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[Federal Register: August 17, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 160)]
[Notices]
[Page 50194-50195]
 >From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
[DOCID:fr17au00-67]
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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
August 11, 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.: 2589-024.
c. Date filed: July 29, 1999.
d. Applicant: Marquette Board of Light and Power.
e. Name of Project: Marquette Hydroelectric Project.
f. Location: On the Dead River, near the City of Marquette,
Marquette County, Michigan. The project would not utilize federal
lands.
g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791(a)-825(r).
h. Applicant Contact: David E. Hickey, Executive Director,
Marquette Board of Light and Power, 2200 Wright Street, Marquette,
Michigan 49855; (906) 228-0322.
i. FERC Contact: Lee Emery, E-mail address: lee.emery@ferc.fed.us,
or telephone (202) 219-2779.
j. Deadline for 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
interveners 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 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.
k. Status of environmental analysis: This application has been
accepted for filing and is ready for environmental analysis at this
time.
1. Description of the Project: The Marquette Project consists of
two hydropower developments: the No. 2 (Forestville) development at
river mile (RM) 2.5 and the No. 3 (Tourist Park) development at RM 1.0.
The No. 2 development, which is located immediately downstream of
the Dead River Project's (FERC Project no. 10855) McClure development,
consists of the following existing facilities: (1) a 202-foot-long, 62
foot-high concrete-capped Cyclopean masonry dam comprising: (a) a 197-
foot-long concrete retaining wall, (b) a 75-foot-long training wall,
and a (c) 33-foot-wide intake for the penstock with inclined trashracks
having 1.5-inch clear spaced steel bars, a head gate, and hoist. The
masonry dam, which functions as an uncontrolled spillway during
extremely high flows, has a spillway crest elevation of 771.0 feet
National Geodetic Vertical Datum (NGVD). It is founded on, and anchored
to, the bedrock; (2) one 90-inch-diameter, wood-stave penstock that is
approximately 4,200 feet long and conveys water from the intake
structure to a concrete surge tank; (3) two 440-foot-long, 78-inch-
diameter steel penstocks that convey water from the surge tank to
Powerhouse No. 2; (4) Powerhouse No. 2, a 40-foot by 96-foot
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reinforced concrete and brick structure that contains two turbines,
with a combined capacity of 3.2 MW; (5) a 110-acre reservoir; and (6)
appurtenant facilities.
The No. 3 development consists of the following existing
facilities: (1) a dam that includes (looking from left to right
downstream): (a) a 37-foot-long spillway left dike that has a crest
elevation of 642.82 feet and a reinforced concrete core wall with a top
elevation of 641.84 feet; (b) a concrete ogee uncontrolled spillway
that is 80 feet long and has a crest elevation of 638.84 feet (its
maximum height is 21 feet above the streambed); (c) a spillway section
that contains two 10-foot-high by 10-foot-wide Taintor gates (rollway
crest beneath gates is at elevation 629.84 feet) and electric hoists;
(d) a 758-foot-long spillway right dike that has a crest elevation of
642.84 feet and a reinforced concrete wall (crest width 13.5 feet); and
(e) a reinforced concrete intake structure that has a single 20-foot-
wide by 17-foot-high bay, inclined trashracks having 2.0-inch clear
spaced steel bars, and a horizontally hinged gate with a dedicated
electric hoist; (2) one 8-foot-diameter, 150-foot-long steel penstock
that is supported on 9 reinforced-concrete pedestals and conveys water
from the intake to Powerhouse No. 3; (3) Powerhouse No. 3, a 28-foot by
40-foot reinforced-concrete and brick structure containing one 700 kW
vertical generating unit; (4) a 100-acre reservoir; and (5) appurtenant
facilities.
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, 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 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
``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, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20426.
An additional copy must be sent to Director, Division of Environmental
Engineering Review, 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,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 00-20908 Filed 8-16-00; 8:45 am]
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