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Greenwood County, SC; Notice of Application and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Protests

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Start Preamble January 9, 2009.

a. Type of Application: Application to temporarily amend the rule curve pursuant to article 407 of the project license.

b. Project Number: Project No. 1267-087.

c. Date Filed: December 23, 2008.

d. Applicant: Greenwood County, South Carolina.

e. Name of Project: Buzzard's Roost Hydroelectric Project (FERC No. 1267).

f. Location: The project is located on the Saluda River in Greenwood, Laurens and Newberry Counties, South Carolina..

g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791(a), 825(r) and 799 and 801.

h. Applicant Contact: Mr. Charles M. Watson Jr., County Attorney, County of Greenwood, 600 Monument St., Suite 102, Greenwood, SC 29646, phone (864) 942-3140.

i. FERC Contact: Any questions on this notice should be addressed to B. Peter Yarrington at (202) 502-6129.

j. Deadline for filing comments and or motions: January 26, 2009.

k. Description of Application: Because of ongoing drought conditions, the applicant seeks approval to temporarily amend article 407 of its project license to revise the schedule for management of lake levels (rule curve). Under the rule curve, the reservoir level is raised to an elevation of 439 feet mean sea level (msl) by April 15 each year. Beginning on September 1, the reservoir level is then reduced until it reaches 437 feet msl by October 1. The level is then maintained at 437 feet msl until January 1, when it is reduced to 434.5 feet msl by February 1. At that time, the reservoir level is increased and the annual cycle is repeated. The licensee proposes to forgo the reservoir level reduction from 437 feet msl to 434.5 feet msl that would normally occur from January 1 to February 1, 2009, and would then refill the reservoir to the summer elevation of 439 feet msl by March 15, 2009, rather than waiting until April 15.

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 (p-1267) 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 Start Printed Page 2578intervene 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”, “RECOMMENDATIONS FOR TERMS AND CONDITIONS”, “PROTEST”, or “MOTION TO INTERVENE”, as applicable, and the Project Number of the particular application to which the filing refers (p-1267-080). 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. 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.

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. E9-749 Filed 1-14-09; 8:45 am]

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