[Federal Register Volume 64, Number 246 (Thursday, December 23, 1999)]
[Notices]
[Pages 72076-72077]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 99-33263]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission


Notice of Application Accepted for Filing, Soliciting Motions To 
Intervene and Protests, Comments, Final Terms and Conditions, 
Recommendations and Prescriptions

December 17, 1999.
    Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been 
filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection:
    a. Type of Application: Original major License.
    b. Project No.: 11588-001.
    c. Date filed: October 29, 1999.
    d. Applicant: Alaska Power and Telephone Co.
    e. Name of Project: Otter Creek Hydroelectric Project.
    f. Location: On Kasidaya Creek, about 3 miles from the City of 
Skagway, on Taiya Inlet, in the First Judicial District of the State of 
Alaska. The project would use about 6.0 acres of Federal land within 
the Tongass National Forest.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 USC Secs. 791(a)-
825(r).
    h. Applicant Contact: Alaska Power & Telephone Company, Glen D. 
Martin, Project Manager, 191 Otto Street, P.O. Box 3222, Port Townsend, 
WA 98368, (360) 385-1733.
    i. FERC Contact: Gaylord W. Hoisington, gaylord. 
hoisington@ferc.fed.us, or (202) 219-2756.
    j. Deadline for filing interventions, protests, 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 
intervenors 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 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.
    k. The project would consist of the following new facilities: (1) 
An 80-foot-long, 10-foot-high impoundment structure at approximately 
550 feet above mean sea level; (2) an 0.18-acre reservoir with a total 
storage capacity of 0.92 acre feet; (3) an intake at the impoundment 
structure; (4) an orifice to continuously release 5 cubic feet per 
second at the impoundment structure; (5) a 3,500-foot-long, 40-inch-
diameter penstock; (6) a 60-foot-long, 80-foot-wide metal powerhouse 
structure to house a 3.0-megawatt Turgo turbine; (7) a 200-foot by 100-
foot staging area around the powerhouse; (8) a 50-foot-long to 75-foot-
long tailrace; (9) a pad-mounted step-up transformer; (10) a 200-foot-
long underground cable; (11) 3 helicopter pads; and (12) other 
appurtenances.
    l. A copy of the application is available for inspection and 
reproduction at the Commission's Public Reference Room, located at 888 
First Street, NE, Room 2A, Washington, D.C. 20426, or by calling (202) 
208-1371. The application may be viewed 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.
    Development Application--Any qualified applicant desiring to file a 
competing application must submit to the Commission, on or before the 
specified deadline date for the particular application, a competing 
development application, or a notice of intent to file such an 
application. Submission of a timely notice allows an interested person 
to file the competing development application no later than 120 days 
after the specified deadline date for the particular application. 
Applications for preliminary permits will not be accepted in response 
to this notice.
    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, a development application. A notice of 
intent must be served on the applicant(s) named in this public notice.
    Comments, Protest, 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 Procedures, 18 CFR 385.210, .211, 
.214. In determining the appropriate action to take, the Commission 
will consider all protest 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, protest, or motions 
to intervene must be received on or before the specified comment date 
for the particular application.
    Filing and Service of Response Documents--The Commission is 
requesting final comments, final reply comments, final 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.

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    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 
``PROTEST,'' ``MOTION TO INTERVENE,'' ``NOTICE OF INTENT TO FILE 
COMPETING APPLICATION,'' ``COMPETING APPLICATION,'' ``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 protesting or intervening; (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, NE, Washington, DC 20426. A copy of any protest or 
motion to intervene must be served upon each representative of the 
applicant specified in the particular application. A copy of all other 
filings in reference to this application must be accompanied by proof 
of service on all persons listed in 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. 99-33263 Filed 12-22-99; 8:45 am]
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