In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (Commission) regulations, 18 CFR part 380 (Order No. Start Printed Page 13876486, 52 FR 47897), the Office of Energy Projects has reviewed the application for a New Major License for the Warrior River Hydroelectric Project, which includes the Lewis Smith and Bankhead developments.
The Lewis Smith development is located in north central Alabama in the headwaters of the Black Warrior River on the Sipsey Fork in Cullman, Walker, and Winston Counties. The Bankhead development is located in west central Alabama downstream of the Lewis Smith development, on the Black Warrior River in Tuscaloosa County. The Lewis Smith development occupies 2,691.44 acres of federal lands administered by the U.S. Forest Service, and the Bankhead development occupies 18.7 acres of federal lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management. Staff has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the project.
The EA contains staff's analysis of the potential environmental effects of the project and concludes that licensing the project, with appropriate environmental protective measures, would not constitute a major federal action that would significantly affect the quality of the human environment.
A copy of the EA is available for review at the Commission in the Public Reference Room or may 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. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or toll-free at 1-866-208-3676, or for TTY, (202) 502-8659.
Any comments should be filed within 30 days from the date of this notice and should be addressed to: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. Please affix Project No. 2165-022 to all comments. Comments 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 (http://www.ferc.gov) under the “e-Filing” link.
For further information, please contact Janet Hutzel at (202) 502-8675 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.Start Signature
Kimberly D. Bose,
[FR Doc. E8-5118 Filed 3-13-08; 8:45 am]
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