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Notice of Application for Surrender of Exemption and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Protests

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Start Preamble March 18, 2004.

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

a. Application Type: Surrender of exemption (5 MW or less).

b. Project No.: 8486-001.

c. Date Filed: March 5, 2004.

d. Applicant: The Simeon Company.

e. Name of Project: Union Village Dam.

f. Location: Located on the Branch River, in Carroll County, New Hampshire.

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

h. Applicant Contact: Dennis P. Strozzi, The Simeon Company, 76 Westbury Park Road, Watertown, Connecticut 06795-0400, (203) 945-4225.

i. FERC Contact: Brittany Schoenen, (202) 502-6097.

j. 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, and recommendations for terms and conditions concerning the application be filed with the Commission by April 19, 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.

k. Description of Proposed Action: The existing project consists of: (1) A 15-foot-high, 112-foot-long stone masonry and concrete dam; (2) a 2-acre reservoir; (3) an 80-foot-wide uncontrolled spillway with 2-foot-high flashboards; (4) a 4-foot-diameter, 10-foot-long underground steel penstock; (5) a 75-kW turbine-generator; and (6) appurtenant facilities. The licensee would like to surrender its exemption and cease operation of the facility.

l. Locations of Application: A copy of the application is available for inspection and reproduction at the Commission in the Public Reference Room, located at 888 First Street NE., Room 2A, Washington, DC 20426, or by calling (202) 502-8371. This filing may also be viewed on the Commission's Web site at http://www.ferc.gov using the “eLibrary” link. Enter the docket number, here P-6429, 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 address in item h above.

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

n. 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.

o. Filing and Service of Responsive Documents—Any filings must bear in all capital letters the title “COMMENTS,” “REPLY COMMENTS,” “RECOMMENDATIONS FOR TERMS AND CONDITIONS,” “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 eight copies to: Magalie R. Salas, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. An additional copy must be sent to the Director, Division of Hydropower Administration and Compliance, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, at the above-mentioned address. A copy of any motion to intervene must also be served upon each representative of the Applicant specified in the particular application.

p. Agency Comments—Federal, State, and local agencies are invited to file comments on the described applications. A copy of the applications may be obtained by agencies directly from the Applicant. If any 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 Start Printed Page 15321be sent to the Applicant's representatives.

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Magalie R. Salas,

Secretary.

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[FR Doc. E4-663 Filed 3-24-04; 8:45 am]

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