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E.ON U.S. Hydro 1 LLC; Notice of Intent To File License Application, Filing of Pre-Application Document, and Approving Use of the Traditional Licensing Process

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Start Preamble August 10, 2006.

a. Type of Filing: Notice of Intent to File License Application and Request to Use the Traditional Licensing Process.

b. Project No.: 12658-000.

c. Dated Filed: June 12, 2006.

d. Submitted By: E.ON U.S. Hydro 1 LLC.

e. Name of Project: Meldahl Hydroelectric Project.

f. Location: The project would be located on the Ohio River in Bracken County, Kentucky. The existing dam is owned and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps). The project would occupy United States lands administered by the Corps.

g. Filed Pursuant to: 18 CFR 5.3 of the Commission's regulations.

h. Potential Applicant Contact: Mr. Michael S. Beer, E.ON U.S. Hydro 1 LLC, 220 West Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202, (502) 627-3547; e-mail—mike.beer@eon-us.com.

i. FERC Contact: Peter Leitzke at (202) 502-6059; or e-mail at peter.leitzke@ferc.gov.

j. E.ON U.S. Hydro 1 LLC filed its request to use the Traditional Licensing Process on June 12, 2006. With this notice, the Director of the Office of Energy Projects approves E.ON U.S. Hydro 1 LLC's request to use the Traditional Licensing Process.

k. With this notice, we are initiating informal consultation with: (a) The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and/or NOAA Fisheries under section 7 of the Endangered Species Act and the joint agency regulations thereunder at 50 CFR, Part 402; (b) NOAA Fisheries under section 305(b) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act and implementing regulations at 50 CFR 600.920; and (c) the Kentucky State Historic Preservation Officer, as required by Section 106, National Historical Preservation Act, and the implementing regulations of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation at 36 CFR 800.2.

l. With this notice, we are designating E.ON U.S. Hydro 1 LLC as the Commission's non-Federal representative for carrying out informal consultation, pursuant to section 7 of the Endangered Species Act, section 305 of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, and Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.

m. E.ON U.S. Hydro 1 LLC filed a Pre-Application Document (PAD) with the Commission, pursuant to 18 CFR 5.6 of the Commission's regulations.

n. A copy of the PAD is available for review at the Commission in the Public Reference Room or may be viewed on the Commission's Web site (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. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support at FERCONlineSupport@ferc.gov or toll free at 1-866-208-3676, of for TTY, (202) 502-8659. A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in paragraph h.

Register online at http://ferc.gov/​esubscribenow.htm to be notified via e-mail of new filing and issuances related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.

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Magalie R. Salas,

Secretary.

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[FR Doc. E6-13537 Filed 8-16-06; 8:45 am]

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