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Alaska Power and Telephone Company; Notice of Application for Amendment of License and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Protests

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Start Preamble November 18, 2005.

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

a. Type of Application: Amendment of license.

b. Project No.: P-11588-011.

c. Date Filed: October 17, 2005.

d. Applicant: Alaska Power and Telephone Company.

e. Name of Project: Otter Creek Hydroelectric Project.

f. Location: The project would be located on Kasidaya Creek at Taiya Inlet, in the First Judicial District of Alaska. The project would occupy about 6 acres of Federal land within the Tongass National Forest.

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

h. Applicant Contact: Mr. Glen D. Martin, Alaska Power and Telephone Company, 193 Otto Street, Port Townsend, WA 98368. Phone (360) 385-1733.

i. FERC Contact: Any questions on this notice should be addressed to Eric Gross, P.E. at (202) 502-6213, or e-mail address:

j. Deadline for filing comments and or motions: December 5, 2005.

k. Description of Application: The licensee proposes to: (1) Construct a 675-foot-long, 9-foot horseshoe tunnel to provide a route for the upper portion of the penstock and access to the diversion structure instead of a 1,000-foot-long equipment trail; (2) change the penstock composition and alignment, as well as the alignment and width of the proposed access road that would run alongside the penstock for a length of 2,860 feet from the powerhouse area to the lower portal of the tunnel; (3) move the powerhouse 80 feet to the south, (4) increase tailrace length from 75 to 163 feet; and (5) move the marine access 600 feet to the north and include a 250-foot-long rockfill jetty with a 35-foot-long quay and a boat ramp on the north side, and a 15,000 square-foot rockfill staging area onshore. These modifications would require changing the specific Federal lands occupied by the project.

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 using the “eLibrary” link. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document. 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, call 1-866-208-3676 or e-mail, 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 Number of the particular application to which the filing refers (p-2246-047). 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 Start Printed Page 71129agency'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 under the “e-Filing” link.

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Magalie R. Salas,


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[FR Doc. E5-6492 Filed 11-23-05; 8:45 am]