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Notice of Application for Transfer of Licenses and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Protests

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Start Preamble September 23, 2004.

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

a. Application Type: Transfer of licenses.

b. Project Nos.: 2497-007, 2758-008, 2766-008, 2768-008, 2770-007, 2771-007, 2772-006, and 2775-006.

c. Date Filed: September 21, 2004.

d. Applicants: Harris Energy and Realty Corporation (Harris Energy, Transferor) City of Holyoke Gas & Electric Department (HG&E, Transferee).

e. Name and Location of Projects: The Mt. Tom Mill, Crocker Mill (A and B Wheels), Albion Mill (D Wheel), Albion Mill (A Wheel), Crocker Mill (C Wheel), Nonotuck Mill, Gill Mill (A Wheel), and Gill Mill (D Wheel) Hydroelectric Projects (FERC Project Nos. 2497, 2758, 2766, 2768, 2770, 2771, 2772, and 2775, respectively), are located on the Holyoke Canal, a diversion of the Connecticut River in Hampden County, Massachusetts.

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

g. Applicant Contacts: For Transferor: Ira H. Belsky, Harris Energy and Realty Corporation, 10 Harris Drive, P.O. Box 1280, Holyoke, MA 01041 and Fred E. Springer, Troutman Sanders LLP, 401 9th St., NW., Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20004-2134, (202) 274-2836. For Transferee: James M. Lavelle, City of Holyoke Gas & Electric Department, 99 Suffolk Street, Holyoke, MA 01040 and Nancy J. Skancke, Law Offices of GKRSE, 1500 K St., NW., Suite 330, Washington, DC 20005, (202) 408-5400.

h. FERC Contact: James Hunter, (202) 502-6086.

i. Deadline for filing comments, protests, and motions to intervene: October 25, 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 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 applicants seek Commission approval to transfer the licenses for the projects listed in item e. from Harris Energy to HG&E.

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 docket number (P-2497 etc.) 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 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.

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 Start Printed Page 58421documents must be filed by providing the original and eight copies 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. E4-2429 Filed 9-29-04; 8:45 am]