[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 214 (Tuesday, November 4, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 65593-65594]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-26255]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

 [Project No. 12569-001]


Public Utility District No. 1 of Okanogan County; Notice of 
Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Motions To Intervene and 
Protests

October 29, 2008.
    Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been 
filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection.
    a. Type of Application: Major License.
    b. Project No.: 12569-001.
    c. Date filed: August 22, 2008.
    d. Applicant: Public Utility District No. 1 of Okanogan County.
    e. Name of Project: Enloe Hydroelectric Project.
    f. Location: On the Similkameen River, near the Town of Oroville, 
Okanogan County, Washington. The project would occupy about 35.47 acres 
of federal land under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Bureau of Land 
Management.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791(a)-825(r).
    h. Applicant Contact: John R. Grubich, General Manager, Public 
Utility District No. 1 of Okanogan County, P.O. Box 912, Okanogan, WA 
98840, (509) 422-8485.
    i. FERC Contact: Dianne Rodman, 888 First Street, NE., Room 6B-02, 
Washington, DC 20426, (202) 502-6077, dianne.rodman@ferc.gov.
    Kim A. Nguyen, 888 First Street, NE., Room 61-01, Washington, DC 
20426, (202) 502-6105, kim.nguyen@ferc.gov.
    j. Deadline for filing motions to intervene and protests: 60 days 
from the issuance date of this notice.
    All documents (original and eight copies) should be filed with: 
Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 
First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426.
    The Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedures 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.
    Motions to intervene and protests may be filed electronically via 
the Internet in lieu of paper. The Commission strongly encourages 
electronic filings. See 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions 
on the Commission's Web site (http://www.ferc.gov) under the ``e-
Filing'' link.
    k. This application has been accepted for filing, but is not ready 
for environmental analysis at this time.
    l. The Enloe Project would consist of: (1) An existing 315-foot-
long and 54-foot-high concrete gravity arch dam with an integrated 276-
foot-long central overflow spillway with 5-foot-high flashboards; (2) 
an existing 76.6-acre reservoir (narrow channel of the Similkameen 
River) with a storage capacity of 775 acre-feet at 1049.3 feet mean sea 
level; (3) an 190-foot-long intake canal on the east abutment of the 
dam diverting flows into the penstock intake structure; (4) a 35-foot-
long by 30-foot-wide penstock intake structure; (5) two above-ground 
8.5-foot-diameter steel penstocks carrying flows from the intake to the 
powerhouse; (6) a powerhouse containing two vertical Kaplan turbine/
generator units with a total installed capacity of 9.0 megawatts; (7) a 
180-foot-long tailrace channel that would convey flows from the 
powerhouse to the Similkameen River, downstream of the Similkameen 
Falls; (8) a new substation adjacent to the powerhouse; (9) a new 100-
foot-long, 13.2-kilovolt primary transmission line from the substation 
connecting to an existing distribution line; (10) new and upgraded 
access roads, and (11) appurtenant facilities. The project is estimated 
to generate an average of 54 gigawatthours annually.
    m. A copy of the application is available for review at the 
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in the Public Reference Room or may be viewed on the Commission's Web 
site at http://www.ferc.gov using the ``eLibrary'' 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 FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or toll-free at 1-866-208-3676, 
or for TTY, (202) 502-8659. A copy is also available for inspection and 
reproduction at the address in item h above.
    You may also register online at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/
esubscription.asp to be notified via e-mail of new filings and 
issuances related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, 
contact FERC Online Support.
    n. Any qualified applicant desiring to file a competing application 
must submit to the Commission, on or before the specified intervention 
deadline date, a competing development application, or a notice of 
intent to file such an application. Submission of a timely notice of 
intent allows an interested person to file the competing development 
application no later than 120 days after the specified intervention 
deadline date. Applications for preliminary permits will not be 
accepted in response to this notice.
    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 a development application. A 
notice of intent must be served on the applicant(s) named in this 
public notice.
    Anyone may submit a protest or a motion to intervene in accordance 
with the requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 
385.210, 385.211, and 385.214. In determining the appropriate action to 
take, the Commission will consider all protests 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 protests or motions to 
intervene must be received on or before the specified deadline date for 
the particular application.
    When the application is ready for environmental analysis, the 
Commission will issue a public notice requesting comments, 
recommendations, terms and conditions, or prescriptions.
    All filings must (1) bear in all capital letters the title 
``PROTEST'' or ``MOTION TO INTERVENE,'' ``NOTICE OF INTENT TO FILE 
COMPETING APPLICATION,'' or ``COMPETING APPLICATION;'' (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; 
and (4) otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 385.2001 
through 385.2005. Agencies may obtain copies of the application 
directly from the applicant. A copy of any protest or motion to 
intervene must be served upon each representative of the applicant 
specified in the particular application.

Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
 [FR Doc. E8-26255 Filed 11-3-08; 8:45 am]
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