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[Federal Register: May 22, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 99)]
[Page 28000-28001]
 From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]


Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
[Project No. 6514-009]

Notice of Application Tendered for Filing with the Commission,
Soliciting Additional Study Requests, and Establishing Procedural
Schedule for Relicensing and a Deadline for Submission of Final

May 15, 2003.
     Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been
filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection.
     a. Type of Application: Subsequent Minor License.
     b. Project No.: 6514-009.
     c. Date Filed: May 2, 2003.
     d. Applicant: City of Marshall, Michigan.
     e. Name of Project: City of Marshall Hydroelectric Project.
     f. Location: On the Kalamazoo River near the City of Marshall, in
Calhoun County, 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: Keith Zienert, Power Plant Superintendent,
City of Marshall, 906 S. Marshall, Marshall, MI 49068, (269) 781-8631;
or John Fisher, Chairman, Lawson-Fisher Associates P.C., 525 West
Washington Avenue, South Bend, IN 46601, (574)234-3167.
     i. FERC Contact: Peter Leitzke, (202) 502-6059 or <A 
     j. Cooperating agencies: We are asking Federal, state, local, and
tribal agencies with jurisdiction and/or special expertise with respect
to environmental issues to cooperate with us in the preparation of the
environmental document. Agencies who would like to request cooperating
status should follow the instructions for filing comments described in
item l below.
     k. Pursuant to section 4.32(b)(7) of 18 CFR of the Commission's
regulations, if any resource agency, Indian Tribe, or person believes
that an additional scientific study should be conducted in order to
form an adequate factual basis for a complete analysis of the
application on its merit, the resource agency, Indian Tribe, or person
must file a request for a study with the Commission not later than 60
days from the date of filing of the application, and serve a copy of
the request on the applicant.
     l. Deadline for filing additional study requests and requests for
cooperating agency status: July 2, 2003.
     All documents (original and eight copies) should be filed with:
Magalie R. Salas, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888
First Street, NE., Washington, DC, 20426. Please include the project
number (P-6514) on any documents filed.
     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.
     Additional study requests may be filed electronically via the
Internet in lieu of paper. The Commission strongly encourages
electronic filing.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. After logging into the e-Filing system, select ``Comment
on Filing'' from the Filing Type Selection screen and continue with the
filing process.''

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     m. This application is not ready for environmental analysis at this
     n. The existing City of Marshall Hydroelectric Project consists of
the following existing facilities: (1) The 12-foot-high, 215-foot-long
Perrin No. 1 Dam; (2) the 12-foot-high, 90-foot-long Perrin No. 2 Dam;
(3) a 130-acre reservoir with a normal pool elevation of 899 feet msl;
(4) a 140-foot-long canal-type forebay; (5) a powerhouse containing
three generating units with a total installed capacity of 463 kW; and
(6) other appurtenances.
     o. A copy of the application is available for review at the
Commission in the Public Reference Room or may be viewed on the
Commission's Web site at <A 
HREF="http://www.ferc.gov";>http://www.ferc.gov</A> using the ``FERRIS'' link.
Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the docket
number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC
Online Support at <A 
HREF="mailto:FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov";>FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov</A> or 
toll-free at (866)208-
3676, or for TTY, contact (202)502-8659. A copy is also available for
inspection and reproduction at the address in item h above.
     p. With this notice, we are initiating consultation with the
Michigan State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO), as required by
section 106, National Historic Preservation Act, and the regulations of
the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, 36 CFR 800.4.
     q. Procedural schedule and final amendments: The application will
be processed according to the following Hydro Licensing Schedule.
Revisions to the schedule will be made as appropriate.

Issue Acceptance or Deficiency Letter--October 2003
Issue Scoping Document--November 2003
Notice that application is ready for environmental analysis--February
Notice of the availability of the EA July 2004
Ready for Commission decision on the application--September 2004

     Unless substantial comments are received in response to the EA,
staff intends to prepare a single EA in this case. If substantial
comments are received in response to the EA, a final EA will be
prepared with the following modifications to the schedule.

Notice of the availability of the final EA--October 2004
Ready for Commission's decision on the application--November 2004
Final amendments to the application must be filed with the Commission
no later than 30 days from the issuance date of the notice of ready for
environmental analysis.
     Register online at <A 
to be
notified via email of new filings and issuances related to this or
other pending projects. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support at <A 
FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov</A> or toll-free at 1-866-208-3676, or for TTY,
(202) 502-8659.

Magalie R. Salas,
[FR Doc. 03-12827 Filed 5-21-03; 8:45 am]

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