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Notice of Application and Applicant-Prepared EA Accepted for Filing, Soliciting Motions To Intervene and Protests, and Soliciting Comments, and Final Recommendations, Terms and Conditions, and Prescriptions

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Start Preamble January 12, 2005.

Take notice that the following hydroelectric application and applicant-prepared environmental assessment has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection.

a. Type of Application: New Major License.

b. Project No.: 2145-060.

c. Date filed: June 29, 2004.

d. Applicant: Public Utility District No. 1 of Chelan County (Chelan PUD).

e. Name of Project: Rocky Reach Hydroelectric Project.

f. Location: On the Columbia River, in the Town of Entiat, Chelan County, Washington. The project occupies about 150 acres of U.S. Bureau of Land Management land and 1.5 acres of U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service land.

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

h. Applicant Contact: Gregg Carrington, Licensing Director, Public Utility District No. 1 of Chelan County, 327 North Wenatchee Avenue, Wenatchee, WA 98801; telephone (509) 661-4178 or by e-mail to gregg@chelanpud.org. Start Printed Page 3371

i. FERC Contact: Kim Nguyen, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426; telephone (202) 502-6105 or by e-mail at kim.nguyen@ferc.gov.

j. Deadline for filing motions to intervene and protests, comments, and final recommendations, terms and conditions, and prescriptions is 60 days from the issuance of this notice; reply comments are due 105 days from the issuance date of this notice.

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 intervenors 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 intervenor 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.

Motions to intervene and protests, comments, recommendations, terms and conditions, and prescriptions may be filed electronically via the Internet in lieu of paper. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings. See 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission's Web site (http://www.ferc.gov) under the “e-Filing” link.

k. This application has been accepted for filing.

l. The existing Rocky Reach Project consists of: (1) A 130-foot-high and 2,847-foot-long concrete gravity dam, with an 8,235-acre impoundment at normal maximum pool elevation of 707 feet National Geodetic Vertical Datum; (2) a 1,088-foot-long, 206-foot-wide powerhouse containing 11 turbine-generator units, Units 1 through 7 with an authorized capacity of 105,000 kilowatts (kW) and Units 8 through 11 with an authorized capacity of 125,400 kW; (3) a spillway that is integral to the dam and consists of twelve 50-foot-wide bays; (4) non-overflow sections; (5) fish passage facilities; (6) five sets of 230-kilovolt transmission lines that convey power from the powerhouse to the switchyard; and (7) appurtenant facilities.

m. 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 http://www.ferc.gov using the “eLibrary” link. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov 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.

n. 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, 385.211, 385.214. 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.

All filings must (1) bear in all capital letters the title “PROTEST”, “MOTION TO INTERVENE”, “COMMENTS,” “REPLY COMMENTS,” “RECOMMENDATIONS,” “TERMS AND CONDITIONS,” or “PRESCRIPTIONS;” (2) set forth in the heading the name of the applicant and the project number of the application to which the filing responds; (3) furnish the name, address, and telephone number of the person protesting or intervening; and (4) otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 385.2001 through 385.2005. All comments, recommendations, terms and conditions or prescriptions must set forth their evidentiary basis and otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 4.34(b). Agencies may obtain copies of the application directly from the applicant. A copy of any protest or motion to intervene must be served upon each representative of the applicant specified in the particular application. A copy of all other filings in reference to this application must be accompanied by proof of service on all persons listed in the service list prepared by the Commission in this proceeding, in accordance with 18 CFR 4.34(b) and 385.2010.

You may also register online at http://www.ferc.gov/​docs-filing/​esubscription.asp to be notified via e-mail of new filings and issuances related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.

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Magalie R. Salas,

Secretary.

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[FR Doc. E5-235 Filed 1-21-05; 8:45 am]

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