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Wisconsin Public Service Corp.; 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. Application Type: Amendment of Recreation Plan.

b. Project No: 1957-010.

c. Date Filed: January 4, 2013, and supplemented on October 16, 2013.

d. Applicant: Wisconsin Public Service Corp.

e. Name of Project: Otter Rapids Hydroelectric Project.

f. Location: The Otter Rapids Hydroelectric Project is located on the Wisconsin River in Vilas and Oneida Counties, Wisconsin.

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

h. Applicant Contact: Shawn Puzen, Wisconsin Public Service Corp, 700 North Adams St., Green Bay, WI 54307, (920) 433-1094.

i. FERC Contact: Mark Carter at (678) 245-3083, or email: mark.carter@ferc.gov.

j. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, and protests: November 29, 2013.

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. 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. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or toll free at 1-866-208-3676, or for TTY, (202) 502-8659. Although the Commission strongly encourages electronic filing, documents may also be paper-filed. To paper-file, mail an original and seven copies to: Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. Please include the project number (P-1957-010) on any comments, motions, or recommendations filed.

The Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure require all intervenors filing documents with the Commission to serve a copy of that document on each person whose name appears on the official service list for the project. Further, if an intervenor 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.

k. Description of Request: Wisconsin Public Service Corp. (licensee) proposes to amend its recreation plan by permanently closing public access to the existing fishing platforms located downstream of the project dam (i.e., the pier located in the river channel and the pier located alongside the back of the powerhouse) and install a new fishing platform on the south bank of the river downstream of the powerhouse. Also, the licensee proposes to relocate the existing self-guided tour facilities from inside the powerhouse to outside of the powerhouse next to the proposed tailrace fishing platform. As reasons for its proposed changes, the licensee cites public safety and project security concerns.

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 using the “eLibrary” link. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the docket number field (P-1957) to access the document. You may also register online at http://www.ferc.gov/​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 email 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. Agencies may obtain copies of the application directly from the applicant.

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, respectively. 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 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 commenting, 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. Any filing made by an intervenor 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 385.2010.

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Dated: October 30, 2013.

Kimberly D. Bose,

Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 2013-26457 Filed 11-4-13; 8:45 am]

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