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Notice of Application Tendered for Filing With the Commission, Soliciting Additional Study Requests, and Establishing Procedures for Relicensing and a Deadline for Submission of Final Amendments

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Start Preamble November 15, 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.: 719-007.

c. Date Filed: October 31, 2000.

d. Applicant: Trinity Conservancy, Inc.

e. Name of Project: Trinity Power Project.

f. Location: On Phelps Creek and James Creek in the Columbia River Basin in Chelan County, near Leavenworth, Washington. The project occupies 47.9 acres of federal lands in Wenatchee National Forest.

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

h. Applicant Contact: Reid L. Brown, President, Trinity Conservancy, Inc., 3139 E. Lake Sammamish SE, Sammamish, WA 98075-9608, (425) 392-9214.

i. FERC Contact: Charles Hall, (202) 219-2853 or Charles.Hall@FERC.fed.us.

j. Deadline for filing additional study requests: January 2, 2001.

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. Comments and protests may be filed electronically via the internet in lieu of paper. See, 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission's web site at http://www.ferc.fed.us/​efi/​doorbell.htm.

The Commission's Rules of Practice require all intervenors 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 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. This application is not ready for environmental analysis at this time.

l. The existing Trinity Project consists of: (1) A deteriorated wooden diversion dam, 70-foot-long flume and settling tank on James Creek, and a 3,350-foot-long, partially destroyed steel penstock, all of which is proposed for decommissioning with this license application; (2) a 45-foot-long, 10-foot-high timber crib diversion dam and screened intake on Phelps Creek; (3) a 24-inch-diameter, 6,000-foot-long, gravity-flow, steel pipe aqueduct; (4) a 20-foot-long, 14-foot-wide, 9-foot-deep, reinforced concrete settling tank; (5) a 42-inch- to 12-inch-diameter, 2,750-foot-long, riveted spiral-wound penstock; (6) a 145-foot-long, 34-foot-wide, wood-frame powerhouse building containing a single Pelton impulse turbine and 240-kilowatt synchronous generator; (7) a tailrace; and (8) appurtenant facilities. The generator supplies the electricity needs of four residences, a cabin and shed; the project is not connected to the electric transmission grid. The licensee proposes to decommission the inoperable James Creek diversion facilities and adjust the project boundary accordingly.

m. 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 2-A, Washington, D.C. 20426, or by calling (202) 208-1371. The application may be viewed on http://www.ferc.fed.us/​online/​rims.htm (call (202) 208-2222 for Start Printed Page 69934assistance). A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in item h above.

n. With this notice, we are initiating consultation with the Washington State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO), as required by § 106, National Historic Preservation Act, and the regulations of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, 36 CFR 800.4.

o. Procedural schedule and final amendments: The application will be processed according to the following milestones, some of which may be combined to expedite processing:

Notice of application has been accepted for filing

Notice of NEPA Scoping

Notice of application is ready for environmental analysis

Notice of the availability of the draft NEPA document

Notice of the availability of the final NEPA document

Order issuing the Commission's decision on the application

Final amendments to the application must be filed with the Commission no later than 30 days from the issuance date of the notice of ready for environmental analysis.

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Linwood A. Watson, Jr.,

Acting Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 00-29694 Filed 11-20-00; 8:45 am]

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