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Virginia Electric and Power Company; Notice of Application for Amendment of License and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Protests

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Start Preamble November 25, 2008.

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

a. Application Type: Amendment to Recreation Plan.

b. Project No: 2009-125.

c. Date Filed: November 18, 2008.

d. Applicant: Virginia Electric and Power Company.

e. Name of Project: Roanoke Rapids and Gaston Project.

f. Location: The project is located on the Roanoke River, in Brunswick and Mecklenburg Counties, Virginia and Halifax, Warren, and Northampton Counties, North Carolina.

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

h. Applicant Contact: Mr. Jim Thornton, Technical Consultant, Dominion Virginia Power, 5000 Dominion Blvd., 1NE, Glen Allen, VA 23060, Telephone: (804) 273-3257, and e-mail: james.thornton@dom.com.

i. FERC Contact: Mr. Lorance Yates, Telephone: (678) 245-3084, and e-mail: lorance.yates@ferc.gov.

j. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, and protest: December 26, 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 interveners 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 intervener 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 Proposed Amendment: Virginia Electric and Power Company proposes to place fencing to restrict public access to the most turbulent waters of the Roanoke Rapids powerhouse tailrace. This measure, for public safety, would move the delineated tailrace bank fishing area about 600 feet east along the tailrace canal. Anglers would continue to have access to the remaining 8,000 linear feet of the tailrace canal. Also, at the request of the City of Roanoke Rapids, the licensee would make improvements to the eastern trail access to the tailrace canal by either constructing footbridges over two small tributaries, where culvert pipes have washed out, or replacing the culvert pipes.

l. Locations of the Application: A copy of the application 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 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, .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. 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 application. A copy of the application may be Start Printed Page 73319obtained 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. E8-28579 Filed 12-1-08; 8:45 am]

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