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Legals for June, 28 2023

| June 28, 2023 12:00 AM

INVITATION TO BID –  Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received by WGM Group, Inc., Attn Michael Day, 1111 E Broadway, Missoula MT, 59802 until 4:00 p.m. local time on Thursday, August 10th, 2023, for construction of the St. Regis Sewer Force Main Replacement Project. Bidders shall submit sealed bids addressed to WGM Group, Inc. enclosed in envelopes plainly marked on the outside “ST. REGIS SEWER FORCE MAIN REPLACEMENT PROJECT.” Envelope shall include contractor’s name, mailing address, and Montana Contractor’s Registration Number. Bids will be opened and publicly read aloud at the St. Regis Community Center located at 230 Lobo Loop, St. Regis, MT during the monthly St. Regis Sewer District Board Meeting on August 10th, 2023 at 6 p.m.  The site of the work is located in the town of St. Regis, Montana on either side of the Clark Fork River. Along the west side of the river, the work will occur along Two Rivers Road, near the St. Regis Fishing Access Site. On the east side of the river, the work will occur along Smith Ranch Road, near the intersection with Mill Creek Road. The work generally includes the replacement of a damaged sewer force main crossing under the Clark Fork River. The project is comprised of two bid schedules, one for General Work and one for Project Activities.  The project work to replace the sewer main crossing includes: partial removal of the existing sewer force main, sanitation and abandonment of the remaining portion of the existing main, temporary sewage transfer, installation of a sewer force main with 8” DR9 HPDE via directional drilling and trenching and 6” DR11 HDPE via trenching, installation of 2 HDPE transition restraints, installation of 1 automatic air release and vacuum valve, and connection of the new main to the existing system on either side of the river. The project also includes: installation of a 2” PVC gravity sewer service line, installation of a 4” PVC sewer service stub, temporary gravel road construction, gravel road patching, asphalt pavement patching, clearing and grubbing along construction areas, and site restoration.  The project is funded by an ARPA Minimum Allocation Grant, SRF Loan, and the St. Regis Sewer District and is subject to all applicable state and local regulations as indicated within the specifications. All work must be substantially complete within 90 calendar days after the commencement date stated in the notice to proceed. Notice to proceed is flexible, with completion required by December 30th, 2023. The contractor and any of the contractor’s subcontractors doing work on this project will be required to obtain registration with the Montana Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) except as listed in MCA 39-9-211. Information on registration can be obtained from the DLI by calling 1-406-444-7734. The Contractor is required to have registered with the DLI prior to bidding on this project. Each bid or proposal must be accompanied by a Certified Check, Cashier’s Check, or Bid Bond payable to the St. Regis Sewer District, in an amount not less than ten percent (10%) of the total amount of the bid. Successful Bidders shall furnish an approved Performance Bond and a Labor and Materials Payment Bond, each in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the contract amount. Insurance, as required, shall be provided by the successful Bidder(s) and a certificate(s) of that insurance shall be provided. A complete set of the Contract Documents and Project Manual will be furnished to Contractors making application therefore from WGM Group, 1111 E. Broadway, Missoula, MT, 59802, (406) 728-4611 upon payment of one hundred dollars ($100.00), which is not refundable, by company check, cashier’s check, or bank money order. In addition, the bid proposal may also be examined at the following location: There will be a non-mandatory Pre-Bid Conference for interested bidders at 6 p.m. local time on July 13th, 2023. This meeting will be held at the St. Regis Community Center located at 230 Lobo Loop, St. Regis, MT during the monthly St. Regis Sewer District Board Meeting. Questions regarding the project manual, drawings, details, or specifications shall be directed to the Engineer: WGM Group, Inc. Michael Day, PE at 1111 East Broadway, Missoula, MT 59802, via phone at (406) 728-4611 or email at mday@wgmgroup.com  The St. Regis Sewer District (Project Owner) reserves the right to waive informalities, to reject any and all bids, and, if all bids are rejected, to readvertise under the same or new specifications, or to make such an award as in the judgment of its officials best meets the District’s requirements.   SRF Loan Program is funding the project in whole or in part, therefore federal and state laws require that each employer pay, as a minimum, prevailing wages for each classification in accordance with the Federal Labor Standards Provisions (Davis-Bacon) or Montana Prevailing Wage Requirements, whichever is greater. A copy of said wage rates are included as part of the contract documents.  The contractor must ensure that employees and applicants for employment are not discriminated against on the basis of race, ancestry, color, physical or mental disability, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital or familial status, creed, ex-offender status, physical condition, political belief, public assistance status or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, except where these criteria are reasonable bona fide occupational qualifications. Published in the Mineral Independent on June 28 and July 12, 2023. MNAXLP __________________________

