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Lock+ Hydro Friends Fund XXX, 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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a. Type of Filing: Notice of Intent to File License Application and Request to Use the Traditional Licensing Process.

b. Project No.: 13625-001.

c. Date Filed: February 20, 2012.

d. Submitted By: Lock+ Hydro Friends Fund XXX, LLC.

e. Name of Project: New Cumberland Locks and Dam Hydroelectric Project.

f. Location: At the existing U.S. Army Corp Of Engineer's New Cumberland Locks and Dam on the Ohio River at the border of Hancock County, West Virginia, and Jefferson County, Ohio. The project would occupy United States lands administered by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

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

h. Potential Applicant Contact: Mr. Mark R. Stover, Lock+TM Hydro Friends Fund XXX, c/o Hydro Green Energy, LLC, 900 Oakmont Lane, Suite 310, Westmont, IL 60559; (877) 556-6566 ext. 711; email—mark@hgenergy.com.

i. FERC Contact: Gaylord Hoisington at (202) 502-6032 or email at gaylord.hoisington@ferc.gov.

j. Lock+ Hydro Friends Fund XXX, LLC filed its request to use the Traditional Licensing Process on February 20, 2012. Lock+ Hydro Friends Fund XXX, LLC provided public notice of its request on February 22, 2012. In a letter dated April 10, 2012, the Director of the Division of Hydropower Licensing approved Lock+ Hydro Friends Fund XXX, 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 the joint agency regulations thereunder at 50 CFR, Part 402; and (b) the West Virginia and Ohio State Historic Preservation Officers, as required by section 106, National Historic 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 Lock+ Hydro Friends Fund XXX, LLC as the Commission's non-federal representative for carrying out informal consultation, pursuant to section 7 of the Endangered Species Act, and section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.

m. Lock+ Hydro Friends Fund XXX, 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.

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, or for TTY, (202) 502-8659. A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in paragraph h.

o. Register online at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/esubscription.asp to be notified via email of new filing and issuances related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.

Dated: April 11, 2012.

Kimberly D. Bose,

Secretary.

[FR Doc. 2012-9278 Filed 4-17-12; 8:45 am]

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