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Public Utility District No. 1 of Chelan County, Washington; Notice of Application for Approval of Contract for the Sale of Power for a Period Extending Beyond the Term of the License

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Start Preamble February 16, 2006.

Take notice that on February 9, 2006, Public Utility District No. 1 of Chelan County, Washington (Chelan PUD) filed with the Commission an application for approval of a contract for the sale of power from its licensed Rocky Reach Project No. 2145 and Rock Island Project No. 943, for a period from the expiration of its existing licenses for those Projects on June 30, 2006, and December 31, 2028, respectively, through October 31, 2031. The Projects are located on the Columbia River in Washington.

Section 22 of the Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 815, provides that contracts for the sale and delivery of power for periods extending beyond the termination date of a license may be entered into upon the joint approval of the Commission and the appropriate state public service commission or other similar authority in the state in which the sale or delivery of power is made. Chelan PUD asserts that approval of the submitted contract is in the public interest.

Comments on the request for approval of the power sales contract or motions to intervene may be filed with the Commission no later than March 9, 2006, and replies to comments no later than March 20, 2006. 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.

All documents (an original and eight copies) must be filed with: Magalie R. Salas, Secretary, Federal Energy Start Printed Page 9534Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. Please put the names “Rocky Reach Project No. 2145-071” and “Rock Island Project No. 943-094” on the first page of all documents.

Comments 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.

A copy of the application is available for review in the Commission's Public Reference Room or may be viewed on the Commission's Web site 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.

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

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Magalie R. Salas,


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[FR Doc. E6-2618 Filed 2-23-06; 8:45 am]