Notice of Proposed Restricted Service List for a Programmatic Agreement for Managing Properties Included in or Eligible for Inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places

October 8, 2009.

Rule 2010 of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (Commission) Rules of Practice and Procedure provides that, to eliminate unnecessary expense or improve administrative efficiency, the Secretary may establish a restricted service list for a particular phase or issue in a proceeding. [1] The restricted service list should contain the names of persons on the service list who, in the judgment of the decisional authority establishing the list, are active participants with respect to the phase or issue in the proceeding for which the list is established.

The Commission staff is consulting with the Alaska State Historic Preservation Officer (hereinafter, SHPO) and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (hereinafter, Council) pursuant to the Council's regulations, 36 CFR part 800, implementing section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, as amended,(16 U.S.C. section 470 f), to prepare and execute a programmatic agreement for managing properties included in, or eligible for inclusion in, the National Register of Historic Places at the Takatz Lake Hydroelectric Project No. 13234-001.

The programmatic agreement, when executed by the Commission and the SHPO, would satisfy the Commission's section 106 responsibilities for all individual undertakings carried out in accordance with the license until the license expires or is terminated (36 CFR. 800.13[e]). The Commission's responsibilities, pursuant to section 106 for the Takatz Lake Hydroelectric Project, would be fulfilled through the programmatic agreement, which the Commission proposes to draft in consultation with certain parties listed below. The executed programmatic agreement would be incorporated into any Order issuing a license.

The City and Borough of Sitka, as applicant for the Takatz Lake Hydroelectric Project No. 13234-001, is invited to participate in consultations to develop the programmatic agreement. For the purpose of commenting on the programmatic agreement, we propose to restrict the service list for the aforementioned project as follows:

Don Klima or Representative, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, The Old Post Office Building, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Suite 803, Washington, DC 20004.

Judith Bittner, SHPO or Representative, Office of History Archaeology, 550 W. 7th Avenue, Suite 1310, Anchorage, AK 99501.

Christopher Brewton, Utility Manager or Representative, City and Borough of Sitka, 105 Jarvis Street, Sitka, AK 99835.

Mark McCallum, Heritage Program Manager, Tongass National Forest, P.O. Box 309, Petersburg, AK 99833.

Jay Kinsman, District Archaeologist, Tongass National Forest, Sitka Ranger District, 204 Siginaka Way, Sitka, AK 99835.

Any person on the official service list for the above-captioned proceeding may request inclusion on the restricted service list, or may request that a restricted service list not be established, by filing a motion to that effect within 15 days of this notice date. In a request for inclusion, please identify the reason(s) why there is an interest to be included. Also, please identify any concerns about historic properties, including properties of traditional religious and cultural importance to an Indian tribe. If historic properties would be identified within the motion, please use a separate page, and label it NON-PUBLIC Information.

The original and eight copies of any such motion must be filed with Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary of the Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426, and must be served on each person whose name appears on the official service list. Please put the following on the first page: Takatz Lake Hydroelectric Project No. 13234-001. Motions 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.

If no such motions are filed, the restricted service list will be effective at the end of the 15 day period. Otherwise, a further notice will be issued ruling on any motion or motions filed within the 15 day period.

Kimberly D. Bose,

Secretary.

Footnotes

1. 18 CFR section 385.2010.

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