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Hawken LLC; Notice of Declaration of Intention and Soliciting Comments, Protests, and/or Motions To Intervene

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Start Preamble September 22, 2009.

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: DI09-14-000.

c. Date Filed: September 11, 2009.

d. Applicant: Hawken LLC.

e. Name of Project: Baranof Chinook Hydroelectric Project.

f. Location: The proposed Baranof Chinook Hydroelectric Project will be located on Baranof Lake and Baranof River, on Baranof Island, Sitka Borough, near Baranof, Alaska, affecting T. 55 S, R. 66 E, sec. 24, and T. 55 S, R. 67 E, sec. 19, Copper River Meridian.

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

h. Applicant Contact: Dale Young, 9720 Trappers Lane, Juneau, AK 99801; telephone: (907) 789-0740; e-mail:

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

j. Deadline for filing comments, protests, and/or motions: October 22, 2009.

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 (DI09-14-000) on any comments, protests, and/or motions filed.

k. Description of Project: The proposed Baranof Chinook Hydropower Project is part of a proposed three-phase project to build and operate a salmon research enhancement and rehabilitation facility. There are no proposed dams for this project, because Baranof Lake is a natural lake. Phase One will involve the construction of multiple intakes and penstocks, designed to withdraw water from separate locations on Baranof Lake. Phase Two will use the water from the penstocks to supply a bank of 14 Cornel Pump Turbines with a combined output of 600 kW. Phase Three will either use a bank of 28 Cornell Pump Turbines with a combined output of 1200 kW, or a pair of Francis turbines with an output between 900 kW and 1680 kW. The purpose of the project is to supply energy for the salmon facility and associated support infrastructure. The proposed project will not be connected to an interstate grid, and will not occupy 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 Start Printed Page 49873surplus 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. 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. 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. E9-23403 Filed 9-28-09; 8:45 am]