[Federal Register Volume 63, Number 110 (Tuesday, June 9, 1998)]
[Page 31461]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 98-15218]

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Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
[Project No. 2232-346]

Duke Energy Corporation; Notice of Availability of Environmental 

June 3, 1998.
    An environmental assessment (EA) is available for public review. 
The EA was prepared for an application filed on May 30 1997, by the 
Duke Energy Corporation, licensee for the Catawba-Wateree Hydroelectric 
Project. In its application, the licensee requests permission from the 
Commission to allow Crescent Resources, Inc. (Crescent) to dredge a 
0.69 acre area of lake bottom to improve boat access to previously 
approved, yet unconstructed, boat slips. About 7,500 cubic yards of 
lake bottom would be removed. By order dated September 7, 1996, the 
Commission granted the licensee permission to allow Crescent to 
construct a boat ramp and 191 boat slips at the subject site to 
accommodate the residents of Harbour Subdivision. After further 
evaluation, Crescent determined that dredging is needed to provide 
adequate boat access to some of the slips. The EA considers the 
environmental effects of constructing and using the floating slips as 
well as the proposed dredging activity.
    The EA finds that the proposed action would not constitute a major 
Federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human 
    The EA was written by staff in the Office of Hydropower Licensing, 
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Copies of the EA can be obtained 
by calling the Commission's Public Reference Room at (202) 208-1371.
David P. Boergers,
Acting Secretary.
[FR Doc. 98-15218 Filed 6-8-98; 8:45 am]