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Herschel L. Webster; Revonda Amthor; Notice of Termination of Exemption by Implied Surrender and Soliciting Comments, Protests, and Motions To Intervene

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Take notice that the following hydroelectric proceeding has been initiated by the Commission:

a. Type of Proceeding: Termination of exemption by implied surrender.

b. Project No.: 4754-004.

c. Date Initiated: August 16, 2011.

d. Exemptee: Herschel L. Webster/Revonda Amthor.

e. Name and Location of Project: The Webster Lake Project is located on White Creek near Cleveland, in White County, Georgia.

f. Issued Pursuant to: 18 CFR 4.106.

g. Exemptee Contact Information: Mr. Herschel L. Webster, c/o Ms. Glenda Maher or Ms. Revonda Amthor, 245 Stephens Drive, Cleveland, GA 30528; phone (706) 865-4267.

h. FERC Contact: Diane M. Murray, (202) 502-8838, or

i. Deadline for filing comments, protests, and motions to intervene is 30 days from the issuance date of this notice. All documents 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​docs-filing/​efiling.asp. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings. If unable to be filed electronically, documents may be paper-filed. To paper-file, an original and seven copies should be sent to: The 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-4754-004) on any documents or motions filed.

j. Description of Existing Facilities: The inoperative project consists of the following existing facilities: (1) An earthfill dam approximately 339 feet long and 17 feet high with an ungated spillway about 150 feet long; (2) a reservoir of approximately 21 acres and a maximum storage capacity of approximately 171 acre-feet; (3) an approach channel approximately 1,000 feet long and 8 feet wide at the bottom; (4) a 3-foot-diameter, 355-foot-long steel penstock; (5) a powerhouse containing two generating units: Unit No. 1 consists of a 300-kW generator connected to a 190-kW turbine, and Unit No. 2 consists of a 200-kW generator connected to a 85-kW turbine; (6) a two-mile-long, 14.4-kV transmission line; and (7) appurtenant facilities.

k. Description of Proceeding: The exemptee is currently in violation of Standard Article 1 of its exemption granted on May 11, 1982 (19 FERC ¶62,223). Section 4.106 of the Commission's regulations, 18 CFR 4.106, provides, among other things, that the Commission reserves the right to revoke an exemption if any term or condition of the exemption is violated. The project has not operated since 1996 and has been abandoned by the exemptee. By not operating the project as proposed and authorized, the exemptee is in violation of the terms and conditions of the exemption.

On February 15, 2006, the Commission staff sent the exemptee a letter concerning the non-operating status of its project and requested information on its future plans for the project or for the surrender of the exemption. The exemptee did not file a response. On November 29, 2006, the Commission staff again sent a letter stating that the Commission may consider the failure of the exemptee to repair the project as its intent to surrender the exemption. The exemptee did not file a response.

On June 25, 2009, Commission staff required the exemptee to file a plan to address non-compliance issues within 45 days and again informed the exemptee that the Commission may consider its failure to address the non-compliance issues as its intent to surrender the exemption. The exemptee failed to respond. On April 12, 2011, Commission staff informed the exemptee that it was in violation of the terms and conditions of the exemption. The Commission required the exemptee to show cause within 30 days why the exemption should not be revoked. The exemptee did not file a response. To date, the exemptee has failed to file the information requested by Commission staff and the project remains inoperative.

l. This notice is available for review and reproduction at the Commission in the Public Reference Room, Room 2A, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. The filing may also be viewed on the Commission's Web site at​docs-filing/​elibrary.asp. Enter the docket number (P-4754) in the docket number field to access the notice. You may also register online at​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 toll-free 1-866-208-3676 or e-mail For TTY, call (202) 502-8659.

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, 385.211, and 385.214. In determining the appropriate action to take, the Commission will consider all protests 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 protests or motions to intervene must be received on or before the specified deadline date for the particular proceeding.

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 project number of the proceeding to which the filing responds; (3) furnish the name, address, and telephone number of the person commenting, protesting or intervening; and (4) otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 385.2001 through 385.2005. All comments, protests or motions to intervene must set forth their evidentiary basis and otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 4.34(b). All comments, protests, or motions to intervene should relate to project works, which are the subject of the termination of exemption. A copy of any protest or Start Printed Page 52658motion to intervene must be served upon each representative of the exemptee specified in item g above. 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 notice 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.

p. Agency Comments—Federal, state, and local agencies are invited to file comments on the described proceeding. If any agency does not file comments within the time specified for filing comments, it will be presumed to have no comments.

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Dated: August 17, 2011.

Kimberly D. Bose,


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[FR Doc. 2011-21499 Filed 8-22-11; 8:45 am]