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United Water Conservation District; Notice of Application Ready for Environmental Analysis and Soliciting Comments, Recommendations, Terms and Conditions, and Prescriptions

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Start Preamble June 13, 2005.

Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed Start Printed Page 35424with the Commission and is available for public inspection.

a. Type of Application: New Major License.

b. Project No.: 2153-012.

c. Date filed: April 30, 2002.

d. Applicant: United Water Conservation District.

e. Name of Project: Santa Felicia Hydroelectric Project.

f. Location: On Piru Creek, in Ventura County, California. There are 174.5 acres of United States Forest Service land (Los Padres and Angels National Forest) within the boundary of the project.

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

h. Applicant Contact: John Dickenson, United Water Conservation District, 106 N. 8th Street, Santa Paula, CA 93060, (805) 525-4431,

i. FERC Contact: Kenneth Hogan at (202) 502-8434 or

j. Deadline for filing comments, 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.

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 ( under the “e-filing” link.

k. This application has been accepted for filing and is now ready for environmental analysis.

l. The Santa Felicia Project is operated as a flood control dam during the winter with a primary purpose of storing water to recharge alluvium aquifers downstream of the project. Typically, the project acts as a hydroelectric project only during the conservation releases that serve to recharge the aquifers, normally a period of approximately 50 days during September and October. Power is also generated in anticipation of or during reservoir spill periods. The existing Santa Felicia Project consists of (1) A 200-foot-tall, 1,260-foot-long earth-fill dam; (2) an 87,187 acre-foot reservoir with a useable storage capacity of 67,669 acre-feet; (3) an ungated spillway and associated works; (4) a powerhouse with two units having a total installed capacity of 1,434-kilowatts; and (5) appurtenant facilities. The Santa Felicia powerhouse is operated manually.

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 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 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.

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, contact FERC Online Support.

n. Public notice of the filing of the initial development application, which has already been given, established the due date for filing competing applications or notices of intent. Under the Commission's regulations, any competing development application must be filed in response to and in compliance with public notice of the initial development application. No competing applications or notices of intent may be filed in response to this notice.

All filings must (1) Bear in all capital letters the title “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 submitting the filing; 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. Each filing must be accompanied by proof of service on all persons listed on the service list prepared by the Commission in this proceeding, in accordance with 18 CFR 4.34(b), and 385.2010.

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Magalie R. Salas,


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[FR Doc. E5-3144 Filed 6-17-05; 8:45 am]