[Federal Register Volume 64, Number 67 (Thursday, April 8, 1999)]
[Notices]
[Pages 17158-17159]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 99-8710]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission


Notice of Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Motions 
to Intervene and Protests

April 2, 1999.
    Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been 
filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection:
    a. Type of Application: Preliminary Permit.
    b. Project No.: P-11668-000.
    c. Date Filed: February 1, 1999.
    d. Applicant: Universal Electric Power Corporation.
    e. Name of Project: Ballville Dam.
    f. Location: On the Sandusky River in Sandusky County, Ohio.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. Secs. 791(a)-
825(r).
    h. Applicant Contact: Mr. Ronald S. Feltenberger, Universal 
Electric Power Corp., 1145 Highbrook Street, Akron, OH 44301, (330) 
535-7115.
    i. FERC Contact: Any questions on this notice should be addressed 
to Charles T. Raabe, E-mail address, Charles.Raabe@ferc.fed.us, or 
telephone (202) 219-2811.
    j. Deadline Date: 60 days from the issuance date of this notice.
    k. Description of Project: The proposed project would consist of: 
(1) the existing 423-foot-long, 34-foot-high concrete-gravity type dam; 
(2) a reservoir having an 89-acre surface area and a 524-acre-foot 
storage capacity at normal pool elevation 640.7-feet m.s.l.; (3) two 
new 22-foot-long, 47-inch-diameter steel penstocks; (4) a new 12-foot-
long, 12-foot-wide, 10-foot-high powerhouse containing two generating 
units with a total installed capacity of 2,000-kW; (5) a new discharge 
apron; (6) a new 1-mile-long, 14.7-kV transmission line; and (7) 
appurtenant facilities. The existing facilities are owned by the city 
of Freemont, Ohio.
    Applicant estimates that the average annual generation would be 13 
GWh and that the cost of the studies to be performed under the terms of 
the permit would be $1,000,000. Project energy would be sold to utility 
companies, corporations, municipalities, aggregators, or similar 
entities.
    l. 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, D.C. 
20426, or by calling (202) 208-1371. This filing 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.
    m. This notice also consists of the following standard paragraphs: 
A5, A7, A9, A10, B, C, and D2.
    A5. Preliminary Permit--Anyone desiring to file a competing 
application for preliminary permit for a proposed project must submit 
the competing application itself, or a notice of intent to file such an 
application, to the Commission on or before the specified comment date 
for the particular application (see 18 CFR 4.36). Submission of a 
timely notice of intent allows an interested person to file the 
competing preliminary permit application no later than 30 days after 
the specified comment date for the particular application. A competing 
preliminary permit application must conform with 18 CFR 4.30(b) and 
4.36.
    A7. Preliminary Permit--Any qualified development applicant 
desiring to file a competing development application must submit to the 
Commission, on or before a specified comment date for the

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particular application, either a competing development application or a 
notice of intent to file such an application. Submission of a timely 
notice of intent to file a development application allows an interested 
person to file the competing application no later than 120 days after 
the specified comment date for the particular application. A competing 
license application must conform with 18 CFR 4.30(b) and 4.36.
    A9. Notice of intent--A notice of intent must specify the exact 
name, business address, and telephone number of the prospective 
applicant, and must include an unequivocal statement of intent to 
submit, if such an application may be filed, either a preliminary 
permit application or a development application (specify which type of 
application). A notice of intent must be served on the applicant(s) 
named in this public notice.
    A10. Proposed Scope of Studies under Permit--A preliminary permit, 
if issued, does not authorize construction. The term of the proposed 
preliminary permit would be 36 months. The work proposed under the 
preliminary permit would include economic analysis, preparation of 
preliminary engineering plans, and a study of environmental impacts. 
Based on the results of these studies, the Applicant would decide 
whether to proceed with the preparation of a development application to 
construct and operate the project.
    B. Comments, Protests, or Motions to Intervene--Anyone may submit 
comments, a protest, or a motion to intervene in accordance with the 
requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.210, .211, 
.214. In determining the appropriate action to take, the Commission 
will consider all protests or other comments filed, but only those who 
file a motion to intervene in accordance with the Commission's Rules 
may become a party to the proceeding. Any comments, protests, or 
motions to intervene must be received on or before the specified 
comment date for the particular application.
    C. Filing and Service of Responsive Documents--Any filings must 
bear in all capital letters the title ``COMMENTS'', ``NOTICE OF INTENT 
TO FILE COMPETING APPLICATION'', ``COMPETING APPLICATION'', 
``PROTEST'', ``MOTION TO INTERVENE'', as applicable, and the Project 
Number of the particular application to which the filing refers. Any of 
the above-named documents must be filed by providing the original and 
the number of copies provided 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 Project Review, Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission, at the above-mentioned address. A copy of any notice of 
intent, competing application or motion to intervene must also be 
served upon each representative of the Applicant specified in the 
particular application.
    D2. Agency Comments--Federal, state, and local agencies are invited 
to file comments on the described application. A copy of the 
application may be obtained by agencies directly from the Applicant. If 
an agency does not file comments within the time specified for filing 
comments, it will be presumed to have no comments. One copy of an 
agency's comments must also be sent to the Applicant's representatives.
Linwood A. Watson, Jr.,
Acting Secretary.
[FR Doc. 99-8710 Filed 4-7-99; 8:45 am]
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