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Notice of Application for Amendment of License and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Protests

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Start Preamble March 5, 2003.

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

a. Application Type: Amendment of License to Increase its Authorized Generating Capacity.

b. Project No: 6896-061.

c. Date Filed: January 28, 2003.

d. Applicant: Hypower, Inc.

e. Name of Project: Forks of Butte Hydroelectric Project.

f. Location: The project is located on the Butte Creek in Butte County, California.

g. Filed Pursuant to: 18 CFR 4.201.

h. Applicant Contact: Philip M. Hoover, H&M Engineering, Inc., 4521 Alpine Rose Bend, Ellicott City, MD 21042, (410) 465-6970.

i. FERC Contact: Any questions on this notice should be addressed to Mr. Jake Tung at (202) 502-8757, or e-mail address: hong.tung@ferc.gov.Start Printed Page 11831

j. Deadline for filing comments and or motions: April 4, 2003.

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. Please include the project number (P-6896-061) on any comments or motions filed.

k. Description of Request: The licensee proposes to increase the project's hydraulic and installed capacities from 250 to 275 cfs, and 13,300 to 14,500 kW, respectively. The licensee states that the civil works and generating unit would not require any construction disturbance, other than changing of settings and other electrical component activity, such as replacing the transformer. The licensee also states that the existing intake and fish screens can accommodate the additional hydraulic capacity without modification.

l. Locations 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 (202) 502-8371. This filing may also 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 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 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 http://www.ferc.gov under the “e-Filing” link.

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Magalie R. Salas,

Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 03-5801 Filed 3-11-03; 8:45 am]

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