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

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Start Preamble June 22, 2006.

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

a. Application Type: Non-Capacity Amendment of License.

b. Project No: 400-044.

c. Date Filed: May 9, 2006.

d. Applicant: Public Service Company of Colorado.

e. Name of Project: Tacoma-Ames Hydroelectric Project.

f. Location: The Tacoma Hydroelectric Project is located on Cascade Creek, Little Cascade Creek, Elbert Creek, and the Animas River in La Plata and San Juan Counties, Colorado. The Tacoma Project occupies lands of the San Juan National Forest.

The Ames Hydroelectric Project is located on the Lake Fork, Howard Fork, and the South Fork of the San Miguel River, in San Miguel County, Colorado. The Ames Project occupies lands of the Uncompahgre National Forest.

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

h. Applicant Contact: Alfred Hughes, Xcel Energy, 240 Electra Lake Road East, Durango, Colorado 81301 (970) 247-8363.

i. FERC Contact: Any questions on this notice should be addressed to Ms. Linda Stewart at (202) 502-6680, or e-mail address:

j. Deadline for filing comments and or motions: July 21, 2006.

k. Description of Request: The Public Service Company of Colorado proposes to replace and realign approximately 900 feet of existing penstock route at the Ames Project development. The penstock section to be replaced is elevated above ground level on a steep slope below State Highway 145 and is difficult to maintain in its current location. The new alignment would increase overall penstock stability and limit the potential for future damage.

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. Information about 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. 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 under the “e-Filing” link.

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Magalie R. Salas,


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[FR Doc. E6-10162 Filed 6-28-06; 8:45 am]