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Notice of Application for Amendment of License and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Protests

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Start Preamble December 14, 2004.

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

a. Application Type: Non-project use of project lands and waters.

b. Project Number: P-2426-191.

c. Date Filed: October 26, 2004.

d. Applicant: California Department of Water Resources and City of Los Angeles.

e. Name of Project: The Tehachapi East Afterbay Project.

f. Location: The project is located in Kern, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, and Ventura Counties in Southern California. The project does not occupy any federal or tribal lands. The proposed non-project use would be located in southern Kern County, nine miles east of Gorman, California.

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

h. Applicant Contacts: Mary Miller, Department of Water Resources, Southern District, 770 Fairmont Avenue, Suite 102, Glendale, CA 91203-1035. Phone: (818) 543-4698.

i. FERC Contact: Any questions on this notice should be addressed to Mr. Lynn R. Miles at (202) 502-8763, or by e-mail:

j. Deadline for filing comments and or motions: January 3, 2005.

k. Description of the Application: The project licensee requests Commission authorization to construct a new afterbay facility near the bifurcation of the East Branch and West Branch of the California Aqueduct. The project would provide additional storage to the existing Tehachapi Afterbay, thereby allowing pumping operations of the Valley String Pumping Plants, specifically Buena vista, Teerink, Chrisman, and Edmonston Pumping Plants, to be shifted from peak (high demand) periods to off-peak (low demand) periods, resulting in operational costs savings and more stable energy use statewide.

l. Location of the Application: A copy of the application is available for inspection and reproduction at the Commission's 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 Start Printed Page 76464 using the “eLibrary” link. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document. You may also register online at​docs-filing/​esubscription.asp to be notified via e-mail of new filings and issuances related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, call 1-866-208-3676 or e-mail, or 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”, “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 (P-1494-259). 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. 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 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.

q. 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 at under the “e-Filing” link.

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Magalie R. Salas,


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[FR Doc. E4-3754 Filed 12-20-04; 8:45 am]