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Hyrum City; Notice of Application Ready for Environmental Analysis and Soliciting Comments, Recommendations, Terms and Conditions, and Prescriptions

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Start Preamble January 22, 2007.

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

a. Type of Application: A Subsequent License. (Minor Project).

b. Project No.: 946-007.

c. Date filed: April 28, 2006.

d. Applicant: Hyrum City.

e. Name of Project: Hyrum City Hydroelectric Project.

f. Location: On the Blacksmith Fork River in Hyrum City, Cache County, Utah. The project affects about 17.03 acres of federal lands within the Wasatch Cache National Forest.

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

h. Applicant Contact: Dean Howard, Mayor, Hyrum City 83 West Main Street, Hyrum Utah 84319; (435) 245-6033, or Ken Tuttle or Mike Wilcox, Sunrise Engineering, Inc., 25 East 500 North, Fillmore, UT 84631; (435) 743-6151.

i. FERC Contact: Gaylord Hoisington, (202) 502-6032 or

j. Deadline for filing comments, recommendations, terms and conditions, and prescriptions is 60 days from the issuance of this notice; reply comments are due 105 days from the issuance date of this notice.

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.

The Commission's Rules of Practice require all intervenors filing documents with the Commission to serve a copy of that document on each person on 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 document on that resource agency.

Comments, recommendations, terms and conditions, and prescriptions may be filed electronically via the Internet in lieu of paper. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings. See 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission's Web site ( under the “e-Filing” link.

k. This application has been accepted, and is ready for environmental analysis at this time.

l. The existing Hyrum City's Hydropower Project was initially constructed in 1930-1931, after receiving an original license on November 27, 1929. The project has been licensed since that time with one amendment in 1977, and one renewal in 1981. The current license expires on April 30, 2008. The run-of-river, base-load plant operates on 85-cubic-foot-per-second of water diverted by a diversion dam located in Blacksmith Fork Canyon. The 3,419-foot-by-passed reach is not de-watered because the flows in the river exceeds the capacity of the plant, and during low flows, Hyrum City operates the plant at less than maximum flow to maintain a continuous flow throughout the river channel for aesthetic enjoyment in the city park that adjoins the powerhouse.

The project includes the following constructed facilities: (1) a 15-foot-high, 70-foot-long earth-fill concrete core embankment to the north, a 14-foot-high, 65-foot-long concrete spillway section, a 15-foot-high, 125-foot-long earth-fill concrete core embankment to the north which makes the total length of the dam approximately 260-foot-long; (2) a 16-foot-high, 8-foot-wide concrete intake structure with a 20-foot-high, 8-foot-wide trash rack and fish ladder; (3) a 60-inch-diameter concrete penstock inlet with head gate; (4) a 3,470-foot-long, 48-inch-diameter concrete penstock going into a 130-foot-long, 42-inch-diameter steel penstock; (5) a 37-acre-foot de-silting pond; (6) a 26-foot-wide, 39-foot-long, 20-foot-high brick powerhouse; (7) a 400-kilowatt Leffel horizontal shaft scroll case turbine; (8) a 100-foot, 2.4-kV underground transmission line and; (9) appurtenant facilities. Start Printed Page 3844

The average annual generation of the project is approximately 3,083,000 kilowatt-hours and there are no proposed changes to the facilities or the current mode of operation at this time.

m. A copy of the application is available for review at the Commission in the Public Reference Room or may be viewed on the Commission's Web site at using the “eLibrary” link. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support at or toll-free at 1-866-208-3676, or for TTY, (202) 502-8659. A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in item h above.

All filings must (1) bear in all capital letters the title “COMMENTS”, “REPLY COMMENTS”, “RECOMMENDATIONS,” “TERMS AND CONDITIONS,” or “PRESCRIPTIONS;” (2) set forth in the heading the name of the applicant and the project number of the application to which the filing responds; (3) furnish the name, address, and telephone number of the person submitting the filing; and (4) otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 385.2001 through 385.2005. All comments, recommendations, terms and conditions or prescriptions must set forth their evidentiary basis and otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 4.34(b). Agencies may obtain copies of the application directly from the applicant. Each filing must be accompanied by proof of service on all persons listed on the service list prepared by the Commission in this proceeding, in accordance with 18 CFR 4.34(b), and 385.2010.

You may also register online at​docs-filing/​esubscription.asp to be notified via e-mail of new filings and issuances related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.

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Magalie R. Salas,


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[FR Doc. E7-1245 Filed 1-25-07; 8:45 am]