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Notice of Application for Transfer of License and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Protests

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Start Preamble December 24, 2003.

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

a. Application Type: Transfer of license.

b. Project No: 2306-029.

c. Date Filed: December 11, 2003.

d. Applicants: Citizens Communications Company (Transferor), Great Bay Hydro Corporation (Transferee) and Vermont Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Alternate Transferee/Transferor).

e. Name and Location of Project: The Clyde River Hydroelectric Project is on the Clyde River in Orleans County, Start Printed Page 67Vermont. The project does not occupy Federal or tribal lands.

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

g. Applicant Contacts: For Transferor: William J. Madden, Jr., Winston & Strawn, 1400 L Street, NW., Washington, DC 20005-3502, (202) 371-5715. For Transferee: Anthony M. Callendrello, Great Bay Hydro Corporation, 1 New Hampshire Ave., Suite 125, Portsmouth, NH 03801, (603) 776-4990. For Alternate Transferee/Transferor: Kelly Enright, Vermont Electric Cooperative, Inc., 182 School Street, Johnson, VT 05656, (802) 635-2331.

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

i. Deadline for Filing Comments, Protests, and Motions To Intervene: January 20, 2004.

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. 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. Please include the project number (P-2306-029) on any comments or motions filed.

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.

j. Description of Application: The Applicants request Commission approval to transfer the project license from the Transferor to the Transferee, Great Bay Hydro Corporation, in connection with the proposed sale of the project. This transaction would take place either directly or via transfer of the license and the project first to the Alternate, Vermont Electric Cooperative, Inc., which would then transfer the license and project to the Transferee.

k. This 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.gov using the “FERRIS” link. Enter the project number excluding the last three digits (P-2306) 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 addresses in item g. above.

l. Individuals desiring to be included on the Commission's mailing list should so indicate by writing to the Secretary of the Commission.

m. 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.

n. Filing and Service of Responsive Documents: Any filings must bear in all capital letters the title “COMMENTS”, “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 the original and the number of copies provided by the Commission's regulations 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.

o. 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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Linda Mitry,

Acting Secretary.

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[FR Doc. E3-00673 Filed 12-31-03; 8:45 am]

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