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

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Start Preamble October 11, 2006.

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

a. Application Type: Amendment of license to upgrade the installed capacity.

b. Project No.: 2778-035.

c. Date Filed: August 17, 2006.

d. Applicant: Idaho Power Company.

e. Name of Project: Shoshone Falls.

f. Location: The project is located on the Snake River in Jerome and Twin Falls Counties, Idaho. Part of the project occupies lands owned by the Bureau of Land Management.

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

h. Applicant Contact: Tom R. Saldin, Senior Vice President, Idaho Power Co., P.O. Box 70, Boise, Idaho 83707. Tel: (208) 388-2550. Also, Mr. Nathan F. Gardiner, Idaho Power Co., P.O. Box 70, Boise, Idaho 83707. Tel: (208) 388-2975.

i. FERC Contact: Any questions on this notice should be addressed to Vedula Sarma at (202) 502-6190 or vedula.sarma@ferc.gov.

j. Deadline for filing comments and/or motions: November 13, 2006.

k. Description of Filing: The Idaho Power Company (IPC) proposes to demolish a section of the Shoshone Falls powerhouse built in 1907 and containing two generating units 0.4 MW and 0.6 MW and replace it with a new powerhouse containing a 50 MW generating unit. The project's authorized installed capacity would increase from 11,875 kilowatts (KW) to 60,875 kW, and the hydraulic capacity would increase from 815 cubic feet per second (cfs) to 4,815 cfs. The IPC also requests an extension of the license term for the project from 30 to 50 years.

l. Locations of Applications: A copy of the application is available for inspection and reproduction at the Commission in the Public Reference Room, located at 888 First Street, NE., Room 2A, Washington, DC 20426, or by calling (202) 502-8371. This filing may also 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. 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, call toll-free 1-866-208-3676 or e-mail FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov. For TTY, call (202) 502-8659. A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in item (h) above.

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 comment 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. 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. Start Printed Page 61049A 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. E6-17208 Filed 10-16-06; 8:45 am]

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