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Start Preamble July 14, 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.: 2554-005.

c. Date filed: December 20, 1991.

d. Applicant: Erie Boulevard Hydropower, L.P.

e. Name of Project: Feeder Dam.

f. Location: On the Hudson River, at river mile 203 in the towns of Moreau (Saratoga County) and Queensbury (Warren County), New York. 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. Jerry L. Sabattis, Hydro Licensing Coordinator, 225 Greenfield Parkway, Suite 201, Liverpool, New York 13088, (315) 413-2787.

i. FERC Contact: Lee Emery, E-mail address, Lee.Emery@ferc.fed.us, or telephone (202) 219-2779.

j. Deadline for comments, recommendations, terms and conditions, and prescriptions: 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 whose name appears 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 agency.

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

l. Description of the Project: The existing, operating project consists of: (1) A 615-foot-long and 21-foot-high uncontrolled overflow concrete gravity dam with 3-feet-high flashboards; (2) a reservoir with a surface area of 717 acres, a usable storage capacity of 1,690 acre-feet (ac-ft), and a gross storage capacity of 10,000 ac-ft, at a surface elevation ranging between 284.1 and 281.1 feet National Geodetic Vertical Datum; (3) a headgate structure with 41/2-inch clear spaced steel bar trashracks and eight stoplog openings; (4) five waste gates and two Champlain Feeder Canal inlet gates at the north dam abutment; and (5) a powerhouse at the dam with five identical vertical fixed blade propeller turbines and generator units (1.2 megawatts each). There is no bypassed reach. The project has a total installed capacity of 6.0 megawatts and an average annual energy production of 25,019 megawatt-hours. The New York State Thruway Authority owns the dam, waste gates, and Feeder Canal inlet gates at the Feeder Dam Project, and the licensee owns the powerhouse and appurtenant structures.Start Printed Page 45052

Feeder Dam servers as a re-regulating dam to even the flows released from peaking operations upstream at the Sherman Island Development (Hudson River Project, FERC No. 2482). Daily pond fluctuations range from three feet to six feet when the flashboards are in place. Water from the powerhouse is discharged directly into the upper reach of the Glens Falls (FERC No. 2385) and South Glens Falls (FERC No. 5461) reservoir.

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 address in item h. above.

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 flings 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). 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, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20426. An additional copy must be sent to Director, Division of Environmental Engineering Review, 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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Linwood A. Watson, Jr.,

Acting Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 00-18336 Filed 7-19-00; 8:45 am]

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