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Marseilles Land and Water Company; Notice Soliciting Scoping Comments

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Start Preamble December 23, 2009.

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

a. Type of Application: Original Major License.

b. Project No.: P-13351-000.

c. Date filed: December 30, 2008.

d. Applicant: Marseilles Land and Water Company.

e. Name of Project: Marseilles Lock and Dam Project.

f. Location: On the Illinois River, in the town of Marseilles, La Salle County, Illinois. This project would not occupy any federal lands.

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

h. Applicant Contact: Lee W. Mueller, Architect and Vice President, Marseilles Land & Water Company, 4132 S. Rainbow Blvd., #247, Las Vegas, NV 89103, (702) 367-7302.

i. FERC Contact: Steve Kartalia, (202) 502-6131 or

j. Deadline for filing scoping comments: January 22, 2010.

All documents may be filed electronically via the Internet. See 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission's Web site (​docs-filing/​ferconline.asp) under the “eFiling” link. For a simpler method of submitting text only comments, click on “Quick Comment.” For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at; call toll-free at (866) 208-3676; or, for TTY, contact (202) 502-8659. Although the Start Printed Page 143Commission strongly encourages electronic filing, documents may also be paper-filed. To paper-file, mail an original and eight copies to: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426.

The Commission's Rules of Practice require all intervenors filing documents with the Commission to serve a copy of that document on each person on the official service list for the project. Further, if an intervenor 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.

k. This application is not ready for environmental analysis at this time.

l. Project Description: The Marseilles Lock and Dam Project would utilize the head created by the existing 24-foot-high Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Marseilles Lock and Dam and two existing Corps headgate structures and would consist of: (1) The existing north and south headraces in which a portion of the south headrace would be filled in and joined to the existing north headrace which would be deepened to accommodate the flow from both headraces leading to; (2) a new intake structure and forebay leading to; (3) a new powerhouse containing four generating units with a total installed capacity of 10.26 megawatts (MW); (4) a new tailrace discharging water back to the Illinois River; (5) a new underground transmission line; and (6) appurtenant facilities.

The project would operate in a run-of-river mode.

m. A copy of the application is available for review at the Commission in the Public Reference Room or may be viewed on the Commission's Web site at using the “eLibrary” link. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to addess the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. A copy is available for inspection and reproduction at the address in Item H above.

n. You may also register online at​docs-filing/​esubscription.asp to be notified via e-mail of new filings and issuances related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.

o. Scoping Process

The Commission staff intends to prepare a single Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Marseilles Lock and Dam Project in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act. The EA will consider both site-specific and cumulative environmental impacts and reasonable alternatives to the proposed action.

Commission staff does not propose to conduct any on-site scoping meetings at this time. Instead, we are soliciting comments, recommendations, and information, on the Scoping Document (SD) issued on December 23, 2009.

Copies of the SD outlining the subject areas to be addressed in the EA were distributed to the parties on the Commission's mailing list and the applicant's distribution list. Copies of the SD 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, call 1-866-208-3676 or for TTY, (202) 502-8659.

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Kimberly D. Bose,


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[FR Doc. E9-31090 Filed 12-31-09; 8:45 am]