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

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Start Preamble December 21, 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.: P-309-036.

c. Date filed: October 11, 2000.

d. Applicant: Reliant Energy Mid-Atlantic Power Holdings, LLC.

e. Name of Project: Piney Hydroelectric Project.

f. Location: On the Clarion River in Clarion County, Pennsylvania. The project would not utilize any federal lands or facilities.

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

h. Applicant Contact: Mr. Thomas Teitt; Reliant Energy Mid-Atlantic Power Holdings, LLC; 1001 Broad Street; Johnstown, Pennsylvania 15907-1050; (814) 533-8028.

i. FERC Contact: Kevin Whalen (202) 219-2790.

j. Deadline for filing interventions and protests: 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 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.

Protests, comments on filings, comments on environmental assessments and environmental impact statements, and reply comments 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.

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

l. Description of the Project: The project consists of the following: (1) the 427-foot-long and 139-foot-high concrete arch dam with crest elevation at 1,075 feet msl, and 84-foot-long left non-overflow wall, and a 200-foot-long right non overflow wall; (2) and 800-acre surface area reservoir; (3) an 84-foot-wide integral intake; (4) three 230-foot-long, 14-foot-diameter penstocks; (5) a powerhouse with 3 generating units totaling 28,300 kilowatts; (6) a 250-foot-long tailrace; (7) 700-foot-long and 900-foot-long transmission lines; and (8) 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, Room 2A, Washington, DC 20246, or by calling (202) 208-1371. The application may be viewed on the web at​online/​rims.htm (call (202) 208-2222 for assistance). A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the Portland, Maine, address in item h. above.

Protests or Motions to Intervene—Anyone may submit a protest or a motion to intervene in accordance with the 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—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. Agencies may obtain copies of the application directly from the applicant. 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. 00-33107 Filed 12-27-00; 8:45 am]