UNITED STATES OF AMERICA FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION NOTICE OF APPLICATION OF OPERATING PLAN AND SOLICITING COMMENTS, MOTIONS TO INTERVENE, AND PROTESTS (April 17, 2007) Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been f...
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
NOTICE OF APPLICATION OF OPERATING PLAN AND
SOLICITING COMMENTS, MOTIONS TO INTERVENE,
(April 17, 2007)
Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection:
a. Application Type: Amendment of license for a change in water surface elevation limits for the upper reservoir.
b. Project No: 2360-167
c. Date Filed: October 19, 2006
d. Applicant: ALLETE, Inc.
e. Name of Project: St. Louis Project
f. Location: The project consisting of five headwater reservoirs and four hydroelectric developments is located in the St. Louis River Basin, in St. Louis and Carlton Counties, Minnesota, and in part on the Fond du Lac Indian reservation.
g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 USC §§ 791a - 825r
h. Applicant Contact: Mr. Thomas R. Hughes, Supervisor Hydro Operations, 30 West Superior Street, Duluth, MN 55802. Tel: (218) 722-5642, extension 2130.
i. FERC Contact: Any questions on this notice should be addressed to Vedula Sarma at (202) 502-6190 or email@example.com .
j. Deadline for filing comments and/or motions: May 18, 2007.
All documents (original and eight copies) should be filed with: Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20426.
The Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure require all interveners 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 intervener 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. A copy of any motion to intervene must also be served upon each representative of the Applicant specified in the particular application.
k. Description of Request: Pursuant Article 413 of the license, the licensee filed for Commission approval an Operating Plan for the St. Louis Project. The licensee says that based on consultations with the federal and state resource agencies and non-governmental organizations, the Plan reflects minor changes to the currently authorized ramping rates, minimum flows and headwater refill elevation at Whiteface development.
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, Room 2A, Washington, D.C. 20426, or by calling (202) 502-8371. This filing may also be viewed on the Commission's website 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. You may also register online at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/esubscription.asp to be notified via email of new filings and issuances related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, call 1-866-208-3676 or e-mail FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov , for TTY, call (202) 502-8659. A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in item (h) above.
m. Individuals desiring to be included on the Commission's mailing list should so indicate by writing to the Secretary of the Commission.
n. 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.
o. Any filings must bear in all capital letters the title "COMMENTS", "PROTEST", or "MOTION TO INTERVENE", as applicable, and the Project Number of the particular application to which the filing refers.
p. 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.
q. Comments, protests and interventions may be filed electronically via the Internet in lieu of paper. See, 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission's web site at http://www.ferc.gov under the "e-Filing" link.
Kimberly D. Bose
Published in the Pine Journal on April 25, 2007