a. Type of Filing: Notice of Intent to File License Application and Request To Use the Traditional Licensing Process.
b. Project No.: 8866-012.
c. Date Filed: February 28, 2019.
d. Submitted By: Black Canyon Bliss, LLC (BCB).
e. Name of Project: Stevenson No. 2 Hydroelectric Project.
f. Location: On an unnamed tributary to the Snake River in Gooding County, Idaho. No federal lands are occupied by the project works or located within the project boundary.
g. Filed Pursuant to: 18 CFR 5.3 of the Commission's regulations.
h. Potential Applicant Contact: Chris Capps, Project Manager, Black Canyon Bliss LLC, P.O. Box 95, Rupert, Idaho 83350; (208) 934-6711; or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
i. FERC Contact: Julia Kolberg at (202) 502-8261; or email at email@example.com.
j. Black Canyon Bliss, LLC filed its request to use the Traditional Licensing Process on February 28, 2019. BCB provided public notice of its request on June 13, 2019. In a letter dated July 15, 2019, the Director of the Division of Hydropower Licensing approved BCB'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 under section 7 of the Endangered Species Act and the joint agency regulations thereunder at 50 CFR, Part 402. We are also initiating consultation with the Idaho 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 BCB as the Commission's non-federal representative 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. BCB filed a Pre-Application Document (PAD) 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. 8866. 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 March 1, 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.
Dated: August 6, 2019.
Kimberly D. Bose,
[FR Doc. 2019-17295 Filed 8-12-19; 8:45 am]
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