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Start Preamble March 22, 2002.

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

a. Type of Application: New Minor License.

b. Project No.: 2782-006.

c. Date filed: October 30, 2001.

d. Applicant: Parowan City.

e. Name of Project: Red Creek Hydroelectric Project.

f. Location: On Red Creek, near the City of Paragonah, in Iron County, Utah. The project is partially on United States lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management. Start Printed Page 14934

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

h. Applicant Contact: Alden C. Robinson, Sunrise Engineering, Inc., 25 E. 500 N., Fillmore, Utah 84631-3513; (435) 743-1143.

i. FERC Contact: Steve Hocking at steve.hocking@ferc.gov or (202) 219-2656.

j. Deadline for filing scoping comments: May 6, 2002.

All documents (original and eight copies) should be filed with: Magalie R. Salas, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426.

The Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure require all interveners 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 intervener 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.

Scoping comments 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, http://www.ferc.gov, under the “e-Filing” link.

k. This application is not ready for environmental analysis at this time.

l. Description of the Project: The existing project consists of: (1) The Red Creek diversion dam which is a concrete structure 8 feet high and 48 feet long; an intake with a radial gate and trash rack connected to a 16,098-foot-long, 16 to 18-inch diameter steel penstock, (2) the South Fork diversion dam which is a concrete structure 8 feet high and 29 feet long; an intake with a radial gate and trash rack connected to a 4,263-foot-long, 10-inch-diameter steel penstock, (3) a pump station at the junction of the South Fork and Red Creek penstocks housing a 15 horsepower and a 20 horsepower pump with control equipment, (4) a 27-foot by 32-foot concrete block powerhouse with a single 500-kilowatt (kW) generator; (5) two 270-foot-long transmission lines, and (6) appurtenant facilities.

m. A copy of the application is on file with the Commission and is available for public inspection. 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.

n. Scoping Process:

The Commission intends to prepare an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the project in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act. The EA will consider both site-specific and cumulative environmental impacts and reasonable alternatives to the proposed action.

Commission staff do not propose to conduct any on-site scoping meetings at this time. Instead, we will solicit comments, recommendations, information, and alternatives by issuing Scoping Document 1 (SD1).

Copies of SD1 outlining the subject areas to be addressed in the EA were distributed to the parties on the Commission's mailing list. Copies of SD1 may 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).

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Linwood A. Watson, Jr.,

Deputy Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 02-7451 Filed 3-27-02; 8:45 am]

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