a. Type of Filing: Notice of Intent to File License Application and Request to Use the Traditional Licensing Process.
b. Project No.: 13519-001.
c. Date Filed: August 7, 2012.
d. Submitted By: Lock + Hydro Friends Fund XIX, LLC.
e. Name of Project: Claiborne Hydroelectric Project.
f. Location: At the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' (Corps) Claiborne Lock and Dam on the Alabama River, in Monroe County, Alabama. The project would occupy approximately 3 acres of United States lands administered by the Corps.
g. Filed Pursuant to: 18 CFR 5.3 of the Commission's regulations.
h. Potential Applicant Contact: Mark R. Stover, Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Hydro Green Energy, LLC, 900 Oakmont Lane, Suite 310, Westmont, IL 60559; (877) 556-6566 x 711; firstname.lastname@example.org.
i. FERC Contact: Rachel McNamara at (202) 502-8340l or email at email@example.com.
j. Lock + Hydro Friends Fund XIX, LLC filed its request to use the Traditional Licensing Process on August 7, 2012. Lock + Hydro Friends Fund XIX, LLC provided public notice of its request on August 9, 2012. In a letter dated September 27, 2012, the Director of the Division of Hydropower Licensing approved Lock + Hydro Friends Fund XIX, 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 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 Alabama 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 Lock + Hydro Friends Fund XIX 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. Lock + Hydro Friends Fund XIX, 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: September 27, 2012.
Kimberly D. Bose,
[FR Doc. 2012-24346 Filed 10-2-12; 8:45 am]
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