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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 February 20, 2004.

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

a. Application Type: Amendment to Joint Application for Approval of Transfer of License.

b. Project No: 4784-066.

c. Date Filed: Application filed December 11, 2003; amendment filed January 30, 2004.

d. Applicants: UtilCo Group Inc.; UtilCo SaleCo, LLC; Topsham Hydro Partners Limited Partnership; DaimlerChrysler Services North America LLC (DCSNA), as successor in interest to Chrysler Capital Corporation (Chrysler Capital), Chrysler Financial Corporation (CFC), and Chrysler Financial Company L.L.C. (CFC LLC).

e. Name and Location of Project: The Pejepscot Hydroelectric Project is located on the Androscoggin River in the town of Topsham, in Sagadahoc, Cumberland and Androscoggin Counties, Maine.

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

g. Applicant Contacts: For Transferor: Victor A. Contract, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, 3050 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20007, (202) 339-8495. For Transferee: Brogan Sullivan, Assistant General Counsel, UtilCo Group Inc. c/o Aquila, Inc., 20 W. Ninth Street, Kansas City, MO 64105, (816) 467-3659.

h. FERC Contact: Lynn R. Miles (202) 502-8763.

i. Deadline for filing comments, protests, and motions to intervene: March 19, 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-4784-066) 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 amendment to the application requests approval of partial transfers of the license to substitute as a co-licensee CFC LLC for CFC and DCSNA for CFC LLC. The partial transfers resulted from a series of mergers. (The initially-filed application's request for approval of a partial transfer of the license to substitute UtilCo SaleCo, LLC, for UtilCo Group Inc., as a co-licensee was decided separately to accommodate the schedule for closing the sale underlying that initially-requested partial transfer.)

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 using the “FERRIS” link. Enter the project number excluding the last three digits (P-4784) 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 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 Start Printed Page 8957comments, 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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Magalie R. Salas,


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[FR Doc. E4-409 Filed 2-25-04; 8:45 am]