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Priest Rapids Hydroelectric Project; Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Priest Rapids Project

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Start Preamble November 17, 2006.

In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) regulations contained in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) (18 CFR Part 380 [FERC Order No. 486, 52 FR 47897]), the Office of Energy Projects staff (staff) has reviewed the application for a New Major License for the Priest Rapids Project (FERC No. 2114-116), located on the Columbia River in Grant, Yakima, Kittitas, Douglas, Benton, and Chelan Counties, Washington, and has prepared a Final Environmental Impact Statement (final EIS) for the project. The project occupies about 3,104 acres of federal lands managed by the U.S.: Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, Department of Energy, Department of the Army, and Fish and Wildlife Service.

The final EIS contains staff's analysis of the applicant's proposal and the alternatives for relicensing the Priest Rapids Project. The final EIS documents the views of the Commission staff and of government agencies, non-government organizations, affected Indian tribes, the public, and the license applicant.

A copy of the final EIS is available for review in the Commission Public Reference Branch, Room 2A, located at 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. The final EIS may also be viewed on the Commission's website at http://www.ferc.gov under the eLibrary link. Enter docket number excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or toll-free at 1-866-208-3676, or for TTY, 202-502-8659.

You may also register online at http://www.ferc.gov/​docs-filing/​esubscription.asp to be notified via email of new filings and issuances related to this or other pending projects. Start Printed Page 68601For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. For further information, please contact Kim A. Nguyen at (202) 502-6105 or at kim.nguyen@ferc.gov.

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Magalie R. Salas,

Secretary.

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[FR Doc. E6-19947 Filed 11-24-06; 8:45 am]

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