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Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 1121-112]

Pacific Gas and Electric Company; Notice of Application Accepted for Filing, Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Protests

Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection:

a.Type of Application:Amendment of License.

b.Project No.:1121-112.

c.Date Filed:November 13, 2012.

d.Applicant:Pacific Gas and Electric Company.

e.Name of Project:Battle Creek.

f.Location:On the mainstem Battle Creek, and on the North Fork and South Fork Battle Creek in Shasta and Tehama Counties, California.

g.Filed Pursuant to:Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791a-825r.

h.Applicant Contact:Ms. Elisabeth Rossi, License Coordinator, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, 245 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94105. Tel: (415) 973-2032.

i.FERC Contact:Ms. Andrea Claros, (202) 502-8171,

j. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, and protests, is 30 days from the issuance date of this notice. All documents may be filed electronically via the Internet. See, 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission's web site at unable to be filed electronically, documents may be paper-filed. To paper-file, an original and seven copies should be mailed to: The Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. Commenters can submit brief comments up to 6,000 characters, without prior registration, using the eComment system at must include your name and contact information at the end of your comments.

Please include the project numbers (P-1121-112) on any comments, motions, or protests filed.

k.Description of Request:Pacific Gas and Electric Company (licensee) is proposing to change the design of an unconstructed fish barrier structure in Baldwin Creek, from what was previously approved by Commission Order issued August 25, 2009. Rather than locating the barrier on top of the Asbury Diversion Dam, the barrier would be located approximately 500 feet downstream of the diversion dam. The fish barrier would be a reinforced concrete overflow weir structure approximately 10 feet tall and 45 feet wide, which would include: an upper barrier weir with a 2-foot long metal overhanging cap, a 14-foot-long elevated jump apron with a 4-foot over hang, a 20-foot-long smooth apron, and a lower 60-foot-long rough apron. The purpose of the barrier is to prevent steelhead migrations above the Asbury Dam to protect the Darrah Springs State Fish Hatchery from diseases carried by migrating fish. The licensee is also proposing to revise the project boundary to incorporate the barrier and an access road.

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, DC 20426, or by calling (202) 502-8371. This filing may also be viewed on the Commission's Web site at the docket number excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document. You may also register online at be notified via email of new filings and issuances related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, call 1-866-208-3676 or,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.Filing and Service of Responsive Documents:Any filing must (1) Bear in all capital letters the title "COMMENTS", "PROTEST", or "MOTION TO INTERVENE" as applicable; (2) set forth in the heading the name of the applicant and the project number of the application to which the filing responds; (3) furnish the name, address, and telephone number of the person protesting or intervening; and (4) otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 385.2001 through 385.2005. All comments, motions to intervene, or protests must set forth their evidentiary basis and otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 4.34(b). All comments, motions to intervene, or protests should relate to project works which are the subject of the license amendment. Agencies may obtain copies of the application directly from the applicant. A copy of any protest or motion to intervene must be served upon each representative of the applicant specified in the particular application. 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 all other filings in reference to this application must be accompanied by proof of service on all persons listed in the service list prepared by the Commission in this proceeding, in accordance with 18 CFR 4.34(b) and 385.2010.

Dated: November 15, 2012. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary.