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Mosinee Paper Corporation; Notice of Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Motions To Intervene and Protests and Ready for Environmental Analysis and Soliciting Comments, Recommendations, Terms and Conditions, and Prescriptions

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Start Preamble March 9, 2004.

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.: 2207-009.

c. Date Filed: December 18, 2002.

d. Applicant: Mosinee Paper Corporation.

e. Name of Project: Mosinee Hydroelectric Project.

f. Location: On the Wisconsin River in the town of Mosinee, Marathon 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: Mr. Jeff Verdoorn, Mosinee Paper Corporation, 100 Main Street, Mosinee, Wisconsin 54455, (715) 693-2111.

i. FERC Contact: Michael Spencer, michael.spencer@ferc.gov, (202) 502-6093.

j. Pursuant to section 4.34(b) of the Commission's Regulations (see Order No. 533 issued May 8, 1991, 56 FR 23108, May 20, 1991), the deadline for filing comments, interventions, protests, recommendations, terms and conditions, and prescriptions is 60 days from the issuance date of this notice. Reply comments are due 105 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. Comments, motions to intervene, protests, recommendations, terms and conditions, and prescriptions may be filed electronically via the Internet in lieu of paper. The Commission strongly Start Printed Page 12318encourages electronic filings. See 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission's Web site (http://www.ferc.gov) under the “eFiling” link.

k. 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.

l. Filing and Service of Responsive Documents—(All filings must (1) bear in all capital letters the title “COMMENTS,” “REPLY COMMENTS,” “PROTEST,” “MOTION TO INTERVENE,” “RECOMMENTDATIONS,” “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). A copy of any protest or motion to intervene must be served upon each representative of the applicant specified in the particular application. Each filing must be accompanied by proof of service on all persons listed on the service list prepared by the Commission in this proceeding, in accordance with 18 CFR 4.34(b), and 385.2010.

The Commission's rules of practice and procedure also 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 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.

m. Status of Environmental Analysis: This application has been accepted and is ready for environmental analysis at this time.

n. Description of Project: The existing Mosinee Project consists of: (1) Three dam sections spanning bedrock islands described from east to west side as comprised of; (a) a 392-foot-long concrete-capped overflow spillway dam, with flashboards; (b) a middle concrete-capped overflow spillway dam; (c) the western most dam section called a guardhouse with 9 lift gates and 4 stop log sections; (2) a 1,377-acre reservoir at normal pool elevation of 1137.75 feet msl; (3) an 850-foot-long power canal; (4) two powerhouses are at the end of the power canal with a total installed capacity of 3,050-kilowatts; (5) two 18-foot-wide, 9-foot-high Taintor gates; (6) two 2000-foot-long, 5 kilo-volt transmission lines; and (7) appurtenant facilities. The applicant estimates that the average annual generation is 23,680 megawatthours.

o. 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 http://www.ferc.gov using the “eLibrary” 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 FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov 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.

p. Procedures Schedule: The Commission staff proposes to issue one Environmental Assessment (EA) rather than issuing a draft and final EA. The Staff intends to issue a Notice of Availability of EA in June 2004. Staff intends to allow at least 30 days for entities to comment on the EA, and will take into consideration all comments received on the EA before final action is taken on the license application. If any person or organization objects to the staff proposed alternative procedure, they should file comments as stipulated in item j above, briefly explaining the basis for their objection.

q. Register online at http://www.ferc.gov/​esubscribenow.htm to be notified via email 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,

Secretary.

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[FR Doc. E4-562 Filed 3-15-04; 8:45 am]

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