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Consumers Energy Company; Notice of Filing of Projects Retirement Study Report and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Protests

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Start Preamble January 11, 2008.

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

a. Filing Type: Projects Retirement Study Report.

b. Project Nos: 2436-235, 2447-226, 2448-229, 2449-194, 2450-190, 2451-189, 2452-199, 2453-223, 2468-204, 2580-255, and 2599-222.

c. Date Filed: June 4, 2007.

d. Applicant: Consumers Energy Company.

e. Name of Projects: Foote, Alcona, Mio, Loud, Cooke, Rogers, Hardy, Five Channels, Croton, Tippy, and Hodenpyl.

f. Location: on the Au Sable, Manistee, and Muskegon Rivers in Iosco, Alcona, Oscoda, Manistee, Wexford, Newaygo and Mecosta Counties, Michigan.

g. Filed Pursuant to: Articles 204 and 205 of the licenses.

h. Applicant Contact: William A. Schoenlein, Director of Hydro Generation, Consumers Energy Company, 330 Chestnut Street, Cadillac, MI 49601-1821, (231) 779-5504.

i. FERC Contact: Jake Tung, Telephone (202) 502-8757, and e-mail: Start Printed Page 3458

j. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, and protest: February 11, 2008. All documents (original and eight copies) should be filed with: Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426.

The Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure require all intervenors filing documents with the Commission to serve a copy of that document on each person whose name appears 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. A copy of any motion to intervene must also be served upon each representative of the Applicant specified in the particular application.

k. Description of the Report: Consumers Energy Company filed the Retirement Study Report, pursuant to Articles 204 and 205 of the licenses. Consumers prepared the report in accordance with the Retirement Study Plans, which was approved by the Commission on April 7, 2005 (111 FERC ¶ 62,029).

l. Locations of the Report: A copy of the report is available for inspection and reproduction at the Commission's 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 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​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, 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 report.

o. Any filings must bear in all capital letters the title “COMMENTS”, “PROTEST”, or “MOTION TO INTERVENE”, as applicable, and the Project Number of the particular application to which the filing refers.

p. Agency Comments: Federal, state, and local agencies are invited to file comments on the described report. A copy of the report 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 under the “e-Filing” link.

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Kimberly D. Bose,


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[FR Doc. E8-863 Filed 1-17-08; 8:45 am]