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

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Start Preamble October 24, 2001.

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

a. Application Type: Amendment of Preliminary Permit Application.

b. Project No.: 12060-000.

c. Date filed: July 2, 2001, amended October 15, 2001.

d. Applicant: Mark R. Frederick.

e. Name of Project: Rock Creek Hydroelectric Energy Project.

f. Location: Would utilize the existing Wise Canal and Rock Creek Lake of Pacific Gas & Electric Company's Drum-Spaulding Project No. 2310, in Placer County, California.

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

h. Applicant Contact: Mr. Mark R. Frederick, 17825 Crother Hills Road, Meadow Vista, CA 95722, (530) 887-1984.

i. FERC Contact: James Hunter, (202) 219-2839.

j. Deadline for filing comments and or motions: 60 days from the issue date of this notice. Filings already made in this proceeding need not be refiled.

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, 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 under the “e-Filing” link.

Please include the project number (P-12060-000) on any comments or motions filed.

k. Description of Project: The Applicant has withdrawn his preliminary permit application for the Rock Creek Lake Outlet Project No. 12069 and combined that project with the one first proposed as the PG&E Wise Canal Project No. 12060. The proposed project, as amended, using PG&E's existing Wise Canal and Rock Creek Lake, would consist of: (1) A proposed remotely controlled gated intake structure at an existing diversion dam on the canal above the lake, (2) a proposed 4,000-foot-long, 6-foot-diameter penstock, (3) a proposed powerhouse containing a 1,400-kilowatt generating unit, (4) a proposed draft tube emptying into the canal below the lake, (5) a proposed connection to an overhead transmission line, and (6) appurtenant facilities. The project would have an annual generation of 11.3 gigawatthours that would be sold to PG&E or a power distributor.

l. 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. This filing may also be viewed on the web at http://www.ferc.gov using the “RIMS” link, select “Docket#” and follow the instructions (call 202-208-2222 for assistance). A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in item (h) above.

m. Preliminary Permit—Anyone desiring to file a competing application for preliminary permit for a proposed project must submit the competing application itself, or a notice of intent to file such an application, to the Commission on or before the specified comment date for the particular application (see 18 CFR 4.36). Submission of a timely notice of intent allows an interested person to file the competing preliminary permit application no later than 30 days after the specified comment date for the particular application. A competing preliminary permit application must conform with 18 CFR 4.30(b) and 4.36.

n. Preliminary Permit—Any qualified development applicant desiring to file a competing development application must submit to the Commission, on or before a specified comment date for the particular application, either a competing development application or a notice of intent to file such an application. Submission of a timely notice of intent to file a development application allows an interested person to file the competing application no later than 120 days after the specified comment date for the particular application. A competing license application must conform with 18 CFR 4.30(b) and 4.36.

o. Notice of intent—A notice of intent must specify the exact name, business address, and telephone number of the prospective applicant, and must include an unequivocal statement of intent to submit, if such an application may be filed, either a preliminary permit application or a development application (specify which type of application). A notice of intent must be served on the applicant(s) named in this public notice.

p. Proposed Scope of Studies under Permit—A preliminary permit, if issued, does not authorize construction. The term of the proposed preliminary permit would be 36 months. The work proposed under the preliminary engineering plans, and a study of environmental impacts. Based on the results of these studies, the Applicant would decide whether to proceed with the preparation of a development application to construct and operate the project.

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

r. 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, 385.211, 385.214. 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.

s. 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. 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 54768

t. 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 an agency's comments must also be sent to the Applicant's representatives.

Start Signature

David P. Boergers,

Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 01-27197 Filed 10-29-01; 8:45 am]

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