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Notice of Application Tendered for Filing With the Commission, Soliciting Additional Study Requests, and Establishing Procedures for Relicensing and a Deadline for Submission of Final Amendments

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Start Preamble August 13, 2004.

Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed Start Printed Page 51668with the Commission and is available for public inspection.

a. Type of Application: Original major license.

b. Project No.: 11925-002.

c. Date Filed: July 30, 2004.

d. Applicant: Symbiotics, LLC.

e. Name of Project: Arthur R. Bowman Hydroelectric Project.

f. Location: On the Crooked River, in the town of Prineville, Crook County, Oregon. The project occupies approximately one acre of land owned by the United States Bureau of Reclamation (BOR).

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

h. Applicant Contact: Brent L. Smith, President; Northwest Power Services, Inc.; P.O. Box 535; Rigby, ID 83442; (208) 745-0834; or Vincent A. Lamarra; Ecosystems Research Institute; 975 South State Highway; Logan, UT 84321; (435) 752-2580.

i. FERC Contact: Emily Carter at (202) 502-6512, or

j. Cooperating Agencies: We are asking federal, state, local, and tribal agencies with jurisdiction and/or special expertise with respect to environmental issues to cooperate with us in the preparation of the environmental document. Agencies who would like to request cooperating status should follow the instructions for filing comments described in item (l) below.

k. Pursuant to Section 4.32(b)(7) of 18 CFR of the Commission's regulations, if any resource agency, Indian Tribe, or person believes that an additional scientific study should be conducted in order to form an adequate factual basis for a complete analysis of the application on its merit, the resource agency, Indian Tribe, or person must file a request for a study with the Commission not later than 60 days from the date of filing of the application, and serve a copy of the request on the applicant.

l. Deadline for Filing Additional Study Requests and Requests for Cooperating Agency Status: September 28, 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. The Commission's Rules of Practice require all interveners 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 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.

Additional study requests may be filed electronically via the Internet in lieu of paper. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. See 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission's Web site ( under the “e-Filing” link. After logging into the e-Filing system, select “Comment on Filing” from the Filing Type Selection screen and continue with the “filing process.”

m. Status: This application is not ready for environmental analysis at this time.

n. Description of Project: The proposed Arthur R. Bowman Hydroelectric Project would utilize the existing BOR Arthur R. Bowman dam and be operated in a run-of-river mode with fully automated control of the turbine generators and associated systems. The proposed project would consist of the following features: (1) A 800-foot-long, 245-foot-high earthfill embankment dam; (2) a 3,030-acre reservoir, with a storage capacity of 154,700 acre-feet; (3) a 30-foot-long, 45-foot-wide powerhouse, containing two turbine and generating units (Horizontal Francis), having a total installed capacity of 6800 kilowatts; (4) a 25,000-volt transmission line; and (5) appurtenant facilities.

The applicant estimates that the average annual generation would be about 18,500,000 kilowatt-hours.

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 using the “eLibrary” link. Enter the docket number, excluding the last three digits in the docket number field (P-11925), 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. A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in item h above.

You may also register online at​esubscribenow.htm to be notified via e-mail of new filings and issuances related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.

p. With this notice, we are initiating consultation with the Oregon State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO), as required by 106, National Historic Preservation Act, and the regulations of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, 36 CFR 800.4.

q. Procedural schedule and final amendments: The application will be processed according to the following Hydro Licensing Schedule. Revisions to the schedule will be made if the Commission determines it necessary to do so:

Action---------Tentative date
Issue Deficiency Letter/Additional Information RequestsOctober 2004.
Issue Acceptance letterDecember 2004.
Issue Scoping Document 1 for commentsJanuary 2005.
Request Additional Information (if necessary)April 2005.
Issue Scoping Document 2April 2005.
Notice of application is ready for Environmental AnalysisApril 2005.
Notice of the availability of the Draft EAOctober 2005.
Initiate 10(j) processDecember 2005.
Notice of the availability of the Final EAMay 2006.
Ready for Commission's decision on the applicationJuly 2006.

Final amendments to the application must be filed with the Commission no later than 30 days from the issuance date of this notice.

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Magalie R. Salas,


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[FR Doc. E4-1875 Filed 8-19-04; 8:45 am]