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E-M:/ Webber Dam on Grand River near Portland

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Federal Register: February 2, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 22)]
[Page 4957-4958]
 >From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Notice of Application Ready for Environmental Analysis and
Soliciting Comments, Recommendations, Terms and Conditions, and
January 27, 2000.
Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been
filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection:
a. Type of Application: New Major License.
b. Project No.: 2566-010.
c. Date filed: March 30, 1999.
d. Applicant: Consumers Energy Company.
e. Name of Project: Webber Hydroelectric Project.
f. Location: On the Grand River, in Lyons and Portland Townships,
near the City of Portland, Ionia County, Michigan. The project would
not utilize federal lands.
g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. Secs. 791(a)-
h. Applicant Contact: David Battige, Consumers Energy Company,
Hydro Operations, 330 Chestnut Street, Cadillac, MI 49601, (616) 779-
i. FERC Contact: Tom Dean, thomas.dean@ferc.fed.us. (202) 219-2778.
j. Deadline for filing comments, recommendations, terms and
conditions, and prescriptions: 60 days from the issuance date of this
All documents (original and eight copies) should be filed with:
David P. Boergers, Secretary Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888
First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20426.
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. Status of environmental analysis: This application has been
accepted for filing is now ready for environmental analysis.
l. Description of the Project: The project consists of the
following existing facilities: (1) a 32-foot-high, 1,200-foot-long dam
comprising: (a) a 157-foot-long concrete powerhouse section, (b) a 313-
foot-long concrete spillway with 10 Taintor gates and one hydraulic
flap gate, and (c) two earth embankment sections having a combined
total length of 730 feet; (2) a 7-mile-long reservoir having a 660-acre
surface area at a normal pool elevation of 684.4 feet USGS; (3) a
powerhouse containing two generating units with a total installed
capacity of 3,250 kW; and (4) other appurtenances.
m. 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,
D.C. 20246, or by calling (202) 208-1371. The application may be viewed
on the web at http://www.ferc.fed.us/online/rims.htm (call (202) 208-
2222 for assistance). A copy is also available for inspection and
reproduction at the address in item h above.
Filing and Service of Responsive Documents--The application is
ready for environmental analysis at this time, and the Commission is
requesting comments, reply comments, recommendations, terms and
conditions, and prescriptions.
The Commission directs, pursuant to Section 4.34(b) of the
Regulations (see Order No. 533 issued May 8, 1991, 56 FR 23108, May 20,
1991) that all comments, recommendations, terms and conditions and
prescriptions concerning the application be filed with the Commission
within 60 days from the issuance date of this notice. All reply
comments must be filed with the Commission within 105 days from the
date of this notice.
Anyone may obtain an extension of time for these deadlines from the
Commission only upon a showing of good cause or extraordinary
circumstances in accordance with 18 CFR 385.2008.
All filings must (1) bear in all capital letters the title
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``PRESCRIPTIONS;'' (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 submitting the filing; and (4) otherwise comply with the
requirements of 18 CFR 385.2001 through 385.2005. All comments,
recommendations, terms and conditions or prescriptions must set forth
their evidentiary basis and otherwise comply with the requirements of
18 CFR 4.34(b). Agencies may obtain copies of the application directly
from the applicant. Any of these documents must be filed by providing
the original and the number of copies required by the Commission's
regulations to: The Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission,
888 First Street, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20426. An additional copy must
be sent to Director, Division of Project Review, Office of Hydropower
Licensing, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, at the above address.
Each filing must be accompanied by proof of service on all persons
listed on the service list prepared by the Commission in this
proceeding, in accordance with 18 CFR 4.34(b), and 385.2010.
David P. Boergers,
[FR Doc. 00-2188 Filed 2-1-00; 8:45 am]

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