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Notice of Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Motions To Intervene, Protests, and Comments

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Start Preamble April 3, 2003.

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

a. Type of Application: Preliminary Permit.

b. Project No.: 12446-000.

c. Date filed: February 19, 2003.

d. Applicant: The Green Power Company of Kentucky.

e. Name of Project: Green River Lake Project.

f. Location: At the existing U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Green River Lake Dam on the Green River, near the Towns of Campbellsville, Columbia, and Elkhorn, Taylor County, Kentucky.

g. Filed pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791a—825r.

h. Applicant Contact: David Brown Kinloch, Soft Energy Associates, 414 S.Wenzel Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40204, (502) 589-0975.Start Printed Page 17627

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

j. Deadline for filing comments, protests, and motions to intervene: 60 days from the issuance date of this notice.

k. Competing Application: Project No. 12353-000, Date Filed: August 21, 2002, Due Date: February 24, 2003.

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.

l. Description of Project: The proposed project would utilize the existing U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Green River Lake Dam, and would consist of: (1) Three proposed 63-inch HDPE siphoning penstocks, about 1500 feet in length; (2) twelve proposed 600 mm crossflow turbines placed at the end of the penstocks (four turbines per penstock); (3) a proposed powerhouse containing twelve 350 kW generator units having a total installed capacity of 4.2 MW, and (4) appurtenant facilities. The project would have an estimated annual generation of 18,000 MWh.

m. 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 address in item h.

n. Preliminary Permit—Public notice of the filing of the initial preliminary permit application, which has already been given, established the due date for filing competing preliminary permit applications or notices of intent. Any competing preliminary permit or development application or notice of intent to file a competing preliminary permit or development application must be filed in response to and in compliance with the public notice of the initial preliminary permit application. No competing applications or notices of intent to file competing applications may be filed in response to this notice. A competing license application must conform with 18 CFR 4.30(b) and 4.36.

o. Proposed Scope of Studies under Permit—A preliminary permit, if issued, does not authorize construction. The term of the proposed preliminary permit would be 36 months. The work proposed under the preliminary permit would include economic analysis, preparation of preliminary engineering plans, and a study of environmental impacts. Based on the results of these studies, the Applicant would decide whether to proceed with the preparation of a development application to construct and operate the project.

p. 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.

q. Filing and Service of Responsive Documents—Any filings must bear in all capital letters the title “COMMENTS”, “NOTICE OF INTENT TO FILE COMPETING APPLICATION”, “COMPETING APPLICATION”, “PROTEST”, or “MOTION TO INTERVENE”, as applicable, and the Project Number of the particular application to which the filing refers. Any of the above-named documents must be filed by providing an original and eight copies to: The Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. An additional copy must be sent to Director, Division of Hydropower Administration and Compliance, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, at the above-mentioned address. A copy of any notice of intent, competing application or motion to intervene must also be served upon each representative of the Applicant specified in the particular application.

Comments, protests, and motions to intervene 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.

r. 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. 03-8767 Filed 4-9-03; 8:45 am]

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