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[Federal Register: August 15, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 158)]
[Page 42853]
 >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

August 9, 2001.
     Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been
filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection.
     a. Type of Application: New Minor License.
     b. Project No.: 3516-008.
     c. Date Filed: October 3, 2000.
     d. Applicant: City of Hart, Michigan.
     e. Name of Project: Hart Hydroelectric Project.
     f. Location: On the South Branch of the Pentwater River, in Oceana
County, near Hart, Michigan. The project does not affect federal lands.
     g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act 16 U.S.C. 791 (a)-825(r).
     h. Applicant Contact: Reid S. Charles II, City Manager, City of
Hart, 407 State Street, Hart, Michigan 49420, (231) 873-2488.
     i. FERC Contact: Steve Kartalia, (202) 219-2942 or
<A HREF="mailto:stephen.kartalia@FERC.fed.us">stephen.kartalia@FERC.fed.us</A>.
     j. Deadline for filing comments, recommendations, terms and
conditions, and prescriptions: 60 days from the issuance 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 require all intervenors filing
documents with the Commission to serve a copy of that document on each
person 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.
     Comments, recommendations, terms and conditions, and prescriptions
may be filed electronically via the Internet in lieu of paper. See 18
CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission's web
site (<A HREF="http://www.ferc.gov">http://www.ferc.gov</A>) under the 
``e-Filing'' link.
     k. This application has been accepted, and is ready for
environmental analysis at this time.
     l. The existing Hart Hydroelectric Project consists of: (1) A 580-
foot-long earthen dam; (2) a 40-foot-long concrete-lined spillway; (3)
a 240-acre reservoir; (4) a powerhouse containing 2 S. Morgan Smith
vertical shaft turbines and 2 generators, with a total hydraulic
capacity of 135 cubic feet per second and an installed generating
capacity of 320 kilowatts; (5) a 1-mile-long transmission line that
connects the project with the Hart Diesel Plant; and (5) appurtenant
facilities. The applicant estimates that the total average annual
generation is between 350,000 and 400,000 kilowatthours. The project
operates in a run-of-river mode and all generated power is distributed
to customers of the City of Hart Electric Department via the City's
transmission and distribution system.
     m. A copy of the application is on file with the Commission and is
available for public inspection. This filing may also be viewed on the
web at <A HREF="http://www.ferc.gov">http://www.ferc.gov</A> using the 
``RIMS'' link--select ``Docket #''
and follow the instructions (call 202-208-2222 for assistance). A copy
is also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in
item h above.
     n. 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
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. 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.

Linwood A. Watson, Jr.,
Acting Secretary.
[FR Doc. 01-20459 Filed 8-14-01; 8:45 am]

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