[Federal Register Volume 64, Number 109 (Tuesday, June 8, 1999)]
[Notices]
[Page 30505]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 99-14422]



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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
[Project No. 2674]


Green Mountain Power Corporation; Notice of Authorization for 
Continued Project Operation

June 2, 1999.
    On May 30, 1997, Green Mountain Power Corporation, licensee for the 
Vergennes Project No. 2674, filed an application for a new or 
subsequent license pursuant to the Federal Power Act (FPA) and the 
Commission's regulations thereunder. Project No. 2674 is located on 
Otter Creek in Addison County, Vermont.
    The license for Project No. 2674 was issued for a period ending May 
31, 1999. Section 15(a)(1) of the FPA, 16 U.S.C. 808(a)(1), requires 
the Commission, at the expiration of a license term, to issue from year 
to year an annual license to the then licensee under the terms and 
conditions of the prior license until a new license is issued, or the 
project is otherwise disposed of as provided in Section 15 or any other 
applicable section of the FPA. If the project's prior license waived 
the applicability of Section 15 of the FPA, then, based on Section 9(b) 
of the Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. 558(c), and as set forth 
at 18 CFR 16.21(a), if the licensee of such project has filed an 
application for a subsequent license, the licensee may continue to 
operate the project in accordance with the terms and conditions of the 
license after the minor or minor part license expires, until the 
Commission acts on its application. If the licensee of such a project 
has not filed an application for a subsequent license, then it may be 
required, pursuant to 18 CFR 16.21(b), to continue project operations 
until the Commission issues someone else a license for the project or 
otherwise orders disposition of the project.
    If the project is subject to section 15 of the FPA, notice is 
hereby given that an annual license for Project No. 2674 is issued to 
Green Mountain Power Corporation for a period effective June 1, 1999, 
through May 31, 2000, or until the issuance of a new license for the 
project or other disposition under the FPA, whichever comes first. If 
issuance of a new license (or other disposition) does not take place on 
or before May 31, 2000, notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 18 CFR 
16.18(c), an annual license under section 15(a)(1) of the FPA is 
renewed automatically without further order or notice by the 
Commission, unless the Commission orders otherwise.
    If the project is not subject to Section 15 of the FPA, notice is 
hereby given that Green Mountain Power Corporation is authorized to 
continue operation of the Vergennes Project No. 2674 until such time as 
the Commission acts on its application for subsequent license.
Linwood A. Watson, Jr.,
Acting Secretary.
[FR Doc. 99-14422 Filed 6-7-99; 8:45 am]
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