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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 January 29, 2001.

Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection.

a. Type of Application: Subsequent License.

b. Project No.: 3090-008.

c. Date filed: January 27, 1999.

d. Applicant: Village of Lyndonville Electric Department.

e. Name of Project: Vail Power Project.

f. Location: On Passumpsic River in Caledonia County, Vermont. No Federal Lands are used in this project.

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

h. Applicant Contact: Mr. Kenneth C. Mason, Village of Lyndonville Electric Department, 20 Park Avenue, P.O. Box 167, Lyndonville, VT 05851, (802) 626-3366.

i. FERC Contact: Any questions on this notice should be addressed to Timothy Looney, E-mail address:, or telephone 202-219-2852.

j. Deadline for filing comments, recommendations, terms and conditions, and prescriptions: 60 days from the issuance 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. 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 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 has been accepted, and is ready for environmental analysis at this time.

1. Description of Project: The existing project consists of: (1) the 96-foot-long ogee-shaped concrete gravity dam varying in height from 8 to 15 feet and topped with 20 5/8-inch-high wooden flashboards; (2) the impoundment having a surface area of 79 acres, with negligible storage and normal water surface elevation of 688.63 feet msl; (3) the intake structure; (4) the powerhouse containing one generating unit with an installed capacity of 350-kW; (5) the tailrace; (6) a 0.8-mile-long, 2.4-kV transmission line; and (7) appurtenant facilities.

The applicant does not propose any modifications to the project features or operation.

The project would have an average annual generation of 1,850 MWh and would be used to provide energy to its customers.

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, DC 20426, or by calling (202) 208-1371. The application may be viewed on​online/​rims.htm (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 P. Boergers,


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[FR Doc. 01-2843 Filed 2-1-01; 8:45 am]