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

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Start Preamble December 6, 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 Minor License.

b. Project No.: P-3052-003.

c. Date Filed: August 27, 1999.

d. Applicant: City of Black River Falls, Wisconsin.

e. Name of Project: Black River Falls Hydroelectric Project.

f. Location: On the Black River in the City of Black River Falls, Jackson 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: Loren Radcliffe, Administrator, Black River Falls Municipal Utilities, 119 North Water Street, Black River Falls, Wisconsin 54615.

i. FERC Contact: Susan B. O'Brien,, (202) 219-2840.

j. Deadline for filing motions comments, recommendations, terms and conditions, and prescriptions: February 10, 2000.

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​efi/​doorbell.htm.

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 Start Printed Page 77623may 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, and is ready for environmental analysis at this time.

l. Description of the Project: The existing run-of-river project consists of: (1) 103-foot-long concrete gravity nonoverflow dam with the crest elevation of 773.0 feet; (2) 221-foot-long Taintor gate spillway; (3) 83-foot-long flashboard spillway with 12-inch-high flashboards; (4) nonoverflow concrete wall forming the left side of the powerhouse forebay; (5) headworks consisting of six head gates, a forebay, and the powerhouse intake; (6) powerhouse with a total installed capacity of 920 kilowatts, producing about 4.4 gigawatthours annually; (7) nonoverflow concrete gravity section extending from the headworks to the west retaining wall; (8) concrete retaining wall; (9) 198-acre reservoir with a total storage capacity of 1,980 acre-feet; (10) transmission lines; and (11) other appurtenances.

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​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. 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). Agencies may obtain copies of the application directly from the applicant. 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 Boergers,


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[FR Doc. 00-31574 Filed 12-11-00; 8:45 am]