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION NorthWestern Corporation Project No. 2188-284 NOTICE OF APPLICATION ACCEPTED FOR FILING AND SOLICITING COMMENTS, MOTIONS TO INTERVENE, AND PROTESTS (June 15, 2023) Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection: a. Application Type: Non-capacity Amendment of License b. Project No: 2188-284 c. Date Filed: June 2, 2023, and supplemented June 9, 2023 d. Applicant: NorthWestern Corporation (licensee) e. Name of Project: Missouri-Madison Hydroelectric Project f. Location: The project consists of nine hydroelectric developments located on the Madison and Missouri Rivers in Gallatin, Madison, Lewis and Clark, and Cascade counties, in southwestern Montana. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 USC 791a - 825r h. Applicant Contact: Carrie Harris, Manager Hydro Engineering, Northwestern Corporation, 11 East Park Street, Butte, Montana 59701, (406) 497-3429, carrie.harris@northwestern.com and John Tabaracci, Senior Corporate Counsel, Northwestern Corporation, 208 North Montana Avenue, Suite 205, Helena, Montana 59601 (406) 443-8983, john.tabaracci@northwestern.com i. FERC Contact: Jeremy Jessup, (202) 502-6779, Jeremy.Jessup@ferc.gov j. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, and protests: July 17, 2023. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing.  Please file comments, motions to intervene, and protests using the Commission’s eFiling system at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/efiling.asp.  Commenters can submit brief comments up to 6,000 characters, without prior registration, using the eComment system at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ecomment.asp.  You must include your name and contact information at the end of your comments.  For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, (866) 208-3676 (toll free), or (202) 502-8659 (TTY).  In lieu of electronic filing, you may submit a paper copy. Submissions sent via the U.S. Postal Service must be addressed to: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Room 1A, Washington, DC  20426. Submissions sent via any other carrier must be addressed to: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 12225 Wilkins Avenue, Rockville, Maryland 20852. The first page of any filing should include the docket number P-2188-284. Comments emailed to Commission staff are not considered part of the Commission record. The Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure require all intervenors 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 intervenor 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. k. Description of Request: The licensee proposes to replace the Unit 1 turbine and generator at the Hauser Development. The proposed upgrade would result in a 0.58 megawatt (MW) increase in the authorized installed capacity of the development, to 19.32 MW, and would result in an increase to the hydraulic capacity of the development of 1.43%, from 4,496 cubic feet per second (cfs) to 4,560 cfs. The total authorized installed capacity for the entire project would increase from 318.47 MW to 319.05 MW. The licensee states that the proposed amendment would not cause any change in the operation of the project or have quantifiable environmental effects, and only a minor effect on hydraulic flows. l. Locations of the Application: This filing may 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. Agencies may obtain copies of the application directly from the applicant. 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, respectively. 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 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 commenting, 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. Any filing made by an intervenor 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 385.2010. p. The Commission’s Office of Public Participation (OPP) supports meaningful public engagement and participation in Commission proceedings. OPP can help members of the public, including landowners, environmental justice communities, Tribal members and others, access publicly available information and navigate Commission processes.  For public inquiries and assistance with making filings such as interventions, comments, or requests for rehearing, the public is encouraged to contact OPP at (202) 502-6595 or OPP@ferc.gov. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. Published in the Clark Fork Valley Press on June 28, 2023. MNAXLP __________________________