City of Sandpoint; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications

April 15, 2010.

On February 26, 2010, and revised April 9, 2010, the City of Sandpoint filed an application for a preliminary permit, pursuant to section 4(f) of the Federal Power Act, proposing to study the feasibility of the Little Sand Creek Hydroelectric Project located on Little Sand Creek in Bonner County, Idaho. The existing dam is owned and operated by the City of Sandpoint. The sole purpose of a preliminary permit, if issued, is to grant the permit holder priority to file a license application during the permit term. A preliminary permit does not authorize the permit holder to perform any land-disturbing activities or otherwise enter upon lands or waters owned by others without the owners' express permission.

The proposed project would consist of the following:(1) An existing 50-foot-long, 30-foot-high concrete gravity dam; (2) a 0.15-acre reservoir; (3) an existing 2,500-foot-long 18-inch diameter steel intake pipe running from the dam to the water treatment plant will act as the project's penstock; (4) a powerhouse next to the water treatment plant containing a Pelton turbine and a 65-kilowatt generator; and (5) appurtenant facilities.

Applicant Contact: Matthew Mulder, Assistant City Engineer, City of Sandpoint, 1123 Lake Street, Sandpoint, ID 83864; phone: (208) 263-3471.

FERC Contact: Joseph C. Adamson, 202-502-8085.

Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, competing applications (without notices of intent), or notices of intent to file competing applications:60 days from the issuance of this notice. Competing applications and notices of intent must meet the requirements of 18 CFR 4.36. Comments, motions to intervene, notices of intent, and competing applications may be filed electronically via the Internet. See 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission's Web site (http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ferconline.asp) under the “eFiling” link. For a simpler method of submitting text only comments, click on “Quick Comment.” For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov; call toll-free at (866) 208-3676; or, for TTY, contact (202) 502-8659. Although the Commission strongly encourages electronic filing, documents may also be paper-filed. To paper-file, mail an original and eight copies to: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426.

More information about this project, including a copy of the application, can be viewed or printed on the “eLibrary” link of Commission's Web site at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/elibrary.asp. Enter the docket number (P-13667-000) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.

Kimberly D. Bose,

Secretary.

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