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Missisquoi, LLC; 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.: 7186-051

c. Date Filed: September 30, 2019

d. Submitted By: Missisquoi, LLC

e. Name of Project: Sheldon Springs Project

f. Location: On the Missisquoi River in the Town of Sheldon, Franklin County, Vermont. No federal lands are occupied by the project works or located within the project boundary.

g. Filed Pursuant to: 18 CFR 5.3 and 5.5 of the Commission's regulations.

h. Potential Applicant Contact: Mr. Kevin Webb, Hydro Licensing Manager, Missisquoi, LLC, 100 Brickstone Square, Suite 300, Andover, MA 01810; (978) 935-6039; email at

i. FERC Contact: Steve Kartalia at (202) 502-6131; or email at

j. Missisquoi, LLC filed its request to use the Traditional Licensing Process (TLP) on September 30, 2019, and provided public notice of the request on September 30, 2019. In a letter dated November 20, 2019, the Director of the Division of Hydropower Licensing approved Missisquoi, LLC's request to use the TLP.

k. With this notice, we are initiating informal consultation with 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; 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 Vermont State Historic Preservation Officer, as required by section 106 of the 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 Missisquoi, LLC 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. Missisquoi, 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 website (, 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, (866) 208-3676 (toll free), or (202) 502-8659 (TTY). A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at 100 Brickstone Square, Suite 300, Andover, MA 01810.

o. The licensee states its unequivocal intent to submit an application for a new license for Project No. 7186. 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 September 30, 2022.

p. 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.

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Dated: November 20, 2019.

Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,

Deputy Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 2019-25629 Filed 11-25-19; 8:45 am]