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Notice of Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Motions To Intervene and Protest

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Start Preamble July 18, 2006.

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

a. Type of Application: A Subsequent License. (Minor Project).

b. Project No.: 946-007.

c. Date Filed: April 28, 2006.

d. Applicant: Hyrum City.

e. Name of Project: Hyrum City Hydroelectric Project.

f. Location: On the Blacksmith Fork River in Hyrum City, Cache County, Utah. The project affects about 17.03 acres of federal lands within the Wasatch Cache National Forest.

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

h. Applicant Contact: Dean Howard, Mayor, Hyrum City 83 West Main Street, Hyrum Utah 84319; (435) 245-6033, or Ken Tuttle or Mike Wilcox, Sunrise Engineering, Inc., 25 East 500 North, Fillmore, UT 84631; (435) 743-6151.

i. FERC Contact: Gaylord Hoisington, (202) 502-6032 or

j. Deadline for filing motions to intervene and protests and requests for cooperating agency status: 60 days from the issuance date of this notice.

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.

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.

Motions to intervene and protests 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.

k. This application is not ready for environmental analysis at this time.

l. The existing Hyrum City's Hydropower Project was initially constructed in 1930-1931, after receiving an original license on November 27, 1929. The project has been licensed since that time with one amendment in 1977, and one renewal in 1981. The current license expires on April 30, 2008. The run-of-river, base-load plant operates on 85-cubic-foot-per-second of water diverted by a diversion dam located in Blacksmith Fork Canyon. The 3,419-foot-by-passed reach is not de-watered because the flows in the river exceeds the capacity of the plant, and during low flows, Hyrum City operates the plant at less than maximum flow to maintain a continuous flow throughout the river channel for aesthetic enjoyment in the city park that adjoins the powerhouse.

The project includes the following constructed facilities: (1) A 15-foot-high, 70-foot-long earth-fill concrete core embankment to the north, a 14-foot-high, 65-foot-long concrete spillway section, a 15-foot-high, 125-foot-long earth-fill concrete core embankment to the north which makes the total length of the dam approximately 260-foot-long; (2) a 16-foot-high, 8-foot-wide concrete intake structure with a 20-foot-high, 8-foot-wide trash rack and fish ladder; (3) a 60-inch-diameter concrete penstock inlet with head gate; (4) a 3,470-foot-long, 48-inch-diameter concrete penstock going into a 130-foot-long, 42-inch-diameter steel penstock; (5) a 37-acre-foot de-silting pond; (6) a 26-foot-wide, 39-foot-long, 20-foot-high brick powerhouse; (7) a 400-kilowatt Leffel horizontal shaft scroll case turbine; (8) a 100-foot, 2.4-kV underground transmission line and; (9) appurtenant facilities.

The average annual generation of the project is approximately 3,083,000 kilowatt-hours and there are no proposed changes to the facilities or the current mode of operation at this time.

m. A copy of the application is available for review at the Commission in the Public Reference Room or may 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. For assistance, contact FERC Start Printed Page 42377Online Support at or toll-free at 1-866-208-3676, or for TTY, (202) 502-8659. A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in item h above.

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, contact FERC Online Support.

n. Anyone may submit a protest or a motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.210, 385.211, and 385.214. In determining the appropriate action to take, the Commission will consider all protests 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 protests or motions to intervene must be received on or before the specified deadline date for the particular application.

All filings must (1) bear in all capital letters the title “PROTEST” or “MOTION TO INTERVENE;” (2) set forth in the heading the name of the applicant and the project number of the application to which the filing responds; (3) furnish the name, address, and telephone number of the person protesting or intervening; and (4) otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 385.2001 through 385.2005. Agencies may obtain copies of the application directly from the applicant. A copy of any protest or motion to intervene must be served upon each representative of the applicant specified in the particular application.

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Magalie R. Salas,


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[FR Doc. E6-11880 Filed 7-25-06; 8:45 am]