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Public Utility District No. 1 of Lewis County, Washington; Notice of Application Accepted for Filing, Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Protests

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Start Preamble July 23, 2018.

Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and is available for public inspection:

a. Type of Application: Proposed Revisions to Whitewater Boating Take-Out Plan and Project Boundary.

b. Project No: 2833-108.

c. Date Filed: March 1 and 2, 2018, and supplemented on June 14, 2018.

d. Applicant: Public Utility District No. 1 of Lewis County, Washington (licensee).

e. Name of Project: Cowlitz Falls Hydroelectric Project.

f. Location: The project is located on the Cowlitz River in Lewis County Washington.

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

h. Applicant Contact: Joseph M. First, Project Superintendent, PUD No. 1 of Lewis County, P.O. Box 1387, Morton, WA 98356; (360) 497-5351.

i. FERC Contact: Jon Cofrancesco at (202) 502-8951, or

j. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, and protests: August 22, 2018.

The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file motions to intervene, protests, and comments 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. The first page of any filing should include docket number P-2833-108. Comments emailed to Commission staff are not considered part of the Commission record.

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: The licensee filed an application proposing revisions to the project's whitewater boating take-out site plan approved by the Commission's Order Modifying and Approving Plan for Whitewater Boating Take-out Site issued June 22, 2006. The proposed revisions would make changes to the existing approved Cooper Canyon Creek Take-Out Site, including unlimited open-gate access to the take-Start Printed Page 35629out site, elimination of existing boater insurance requirements, elimination of the 1000-foot-long portage from the existing parking area to the entrance to the access road (340 spur road), additional parking at the take-out site, and changes to the project boundary associated with the 340 spur road and parking area. In addition, the licensee requests Commission approval of its conceptual plans to develop two alternate take-out sites in the area for use when the Cooper Canyon Creek Take-Out Site is inaccessible.

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 website at using the “eLibrary” link. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits 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 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. 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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Kimberly D. Bose,


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[FR Doc. 2018-16108 Filed 7-26-18; 8:45 am]