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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 May 15, 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 Major License.

b. Project No.: 1933-010.

c. Date filed: April 29, 1994.

d. Applicant: Southern California Edison Company.

e. Name of Project: Santa Ana River 1 and 3 (formally known as Santa Ana River 1 and 2).

f. Location: On the Santa Ana River, near the Town of Mentone, San Bernardino County, California. The project is located within the San Bernardino National Forest.

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

h. Applicant Contact: Mr. Walter D. Pagel, Manager of Eastern Hydro Region, Southern California Edison Company, 300 N. Lone Hill Avenue, San Dimas, CA 91773, (909) 394-8720.

i. FERC Contact: Mr. Jon Confrancesco (202) 219-0079 or E-mail address at

j. Deadline for filing comments, recommendations, terms and conditions, and prescriptions: August 31, 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. Comments, recommendations, terms and conditions, protests, interventions and prescriptions 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 now ready for environmental analysis.

l. The existing SAR 1 and 3 Project consists of two independent water conveyance and generation systems on the river. SAR 1 consists of: (1) Three concrete diversion dams and intakes with a fixed trashracks on the Santa Ana River, Bear Creek, and Breakneck Creek; (2) a concrete-lined sand box; (3) a 3-mile-long flowline comprised tunnels, open flumes and steel pipes; (4) a 12 acre-foot concrete-lined forebay; (5) two 3,111-foot long steel penstocks; (6) a powerhouse containing four generating units with a combined installed capacity of 3,200-kW; (7) a concrete lined tailrace; and (8) related appurtenant facilities.

The existing SAR 3 consists of: (1) The SAR 3 River Pick-up, which consists of an earthen embankment and concrete diversion weir and intake adjacent to the SAR 1 powerhouse; (2) two diversion dams and intakes on Keller Creek and Alder Creek; (3) a 1.5-mile-long flowline system from the SAR 1 tailrace to the SAR 3 forebay; (4) the SAR 3 forebay; (5) a concrete headbreaking structure; (6) a 14,875-foot-long buried steel penstock; (7) a 2-mile-long flowline from the headbreaking structure to the Greenspot Water Delivery Forebay; (8) the Greenspot Water Delivery Forebay; (9) a 737-foot-long steel spillway pipe from the Greenspot forebay to the SAR 3 tailrace (10) a powerhouse containing one generating unit with an installed capacity of 3,100-kW; (11) a tailrace channel; and (12) related appurtenant facilities. The applicant proposes to continue operating the existing SAR 1 and SAR 3 projects.

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 (call (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, or longer if appropriate (see item j). All reply comments must be filed with the Commission within 45 days from the comment deadline.

Anyone may obtain an extension of time for these deadlines from the Commission only upon a showing 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, Start Printed Page 27961recommendations, 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. 01-12661 Filed 5-18-01; 8:45 am]