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Seattle City Light; Notice of Application for Amendment of License and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Protests

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Start Preamble April 9, 2010.

a. Type of Application: Amendment for Temporary Variance from Recreation Plan.

b. Project Number: 553-136.

c. Date Filed: March 25, 2010.

d. Applicant: Seattle City Light.

e. Name of Project: Skagit River Hydroelectric Project.

f. Location: The project is located on the Skagit River in Snohomish, Skagit, and Whatcom Counties, Washington.

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

h. Applicant Contact: Ms. Lynn Best, Director, Environmental Affairs Division, Seattle City Light, 700 Fifth Avenue, P.O. Box 34023, Seattle, WA 98124. Telephone: (206) 386-4586.

i. FERC Contact: Any questions on this notice should be addressed to Christopher Yeakel at (202) 502-8132, or e-mail address: christopher.yeakel@ferc.gov.

j. Deadline for filing comments and or motions: May 10, 2010.

Comments, Motions to Intervene, and Protests may be filed electronically via the Internet. 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. If unable to be filed electronically, documents may be paper-filed. To paper-file, an original and eight copies should be mailed to: Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. For more information on how to submit these types of filings, please go to the Commission's Web site located at http://www.ferc.gov.filing-comments.asp. Please include the project number (P-553-136) on any comments or motions filed.

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 Request: Seattle City Light requests authorization to suspend guided tours of the Ross and Diablo hydroelectric facilities for the 2010 recreation season due to lower than normal seasonal snowpack, predicted low flow conditions, and revenue shortages. As proposed, the tours would be suspended for one year only and all other recreation facilities described in article 412 of the project license, including ferry service on Diablo Lake, would remain open. Seattle City Light consulted with the National Park Service prior to filing the application. The National Park Service supports the request.

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-553) 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 1-866-208-3372 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. Start Printed Page 19957In 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”, “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 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. 2010-8706 Filed 4-15-10; 8:45 am]

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