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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 November 10, 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.: 1855-028, 1892-018, 1904-038, 2077-045, and 2323-144.

c. Date Filed: October 29, 2004, as supplemented November 2, 2004.

d. Applicants: USGen New England, Inc. (USGenNE, Transferor), TransCanada Hydro Northeast Inc. (TC Hydro NE, Transferee).

e. Name and Location of Projects: Bellows Falls, P-1855: Connecticut River in Windham and Windsor Counties, Vermont and Cheshire and Sullivan Counties, New Hampshire; Wilder, P-1892: Connecticut River in Windsor and Orange Counties, Vermont and Grafton County, New Hampshire; Vernon, P-1904: Connecticut River in Windham County, Vermont and Cheshire County, New Hampshire; Fifteen Mile Falls, P-2077: Connecticut River in Grafton and Coos Counties in New Hampshire and Caledonia and Essex Counties in Vermont; and Deerfield, P-2323: Deerfield River in Windham and Bennington Counties in Start Printed Page 67727Vermont and Franklin and Berkshire Counties in Massachusetts.

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

g. Applicant Contacts: For Transferor: William J. Madden, Jr., John A. Whittaker, IV, Winston & Strawn, 1400 L Street, NW., Washington, DC 20005, (202) 371-5700. For Transferee: Kenneth L. Wiseman, Andrews Kurth LLP, 1701 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20006, (202) 662-2700.

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

i. Deadline for Filing Comments, Protests, and Motions to Intervene: December 13, 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(s) 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 USGenNE to TC Hydro NE.

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-1855, 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 documents 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. E4-3252 Filed 11-18-04; 8:45 am]