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Northern States Power Company (Xcel Energy); Notice of Availability of Final Environmental Assessment

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Start Preamble March 8, 2004.

In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and Part 380 of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (Commission) regulations, 18 CFR Part 380; FERC Order No. 486 and 52 FR 47897, the Office of Energy Projects Staff (staff) reviewed the application for a new license for the St. Anthony Falls Hydroelectric Project, located on the Mississippi River in the city of Minneapolis in Hennepin County, Minnesota, and prepared a final environmental assessment (EA) for the project. The project does not use or occupy any federal facilities or lands.

In this final EA, the staff analyzes the potential environmental effects of the existing project and concludes that licensing the project, with staff's recommended measures, would not constitute a major federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment.

A copy of the final EA and 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.

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Magalie R. Salas,


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[FR Doc. E4-568 Filed 3-15-04; 8:45 am]