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Notice of Intent To File License Application, Filing of Pre-Application Document, and Approving Use of the Traditional Licensing Process; STS Hydropower, LLC and City of Danville

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a. Type of Application: Notice of Intent to File License Application and Request to Use the Traditional Licensing Process.

b. Project No.: 2411-028.

c. Date filed: May 31, 2019.

d. Submitted by: STS Hydropower, LLC (STS Hydropower) and City of Danville (Danville).

e. Name of Project: Schoolfield Hydroelectric Project.

f. Location: Located on the Dan River in the Town of Danville, Pittsylvania County, Virginia. The project does not occupy any federal lands.

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

h. Potential Applicant Contact: Mr. Michael Scarzello, Director, Eagle Creek Renewable Energy, LLC, 116 State Street, P.O. Box 167, Neshkoro, WI 54960, Phone: (973) 998-8400, Email: michael.scarzello@eaglecreekre.com.

i. FERC Contact: Laurie Bauer, Phone: (202) 502-6519, Email: laurie.bauer@ferc.gov.

j. STS Hydropower and Danville filed its request to use the Traditional Licensing Process on May 31, 2019. STS Hydropower provided public notice of its request on May 30, 2019. In a letter dated July 24, 2019, the Director of the Division of Hydropower Licensing approved Consolidated Hydro'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 Virginia 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 STS Hydropower and Danville as the Commission's non-federal representatives for carrying out informal consultation pursuant to section 7 of the Endangered Species Act; and consultation pursuant to section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.

m. STS Hydropower and Danville 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 website (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. 2411. 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 April 30, 2022.

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: July 24, 2019.

Kimberly D. Bose,

Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 2019-16150 Filed 7-29-19; 8:45 am]

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