Take notice that on March 23, 2005, Consumers Energy Company (Consumers) filed an application pursuant to section 204 of the Federal Power Act. The application requests Start Printed Page 17242that the Commission amend the authorization previously granted on June 16, 2004, in Docket No. ES04-32-000, to permit Consumers to issue an additional $1 billion of long-term securities (for a total of $2.5 billion) for general corporate purposes and an additional $1 billion of long-term securities (for a total of $2 billion) for refinancing or refunding existing long-term securities.
Consumers also requests a waiver from the Commission's competitive bidding and negotiated placement requirements at 18 CFR 34.2.
Any person desiring to intervene or to protest this filing should file with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426, in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214). Protests will be considered by the Commission in determining the appropriate action to be taken, but will not serve to make protestants parties to the proceeding. Any person wishing to become a party must file a motion to intervene. All such motions or protests should be filed on or before the comment date, and, to the extent applicable, must be served on the applicant and on any other person designated on the official service list. This filing is available for review at the Commission 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, please contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or toll-free at (866) 208-3676, or for TTY, contact (202) 502-8659. 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.
Comment Date: April 19, 2005.Start Signature
Magalie R. Salas,
[FR Doc. E5-1505 Filed 4-4-05; 8:45 am]
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