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Notice of Amendment of Licenses and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Protests

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Start Preamble February 14, 2001.

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

a. Application Type: Amendment of License.

b. Project No: 2491-025.

c. Dated Filed: February 1, 2001.

d. Applicant: Northern States Power Company—Wisconsin d/b/a Xcel Energy.

e. Name and Location of Project: The Him Falls Project is located on the Chippewa River, in Chippewa County, Wisconsin. The project does not occupy federal or tribal lands.

f. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791(a)-825(r) and section 4.202(a) of the Commission's regulations.

g. Applicant Contact: William P. Zawacki, Xcel Energy, 1414 Hamilton Av., P.O. Box 8, Eau Claire, WI, 54702-0008, (715) 836-1136.

h. FERC Contact: Any questions on this notice should be addressed to Mark Pawlowski at (202) 219-2795.

i. Deadline for filing comments and or motions: March 15, 2001.

All documents (original and eight copies) should be filed with: David 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.

Please include the noted project numbers on any comments or motions filed.

j. Description of Proposal: The Applicant requests an amendment to increase the bypassed reach minimum flow from 240 cubic feet per second (cfs) from spring ice-out through October 31, and 20 cfs from November 1 through spring ice-out, to 850 cfs April 1 through May 31, and 240 cfs June 1 through March 31. In addition, the Applicant is proposing to release 650 cfs into the bypassed reach periodically during the summer to provide for recretional boating.

k. 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 the web at 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 g above.

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

m. 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.

n. 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 of the Applicant specified in the particular application.Start Printed Page 11019

o. 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 any agency's comments must also be sent to the Applicant's representatives.

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Linwood A. Watson, Jr.,

Acting Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 01-4196 Filed 2-20-01; 8:45 am]

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