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[Federal Register: February 2, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 22)]
[Notices]
[Page 4958-4959]
 >From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
[DOCID:fr02fe00-64]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Notice of Application Ready for Environmental Analysis and
Soliciting Comments, Recommendations, Terms and Conditions, and
Prescriptions
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: Original Minor License.
b. Project No.: 11616-000.
c. Date Filed: June 1, 1998.
d. Application: City of Portland, Michigan.
e. Name of Project: Portland Municipal Hydroelectric Project.
f. Location: On the Grand River, near the City of Portland, in
Ionia County. Michigan. The project would not utilized federal lands.
g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791(a)-825(r).
h. Applicant Contact: Glen Hendrix, Earth Tech Inc., 555 Glenwood
Hills
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Pkwy, Grand Rapids, MI 495,88, (616) 940-4406.
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
notice.
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 intervenors 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 the resource agency.
k. Status of environmental analysis: This application is ready for
environmental analysis at this time.
l. Description of the Project: The project consists of the
following existing facilities: (1) A 13-foot-high, 325-foot-long dam
with a concrete spillway; (2) a reservoir with a surface area of 90
acres, and a storage area of 140 acre-feet; (3) a powerhouse with a
forebay containing two generating units with a total installed capacity
of 375 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 Pubic
Reference Room, located at 888 First Street NE, Room 2A, Washington, DC
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 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
``COMMENTS'', ``REPLY COMMENTS'', ``RECOMMENDATIONS,'' ``TERMS AND
CONDITIONS,'' OR ``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 NE, Washington, DC 20426. An
additional copy must be sent to Director, Division of Project Review,
Office of Hydropower Licensing, Federal 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 385.20110.
David P. Boergers,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 00-2191 Filed 2-1-00; 8:45 am]
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