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Idaho Power Company; Notice of Application for Amendment of License 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. Type of Application: Amendment to article 410 of the project license.

b. Project No: 18-095.

c. Date Filed: July 12, 2011.

d. Applicant: Idaho Power Company of Boise, Idaho.

e. Name of Project: Twin Falls Hydroelectric Project.

f. Location: This project is located on the Snake River in Jerome County, Idaho.

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

h. Applicant Contact: Nathan F. Gardiner, Attorney, Idaho Power Company, P.O. Box 70, Boise, ID 83702, 208-388-2975,

i. FERC Contact: Any questions on this notice should be addressed to Mr. Lorance Yates, 678-245-3084,

j. Deadline for filing comments and or motions: September 12, 2011.

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 ( under the “e-filing” link. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings.

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​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​docs-filing/​ecomment.asp. You must include your name and contact information at the end of your comments. Please include the project number (P-18-095) on any comments or motions filed.

k. Description of Application: The licensee requests that the definition of “peak viewing times” in article 410 of the Twin Falls Project license be amended. This request would eliminate the requirement for aesthetic flows during the low-visitation season (September through March) and reduce the number of viewing hours during the high-visitation season (April through August). Currently, article 410 requires the licensee to maintain flows that average 300 cubic feet per second (cfs) over Twin Falls from 8 a.m. to 30 minutes after sunset each day, 7 days a week, April 1 through August 31, and 8 a.m. to 30 minutes after sunset on all Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, September 1 through March 31 (peak viewing times). At no time during these peak viewing times is the flow over Twin Fails to fall below 270 cfs or inflow, whichever is less, nor should flows average less than 300 cfs, or inflows less 200 cfs. The licensee is requesting that peak viewing times in article 410 be changed to require minimum flows over Twin Falls from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., 7 days a week, April 1 through August 31 and no minimum flows the remainder of the year. No change in flow rates is requested.

l. Locations of the Application: A 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 using the “eLibrary” link. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits (P-18) in the docket number field to access the document. You may also register online at​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, 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 amendment application. 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: August 11, 2011.

Kimberly D. Bose,


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[FR Doc. 2011-20977 Filed 8-16-11; 8:45 am]