[Federal Register Volume 63, Number 158 (Monday, August 17, 1998)]
[Page 43934]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 98-21964]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
[Project No. 2042-010 Washington]

Public Utility District No. 1 of Pend Oreille County; Notice of 
Availability of Draft Environmental Assessment

August 10, 1998.
    In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 
and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's regulations, 18 CFR Part 
380 (Order No. 486, 52 F.R. 47910), the Office of Hydropower Licensing 
(OHL) reviewed the proposal to add project lands in the upstream 
portion of the project reservoir that were not included within the 
original project boundary for the Box Canyon Hydroelectric Project in 
Pend Oreille County, Washington. In addition, OHL reviewed an Offer of 
Settlement made by the parties to this proceeding. The Commission 
prepared a draft environmental assessment (DEA) for the proposed action 
and offer of settlement. In the DEA, the Commission concludes that 
approval of the proposed boundary change and offer of settlement will 
not constitute a major federal action significantly affecting the 
quality of the human environment.
    This DEA was written by staff in the Office of Hydropower Licensing 
(OHL). As such, the DEA is OHL staff's preliminary analysis of the 
licensee's proposed boundary change and the parties offer of 
settlement. No final conclusions have been made by the Commission 
regarding this matter.
    Should you wish to provide comments on the DEA, they should be 
filed within 30 days from the date of this letter. Comments should be 
addressed to: The Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 
First Street, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20426. Please include the project 
number (2042-010) on any comments filed.
    Copies of the DEA are available for review in the Reference and 
Information Center, Room 2A, of the Commission's offices at 888 First 
Street, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20426.
    For further information, please contact Jim Hastreiter at (503) 
326-5858, ext. 225 or George Taylor at (202) 219-2692.
David P. Boergers,
[FR Doc. 98-21964 Filed 8-14-98; 8:45 am]