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Merced Irrigation District; Notice of Application for Amendment of License and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Protests

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Start Preamble August 9, 2007.

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

a. Application Type: Amendment of License.

b. Project No.: 2179-038.

c. Date Filed: March 19, 2007.

d. Applicant: Merced Irrigation District.

e. Name of Project: Merced River Hydroelectric Project.

f. Location: The project is located on the Merced River, in Mariposa County, California. The project consists of two developments: New Exchequer and Mc Swain.

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

h. Applicant Contact: Mr. Ted Selb, Deputy General Manager, Merced Irrigation District, 744 West 20th Street, Merced, CA 95340, tselb@mercedid.org, telephone: (209) 722-5761.

i. FERC Contact: Any questions on this notice should be addressed to Mrs. Anumzziatta Purchiaroni at (202) 502-6191, or e-mail address: anumzziatta.purchiaroni@ferc.gov.

j. Deadline for filing comments and or motions: September 10, 2007.

k. Description of Request: The Merced Irrigation District (MID) is seeking authorization to construct a 1.8 megawatt (MW) energy recovery turbine-generator unit at its Mc Swain Development. The proposed unit would have a maximum capacity of 500 cubic feet per second (cfs), and would be enclosed in a new 28-foot-wide by 60 foot long, below-ground concrete building that would adjoin the north wall of the existing powerhouse. MID is proposing to install a new 50 foot long, 96 inch diameter steel pipe penstock that would connect the unit with the existing bypass. All construction work is proposed to be within the project boundary on land owned by the licensee. The proposed amendment would increase the authorized installed capacity of the project from 103.5 MW to 105.3 MW.

l. Locations of the Application: A copy of the application is available for inspection and reproduction at the Commission's Public Reference Room, Start Printed Page 46056located at 888 First Street, NE, Room 2A, Washington, DC 20426, or by calling (202) 502-8371. Information about 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 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, 385.211, 385.214. 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: [Please, update with the current sec], 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.

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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Kimberly D. Bose,

Secretary.

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[FR Doc. E7-16039 Filed 8-15-07; 8:45 am]

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