: 2017-011.

c. Date filed: February 26, 1997.

d. Applicant: Southern California Edison Company.

e. Name of Project: Big Creek No. 4 Hydropower Project.

f. Location: On the San Joaquin River, near the town of Auberry in Madera, Tulare, and Fresno Counties. The project would use lands of the Sierra National Forest.

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

h. Applicant Contact: Mr. Wesley C. Moody, Manager of Hydro Generation, Southern California Edison Company, 2244 Walnut Grove Avenue, P.O. Box 800, Rosemead, CA 91770, (818) 302-1564.

i. FERC Contact: John Ramer, E-mail address, John.Ramer@ferc.fed.us, or telephone (202) 219-2833.

j. Deadline Date: 60 days from the date of issuance 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 has been accepted for filing and is ready for environmental analysis at this time.

l. Description of the Project: The proposed project would consist of: (1) an existing 875-foot-long, 250-foot-high concrete dam, impounding a 35,033-acre-foot reservoir; (2) a combination penstock/pressure tunnel about 11,770 feet long; (3) one powerhouse with a total installed capacity of 98,882 kilowatts; (4) a 50-mile-long, 220-kilovolt transmission line; (5) an approximately 6.3-mile-long bypassed reach; and (6) appurtenant facilities.

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, 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. This notice consists of the following standard paragraph: D10. 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 Start Printed Page 21740or prescriptions must set forth their evidentiary basis and otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 4.34(b). 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 Environmental and Engineering Review, Office of Energy Projects, 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,

Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 00-10098 Filed 4-21-00; 8:45 am]

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