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Central Oregon Irrigation District; Notice of Petition for Declaratory Order and Soliciting Comments, Motions to Intervene, and Protests

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Start Preamble March 17, 2008.

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

a. Application Type: Petition for Declaratory Order.

b. Docket No: DI08-4-000.

c. Date Filed: March 4, 2008.

d. Applicant: Central Oregon Irrigation District.

e. Name of Project: Cline Falls Hydro Project.

f. Location: The existing Cline Falls Hydro Project is located on the Deschutes River at River Mile 144.5, in Deschutes County, at Redmond, Oregon, affecting T. 15 S., R. 12 E, sec. 11, Willamette Meridian. The project does not occupy any tribal or federal lands.

g. Filed Pursuant to: Section 23(b)(1) of the Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 817(b).

h. Applicant Contact: Steven Johnson, Central Oregon Irrigation District, 1055 SW Lake Court, Redmond, OR 97756; Telephone: (541) 548-6047; e-mail:

i. FERC Contact: Any questions on this notice should be addressed to Henry Ecton (202) 502-8768, or E-mail:

j. Deadline for filing comments and/or motions: April 18, 2008.

All documents (original and eight copies) should be filed with: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. 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.”

Please include the docket number (DI08-4-000) on any protests, comments and/or motions filed.

k. Description of Project: The existing project consists of: (1) A 5-foot-high, 300-foot-long diversion structure; (2) a pond with a storage capacity estimated at 1 to 2 acre-feet; (3) a canal and box flume, connected to a 96-inch-diameter, 45-foot-long steel penstock; (4) a powerhouse containing a 750-kW Francis turbine/generator; (5) a tailrace, leading from a rock chamber located under the turbine to the river; and (6) appurtenant facilities. The facility is connected to an interstate grid.

When a Petition for Declaratory Order is filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Federal Power Act requires the Commission to investigate and determine if the interests of interstate or foreign commerce would be affected by the project. The Commission also determines whether or not the project: (1) Would be located on a navigable waterway; (2) would occupy or affect public lands or reservations of the United States; (3) would utilize surplus water or water power from a government dam; or (4) if applicable, Start Printed Page 15519has involved or would involve any construction subsequent to 1935 that may have increased or would increase the project's head or generating capacity, or have otherwise significantly modified the project's pre-1935 design or operation.

l. Locations of the application: Copies of this filing are on file with the Commission and are available for public inspection. This filing may be viewed on the web 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, please contact FERC Online Support at or toll-free at (866) 208-3676, or TTY, contact (202) 502-8659.

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, and/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 particular application.

o. Filing and Service of Responsive Documents—any filings must bear in all capital letters the title “COMMENTS”, “PROTESTS”, AND/OR “MOTIONS TO INTERVENE”, as applicable, and the Docket Number of the particular application to which the filing refers. 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.

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Kimberly D. Bose,


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[FR Doc. E8-5847 Filed 3-21-08; 8:45 am]