LEGAL NOTICE PURSUANT TO 18 C.F.R. 5.17(D)(2),
LEGAL NOTICE Pursuant to 18 C.F.R. 5.17(d)(2), public notice is hereby provided that on August 27, 2014, Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC (Duke Energy) applied to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for a New License for the Keowee-Toxaway Hydroelectric Project (FERC Project No. 2503). The Final License Application (FLA) was submitted in accordance with FERC regulations and contains information and Exhibits required by applicable regulations. The FLA proposes the continued operation of the Keowee-Toxaway Project (Project) in a balanced manner that will allow Duke Energy to generate economical, flexible, and environmentally sound energy, while simultaneously protecting and enhancing the Project's environmental, recreational, and cultural resources with provisions for future public water supply needs. The FLA incorporates proposed operational conditions consistent with a Relicensing Agreement (RA), dated September 18, 2013, which was signed by Duke Energy and 16 other organizations and which provides for additional expenditures to benefit environmental, recreational, and cultural resources. The RA was also filed with the FERC on August 27, 2014. The 867.6-megawatt (MW) Keowee-Toxaway Hydroelectric Project consists of the 710.1-MW Jocassee Development, and the 157.5-MW Keowee Development, located on the Keowee and Little Rivers in the Savannah River Basin in Oconee and Pickens counties, South Carolina, and Transylvania County, North Carolina. The closest nearby town is Seneca, South Carolina. The Jocassee Development includes the Jocassee Dam and Powerhouse, a pumped storage facility; and Lake Jocassee. The Keowee Development includes the Keowee Dam and Powerhouse, a conventional hydroelectric facility; the Little River Dam; and Lake Keowee. The Project currently operates under an Existing 50-year License issued by the FERC in 1966. The Existing License is due to expire on September 1, 2016. Duke Energy is providing notice of the FLA filing to resource agencies, Indian tribes, local governments, and members of the public. All interested parties can view the FLA and the RA online by accessing the Project public relicensing website at www.duke-energy.com/lakes/keowee-toxaway-relicensing.asp. Copies of the FLA can also be viewed at the public libraries listed immediately below. Additionally, access to view and reproduce the FLA may be arranged by contacting Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC, Attention: Jennifer Huff, Mail Code EC12Y, 526 S. Church Street, Charlotte, NC 28202, or email: Jennifer.Huff@duke-energy.com. -Central-Clemson Regional Library 105 Commons Way Central, SC 29630 -Main Library at Walhalla 501 W. South Broad Street Walhalla, SC 29691 -Pickens County Library - Village Branch 124 N. Catherine Street Pickens, SC 29671 -Salem Public Library 5 Park Avenue Salem, SC 29676 -Seneca Public Library 300 E. South Second Street Seneca, SC 29678 -Transylvania County Library 212 South Gaston Street Brevard, North Carolina 28712