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Notice of Applications Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, Protests, Recommendations, and Terms and Conditions

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Start Preamble November 17, 2003.

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

a. Type of Application: Conduit Exemption.

b. Project Nos.: 12475-000 and 12476-000.

c. Date filed: October 20, 2003.

d. Applicant: Southern Nevada Water Authority (Authority).

e. Names of Projects: Sloan Small Conduit Hydroelectric Project and Sloan Las Vegas Valley Water District (LVVWD) Interconnection Small Conduit Hydroelectric Project.

f. Location: The projects would be located, respectively, in an existing Rate-of-Flow Control (ROFC) station upstream of the Sloan Pumping Plant, and in a 130-K ROFC station that is planned to be constructed downstream, on the outlet side of the Sloan Pumping Plant, in eastern Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada. The Authority's water is diverted from the Colorado River via Lake Mead.

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

h. Applicant Contact: Mr. Rodney J. Clark, Southern Nevada Water Authority, 1900 East Flamingo Road, Suite 170, Las Vegas, NV 89119, (702) 862-3428.

i. FERC Contact: James Hunter, (202) 502-6086.

j. Status of Environmental Analysis: The applications are ready for environmental analysis at this time, and the Commission is requesting comments, reply comments, recommendations, terms and conditions, and prescriptions.

k. Deadline for filing responsive documents: The Commission directs, pursuant to Section 4.34(b) of the Regulations (see Order No. 533 issued May 8, 1991, 56 FR 23108, May 20, 1991) that all comments, motions to intervene, protests, recommendations, terms and conditions, and prescriptions concerning the applications be filed with the Commission by December 17, 2003. All reply comments must be filed with the Commission by January 2, 2004.

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 electronic filings.

The Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure require all interveners filing documents 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 Projects: The proposed Sloan Project would consist of: (1) A generating unit with a rated capacity of 607 kilowatts replacing the pressure dissipating valve in a 54-inch pipeline in the ROFC station, and (2) the other two pipelines in the station, to be used as bypass facilities. The average annual energy production would be 3.2 gigawatt hours. The proposed Sloan LVVWD Project would consist of: (1) A generating unit with a rated capacity of 600 kilowatts installed in lieu of a pressure dissipating valve in one of two pipelines in the 130-K ROFC station serving LVVWD Zone 1985, and (2) the other Zone 1985 pipeline in the station, to be used as a bypass facility. The average annual energy production would be 1.95 gigawatt hours. Power produced by the two projects would help offset the energy requirements of operating the Sloan Pumping Plant.Start Printed Page 65926

m. The filings are available for review and reproduction at the Commission in the Public Reference Room, Room 2A, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. The filings may also be viewed on the web at http//www.ferc.gov using the “eLibrary” link. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits (P-12475 or P-12476) 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. Copies are also available for review and reproduction at the address in item h. above.

n. Development Application:—Any qualified applicant desiring to file a competing application must submit to the Commission, on or before the specified deadline date for the particular application, a competing development application, or a notice of intent to file such an application. Submission of a timely notice of intent allows an interested person to file the competing development application no later than 120 days after the specified deadline date for the particular application. Applications for preliminary permits will not be accepted in response to this notice.

o. Notice of Intent: A notice of intent must specify the exact name, business address, and telephone number of the prospective applicant, and must include an unequivocal statement of intent to submit, if such an application may be filed, either a preliminary permit application or a development application (specify which type of application). A notice of intent must be served on the applicant(s) named in this public notice.

p. Protests or Motions to Intervene: Anyone may submit a protest or a motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.210, 385.211, and 385.214. In determining the appropriate action to take, the Commission will consider all protests 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 protests or motions to intervene must be received on or before the specified deadline date for the particular application.

q. All filings must (1) bear in all capital letters the title “PROTEST”, “MOTION TO INTERVENE”, “NOTICE OF INTENT TO FILE COMPETING APPLICATION,” “COMPETING APPLICATION,” “COMMENTS,” “REPLY COMMENTS,” “RECOMMENDATIONS,” “TERMS AND CONDITIONS,” or “PRESCRIPTIONS;” (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. All comments, recommendations, terms and conditions or prescriptions must set forth their evidentiary basis and otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 4.34(b). Agencies may obtain copies of the applications directly from the applicant. Any of these documents must be filed by providing the original and the number of copies required by the Commission's regulations 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, Office of Energy Projects, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, at the above address. A copy of any protest or motion to intervene must be served upon each representative of the applicant specified in the particular application. A copy of all other filings in reference to either application must be accompanied by proof of service on all persons listed in the service list prepared by the Commission in the proceeding, in accordance with 18 CFR 4.34(b) and 385.2010.

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Magalie R. Salas,

Secretary.

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[FR Doc. E3-00356 Filed 11-21-03; 8:45 am]

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