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Notice of Application for Non-Project Use of Project Lands and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Protests

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Take notice that the following hydroelectric applications have been filed with the Commission and are available for public inspection:

a. Type of Application: Non-Project Use of Project Lands and Waters.

b. Project No.: 199-199.

c. Date Filed: February 21, 2003.

d. Applicant: South Carolina Public Service Authority.

e. Name of Project: Santee-Cooper Project.

f. Location: Santee and Cooper Rivers (Lake Marion and Lake Moultrie) in Berkeley, Calhoun, Clarendon, Orangeburg, and Sumter Counties, South Carolina. The project occupies federal lands in the Francis Marion National Forest.

g. Filed pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. §§ 791(a)-825(r) and §§ 799 and 801.

h. Applicant Contact: Mr. G. Denton Lindsay, Jr., Santee Cooper Property Management Division, One Riverwood Drive, PO Box 2946101, Moncks Corner, SC 29461-4003, (843) 761-8000.

i. FERC Contact: Any questions on this notice should be addressed to Diana Shannon, (202) 502-8887, or e-mail address:

j. Deadline for filing motions to intervene, protests, comments: April 30, 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.

k. Description of Proposed Action: The Applicant, on behalf of the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR), seeks approval to use project lands and waters to construct a 480-acre Greentree Reservoir in Lake Marion within a Forest Management area, for the purposes of enhancing habitat for waterfowl and other wildlife and for providing recreational opportunities to the public. Creation of the Greentree Reservoir will require approximately 9,500 feet of dike, adjacent rim ditch, placement of eight water control structures and a pump, and the dredging of a 6 x 280 foot intake channel. The site will be managed by the SCDNR. Approximately 340 of the 480 acres inside the diked area will be flooded to an average depth of 8.7 inches after November 1 and will be dewatered by March 1 of each year.

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 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 For TTY, call (202) 502-8659. A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the address 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 and 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 (199-199) on any comments or motions filed. 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 e-filings. All documents should be filed with: 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.

p. Agency Comments-Federal, state, and local agencies are invited to file comments on the described applications. A copy of the applications 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,


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[FR Doc. 03-9392 Filed 4-15-03; 8:45 am]