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Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC; Notice of Application for Amendment of License, and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Protests

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Start Preamble September 27, 2010.

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

a. Type of Application: Non-Capacity Amendment of License.

b. Project No.: 2503-144.

c. Date Filed: August 24, 2010.

d. Applicant: Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC.

e. Name of Project: Keowee-Toxaway Pumped-Storage Project.

f. Location: The project is located on the Keowee, Little, Whitewater, Toxaway, Thompson and Horsepasture Rivers, all tributaries of the Savannah River, in Oconee and Pickens Counties, South Carolina and in Transylvania County, North Carolina.

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

h. Applicant Contact: Mr. Jeffery G. Lineberger, P.E., Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC, 526 South Church Street, P.O. Box 1006, Charlotte, NC 28201, (704) 382-5942, jeff.lineberger@duke-energy.com/.

i. FERC Contact: Any questions regarding this notice should be directed to Mr. Jeremy Jessup (202) 502-6779 or Jeremy.Jessup@ferc.gov.

j. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene and protest: October 27, 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 at http://www.ferc.gov/​docs-filing/​efiling.asp. If unable to be filed electronically, documents may be paper-filed. To paper-file, an original and seven copies should be mailed to: Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. Commenters can submit brief comments up to 6,000 characters, without prior registration, using the eComment system at http://www.ferc.gov/​docs-filing/​ecomment.asp. You must include your name and contact information at the end of your comments.

Please include the project number (P-2503-144) on any comments, motions, or recommendations filed.

k. Description of Request: The applicant proposes to: (1) Amend portions of the Project's Exhibit M to reflect planned runner replacements and related work for Units 1 and 2 of the Jocassee Pumped Storage Development (Jocassee Development), and (2) amend the authorized installed capacity figures in the license to reflect the replacements and upgrades and the current Commission regulations concerning authorized installed capacity contained in 18 CFR 11.1(i) for both the Keowee Development and the Jocassee Development. The runner replacement work will occur from September 2010 through May 2011. When the proposed work is completed, the revised authorized installed capacity for the Project will be 867.6 MW, consisting of 157.5 MW for the Keowee Development Start Printed Page 61458and 710.1 MW for the Jocassee Development.

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/​docs-filing/​efiling.asp. 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 email 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. Filing and Service of Responsive Documents: Any filing must (1) Bear in all capital letters the title “COMMENTS”, “PROTEST”, or “MOTION TO INTERVENE” as applicable; (2) set forth in the heading the name of the applicant and the project number of the application to which the filing responds; (3) furnish the name, address, and telephone number of the person protesting or intervening; and (4) otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 385.2001 through 385.2005. All comments, motions to intervene or protests must set forth their evidentiary basis and otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 4.34(b). All comments, motions to intervene or protests should relate to project works which are the subject of the license amendment. Agencies may obtain copies of the application directly from the applicant. A copy of any protest or motion to intervene must be served upon each representative of the applicant specified in the particular application. 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 all other filings in reference to this application must be accompanied by proof of service on all persons listed in the service list prepared by the Commission in this proceeding, in accordance with 18 CFR 4.34(b) and 385.2010.

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Kimberly D. Bose,

Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 2010-24947 Filed 10-4-10; 8:45 am]

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