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Notice of Application for Non-Project Use of Project Lands and Waters and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Protests

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Start Preamble September 12, 2006.

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

a. Application Type: Non-Project Use of Project Lands and Waters.

b. Project No.: 2210-140.

c. Date filed: August 29, 2006.

d. Applicant: Appalachian Power Company

e. Name of Project: Smith Mountain Pumped Storage Project.

f. Location: The project is located on the Roanoke River, in Bedford, Pittsylvania, Franklin, and Roanoke Counties, Virginia.

g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791(a)-825(r) and 799 and 801.

h. Applicant Contact: Teresa P. Rogers, Hydro Generation Department, Appalachian Power, P.O. Box 2021, Roanoke, VA 24022-2121, (540) 985-2441.

i. FERC Contact: Rebecca Martin at 202-502-6012, or e-mail Rebecca.martin@ferc.gov.

j. Deadline for filing comments and or motions: October 13, 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. Please include the project number (P-2210-140) on any comments or motions filed. 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 e-filings.

k. Description of Application: The licensee requests a variance to grant Virginia State Parks permission to dredge sand and excavate non-sand substrate from the Smith Mountain Lake State Park Beach in Bedford County, Virginia. Virginia State Parks (applicant) is proposing to restore the existing sand beach to near original elevation grades and to prevent the moving sand from obstructing the function of adjacent structures. The restoration involves the removal of sand and clay from within the project boundary, dewatering the sand, replacement of the dredged and dewatered sand, and the addition of approximately 100 cubic yards of sand. The total amount of land disturbance required for the project is approximately 2.3 acres. The licensee is requesting the variance because the proposed action is not in conformance with the approved Shoreline Management Plan for the Smith Mountain Pumped Storage Project, approved on July 5, 2005.

l. Location of Application: The filing is available for review at the Commission in the Public Reference Room, located at 888 First Street, NE., Room 2A, Washington, DC 20426, or may be viewed on the Commission's Web site at http://www.ferc.gov using the “e-Library” link. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, please contact FERC Online support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or toll free (866) 208-3676 or TTY, contact (202) 502-8659.

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 Start Printed Page 54652comment 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. 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 http://www.ferc.gov under the “e-Filing” link.

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Magalie R. Salas,

Secretary.

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[FR Doc. E6-15426 Filed 9-15-06; 8:45 am]

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