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Notice of Application Tendered for Filing With the Commission, Establishing Procedures for Relicensing, and a Deadline for Submission of Final Amendments

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Start Preamble November 8, 2001.

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

a. Type of Application: Subsequent License.

b. Project No.: 469-013.

c. Date Filed: October 30, 2001.

d. Applicant: Minnesota Power Inc., d.b.a. ALLETE, Inc.

e. Name of Project: Winton Hydroelectric Project.

f. Location: On the Kawishiwi River near the City of Ely, in Lake and St. Louis Counties, MN. The project occupies federal lands within the Superior National Forest.

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

h. Applicant Contact: John Paulson, Minnesota Power, Inc., 30 West Superior Street, Duluth, MN 55802,, 218-722-5642, ext. 3569.

i. FERC Contact: Tom Dean,, 202-219-2778.

j. Deadline for filing comments: 30 days from the issuance date of this notice.

All documents (original and eight copies) should be filed with: David P. Boergers, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commissions, 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)(l)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission's web site under the “e-Filing” link.

k. Description of the Project: The project consists of the following two developments:

The Winton Development consists of the following existing facilities: (1) The Winton Dam comprising: (a) a 227-foot-long earth dike; (b) a 29-foot-high, 176-foot-long spillway section; (c) an 84-foot-long Taintor gate and log sluice section; (d) an 80-foot-long stop-log gate section; (e) an 111-foot-long and a 120-foot-long non-over-flow section; (f) a 161-foot-long intake section; and (g) a 1,250-foot-long earth dike; (3) a 2,982-acre reservoir comprising the Garden, Farm, South Farm, and Friday Lakes at Start Printed Page 57434a normal water surface elevation of 1,385.67 feet USGS; (4) two 250-foot-long, 9-foot-diameter underground penstocks extending to; (5) a powerhouse containing two generating units with a total installed capacity of 4,000 kW; and (6) other appurtenances.

The Birch Lake Reservoir Development consists of: (1) A 7-foot high, 227-foot-long dam comprising; (a) a 72-foot-long Taintor gate section; and (b) an 85-foot-long sluice gate section; and (2) the 7,624-acre Birch Lake reservoir at normal water surface elevation of 1,420.5 feet USGS. This development provides water storage for the Winton Development.

l. Copies of this filing are on file with the Commission and are available for public inspection. This filing may also be viewed on the web at 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 by contacting the applicant identified in item h above.

m. Alternative procedures schedule and final amendments: The application will be processed according to the following milestones, some of which may be combined to expedite processing: Notice of application has been accepted for filing; Notice soliciting final terms and conditions; Notice of the availability of the draft NEPA document; Notice of the availability of the final NEPA document; and Order issuing the Commission's decision on the application.

Final amendments to the application must be filed with the Commission no later than 45 days from the issuance date of the notice soliciting final terms and conditions.

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David P. Boergers,


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[FR Doc. 01-28594 Filed 11-14-01; 8:45 am]