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Cornell University; 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.: 3251-009.

c. Date Filed: June 29, 2016.

d. Submitted by: Cornell University.

e. Name of Project: Cornell University Hydroelectric Project.

f. Location: On Fall Creek, a tributary to Cayuga Lake, in the City of Ithaca in Tompkins County, New York. The project does not occupy federal land.

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

h. Potential Applicant Contact: Mr. W.S. “Lanny” Joyce, Director of Utilities and Energy Management, Cornell University, Energy and Sustainability, Humphreys Service Building, Room 135, Ithaca, NY 14583-3701, (607) 255-6631; email—wsj1@cornell.edu.

i. FERC Contact: Chris Millard at (202) 502-8256; or email at christopher.millard@ferc.gov.

j. Cornell University filed a request to use the Traditional Licensing Process on June 29, 2016. Cornell University provided public notice of the request on July 12, 2016. In a letter dated August 9, 2016, the Director of the Division of Hydropower Licensing approved Cornell University's request to use the Traditional Licensing Process.

k. With this notice, we are initiating informal consultation with 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; and NOAA Fisheries under section 305(b) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act and implementing regulations at 50 CFR 600.920. We are also initiating consultation with the New York State Historic Preservation Officer, 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 Cornell University as the Commission's non-federal representative for carrying out informal consultation pursuant to section 7 of the Endangered Species Act Start Printed Page 54080and section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.

m. Cornell University 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, (866) 208-3676 (toll free), or (202) 502-8659 (TTY). A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in paragraph h.

o. The licensee states its unequivocal intent to submit an application for a new license for Project No. 3251-009. Pursuant to 18 CFR 16.8, 16.9, and 16.10, each application for a new license and any competing license applications must be filed with the Commission at least 24 months prior to the expiration of the existing license. All applications for license for this project must be filed by June 30, 2019.

p. 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.

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Dated: August 9, 2016.

Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,

Deputy Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 2016-19365 Filed 8-12-16; 8:45 am]

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