Daily Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of the Federal Government
On June 15, 2012, Liberty University, Inc., 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 Scott's Mill Hydropower Project (project) to be located on the James River, in the City of Lynchburg, Virginia. The proposed project would be located in Amherst and Bedford Counties, Virginia. The project would not occupy any federal land. 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) The existing 15-foot-high, 925-foot-long Scott's Mill dam, impounding a 316-acre reservoir with a normal maximum water surface elevation of 511 feet mean sea level; (2) a new powerhouse containing four generating units with a total installed capacity of 4.8 megawatts; (3) a new 500-foot-long underground transmission line; and (4) appurtenant facilities. The project would have an estimated annual generation of 10,500 megawatt-hours, and would be sold to a local utility.
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.
More information about this project, including a copy of the application, can be viewed or printed on the "eLibrary" link of Commission's Web site at