2018-11000. Notice of Intent To File License Application, Filing of Pre-Application Document, and Approving Use of the Traditional Licensing Process; Sandy Hollow Power Company, Inc.  

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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.: 5728-020.

    c. Date Filed: February 12, 2018.

    d. Submitted by: Sandy Hollow Power Company, Inc.

    e. Name of Project: Sandy Hollow Hydroelectric Project.

    f. Location: Located on the Indian River in Philadelphia, Jefferson County, New York. 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: Mr. Richard Ely, Principal, 27264 Meadowbrook Drive Davis, CA 95618, Phone: (613) 225-0418, Email: dick@davishydro.com.

    i. FERC Contact: Brandi Sangunett, Phone: (202) 502-8393, Email: brandi.sangunett@ferc.gov.

    j. Sandy Hollow Power Company, Inc. filed its request to use the Traditional Licensing Process on February 12, 2018. Sandy Hollow Power Company, Inc. provided public notice of its request on April 4, 2018. In a letter dated May 16, 2018, the Director of the Division of Hydropower Licensing approved Sandy Hollow Power Company, Inc.'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 Office, 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 Sandy Hollow Power Company, Inc. as the Commission's non-federal representative for carrying out informal consultation pursuant to section 7 of the Endangered Species Act and section 305(b) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act; and consultation pursuant to section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.

    m. Sandy Hollow Power Company, Inc. 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, contactFERC Online Support at Start Printed Page 23915 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. 5728. 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 February 28, 2021.

    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: May 17, 2018.

    Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,

    Deputy Secretary.

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    [FR Doc. 2018-11000 Filed 5-22-18; 8:45 am]

    BILLING CODE 6717-01-P

Document Information

Published:
05/23/2018
Department:
Energy Department
Agency:
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
EntryType:
Notice
Document Number:
2018-11000
Pages:
23914-23915 (2 pages)
Docket Numbers:
Project No. 5728-020
SectionNoes:
PDF File:
2018-11000.pdf