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

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Start Preamble February 9, 2001.

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

a. Type of Application: New Minor License.

b. Project No.: 3516-008.

c. Date Filed: October 3, 2000.

d. Applicant: City of Hart, Michigan.

e. Name of Project: Hart Hydroelectric Project.

f. Location: On the South Branch of the Pentwater River, in Oceana County, near Hart, Michigan. The project does not affect federal lands.

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

h. Applicant Contact: Scott Huebler, City Manager, City of Hart, 407 State Street, Hart, Michigan 49420, (231) 873-2488.

i. FERC Contact: Steve Kartalia, (202) 219-2942 or stephen.kartalia@FERC.fed.us.

j. Deadline for filing motions to intervene or 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. 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 has been accepted, but is not ready for environmental analysis at this time.

l. The existing Hart Hydroelectric Project consists of: (1) A 580-foot-long earthen dam; (2) a 40-foot-long concrete-lined spillway; (3) a 240-acre reservoir; (4) a powerhouse containing 2 S. Morgan Smith vertical shaft turbines and 2 generators, with a total hydraulic capacity of 135 cubic feet per second and an installed generating capacity of 320 kilowatts; (5) a 1-mile-long transmission line that connects the project with the Hart Diesel Plant; and (5) appurtenant facilities. The applicant estimates that the total average annual generation is between 350,000 and 400,000 kilowatthours. The project operates in a run-of-river mode and all generated power is distributed to customers of the City of Hart Electric Department via the City's transmission and distribution system.Start Printed Page 10496

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 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 address in item h above.

n. 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.

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. 01-3812 Filed 2-14-01; 8:45 am]

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