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

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Start Preamble August 31, 2005.

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

a. Type of Application: Request to amend license article 412.

b. Project No.: 2496-119.

c. Date Filed: August 4, 2005.

d. Applicant: Eugene Water and Electric Board.

e. Name of Project: Leaburg-Walterville Project.

f. Location: The project is located on the McKenzie River, in Lane County, Oregon.

g. Filed pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791(a)-825(r) and 799 and 801.

h. Applicant Contact: Mr. Steven Newcomb, Eugene Water and Electric Board, P.O. Box 10148, Eugene, OR 97440-2148.

i. FERC Contact: Any questions on this notice should be addressed to Diana Shannon (202) 502-8887, or diana.shannon@ferc.gov.

j. Deadline for filing motions to intervene, protests, comments: September 30, 2005.

The Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure require all intervenors filing a document with the Commission to serve a copy of that document on each person in 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 documents on that resource agency.

k. Description of Proposed Action: Article 412 originally required the licensee to develop a spawning gravel augmentation plan, which was approved by the Commission in March 2003. Alternatively, the licensee now proposes to create fund whereby the licensee would provide $64,192 annually (increasing 2.5 percent a year) to the McKenzie Watershed Council for 20 years. These funds would be used to support habitat restoration and enhancements to improve ecological conditions in the lower McKenzie River and its tributaries.

l. The 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, call toll free 1-866-208-3676 or e-mail FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov. For TTY, call (202) 502-8659. A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in item h.

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 and 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.

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 docket number (P-2496-119) 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 e-filings. All documents should be filed with: The Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. 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 Start Printed Page 53656agency's comments must also be sent to the Applicant's representative.

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Magalie R. Salas,

Secretary.

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[FR Doc. E5-4923 Filed 9-8-05; 8:45 am]

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