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Notice of Application for Amendment of License and Soliciting Comments, 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. Application Type: Amendment of License.

b. Project No.: 2680-061.

c. Date Filed: November 13, 2000.

d. Applicant: Consumers Energy Company (Consumers) and Detroit Edison Company (Detroit Edison).

e. Name of Project: Ludington Pumped Storage Project.

f. Location: The eastern shore of Lake Michigan, in the City of Ludington, in Mason, Oceana, Newaygo, Muskegon, and Ottawa Counties, Michigan.

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

h. Applicant's Contact: Mr. William M. Lange, Consumers Power Corporation, 1016 16th Street, NW., Suite 100, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 293-5795; and John H. Flynn and Raymond O. Sturdy, Detroit Edison Company, 2000 Second Ave., Detroit, MI 48226.

i. FERC Contact: Any questions on this notice should be addressed to Doan Pham at (202) 219-2851 or e-mail address doan.pham@ferc.fed.us.

j. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, or protests: January 29, 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.

Please include the Project Number (2680-061) on any comments, protests, or motions filed.

k. Description of Amendment: Consumers and Detroit Edison filed an application to delete the following project facilities from the license: (1) A 70-mile, 345-kilovolt (kv) transmission line, extending from the Ludington switchyard to Consumers' Kenowa substation; and (2) the Ludington switchyard. The licensees state these facilities are part of their interconnected system and are no longer necessary for project's operation and maintenance. This proposal does not affect any federal lands.

l. 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. This filing may be viewed on 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 addresses in item h above.

m. Individuals desiring to be included on the Commission's mailing list should so indicate by writing to the Secretary of the Commission.

Comments, Protests, or Motions to Intervene—Anyone may submit comments, a protest, or a motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.210, .211, .214. In determining the appropriate action to take, the Commission will consider all protests or other comments 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 comments, protests, or motions to intervene must be received on or before the specified comment date for the particular application.

Filing and Service of Responsive Documents—Any filings must bear in all capital letters the title “COMMENTS”, “RECOMMENDATIONS FOR TERMS AND CONDITIONS”, “PROTEST”, OR “MOTION TO INTERVENE”, as applicable, and the Project Number of the particular application to which the filing refers. Any of the above-named documents must be filed by providing the original and the number of copies provided by the Commission's regulations to: The Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. A copy of any motion to intervene must also be served upon each representative Start Printed Page 82994of the Applicant specified in the particular application.

Agency Comments—Federal, state, and local agencies are invited to file comments on the described application. A copy of the application may be obtained by agencies directly from the Applicant. If an agency does not file comments within the time specified for filing comments, it will be presumed to have no comments. One copy of an agency's comments must also be sent to the Applicant's representatives.

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.

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Linwood A. Watson, Jr.,

Acting Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 00-33328 Filed 12-28-00; 8:45 am]

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