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federal hydroelectric relicensing process

hearing before the Subcommittee on Energy and Power of the Committee on Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifth Congress, second session, September 25, 1998.

by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Commerce. Subcommittee on Energy and Power.

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Published by U.S. G.P.O., For sale by the U.S. G.P.O., Supt. of Docs., Congressional Sales Office in Washington .
Written in English

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  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • United States. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.,
    • Hydroelectric power plants -- United States.,
    • Energy industries -- Licenses -- United States.

    • Classifications
      LC ClassificationsKF27 .E5524 1998f
      The Physical Object
      Paginationiii, 168 p. :
      Number of Pages168
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL89534M
      ISBN 100160579996
      LC Control Number99198545
      OCLC/WorldCa40909328

      This page is an information resource for parties interested in the relicensing of PG&E's Phoenix Hydroelectric Project, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Project No. About the project; The relicensing process; Participating in the relicensing project.   In December , the Hydro Review article on “Competing Relicensing Applications: Assessing the Threat to Existing Licensees,” cited testimony before the U.S. Congress from Ann Miles, director of the Office of Energy Projects at FERC. Miles noted that more than hydroelectric projects will commence a relicensing process between and.

      FERC has the authority over all non-federal hydroelectric dams. The Klamath Hydroelectric project being one of them. When a dam is up for relicensing it gives an opportunity to evaluate both environmental and public benefits of the hydroelectric project. Between and , PacifiCorp built seven hydroelectric dams and one non-generating dam. implements the relicensing process. The collective impact of these court rulings has been to strengthen the role of resource agencies in the relicensing process and to assert the importance of considering the broader environmental impacts of hydropower projects. Chapter 2 also provides an overview of how FERC implements the relicensing process.

        Get this from a library! The federal hydroelectric relicensing process: hearing before the Subcommittee on Energy and Power of the Committee on Commerce, House of Representatives ; One Hundred Fifth Congress, second session ; Septem [United States. Congress. House. Committee on Commerce. Subcommittee on Energy and Power.].   With the 10 th anniversary of the Energy Policy Act (EPACT) approaching, the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) is producing a series of briefs examining policies put in place in and whether more must be done as Congress examines passage of an energy bill in The second in this series examines hydropower licensing. Read the first post on reforming the Department of Energy’s .


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Federal hydroelectric relicensing process by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Commerce. Subcommittee on Energy and Power. Download PDF EPUB FB2

Licensing The Commission's major hydropower activity is relicensing existing projects whose licenses are about to expire. Staff prepares either an Environmental Assessments (EA) or an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and bases recommended license conditions on these reviews.

Subsequent statutes under which the Commission regulates non-federal hydroelectric power projects that affect navigable waters, occupy U.S. lands, use water or water power at a government dam, or affect the interests of interstate commerce include the FPA (Federal Power Act), the PURPA (Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act), the Electric.

OVERVIEW OF THE FEDERAL POWER ACT AND THE HYDROPOWER RELICENSING PROCESS Federal hydroelectric relicensing process book 2 _____ The Federal Power Act (FPA) gives FERC legal authority to issue licenses to non-federal hydropower projects.

As noted in Chapter 1, non-federal projects represent about two-thirds of the hydropower projects operating in the U.S. (1, of 2, projects).File Size: KB. The license for our five hydroelectric plants on the Otter Tail River, issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), will expire on Novem We need to file a relicensing application by Novem The FERC relicensing process will take approximately five years.

As a company, we balance the decisions we. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission agency has authority to increase efficiencies by coordinating different stages of the hydropower relicensing process for multiple projects within a shared river basin.

The potential to increase efficiencies ultimately led the Hydropower RAPID team to identify and compare basinwide relicensing approaches. WASHINGTON – A new bill from Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers would speed up the licensing process for hydroelectric dams and let a federal agency waive licensing requirements for small projects, as.

