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

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Start Preamble September 8, 2006.

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

a. Application Type: Transfer of License.

b. Project No.: 2902-019.

c. Date Filed: August 28, 2006.

d. Applicants: Nekoosa Packaging Corporation (NPC) and GP Big Island, LLC (GP Big Island).

e. Name and Location of Project: The Big Island Project is located on the James River, near the Town of Big Island and the City of Lynchburg, in Amherst and Bedford Counties, Virginia.

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

g. Applicant Contacts: For NPC and GP Big Island: Mr. Richard C. Judy, Nekoosa Packaging Corporation, 9363 Lee Jackson Highway, Big Island, VA 24526, (434) 299-7331. Mr. Matthew D. Manahan, Pierce Atwood LLP, One Monument Square, Portland, ME 04101, (207) 791-1100.

h. FERC Contact: Etta L. Foster (202) 502-8769.

i. Deadline for filing comments, protests, and motions to intervene: September 29, 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. 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 under the “e-Filing” link. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings. Please include the project number (P-2902-019) on any comments, protests, or motions filed. The Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure require all interveners filing a document with the Commission to serve a copy of that document on each person in the official service list for the project. Further, if an Start Printed Page 54650intervener 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 documents on that resource agency.

j. Description of Application: Applicants request approval, under Section 8 of the Federal Power Act, of a transfer of license for the Big Island Project No. 2902 from the Nekoosa Packaging Corporation to GP Big Island, LLC.

k. This filing 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 “FERRIS” link. Enter the project number excluding the last three digits (P-8315) in the docket number field to access the document. For online assistance, contact FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or call toll-free (866) 208-3676, for TTY, call (202) 502-8659. A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the addresses in item g.

l. Individual desiring to be included on the Commission's mailing list should so indicate by writing to the Secretary of the Commission.

m. 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.

n. Filing and Service of Responsive Documents—Any filings must bear in all capital letters the title “Comments”, “Protests”, or “Motion to Intervene”, as applicable, and the Project Number of the particular application to which the filing refers. Any of the above-named documents must be filed by providing the original and the number of copies provided by the Commission's regulations to: The 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.

o. 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 filling comments, it will be assumed to have no comments. One copy of an agency's comments must also be sent to the Applicant's representatives.

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Magalie R. Salas,

Secretary.

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[FR Doc. E6-15375 Filed 9-15-06; 8:45 am]

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