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Hydroelectric Licensing Process Improvement Act of 1999

United States

Hydroelectric Licensing Process Improvement Act of 1999

Hearing before the Subcommittee on Water and Power of the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, ... session, on S. 740 ... May 23, 2000 (S. hrg)

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ISBN 100160644283
ISBN 109780160644283
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Regulatory Considerations in the Use of the ILP in Developing New Hydroelectric Projects by Kirby Gilbert, MWH. FERC’s Integrated Licensing Process (ILP) is applicable to both relicensing existing hydroelectric projects and developing new projects. FERC’s ILP was developed during a period when there were few applications being filed for new.   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Hydropower makes up the largest portion of America’s renewable energy resources, but the licensing process needs modernizing as delays are causing inefficiencies for utilities and can hold up environmental benefits for years, a PG&E vice president told a Congressional committee. “Hydropower is an invaluable resource – and it’s .

About Us History. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) was established within the Department of Transportation on January 1, , pursuant to the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of (49 U.S.C. ). As federal lawmakers plan to consider a bill that would expand Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) licensing authority, questions emerged on Tuesday about the process used by FERC to issue two hydropower licenses for existing dams in West Virginia.

eureka software has experience with all hydroelectric licensing and relicensing processes: integrated, alternative, and traditional. An enormous amount of information is generated before, during, and after a licensing process. Organization of and access to that information is critical to fulfilling licensing goals. license for the Mattaceunk Hydroelectric Project (FERC Project No. ) (Project). The current operating license for the Project was issued on Septem and expires on Aug In accordance with applicable regulations, 18 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).


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Hydroelectric Licensing Process Improvement Act of 1999 by United States Download PDF EPUB FB2

Shown Here: Introduced in Senate (03/25/) Hydroelectric Licensing Process Improvement Act of - Amends the Federal Power Act to prescribe factors which Federal agency participants in Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) hydroelectric license renewal process (consulting agencies) must consider and document when setting forth.

Summary of H.R - th Congress (): Hydroelectric Licensing Process Improvement Act of Hydroelectric Licensing Process Improvement Act of hearing before the Subcommittee on Water and Power of the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate, One Hundred Sixth Congress, second session, on S.

on the effectiveness of the tested two-year pilot licensing process, as well as the feasibility and practicability of implementing such a process programmatically. The comments are discussed in section IV of this report.

The majority of the stakeholders. and commenters felt that the pilot two-year licensing process was a success.

The hydropower project licensing process provides the Service with a significant opportunity to pursue conservation of the nation’s wetlands, waterways, and watersheds and the fish and wildlife populations that they sustain.

These opportunities include improving instream flows at existing projects. “Emissions-free hydropower is a great source of electricity in Washington and keeps our rates among the lowest in the country,” Cantwell said.

“This bipartisan bill would help boost small hydropower development across the country by simplifying the licensing process. 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). When a license File Size: KB. Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act of ; Hydroelectric Licensing Rulemaking (Order No. ) Interagency Task Force (ITF) General Information. Licensing; Alternative Licensing Process Flowcharts.

Applicant's Pre-Filing Process; FERC Application Process; Traditional Licensing Process Flowcharts. Commission’s (FERC) hydropower licensing process serves as a baseline. FERC works to mini-mize environmental damage through its regulatory authority to oversee a series of federal environmental laws (e.g., the National Environmental Policy Act) and by requiring that all project applicants communicate with relevant federal and state Size: KB.

US Congress S Hydroelectric Licensing Process Improvement Act of Amends the Federal Power Act to prescribe factors which Federal agency participants in Federal Energy Regulatory Commission FERC hydroelectric license renewal process consulting agencies must consider and document when setting forth conditions for such renewals.

Hydroelectric-production facilities are indeed not perfect (a dam costs a lot to build and also can have negative effects on the environment and local ecology), but there are a number of advantages of hydroelectric-power production.

PURPOSE OF GUIDE. Purpose of Guide. This guide provides step-by-step procedures to amend a license or an exemption from license. It does not cover changes to a license application because that subject is one of several addressed in the Commission's Hydroelectric Project Licensing Handbook.

Relicensing process A license authorizes operation of a hydroelectric plant for 30 to 50 years. The plants’ current license was issued on December 5, A new license authorizes the continued operation of an existing (previously licensed) plant.

We’ll soon file a proposal, or Pre-Application Document, with FERC to begin the relicensing. The commission has three licensing processes. At least 5 years before a license expires, the licensee must file a notice of intent declaring whether or not it intends to seek a new license (relicense) for its project.

At least 2 years before a license expires, the licensee must file an application for new license. As required by Section of the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act (MSCIA) ofcertification is required for all motor carrier safety auditors, including private contractors, who conduct safety inspection audits and reviews.

The ILP integrates the development of license application and environmental review, and it coordinates FERC and other regulatory agencies that undertake such environmental review. More information can be found here. Traditional Licensing Process (TLP) The Traditional Licensing Process is a simpler process that may be more appropriate for less controversial projects or.

Traditional licensing process. The traditional licensing process consists of a three-stage pre-filing process through 18 CFR for new licenses and 18 CFR for relicenses. In the first stage, the applicant issues a notice of intent and a request to use a traditional licensing process.

production every time it issues a new hydroelectric license. This paper models the bureaucratic agency’s decision making process in issuing these licenses, in an effort to understand which factors most influence the regulatory decision.

Data on nearly hydropower licenses issued from is utilized. It isCited by: The Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act of (the Act) sought to provide SSDI and SSI beneficiaries a range of new or improved work incentives and employment-related services to support their movement to financial independence through work.

Finding that an empirical study of citizen input into these proceedings may enlighten whether “enhanced” public participation actually leads to a potentially better outcome for the public, this article summarizes three administrative regulation theories, provides an overview of the consultation process required for hydroelectric licensing Author: Heather Payne.

Commission is supported by the Office of Hydropower Licensing (OHL) and five regional offices.1 OHL staff review and process license applications and make recommendations on hydropower licensing to the Commission, which ultimately decides whether to .If the project is not within the Columbia River Basin, this section shall not be included.

The Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program (Program) developed under the Act directs agencies to consult with Federal and state fish and wildlife agencies, appropriate Indian tribes.Licensing Partners include federal, tribal and state agencies, non-governmental organizations and other interested parties.

Documents are posted on this web page to support the participants’ engagement in the relicensing process. What’s here. Click on the “plus sign” to reveal the document titles and links.