In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (Commission) regulations, 18 CFR part 380 (Order No. 486, 52 FR 47897), the Office of Energy Projects has reviewed the application for license for the Chignik Hydroelectric Project and has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the project. The project is located on the Indian Creek, in the town of Chignik, Alaska. The project occupies about two acres of United States land within the boundary of the Alaska Peninsula National Wildlife Refuge that is in the process of being conveyed to Far West, Inc., a local tribal Corporation.
The EA contains the staff's analysis of the potential environmental impacts of the project and concludes that licensing the project, with appropriate environmental protective measures, would not constitute a major Federal action that would significantly affect the quality of the human environment.Start Printed Page 17444
A copy of the EA is on file with the Commission and is available for public inspection. The EA may also be viewed on the Commission's website 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.
Any comments should be filed within 45 days from the issuance date of this notice, and should be addressed to the Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Room 1-A, Washington, DC 20426. Please affix “Chignik Hydroelectric Project No. 620-009” to all comments. Comments may be filed electronically via 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 under the “e-Filing” link. For further information, contact Kenneth Hogan at (202) 502-8434 or by e-mail at email@example.com.Start Signature
Magalie R. Salas,
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