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Alabama Power Company; Notice of Application Accepted for Filing, and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Protests

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

a. Types of Application: Request for Temporary Variance of Minimum Flow Requirement.

b. Project Nos.: 618-191.

c. Date Filed: February 10, 2011.

d. Applicants: Alabama Power Company.

e. Name of Projects: Jordan Dam Hydroelectric Project.

f. Location: On the Coosa River, in Elmore, Chilton, and Coosa Counties, Alabama.

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

h. Applicant Contact: Barry Lovett, Alabama Power Company, 600 18th Street North, Birmingham, AL 35203-8180, (205) 257-1268.

i. FERC Contact: Mr. Jeremy Jessup, (202) 502-6779, Jeremy.Jessup@ferc.gov.

j. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, and protests, is 15 days from the issuance date of this notice. 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-618-191) on any comments, motions, or recommendations filed.

k. Description of Request: Alabama Power Company (APC) is requesting a temporary variance of the Jordan Dam Project's operation relating to minimum flow requirements due to anticipated drought conditions in the southeast, and to ensure, to the extent possible, that there will be sufficient water available in the Coosa River to support both reservoir and downstream environmental, municipal and industrial water supply and navigation needs. APC is requesting a variance to release from Jordan Dam no less than a continuous flow of 2,000 cfs, ± 5 percent, from the issuance date of an order by the Commission through December 31, 2011. The licensee indicates that, in 2011, it would be its intent to provide flows as close to normal operation as possible, while maintaining flexibility to adjust to changing drought conditions. Any adjustments that involve a reduction in flows from Jordan Dam will be achieved by ramping down the flows at an acceptable rate until the new target flow is achieved. The licensee is also proposing to facilitate conference calls with the resource agencies to discuss project flow releases and operations and to address drought-related issues. APC would also provide appropriate notice to the public of periods in which flows below the dam may be modified.

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/​elibrary.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/​ Start Printed Page 9770 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 surrender. 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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Dated: February 15, 2011.

Kimberly D. Bose,

Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 2011-3886 Filed 2-18-11; 8:45 am]

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