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

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Start Preamble Issued: June 7, 2001.

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

a: Application Type: Temporary Amendment to License.

b: Project No.: 5891-006.

c: Date Filed: June 5, 2001.

d: Applicant: Deschutes Valley Water District.

e: Name of Project; Opal Springs Hydroelectric Project.

f: Location: The Opal Springs Hydroelectric Project is located on the Crooked River, a tributary to the Deschutes River in Jefferson County, Oregon.

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

h: Applicant Contact: Mr. Robert MacRostie, General Manager, Deschutes Valley Water District, 881 S.W. Culver Highway, Madras, Oregon 97741; (541) 475-3849; rwmacrosti@aol.com.

i: FERC Contact: Questions about this notice can be answered by Kenneth Hogan at (202) 208-0434 or e-mail address: Kenneth.Hogan@ferc.fed.us. The Commission cannot accept comments, recommendations, motions to intervene or protests sent by e-mail; these documents must be filed as described below.

j. Deadline for filing comments, terms and conditions, motions to intervene, and protests: 14 days from the issuance date of this notice.

All documents (original and eight copies) should be filed with: David P. Boergers, Secretary, Federal Energy Start Printed Page 31907Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426.

The Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure require all intervenors filing documents with the Commission to serve a copy of that document on each person whose name appears 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.

Comments, recommendations, terms and conditions, protests and interventions 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.

k. Deschutes Valley Water District (DVWD) filed an application, with the concurrence of the Oregon Department's of Fish and Wildlife and Environmental Quality, to reduce flows in the bypass reach from 50 cfs to a 10 cfs leakage flow, between June 15, 2001 and September 30, 2001. In addition, DVWD proposes to add spawning gravel to the river in the vicinity of the powerhouse. DVWD states that this modification to project operations will increase generation by approximately 120 kilowatts (kW).

l. A copy of the application is available for inspection and reproduction at the Commission's Public Reference Room 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 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.

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

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.

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. A copy of any motion to intervene must also be served upon each representative of the Applicant specified in the particular application.

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

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David P. Boergers,

Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 01-14845 Filed 6-12-01; 8:45 am]

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