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Notice of Application Tendered for Filing With the Commission and Soliciting Additional Study Requests

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Start Preamble August 8, 2006.

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

a. Type of Application: Major License.

b. Project No.: 12429-001.

c. Date filed: August 1, 2006.

d. Applicant: Clark Canyon Hydro, LLC.

e. Name of Project: Clark Canyon Dam Hydroelectric Project.

f. Location: On the Beaverhead River, 18 miles southwest of the Town of Dillon, Beaverhead County, Montana. The project would occupy 3.5 acres of Federal land administered by the Bureau of Reclamation.

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

h. Applicant Contact: Brent L. Smith, Northwest Power Services, Inc., P.O. Box 535, Rigby, ID 83442, (208) 745-0834 or Dr. Vincent Lamarra, Ecosystems Research Institute, Inc., 975 South State Highway, Logan, UT 84321.

i. FERC Contact: Dianne Rodman, (202) 502-6077, Dianne.rodman@ferc.gov.

j. Cooperating agencies: We are asking Federal, state, local, and tribal agencies with jurisdiction and/or special expertise with respect to environmental issues to cooperate with us in the preparation of the environmental document. Agencies who would like to request cooperating status should follow the instructions for filing comments described in item l below. Cooperating agencies should note the Commission's policy that agencies that cooperate in the preparation of the environmental document cannot also intervene. See, 94 FERC ¶ 61,076 (2001).

k. Pursuant to section 4.32(b)(7) of 18 CFR of the Commission's regulations, if any resource agency, Indian Tribe, or person believes that an additional scientific study should be conducted in order to form an adequate factual basis for a complete analysis of the application on its merit, the resource Start Printed Page 47201agency, Indian Tribe, or person must file a request for a study with the Commission not later than 60 days from the date of filing of the application, and serve a copy of the request on the applicant.

l. Deadline for filing additional study requests and requests for cooperating agency status: October 2, 2006.

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.

Additional study requests and requests for cooperating agency status 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 (http://www.ferc.gov) under the “e-Filing” link.

m. The application is not ready for environmental analysis at this time.

n. The proposed project would utilize the existing Bureau of Reclamation's Clark Canyon dam, and would consist of the following new facilities: (1) A steel liner in the existing 9-foot-diameter concrete outlet conduit; (2) a new outlet gate structure; (3) a 9-foot-diameter steel penstock bifurcating into an 8-foot diameter and a 6-foot diameter steel penstock directing flow to the turbine units about 70 feet from the bifurcation; (4) a powerhouse containing two generating units with a combined capacity of 4.75 megawatts; (5) a 300-foot-long access road; (6) a switchyard; (7) about 0.1 mile of transmission line connecting the project to the local utility's transmission system; and (8) about 11 miles of existing transmission line that would be upgraded. The average annual generation is estimated to be 16.5 gigawatthours.

o. 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 http://www.ferc.gov 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 FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov 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 http://www.ferc.gov/​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.

p. With this notice, we are initiating consultation with the Montana State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO), as required by § 106, National Historic Preservation Act, and the regulations of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, 36 CFR, at § 800.4.

q. Procedural schedule: The application will be processed according to the following Hydro Licensing Schedule. Revisions to the schedule will be made as appropriate.

Issue Deficiency Letter: September 2006.

Issue Acceptance Letter: December 2006.

Issue Scoping Document 1 for comments: January 2007.

Request Additional Information: March 2007.

Issue Scoping Document 2: April 2007.

Notice of application is ready for environmental analysis: April 2007.

Notice of the availability of the EA: October 2007.

Ready for Commission's decision on the application: January 2008.

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Magalie R. Salas,

Secretary.

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[FR Doc. E6-13364 Filed 8-15-06; 8:45 am]

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