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Sabine River Authority of Texas, Sabine River Authority, State of Louisiana; Notice of Application Accepted for Filing, 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: Request for approval of Final Drought Contingency Plan.

b. Project No.: 2305-058.

c. Date Filed: December 15, 2016.

d. Applicant: Sabine River Authority of Texas, Sabine River Authority, State of Louisiana.

e. Name of Project: Toledo Bend Hydroelectric Project.

f. Location: Sabine River on the Texas-Louisiana border in Panola, Shelby, Sabine, and Newton Counties in Texas and DeSoto, Sabine, and Vernon Parishes in Louisiana.

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

h. Applicant Contact: Mr. Jim Brown, Compliance Officer, Toledo Bend Project Joint Operation, Sabine River Authority, Texas, P.O. Box 579, Orange, TX 77631-0579, (409) 746-2192,

i. FERC Contact: Mr. John Aedo, (415) 369-3335, or

j. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, protests, and recommendations is February 9, 2017. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file motions to intervene, protests, comments, or recommendations using the Commission's eFiling system at​docs-filing/​efiling.asp. 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. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at, (866) 208-3676 (toll free), or (202) 502-8659 (TTY). In lieu of electronic filing, please send a paper copy to: Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. Please include the project number (P-2305-058) on any comments, motions to intervene, protests, or recommendations filed. Comments emailed to Commission staff are not considered part of the Commission record.

k. Description of Request: The licensee requests Commission approval of its Drought Contingency Plan under License Article 416. The plan identifies the public access measures and reservoir public access measures that the licensees would implement during drought conditions. Specifically, the plan outlines actions that the licensee would implement when reservoir elevations drop to 168 feet-msl and lower, including changes to hydropower generation and water deliveries, implementation of conservation measures, public announcements, and agency notification.

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​docs-filing/​elibrary.asp. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document (P-2305-058). 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 email, 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 Start Printed Page 5556Commission in this proceeding, in accordance with 18 CFR 4.34(b) and 385.2010.

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Dated: January 10, 2017.

Kimberly D. Bose,


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[FR Doc. 2017-00933 Filed 1-17-17; 8:45 am]