Scott's Mill Hydropower Project

 

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JOINT AGENCY AND PUBLIC MEETINGS

SCOTTS MILL HYDROELECTRIC PROJECT

FERC PROJECT NUMBER 14425

LIBERTY UNIVERSITY

OFFICE OF HURT AND PROFFITT

2524 LANGHORNE RD.

LYNCHBURG VA 24501

1:30 PM DECEMBER 2, 2015

Liberty University (LU) holder of a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Preliminary Permit for the proposed Scotts Mill Hydroelectric Project located at the existing Scotts Mill dam in Lynchburg Virginia and Bedford and Amherst counties, Virginia will hold a joint agency meeting at 1:30 pm on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at the offices of Hurt and Proffitt located at 2524 Langhorne Road and a Public Meeting at 6:30 pm December 2, 2015 at the same location. The public is invited to attend either or both meetings. An agenda for the 1:30 pm meeting is presented below. The agenda for the Public Meeting will be the same as for the day meeting except that LU will summarize the results of the joint agency meeting during the public meeting.

Federal and state resource agencies, government officials, affected Indian tribes, NGOs, and other interested members of the public are also invited to attend a site visit from 10 am to noon on December 2, 2015. The site visit will convene at the James River Canoe Ramp at 20 Adams Street, Lynchburg Virginia. Please RSVP to Wayne Dyok at dyok@prodigy.net or contact Mark Fendig at (540) 320-6762.

On September 1, 2015 LU filed a Notice of Intent (NOI) and a Pre-application Document (PAD) with FERC. On October 23, 2015 FERC approved LU’s request to use the Traditional Licensing Process and directed LU to hold a joint meeting no sooner than 30 days from the date of their letter and no later than 60 days. The NOI and PAD can be found on LU’s website at http://www.scottsmillhydro.com or on FERC e-library website at http://www.ferc.gov. LU proposes to construct a 3.8 MW hydropower project at the existing Scotts Mill dam.

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MEETING AGENDA


 Introductions and Welcome

Scotts Mill Hydropower Project Background

FERC Licensing Process , Plan and Schedule

Description of Existing Facilities, Proposed Project, and Purpose

Environmental Resources, Issues and Information Needs

a. Geology and Soils

b. Water Resources (Water Quality and Quantity)

c. Fish and Aquatic Resources

d. Wildlife and Botanical Resources

e. Wetlands, Riparian, and Littoral Habitat

f. Rare, Threatened and Endangered Species

g. Recreation and Land Use

h. Aesthetic Resources

i. Cultural Resources

j. Socioeconomic Resources

k. Tribal Resources

Study Plan Development

Conclusions and Action Items

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