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Duke Power Company LLC; Dillsboro Hydroelectric Project; Notice of Proposed Restricted Service List for a Memorandum of Agreement for Managing Properties Included in or Eligible for Inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places

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Start Preamble May 12, 2006.

Rule 2010 of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (Commission) Rules of Practice and Procedure provides that, to eliminate unnecessary expense or improve administrative efficiency, the Secretary may establish a restricted service list for a particular phase or issue in a proceeding.[1] The restricted service list should contain the names of persons on the service list who, in the judgment of the decisional authority establishing the list, are active participants with respect to the phase or issue in the proceeding for which the list is established.

The Commission staff is consulting with the North Carolina State Historic Preservation Officer (hereinafter, SHPO) and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (hereinafter, Council) pursuant to the Council's regulations, 36 CFR part 800, implementing section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, as amended, (16 U.S.C. 470 f), to prepare and execute a memorandum of agreement for managing properties included in, or eligible for inclusion in, the National Register of Historic Places at the Dillsboro Hydroelectric Project No. 2602-007 (SHPO Reference Number ER03-0341).

The memorandum of agreement, when executed by the Commission and the SHPO would satisfy the Commission's section 106 responsibilities for all individual undertakings carried out in accordance with the surrender of a license. The Commission's responsibilities pursuant to section 106 for the Dillsboro Project Start Printed Page 29332would be fulfilled through the execution of a memorandum of agreement for the project (36 CFR 800.6[c]), which the Commission proposes to draft in consultation with certain parties listed below. The executed memorandum of agreement for the project would be incorporated into any Order approving the surrender of a license for the project. The memorandum of agreement would be effective until the conditions of the surrender are completed. Once the conditions of the surrender are complete, the stipulations of the memorandum of agreement would no longer be enforced.

Duke Power Company LLC, as licensee for Project No. 2602, and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians have expressed an interest in these proceedings and are invited to participate in consultations to develop the memorandum of agreement.

For purposes of commenting on the memorandum of agreement, we propose to restrict the service list for the aforementioned project as follows:

Don Klima or Representative, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, The Old Post Office Building, Suite 803, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20004.

Jennifer Huff or Representative, Duke Power, P.O. Box 1006, Mail Code EC12Y, Charlotte, NC 28201-1006.

Renee Gledhill-Earley, North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, 4617 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-4617.

Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Attention: Tyler Howe, Qualla Boundary, P.O. Box 455, Cherokee, NC 28719.

Any person on the official service list for the above-captioned proceeding may request inclusion on the restricted service list, or may request that a restricted service list not be established, by filing a motion to that effect within 15 days of this notice date. In a request for inclusion, please identify the reason(s) why there is an interest to be included. Also please identify any concerns about historic properties, including Traditional Cultural Properties. If historic properties are to be identified within the motion, please use a separate page, and label it NON-PUBLIC Information.

An original and 8 copies of any such motion must be filed with Magalie Salas, the Secretary of the Commission (888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426) and must be served on each person whose name appears on the official service list. Please put the project name “Dillsboro Project” and number “P-2602-007” on the front cover of any motion. If no such motions are filed, the restricted service list will be effective at the end of the 15 day period. Otherwise, a further notice will be issued ruling on any motion or motions filed within the 15 day period.

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Magalie Salas,

Secretary.

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[FR Doc. E6-7696 Filed 5-19-06; 8:45 am]

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