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Notice of Intent To File Application for a New License

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Start Preamble May 11, 2001.

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

a. Type of filing: Notice of Intent to File an Application for New License.

b. Project No: 2150.

c. Date filed: April 16, 2001.

d. Submitted By: Puget Sound Energy.

e. Name of Project: Baker River Hydroelectric Project.

f. Location: On the Baker River, a tributary of the Skagit River, in Whatcom and Skagit Counties, near Concrete, WA. The project is on Federal Lands in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.

g. Filed Pursuant to: Section 15 of the Federal Power Act, 18 CFR 16.6.

h. Pursuant to Section 16.19 of the Commission's regulations, the license is required to make available the information described in Section 16.7 of the regulations. Such information is available from the licensee at Puget Sound Energy, Inc., 411-108 Ave NE, OBC-14W, Bellevue, WA 98004. Contact Lloyd Pernela, 425-462-3507.

i. FERC Contact: Steve Hocking, (202) 219-2656, steve.hocking@ferc.fed.us.

j. Expiration Date of Current License: April 30, 2006.

k. Project Description: The project includes two dams, two reservoirs, and two powerhouses. The present installed capacity and propose relicensed capacity is 162.1 megawatts (MW).

l. the licensee states its unequivocal intent to submit an application for a new license for Project No. 1971. Pursuant to 18 CFR 16.9(b)(1) each application for a new license and any competing license applications must be filed with the Commission at least 24 months prior to the expiration of the existing license. All applications for license for this project must be filed by April 30, 2004.

A copy of the notice of intent 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 notice 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.

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David P. Boergers,

Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 01-12399 Filed 5-16-01; 8:45 am]

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