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Notice of Application Accepted for Filing, Soliciting Motions To Intervene and Protests, Ready for Environmental Analysis, and Soliciting Comments, and Terms and Conditions, Recommendations, and Prescriptions

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Start Preamble May 7, 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.: 3410-009.

c. Date filed: April 30, 2001.

d. Applicant: Woods Lake Hydro Company.

e. Name of Project: Woods lake Hydro Project.

f. Location: On Lime Creek, a tributary of Frying Pan River, in Eagle County, Colorado. The project occupies 2.73 acres of land within the White River National Forest.

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

h. Applicant Contact: Kenneth M. Knight, Woods Lake Hydro Company, P.O. Box 247, Parker, Colorado 80134, Tel. # (303) 964-1700.

i. FERC Contact: Gaylord Hoisington, (202) 219-2756, or gaylord.hoisington@ferc.gov.

j. Cooperating agencies: We are asking Federal, state, local, and tribal agencies with jurisdiction and/or special expertise with respect to environmental issues to cooperate with us in the preparation of the environmental document. Agencies who would like to request cooperating status should follow the instructions for filing comments described in item k below.

k. Deadline for filing motions to intervene and protests, comments, and terms and conditions, recommendations, and prescriptions and request for cooperating agency status: July 8, 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. 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.

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.

Motions to intervene and protests, comments, terms and conditions, recommendations, and prescriptions and requests for cooperating agency status 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. l. This application has been accepted for filing, and is now ready for environmental analysis.

We will consider the prefiling consultation process that has occurred as satisfying National Environmental Policy Act scoping and intend on issuing one environmental assessment (EA) rather than issuing a draft and final EA. Tentatively, we plan on issuing an EA by September 2002.

m. The Woods Lake Project consists of: (1) A 37.3-foot-long, 6-foot-high overflow-type gravity dam; (2) a reservoir having a surface area of 0.018 acre and a storage capacity of 0.09 acre-feet; (3) a gated and screened intake structure; (4) a gated 15-inch, 630-foot-long PVC pipeline penstock; (5) a powerhouse containing a generating unit having an installed capacity of 45-kilowatts; (6) a short 24-inch-diameter CMP tailrace pipe; (7) a 1.02-mile-long transmission line; and (8) a switch gear, power controls, breaker boxes, switches, meters, transformers, and other appurtenant facilities.

n. 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.

o. 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, and 385.214. In determining the appropriate action to take, the Commission will consider all protests 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 deadline date for the particular application.

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. All reply comments must be filed with the Commission within 105 days from the date of this notice.

Anyone may obtain an extension of time for these deadlines from the Commission only upon a showing of good cause or extraordinary circumstances in accordance with 18 CFR 385.2008.

All filings must (1) bear in all capital letters the title “PROTEST”, “MOTION TO INTERVENE”, “NOTICE OF INTENT TO FILE COMPETING APPLICATION,” “COMPETING APPLICATION,” “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 protesting or intervening; and (4) otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 385.2001 through 385.2005. All comments, recommendations, 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. A copy of any protest or motion to intervene must be served upon each representative of the applicant specified in the particular application. A copy of all other filings in reference to this application must be accompanied by proof of service on all persons listed in the service list prepared by the Commission in this Start Printed Page 32039proceeding, in accordance with 18 CFR 4.34(b) and 385.2010.

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Linwood A. Watson, Jr.,

Deputy Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 02-11844 Filed 5-10-02; 8:45 am]

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