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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 12, 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.(s): 2232-521; 2331-034; 2332-040; 2503-106; 2601-010; 2602-011; 2603-015; 2619-015; 2686-050; 2692-040; 2694-021; 2698-044, and 2740-048.

c. Date Filed: August 25, 2006.

d. Applicants: Duke Energy Corporation (DEC) and Duke Power Company LLC (DPCLLC).

e. Name and Location of Project(s): (P-2232) The Catawba-Wateree Project located on the Catawba River in Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, McDowell, Mecklenburg Counties, North Carolina and on the Catawba-Wateree River in Chester, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lancaster and York Counties, SC; (P-2331) Ninety-Nine Islands Project, located on Broad River, Cherokee Co., SC; (P-2332) Gaston Shoals Project, located on Broad River, Cherokee Co., SC ; (P-2503) Keowee-Toxaway Project, located on Keowee, Little, Whitewater, Toxaway, Thompson and Horsepasture Rivers, in Oconee and Pickens Counties, SC and Translyvania County, NC.; (P-2601) Bryson Project, located on Oconaluftee River, Swain County, NC; (P-2602) Dillsboro Project, located on Tuckasegee River, Jackson Co., NC; (P-2603) Franklin Project, located on Little Tennessee River, Macon County, NC; (P-2619) Mission Project located on the Hiwassee River, Clay County, NC; (P-2686) West Fork Project located on the West Fork Tuckasegee River, Jackson County, NC; (P-2692) Nantahala Project located on Nantahala River, Dicks Creek and White Oak Creek, in Clay and Macon Counties, NC; (P-2694) Queens Creek Project located on Queens Creek, near the Town of Topton, Macon County, NC; (P-2698) East Fork Project located on the East Fork Tuckasegee River, Jackson County, NC; and (P-2740) Bad Creek Project located on the Bad and West Bad Creeks, Oconee County, SC.

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

g. Applicant Contacts: For DEC: Garry S. Rice, Associate General Counsel, Duke Energy Corporation, 526 South Church Street, Charlotte, NC 28202, (704) 382-8111. John A. Whittaker, IV, Winston & Strawn LLP, 1700 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20006-3817, (202) 282-5766. For DPCLLC: Jeffrey G. Lineberger, Manager, Hydro Licensing, Duke Power Company LLC, P.O. Box 1006, Mail Code EC12Y, Charlotte, NC 28201-1006, (704) 382-5942.

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

i. Deadline for filing comments, protests, and motions to intervene: October 12, 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-2232-521; P-2331-034; P-2332-040; P-2503-106; P-2601-010; P-2602-011; P-2603-015; P-2619-015; P-2686-050; P-2692-040; P-2694-021; P-2698-044, or P-2740-048) on any comments, protests, or motions filed.

The Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure require all intervenors 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 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 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 following projects: Catawba-Wateree (P-2232-521), Ninety-Nine Islands (P-2331-034), Gaston Shoals (P-2332-040), Keowee-Toxaway (P-2503-106), Bryson (P-2601-010), Dillsboro (P-2602-011), Franklin (P-2603-015), Mission (P-2619-015), West Fork (P-2686-050), Nantahala (P-2692-040), Queens Creek (P-2694-021), East Fork (P-2698-044), and Bad Creek (P-2740-048) from the Duke Energy Corporation to Duke Power Company 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 “eLibrary” link. Enter the project number excluding the last three digits (P-2232, 2331, 2332, 2503, 2601, 2602, 2603, 2619, 2686, 2692, 2694, 2698, or 2740) 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. Start Printed Page 54653

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. E6-15427 Filed 9-15-06; 8:45 am]

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