[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 209 (Thursday, October 29, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 66525-66526]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-27575]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 14425-001]


Liberty University Inc.; Notice of Intent To File License 
Application, Filing of Pre-Application Document, Approving Use of the 
Traditional Licensing Process

    a. Type of Filing: Notice of Intent to File License Application and 
Request to Use the Traditional Licensing Process.
    b. Project No.: 14425-001.
    c. Date Filed: September 1, 2015.
    d. Submitted By: Liberty University Inc.
    e. Name of Project: Scott's Mill Dam Hydroelectric Project.
    f. Location: On the James River, in Amherst and Bedford Counties, 
Virginia. 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: Christos Carol, Liberty University, 
1972 University Boulevard, Lynchburg, VA 24502; (434) 592-6463; email_
[email protected]
    i. FERC Contact: Jody Callihan at (202) 502-8278; or email at 
[email protected].
    j. Liberty University Inc. (Liberty) filed their request to use the 
Traditional Licensing Process on September 1, 2015. Liberty provided 
public notice of its request on September 28, 2015. In a letter dated 
October 23, 2015, the Director of the Division of Hydropower Licensing 
approved Liberty'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 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 Liberty University 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. Liberty University 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 Web site 
(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 
[email protected], (866) 208-3676 (toll free), or (202) 502-
8659 (TTY). Copies are also available for inspection and reproduction 
at the

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Lynchburg Public Library, 2315 Memorial Avenue, Lynchburg, VA 24501, 
and the Liberty University Library, DeMoss Dr., Lynchburg, VA 24502.
    o. Register online at http://www.ferc.gov/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.

    Dated: October 23, 2015.
Kimberly D. Bose,
 Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2015-27575 Filed 10-28-15; 8:45 am]
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