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Nushagak Electric and Telephone Cooperative; Notice of Declaration of Intention and Soliciting Comments, Protests, and/or Motions To Intervene

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Start Preamble June 24, 2008.

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

a. Application Type: Declaration of Intention.

b. Docket No.: DI08-8-000.

c. Date Filed: June 6, 2008.

d. Applicant: Nushagak Electric and Telephone Cooperative.

e. Name of Project: Grant Lake Hydroelectric Project.

f. Location: The proposed Grant Lake Hydroelectric Project will be located on Grant Creek and Grant Lake, near the town of Dillingham, Dillingham Borough, Alaska, affecting T. 4 S, R. 54-55 W, sec. 28, 29, 32, and 33, Seward Meridian.

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

h. Applicant Contact: Frank Corbin, CEO/General Manager, P.O. Box 350, 557 Kenny Wren Road, Dillingham, AK 99576; telephone: (907) 842-6315; Fax: (907) 842-2780; e-mail:

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

j. Deadline for filing comments, protests, and/or motions: July 25, 2008.

All documents (original and eight copies) should be filed with: Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. Comments, protests, and/or interventions may be filed electronically via the Internet in lieu of paper. Any questions, please contact the Secretary's Office. 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 (DI08-8-000) on any comments, protests, and/or motions filed.

k. Description of Project: The proposed Grant Lake Hydropower Project will include: (1) A proposed 52,500-acre-feet storage reservoir; (2) a concrete dam located at the outlet of Grant Lake; (3) a 20-foot-deep, 1-mile-long diversion canal extending from the dam to a rock fill dike and intake; (4) a 6,600-foot-long, 544-foot-diameter lake-tap intake pipeline connecting at a surge tank to a 3,100-foot-long, 5-foot-diameter steel penstock; (5) a steel-framed powerhouse, containing two 1,350-kW turbine/generators; (6) a 45-to-65-mile-long buried transmission line; and (7) appurtenant facilities. The proposed project will not be connected to an interstate grid, and will not occupy any tribal or Federal lands.

When a Declaration of Intention 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, has 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, select “Docket#” and follow the instructions. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at or toll-free at (866) 208-3372, or TTY, contact (202) 502-8659.

m. 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 particular application.

n. 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.

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Kimberly D. Bose,


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[FR Doc. E8-15082 Filed 7-2-08; 8:45 am]