Read about the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) relicensing process for hydroelectric projects we operate. Catawba-Wateree Relicensing.

Yadkin-Pee Dee Relicensing. Nantahala Area Relicensing. Keowee-Toxaway Relicensing. Hydro Project Name: FERC Project No. Section describes the purpose of relicensing, which is to enable FERC to choose among the permissible outcomes to serve the public interest. Section states the fundamental elements of the licensing process, preparatory to our detailed discussion of the Integrated Licensing Process, Traditional Licensing Process, and Alternative.

Turners Falls Hydroelectric Project and Northfield Mountain Pumped Storage Project Relicensing Website FirstLight Power Resources is licensed by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or the Commission) to operate the Turners Falls Hydroelectric Project (FERC No.

) and the Northfield Mountain Pumped Storage Project (FERC No. Welcome to the Bucks Creek Project Relicensing Website. Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and the City of Santa Clara have started the relicensing process for the Bucks Creek Hydroelectric Project, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Project No.and will be using FERC's Integrated Licensing Process (ILP).

The Devil Canyon Project Relicensing will be using the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Traditional Licensing Process (TLP). This website provides information about the relicensing process, access to public documents and details about the Project, public.

The Project is located within the upper San Joaquin River basin, which is highly developed for hydroelectric generation, flood control, and irrigation storage. PG&E's Crane Valley Hydroelectric Project (FERC Project No.

) and Southern California Edison's Big Creek Hydroelectric System are located upstream of the Kerckhoff Hydroelectric Project. Hydropower policy in the United States includes all the laws, rules, regulations, programs and agencies that govern the national hydroelectric industry.

Federal policy concerning waterpower developed over considerable time before the advent of electricity, and at times, has changed considerably, as water uses, available scientific technologies and considerations developed to the present day. Hydro Facilities Relicencing Project. The City of River Falls and the River Falls Municipal Utilities are currently relicensing the River Falls Hydroelectric Project by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

FERC issued the City of River Falls a year license to operate the hydroelectric facilities located at Junction Falls and Powell. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is the lead federal entity in the regulation of non-federal hydroelectric projects, authorizing initial construction of facilities, issuing licenses for operation, and reviewing license renewals every 30 to 50 years.

By engaging in the relicensing process, the Service is able to contribute to. The current Project license expires J and PG&E is seeking a new licenseto continue operation of the Project under the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC’s) new Integrated Licensing Process(ILP) as established in regulations issued by FERC J (Final Rule, Order No.

) and found at 18 CFR Part More. By Jay Ryan, Jerrod Harrison and Marcia Hook. In testimony before the U.S. Congress, Ann Miles, Director of the Office of Energy Projects at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), noted that more than hydroelectric projects will commence a relicensing process between and On Decemin accordance with 18 CFR §, Southern California Edison Company (SCE) filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) an Application for New License (License Application) for the Kaweah Project (Project), FERC Project No.

Get this from a library. The federal hydroelectric relicensing process: hearing before the Subcommittee on Energy and Power of the Committee on Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifth Congress, second session, Septem [United States.

Congress. House. Committee on Commerce. Subcommittee on Energy and Power.]. Despite collaborative governance's popularity, whether collaboration improves policy performance remains uncertain. This study assesses the link between collaborative decision making and licensed environmental management protocols in the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC's) process for licensing hydropower facilities in the United States.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission process for dam relicensing allows partners to find compromises for the benefit of the public. This process has allowed flow adjustments on the Feather.Great River Hydro is using the Integrated Licensing Process (ILP) for the relicensing of the three projects located on the Connecticut River: the Wilder, Bellows Falls, and Vernon Hydroelectric Projects.

The ILP is intended to streamline the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) licensing process by providing a predictable, efficient, and. The hydroelectric dams were last licensed in September FERC, the agency that licenses non-federal hydropower projects, requires that the three-step relicensing process begin five years in advance.

The license specifies how the project is .