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Tri-County Electric Cooperative, Inc.; Xcel Energy Services Inc.; Southwestern Public Service Company; Notice of Petition for Declaratory Order

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Start Preamble August 1, 2006.

Take notice that on July 28, 2006, Tri-County Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Tri-County), Xcel Energy Services Inc., and Southwestern Public Service Company (SPS) (collectively “Petitioners”) filed a joint petition for declaratory order for a finding that: (i) SPS alone is subject to the Commission's jurisdiction under the Federal Power Act (FPA) and (ii) disclaiming jurisdiction over Tri-County in connection with the disposition by SPS of certain distribution assets to Tri-County. Alternatively, petitioners request that the Commission grant Tri-County waivers of otherwise applicable section of the FPA.

The Petitioners state that a copy was served upon the Kansas Corporation Commission, the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, and the Public Utility Commission of Texas.

Any person desiring to intervene or to protest this filing must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211, 385.214). Protests will be considered by the Commission in determining the appropriate action to be taken, but will not serve to make protestants parties to the proceeding. Any person wishing to become a party must file a notice of intervention or motion to intervene, as appropriate. Such notices, motions, or protests must be filed on or before the comment date. On or before the comment date, it is not necessary to serve motions to intervene or protests on persons other than the Applicant.

The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests and interventions in lieu of paper using the “eFiling” link at Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and 14 copies of the protest or intervention to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426.

This filing is accessible online at, using the “eLibrary” link and is available for review in the Commission's Public Reference Room in Washington, DC. There is an “eSubscription” link on the Web site that enables subscribers to Start Printed Page 47800receive e-mail notification when a document is added to a subscribed docket(s). For assistance with any FERC Online service, please e-mail, or call (866) 208-3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502-8659.

Comment Date: 5 p.m. Eastern Time on August 28, 2006.

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Magalie R. Salas,


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[FR Doc. E6-13765 Filed 8-17-06; 8:45 am]