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Notice of Transfer of License and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Protests

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Start Preamble March 4, 2003.

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

a. Application Type: Transfer of License.

b. Project No.: 2533-031.

c. Date Filed: February 12, 2003.

d. Applicants: Potlatch Corporation (Transferor) and Missota Paper Company, LLC (Transferee).

e. Name of Project: Brainerd Hydroelectric Project.

f. Location: Located on the Mississippi River, in Crow Wing County, Minnesota.

The project does not utilize federal or tribal lands.

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

h. Applicants Contacts: Mr. John Tormey, Chadbourne & Parke LLP, 1200 New Hampshire Avenue, NW., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 974-5670 (Transferor); Mr. Stephen C. Palmer, Swidler Berlin Shereff Friedman, LLP, 3000 K Street, NW., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20007, (202) 424-7500 (Transferee)

i. FERC Contact: Regina Saizan, (202) 502-8765.

j. Deadline for filing comments and or motions: March 18, 2003.

Please file an original and eight copies with: Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 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 strongly encourages electronic filings. Please include the project number (P-2533-031) on any comments or motions filed.

The Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure require all interveners filing a document with the Commission to serve a copy of that document on each person in 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.

k. Description of Transfer: The applicants seek Commission approval to transfer the license for the Brainerd Hydroelectric Project from Potlatch Corporation to Missota Paper Company, LLC. The purpose of the transfer is to allow the mill associated with the project to continue operations and to preserve the associated jobs.

l. This filing is available for review at the Commission in the Public Reference Room or may be viewed on the Commission's Web site at http://www.ferc.gov using the “FERRIS” link. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, call toll-free 1-866-208-3676 or e-mail FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov. For TTY, call (202) 502-8659. A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the addresses in item h.

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, .211, .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.

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Magalie R. Salas,

Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 03-5658 Filed 3-10-03; 8:45 am]

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