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Minneapolis Leased Housing Associates IV, Limited Partnership; Notice of Draft License Application and Draft Preliminary Draft Environmental Assessment and Request for Preliminary Terms and Conditions

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Take notice that the following Draft License Application (DLA) and draft Preliminary Draft Environmental Assessment (PDEA) have been filed with the Commission and are available for public inspection.

a. Type of Application: Original Minor.

b. Project No.: 14628-000.

c. Date Filed: January 8, 2015.

d. Applicant: Minnesota Leased Housing Associates IV, Limited Partnership (Minnesota Housing Associates).

e. Name of Project: A-Mill Artists Loft Hydroelectric Project.

f. Location: On the Mississippi River, in the city of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota. No federal lands are occupied by the project works or located within the project boundary.

g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act 16 U.S.C. 791(a)-825(r).

h. Applicant Contact: Owen Metz, 2905 Northwest Blvd., Suite 150, Plymouth, MN 55441; (763) 354-5618; email

i. FERC Contact: Janet Hutzel at (202) 502-8675; or email at

j. Status of Project: With this notice the Commission is soliciting (1) preliminary terms, conditions, and recommendations on the draft PDEA, and (2) comments on the DLA.

k. Deadline for filing: 30 days from the issuance of this notice.

All comments on the draft PDEA and DLA should be sent to the addresses noted above in Item (h), and filed with FERC.

The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file comments using the Commission's eFiling system at​docs-filing/​efiling.asp. Commenters can submit brief comments up to 6,000 characters, without prior registration, using the eComment system at​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, (866) 208-3676 (toll free), or (202) 502-8659 (TTY). In lieu of electronic filing, please send a paper copy to: Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. The first page of any filing should include docket number P-1462-000.

All comments must bear the heading Preliminary Comments, Preliminary Recommendations, Preliminary Terms and Conditions, or Preliminary Prescriptions.

l. A copy of the application is available for review at the Commission in the Public Reference Room or may be viewed on the Commission's Web site at 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.

You may also register online at​docs-filing/​esubscription.asp to be notified via email of new filings and issuances related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.

Minnesota Housing Associates has mailed a copy of the Preliminary DEA and Draft License Application to interested entities and parties. Copies of these documents are available for review at and the Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN.

m. With this notice, we are initiating consultation with the Minnesota State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO), as required by section 106, National Historic Preservation Act, and the regulations of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, 36 CFR 800.4.

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Dated: January 21, 2015.

Kimberly D. Bose,


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[FR Doc. 2015-01455 Filed 1-27-15; 8:45 am]