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Federal Register / Vol. 72, No.

122 / Tuesday, June 26, 2007 / Notices 35031

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE located at 4775 Lexington Road,


Winchester, Kentucky 40391, or the
Forest Service Rural Utilities Service following:
Julie Maruskin, Director, Clark County
Southwest Mississippi Resource East Kentucky Power Cooperative:
Library, 370 South Burns Avenue,
Advisory Committee Notice of Availability of an
Winchester, Kentucky 40391, (859)
Environmental Assessment
744–5661.
AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA. AGENCY: Rural Utilities Service, USDA. Sue Hays, Director, Madison County
ACTION: Meeting notice for the ACTION: Notice of Availability of an Library, 507 West Main Street,
Southwest Mississippi Resource Environmental Assessment for Public Richmond, Kentucky 40475, (859)
Advisory Committee under Section 205 Review. 623–6704.
of the Secure Rural Schools and Joan Tussey, Director, Garrard County
SUMMARY: The Rural Utilities Service Public Library, 101 Lexington Street,
Community Self Determination Act of
(RUS), an Agency delivering the United Lancaster, Kentucky 40444, (859)
2000 (Pub. L. 106–393).
States Department of Agriculture 792–3424.
(USDA) Rural Development Utilities SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Originally
SUMMARY: This notice is published in
Programs, hereinafter referred to as five CT units were considered in the EA.
accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Rural Development and/or Agency, has
Federal Advisory Committee Act. Due to the cancellation of Warren Rural
prepared an Environmental Assessment Electric Cooperative Corporation’s
Meeting notice is hereby given for the (EA) related to possible financial
Southwest Mississippi Resource (Warren) wholesale power contract with
assistance to East Kentucky Power EKPC, the need for the additional
Advisory Committee pursuant to Cooperative (EKPC) for the construction
Section 205 of the Secure Rural Schools peaking power has been partially
of two new combustion turbine electric delayed. Three of the originally
and Community Self Determination Act generating units (CTs) at its existing J.K.
of 2000, Public Law 106–393. Topics to proposed units have been removed from
Smith Electric Generating Station in consideration in the EA, and removed
be discussed include: general southern Clark County, Kentucky. The from the current application for RUS
information, possible Title II projects, proposed new units would utilize financing, as the need for the units is
and next meeting dates and agendas. natural gas as a fuel source and would not projected to occur until between
DATES: The meeting will be held on July each have a net electrical output of 2012 and 2014. Therefore, the federal
12, 2007, from 6 p.m. and end at between 82 and 98 megawatts. The action limited to this proposal is the two
approximately 9 p.m. proposed new units are needed to CT Units 9 & 10. The Smith to West
provide additional electric generating Garrard 345 kV transmission line will be
ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at capacity that would allow EKPC to meet combined with the Smith CT Units 9 &
the Franklin County Library, 106 First its projected electrical peaking demand 10 in the EA. The purpose of the
Street, Meadville, MS 39653. in the 2009–2011 period. EKPC is also proposed action is to provide additional
proposing to construct two new electric electric generating capacity to allow
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
switching stations, one at its existing EKPC to meet projected peaking
Mary Bell Lunsford, Committee
J.K. Smith Generating Station and one in demand in the 2009–2011 period and to
Coordinator, USDA, Homochitto
western Garrard County, Kentucky; and construct necessary transmission
National Forest, 1200 Highway 184 East,
a 36 mile, 345 kilovolt electric facilities to allow EKPC to deliver the
Meadville, MS 39653 (601–384–5876 ex.
transmission line that would extend additional electric power required
154).
through Clark, Madison, and Garrard during that period plus additional
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Counties, Kentucky, between the planned generation.
meeting is open to the public. proposed new switching stations. The The proposed CTs would be either
Committee discussion is limited to proposed new transmission facilities are model 7EA or model LMS100, both
Forest Service staff, Committee needed to provide an outlet for the manufactured by GE Energy. Each 7EA
members, and elected officials. additional electric power that would be would have a net electrical output of
However, persons who wish to bring generated at the J.K. Smith Station as a 82.2 MW at 59°F. Each LMS100 would
matters to the attention of the result of the installation of the proposed have a net electrical output of 97.8 MW
Committee may file written statements new CTs. EKPC is requesting USDA at 30°F. The CTs would be operated on
with the Committee staff before or after Rural Development to provide financial natural gas as a fuel source
the meeting. A public input session will assistance for the proposed project. approximately 2,000 hours per year.
be provided and individuals who made DATES: Written comments on this Notice Very short electric transmission
written requests by July 6, 2007, will must be received on or before July 26, connections consisting of approximately
have the opportunity to address the 2007. one span of overhead line would be
committee at that session. Individuals ADDRESSES: To obtain copies of the EA, constructed on-site to connect each of
wishing to speak or propose agenda or for further information, contact: the proposed new CT units to the
items must send their names and Stephanie Strength, Environmental existing electric switching station
proposals to Tim Reed, DFO, Protection Specialist, USDA, Rural servicing existing CT units currently
Homochitto National Forest, 1200 Development, Utilities Programs, 1400 located at the site.
Highway 184 East, Meadville, MS Independence Avenue, SW., Stop 1571, The proposed Smith to West Garrard
39653. Washington, DC 20250–1571, phone Electric Transmission Line would be
Dated: June 14, 2007. (202) 720–0468 (e-mail designed for 345 kilovolt (kV) operation
jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES

stephanie.strength@wdc.usda.gov). A and would be approximately 36 miles in


Timothy O. Reed,
copy of the EA may be viewed online length, involving roughly 12 miles of
Designated Federal Officer. at the Agency’s Web site: http:// transmission line rebuild, 15 miles of
[FR Doc. 07–3106 Filed 6–25–07; 8:45 am] www.usda.gov/rus/water/ees/ea.htm co-location, and nine miles of new
BILLING CODE 3410–52–M and at EKPC’s headquarters office build. The new transmission line would

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