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Notice of Application and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Protests

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Start Preamble May 9, 2005.

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

a. Application Type: Shoreline Management Plan.

b. Project No.: 2169-028.

c. Date Filed: October 1, 2004.

d. Applicant: Alcoa Power Generating Inc. (APGI).

e. Name of Project: Tapoco Hydroelectric Project.

f. Location: The project is located on the Cheoah and Little Tennessee Rivers in Graham and Swain Counties, North Carolina and Blount and Monroe Counties, Tennessee.

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

h. Applicant Contact: Gene Ellis, Relicensing and Property Manager, Alcoa Power Generating Inc., Tapoco Division, 300 North Hall Road, Alcoa, Tennessee 37701-2516, (704) 422-5606.

i. FERC Contact: Any questions on this notice should be addressed to Isis Johnson at (202) 502-6346, or by e-mail: isis.johnson@ferc.gov.

j. Deadline for filing comments and/or motions: June 10, 2005.

All documents (original and eight copies) should be filed with: Ms. Magalie R. Salas, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, DHAC, PJ-12.1, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. Please include the project number (2169-028) on any comments or motions filed. 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.

k. Description of Proposal: APGI, licensee for the Tapoco Project developed a Shoreline Management Plan (SMP) to comply with provisions set forth in the project's Relicensing Settlement Agreement, which requires the development of a SMP for inclusion in the new license. The SMP is a comprehensive plan to manage the multiple resources and uses of the project's shorelines in a manner that is consistent with license requirements and project purposes, and to address the needs of the local public. The SMP introduces strategies to modify some existing policies regarding private facility development, erosion control and vegetation removal and was further developed to protect environmental, cultural, recreational, and aesthetic resources, land conservation, economic development, and recreational success.

l. 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 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 call toll-free 1-866-208-3676, or for TTY, call (202) 502-8659.

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. 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.

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Magalie R. Salas,

Secretary.

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[FR Doc. E5-2459 Filed 5-16-05; 8:45 am]

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