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PPL Montana, LLC; Notice of Petition for Declaratory Order

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Take notice that on April 26, 2012, pursuant to Rule 207 of the Commission's Rules of Practices and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.207, PPL Montana, LLC, submitted a petition requesting the Commission to issue a declaratory order that (1) issues relating to compliance with the standards of the Commission's Uniform System of Accounts (USoA) are not within the scope of issues to be decided by the board of arbitration, as that board is described in Ordering Paragraph (C)(3)(a) of the License and (2) that licensee costs of environmental mitigation required under Articles 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 70, 71, 72, 73 and 76 of the License, to the extent (i) properly accounted for under the USoA as a capitalized cost of the Kerr Project and (ii) not authorized by the Montana Public Service Commission to be recovered by the Montana Power Company from its customers, are properly included in the calculation of the “Conveyance Price” under Ordering Paragraph (C)(2) of the License.

Any person desiring to intervene or to protest this filing must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211, 385.214). Protests will be considered by the Commission in determining the appropriate action to be taken, but will not serve to make protestants parties to the proceeding. Any person wishing to become a party must file a notice of intervention or motion to intervene, as appropriate. Such notices, motions, or protests must be filed on or before the comment date. On or before the comment date, it is not necessary to serve motions to intervene or protests on persons other than the Applicant.

The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests and interventions in lieu of paper using the “eFiling” link at Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and 14 copies of the protest or intervention to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426.

This filing is accessible on-line at, using the “eLibrary” link and is available for review in the Commission's Public Reference Room in Washington, DC. There is an “eSubscription” link on the Web site that enables subscribers to receive email notification when a document is added to a subscribed docket(s). For assistance with any FERC Online service, please email, or call (866) 208-3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502-8659.

Comment Date: 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on May 28, 2012.

Dated: May 4, 2012.

Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,

Deputy Secretary.

[FR Doc. 2012-11295 Filed 5-9-12; 8:45 am]