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

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Start Preamble July 2, 2003.

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

a. Type of Application: New Major License.

b. Project No.: 2720-036.

c. Date filed: July 29, 2002.

d. Applicant: City of Norway, Michigan.

e. Name of Project: Sturgeon Falls Hydroelectric Project.

f. Location: On the Menominee River in Dickinson County, Michigan and Marinette County, Wisconsin. The project does not utilize lands of the United States.

g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act 16 U.S.C. 791 (a)—825(r)

h. Applicant Contact: Ray Anderson, City Manager, City of Norway, City Hall, 915 Main Street, Norway, Michigan 49870, (906) 563-8015.

i. FERC Contact: Patti Leppert (202) 502-6034, or

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

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.

The Commission's Rules of Practice require all intervenors filing documents with the Commission to serve a copy of that document on each person on the official service list for the project. Further, if an intervenor files comments or documents with the Commission Start Printed Page 44073relating 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.

Motions to intervene and protests, comments, recommendations, terms and conditions, and prescriptions may be filed electronically via the Internet in lieu of paper. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings. See 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission's Web site ( ) under the “e-Filing” link.

k. This application has been accepted for filing, but is not ready for environmental analysis at this time.

l. Description of Project: The existing project consists of: (1) A 270-foot-long concrete dam with spillway equipped with a 16.7-foot-high by 24-foot-wide Taintor gate and a 16.7-foot-high by 16-foot-wide Taintor gate; (2) a 126.5-foot-long concrete head-works structure; (3) a 400-acre impoundment with a normal pool elevation of 829.8 feet National Geodetic Vertical Datum; (4) a 300-foot-long, 60-foot-wide power canal; (5) a powerhouse containing four generating units with a total installed capacity of 5,136 kilowatts; (6) a 300-foot-long, 7.2-kV transmission line; and (7) appurtenant facilities.

m. A copy of the application 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, contact FERC Online Support at or toll-free at 1-866-208-3676, or for TTY, (202) 502-8659. A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in item h above.

n. 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.

All filings must (1) bear in all capital letters the title “PROTEST” or “MOTION TO INTERVENE;” (2) set forth in the heading the name of the applicant and the project number of the application to which the filing responds; (3) furnish the name, address, and telephone number of the person protesting or intervening; and (4) otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 385.2001 through 385.2005. Agencies may obtain copies of the application directly from the applicant. A copy of any protest or motion to intervene must be served upon each representative of the applicant specified in the particular application.

o. Procedural schedule and final amendments: The application should be processed according to the following Hydro Licensing Schedule. Revisions to the schedule will be made as appropriate.

Issue Scoping Document 1 for comments: July 2003.

Request Additional Information, if necessary: August 2003.

Issue Scoping Document 2, if necessary: August 2003.

Notice Ready for Environmental Analysis: September 2003.

Notice of the availability of the EA: January 2004.

Ready for Commission's decision on the application: March 2004.

p. You may also register online at​esubscribenow.htm to be notified via e-mail of new filings and issuances related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.

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Magalie R. Salas,


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[FR Doc. 03-18936 Filed 7-24-03; 8:45 am]