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

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Start Preamble April 3, 2003.

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

a. Application Type: Amendment of License.

b. Project No.: 4656-016.

c. Date Filed: March 18, 2003.

d. Applicants: Boise-Kuna Irrigation District, Nampa & Meridian Irrigation District, New York Irrigation District, Wilder Irrigation District, and Big Bend Irrigation District (the Districts).

e. Name of Project: Arrowrock Dam.

f. Location: At the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation's (Reclamation) existing Arrowrock Dam and Reservoir on the South Fork of the Boise River, in Elmore and Ada Counties, Idaho. Parts of the project would occupy lands managed by Reclamation and the U. S. Corps of Engineers and lands managed by the U.S. Forest Service within the Boise National Forest.

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

h. Applicant Contact: Albert P. Barker, Barker Rosholt & Simpson LLP, 205 North 10th Street, Suite 520, Boise, ID 83701, (208) 336-0700.

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

j. Deadline for filing motions to intervene, protests, comments: May 5, 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 documents on that resource agency. Start Printed Page 17631

k. Description of Amendment: The Districts request, among other things, pursuant to sections 4.200(c) and 4.202(a) of the Commission's regulations and Public Law No. 106-343, that the license be amended to extend the deadline for commencement of construction to March 26, 2005. The Districts also request that the deadline for completion of construction be extended to March 26, 2007.

l. The 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.fed.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 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. 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. A copy of any 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.

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. 03-8772 Filed 4-9-03; 8:45 am]

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