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Notice of Application for Surrender of License and Exemptions and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Protests

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Start Preamble November 9, 2005.

a. Type of Application: Application for Surrender of License and Exemptions.

b. Project Numbers: P-2978-005, P-2979-006 & P-2980-007.

c. Date Filed: October 25, 2005.

d. Applicant: City of Traverse City (Licensee and Exemptee).

e. Name of Projects: Licensed Brown Bridge Project (FERC No. 2978), Exempted Boardman Project (FERC No. 2979) & Exempted Sabin Project (FERC No. 2980).

f. Location: The projects are located on the Boardman River, in Grand Traverse County, Michigan. The projects affect no federal or tribal lands.

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

h. Applicant Contact: Richard L. Smith, Executive Director, Traverse City Light & Power Department, 1131 Hastings Street, Traverse City, MI 49686, telephone (231) 932-4559 or Joe Kaltenbach, Power Production Superintendent, Traverse City Light & Power Department, 1131 Hastings Street, Traverse City, MI 49686, telephone (231) 932-4557.

i. FERC Contact: Any questions on this notice should be addressed to Blake Condo at (202) 502-8914, or e-mail address: blake.condo@ferc.gov.

j. Deadline for filing comments and/or motions: December 9, 2005.

k. Description of Request: The City of Traverse City (licensee) requests approval of its application for surrender of its Brown Bridge license and its Boardman and Sabin exemptions due to the projects being uneconomical. The licensee has consulted with local, state, federal, tribal, and non-governmental organizations and included with the application were letters of support from these entities. The licensee proposes to surrender the license and exemptions and remove all electric generating equipment. The licensee proposes, following the surrender of the license and exemptions, to study the feasibility of removing the dams.

l. Locations of the Application: A copy of the application is available for inspection and reproduction at the Commission's Public Reference Room, located at 888 First Street, NE., Room 2A, Washington, DC 20426, or by calling (202) 502-8371. This filing may also be viewed on the Commission's Web site at http://www.ferc.gov using the “eLibrary” link. Enter one of the three docket numbers excluding the last three digits in the docket number field (P-2978, P-2979, or P-2980) to access the document. You may also register online at http://www.ferc.gov/​docs-filing/​esubscription.asp to be notified via e-mail of new filings and issuances related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, call 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) above.

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 Numbers of the particular application to which the filing refers (P-2978-005, P-2979-006, or P-2980-007). 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. 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.

q. 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 at http://www.ferc.gov under the “e-Filing” link.

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Magalie R. Salas,

Secretary.

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[FR Doc. E5-6344 Filed 11-16-05; 8:45 am]

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