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Hydraco Power, Inc.; Notice of Application Ready for Environmental Analysis and Soliciting Comments, Recommendations, Terms and Conditions, and Prescriptions

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Start Preamble November 3, 2005.

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

a. Type of Application: Exemption from License, 5 MW or Less.

b. Project No.: P-12588-000.

c. Date filed: May 3, 2005.

d. Applicant: Hydraco Power, Inc.

e. Name of Project: A. H. Smith Dam Project.

f. Location: On the San Marcos River near the town of Martindale, Caldwell County, Texas. The project does not affect federal lands.

g. Filed Pursuant to: Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978, 16 U.S.C. 2705, 2708.

h. Applicant Contact: Linda A. Parker, Small Hydro of Texas, Inc., 1298 FM 766, Cuero, Texas 77954. (361) 275-9395

i. FERC Contact: Monte TerHaar,, (202) 502-6035.

j. Deadline for filing comments, recommendations, terms and conditions, and prescriptions is 60 days from the issuance date of this notice; reply comments are due 105 days from the issuance date of this notice.

k. 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. Please affix “A.H. Smith Dam Project No. 12588-000” to all filings. Comments, recommendations, and terms and conditions 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 website ( under the “eFiling” link.

l. 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.

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

n. Project Description: Hydraco proposes to restore existing facilities and operate run-of-river, at all times providing flow over the dam. The project would cease generation and pass all flows over the dam when inflows to the impoundment are 100 cfs or less.

The proposed project consists of: (1) An existing 10.5-foot-high by 86.5-foot-long concrete dam with a 20-foot-wide concrete apron; (2) an existing 3-foot-wide by 4-foot-high wooden stopgate positioned in the east bank of the dam which regulates flows to the turbines; (3) a 10.62-acre impoundment; (4) an existing 20-foot-wide by 30-foot-long brick powerhouse; (5) an existing generator with installed capacity of 150 kilowatts (kW); (6) an existing 150 kW turbine; (7) a 100-foot-long buried transmission line; and (8) an existing trashrack.

o. 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 website 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.

p. You may also register online at​docs-filing/​esubscription.asp to be notified via email of new filings and issuances related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.

q. 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 Start Printed Page 68439competing applications or notices of intent may be filed in response to this notice.

r. 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. E5-6202 Filed 11-9-05; 8:45 am]