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Notice of Application for Surrender of License and Soliciting Comments, Motions to Intervene, and Protests

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Start Preamble July 2, 2002.

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

a. Application Type: License Surrender for the Fort Halifax Project.

b. Project No: 2552-058.

c. Date Filed: June 20, 2002.

d. Applicant: FPL Energy Maine Hydro LLC (FPL).

e. Name of Project: Fort Halifax.

f. Location: The project is located on the Sebasticook River, in Kennebec County, Maine.

g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791 (a) 825(r) and 799 and 801.

h. Applicant Contact: F. Allen Wiley, FPL Energy Maine Hydro LLC, 160 Capitol Street, Augusta, ME 04330, (207) 623-8413.

i. FERC Contact: Any questions on this notice should be addressed to either Mrs. Jean Potvin at (202) 219-0022, or e-mail address: or Mr. Robert Fletcher at (202) 219-1206, or e-mail address:

j. Deadline for filing comments and or motions: August 5, 2002.

All documents (original and eight copies) should be filed with: Magalie R. Salas, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, N.E., Washington DC 20426. Please include the project number ( P-2552-058) on any comments or motions filed.

k. Description of Request: FPL proposes to surrender the license for the Fort Halifax Project. As part of its request, FPL proposes to remove a 72-foot section of the spillway to provide permanent fish passage. The remainder of the dam will remain intact. The partial removal of the dam will result in a lowering of the Fort Halifax impoundment directly upstream of the dam by as much as 25 feet. The partial dam removal will make an additional 5.2 miles of riverine habitat available to anadromous fish using the Kennebec River drainage system.

l. Location 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 Start Printed Page 45504(202) 208-1371. 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 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.

n. 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.

o. 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.

p. 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.

q. 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 at under the “e-Filing” link.

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Linwood A. Watson, Jr.,

Deputy Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 02-17165 Filed 7-8-02; 8:45 am]