On July 12, 2010, at 8:30 a.m., the Commission received two preliminary permit applications for proposed projects to be located at the Mississippi River Lock and Dam No. 14, near Hampton, Illinois. The applications Start Printed Page 80488were filed by Lock+ Hydro Friends Fund XLVIII, for Project No. 13809-000, and FFP Missouri 15, LLC, for Project No. 13814-000.
Where all permit applicants are municipalities or all permit applicants are non-municipalities, and no applicant's plans are better adapted than the others' to develop, conserve, and utilize in the public interest the water resources of a region, the Commission issues a permit to the applicant who filed first in time. In this case, because two applications from entities not claiming municipal preference are deemed filed at the same time, the Commission will conduct a random tie breaker to determine priority. In the event that the Commission concludes that neither applicant's plans are better adapted than the other, priority will be determined accordingly.
On December 29, 2010, at 11 a.m. (Eastern Standard Time), the Secretary of the Commission, or her designee, will, by random drawing, determine the filing priority for the two applicants identified in this notice. The drawing is open to the public and will be held in room 2C, the Commission Meeting Room, located at 888 First St. NE., Washington, DC 20426. The results of the drawing will be recorded by the Secretary or her designee. A subsequent notice will be issued by the Secretary announcing the results of the drawing.Start Signature
Kimberly D. Bose,
1. The Commission is open each day from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., except Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. 18 CFR 375.101(c) (2010). The applications were filed between 5:00 p.m. on Friday July 9, 2010, and 8:30 a.m. on Monday July 12, 2010. Under the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure, any document received after regular business hours is considered filed at 8:30 a.m. on the next regular business day. 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(2) (2010).Back to Citation
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