a. Type of Filing: Notice of Intent to File License Application and Request to Use the Traditional Licensing Process.
b. Project No.: 12626-001.
c. Dated Filed: July 16, 2008.
d. Submitted By: Northern Illinois Hydropower, LLC.
e. Name of Project: Dresden Island Hydroelectric Project.
f. Location: The project would be located at the U.S. Corps of Engineers Dresden Island Lock and Dam, on the Illinois River in Grundy County, Illinois.
g. Filed Pursuant to: 18 CFR 5.3 of the Commission's regulations.
h. Applicant Contact: Damon Zdunich, President, Northern Illinois Hydropower, LLC, 801 Oakland Avenue, Joliet, IL 60435, (312) 408-4353.
i. FERC Contact: Tom Dean, (202) 502-6041.
j. Northern Illinois Hydropower, LLC filed its request to use the Traditional Licensing Process on July 16, 2008. Northern Illinois Hydropower, LLC filed public notice of its request on August 4, 2008. In a letter dated August 20, 2008, the Director of the Office of Energy Projects approved Northern Illinois Hydropower, 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 under section 7 of the Endangered Species Act; and (b) the Illinois 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. Northern Illinois Hydropower, LLC filed a Pre-Application Document (PAD; including a proposed process plan and schedule) with the Commission, pursuant to 18 CFR 5.6 of the Commission's regulations.
m. 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.
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Kimberly D. Bose,
[FR Doc. E8-19932 Filed 8-27-08; 8:45 am]
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