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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 April 3, 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 Change Project Boundary.

b. Project No: 2663-026.

c. Date Filed: March 6, 2003.

d. Applicant: Minnesota Power, Inc.

e. Name of Project: Pillager Hydroelectric Project.

f. Location: The project is located on the Crow Wing River in Cass and Morrison County, Minnesota.

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

h. Applicant Contact: Thomas E. Castle, Minnesota Power, Inc., 30 West Superior Street, Duluth, Minnesota 55802-2093, (218) 722-5642, extension 3595.

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.

j. Deadline for filing comments and or motions: May 5, 2003.

k. Description of Request: The licensee proposes: (1) To extend the project boundary from 1199 feet National Geodetic Vertical Datum (NGVD) to 1203.85 feet NGVD; (2) to acquire approximately 75 acres of additional flowage rights to operate and maintain the project; and (3) to remove from the project boundary approximately 315 acres of private property.

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 is available for review at the Commission 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 filed to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or toll-free at (866) 208-3676, or for TTY, contact (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, .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. 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. 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. 03-8771 Filed 4-9-03; 8:45 am]

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