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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 14405-000]

Town of Waterville;Notice of Intent To File License Application, Filing of Pre-Application Document, and 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.:14405-000.

c.Date filed:May 7, 2012.

d.Submitted By:Town of Waterville.

e.Name of Project:Waterville Hydroelectric Project.

f.Location:On Kelley River, in the Town of Waterville, Lamoille County,Vermont. The project would not occupy lands of the United States.

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

h.Potential Applicant Contact:Scott Johnson, Town of Waterville Planning

Commission, PO Box 31, 850 VT Route 109, Waterville, VT 05492, (802) 888-5229 Ext. 124;sjohnson@lamoillefamilycenter.org.

i.FERC Contact:Samantha Davidson, (202) 502-6839 orsamantha.davidson@ferc.gov.

j. Town of Waterville filed its request to use the Traditional Licensing Process onMay 7, 2012. Town of Waterville provided public notice of its request on June 6,2012. In a letter dated July 2, 2012, the Director of the Division of HydropowerLicensing approved Town of Waterville's request to use the Traditional LicensingProcess.

k. With this notice, we are initiating informal consultation with: (a) The U.S. Fish andWildlife Service and NOAA Fisheries under section 7 of the Endangered SpeciesAct and the joint agency regulations thereunder at 50 CFR, Part 402; (b) NOAAFisheries under section 305(b) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation andManagement Act and implementing regulations at 50 CFR 600.920; and (c) theVermont State Historic Preservation Officer, as required by section 106, NationalHistorical Preservation Act, and the implementing regulations of the AdvisoryCouncil on Historic Preservation at 36 CFR 800.2.

l. Town of Waterville filed a Pre-Application Document (PAD; including a proposedprocess plan and schedule) with the Commission, pursuant to 18 CFR 5.6 ofthe Commission's regulations.

m. A copy of the PAD is available for review at the Commission in the PublicReference 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 atFERCONlineSupport@ferc.govortoll free at 1-866-208-3676, or for TTY, (202) 502-8659. A copy is also availablefor inspection and reproduction at the address in paragraph h.

n. Register online athttp://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/esubscription.aspto be notifiedvia email of new filing and issuances related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support.

Dated: July 2, 2012. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary.