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On March 1, 2019, Lock+TM Hydro Friends Fund XX, LLC, filed an application for a preliminary permit, pursuant to section 4(f) of the Federal Power Act (FPA), proposing to study the feasibility of the Blue Marsh Dam Hydropower Project to be located at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' (Corps) Blue Marsh Dam on the Tulpehocken Creek in Berks County, Pennsylvania. The sole purpose of a preliminary permit, if issued, is to grant the permit holder priority to file a license application during the permit term. A preliminary permit does not authorize the permit holder to perform any land-disturbing activities or otherwise enter upon lands or waters owned by others without the owners' express permission.

The proposed project would consist of the following: (1) A new 30-foot-long, 30-foot-wide, 160-foot-high Large Frame Module; (2) two turbine-generator units with a total rated capacity of 1.75 megawatts; (3) a new 4-foot-long, 4-foot-wide, 3-foot-high pad-mounted transformer; (4) a new 1,650-foot-long, 13-kilovolt transmission line connecting the new transformer to an existing distribution line; and (5) appurtenant facilities. The proposed project would have an annual generation of 7,750 megawatt-hours.

Applicant Contact: Wayne Krouse, Lock +TM Hydro Friends Fund XX, LLC, P.O. Box 43796, Birmingham, AL 35243; phone: 877-556-6566 ext. 709.

FERC Contact: Woohee Choi; phone: (202) 502-6336.

Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, competing applications (without notices of intent), or notices of intent to file competing applications: 60 days from the issuance of this notice.1 Start Printed Page 65805Competing applications and notices of intent must meet the requirements of 18 CFR 4.36.

The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file comments, motions to intervene, notices of intent, and competing applications 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-14973-000.

More information about this project, including a copy of the application, can be viewed or printed on the “eLibrary” link of the Commission's website at​docs-filing/​elibrary.asp. Enter the docket number (P-14973) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.

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Dated: November 22, 2019.

Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,

Deputy Secretary.

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1.  The Commission is issuing a second notice for this project because some municipalities may not have been notified by the first notice issued on August 22, 2019. Any comments filed in response to either notice will be considered in evaluating the permit application.

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[FR Doc. 2019-25909 Filed 11-27-19; 8:45 am]