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Application procedures for hydropower licenses, exemptions and preliminary permits

Application procedures for hydropower licenses, exemptions and preliminary permits

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Published by The Office in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Hydroelectric power plants -- United States,
  • Power-plants -- Law and legislation -- United States,
  • Electric power production -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    StatementFederal Regulatory Commission, Office of Electric Power Regulation
    ContributionsUnited States. Office of Electric Power Regulation
    The Physical Object
    Pagination1 v. (various pagings) :
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14886133M

    We have 3 hydropower licenses and 2 conduit exemptions issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). These give FERC jurisdiction over 85 percent of the 1, Megawatts hydropower capacity of the State Water Project (SWP) and 70 percent . Start Preamble. On August 2, , New England Hydropower Company, LLC, filed an application for a preliminary permit, pursuant to section 4(f) of the Federal Power Act (FPA), proposing to study the feasibility of hydropower at Lock 47 on the Lehigh Canal in .

    FERC Licenses & “Exemptions” •Exemptions: –Conduit (existing water conveyances) •Smaller than 40MW for municipalities (15MW for others) •Powerhouse cannot be on federal land –5 MW (existing dams or natural water features) •Non-federally owned dam •Lands can be federally owned or owned by applicant •LicenseFile Size: 1MB. operating license. There are no pending re-license applications, although one project, “Packwood Lake”, receives an automatic relicense from FERC annually. The remaining 10 projects (19%), all with a federal interest, have current preliminary permits with the FERC. There are no pending preliminary permit applications with the FERC.

    A preliminary consideration for license applicants seeking to develop non-federal hydropower projects includes determining whether the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has authority over the development, and if so, what licensing procedures are required or may be . hydropower licensing and exemptions. These regulations are in the process of being substantially revised. 49 Fed. Reg. (March 5, ). c. FERC Blue Book (FERC) entitled "Application Procedures for Hydropower Licenses, Exemptions and Preliminary Per-mits" (Sept. ). This book contains all the regulations, sample forms and.


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Application procedures for hydropower licenses, exemptions and preliminary permits Download PDF EPUB FB2

Get this from a library. Application procedures for hydropower licenses, license amendments, exemptions, and preliminary permits. [United States. Office of Hydropower Licensing.;].

Get this from a library. Application procedures for hydropower licenses, exemptions and preliminary permits. [United States. Office of Electric Power Regulation.;]. Technical Report: Application procedures for hydropower licenses, exemptions, and preliminary permits. preliminary permit applications, conduit exemption applications, all license amendments not requiring the preparation of NEPA documents, applications for license surrenders, and applications for the transfers of licenses.

It is this set of activities that are the focus of this handbook. Applicants for amendments of licenses or amendments of. Licenses are for a to year period. A license conveys the right of eminent domain. The commission has three licensing processes. A potential developer of hydroelectric project must file an application for license or exemption from licensing if the project is or will be: located on a navigable waterway of the U.S.

Preliminary Permits. A preliminary permit, issued for up to four years, does not authorize construction; rather, it maintains priority of application for license (i.e., guaranteed first-to-file status) while the permittee studies the site and prepares to apply for a license.

The permittee must submit periodic reports on the status of its studies. Contents of application from licensing ; Conduit exemption that would be issued for constructing a hydropower project on an existing conduit (for example irrigation canal). Conduit exemptions are authorized for generating capacities 40 megawatts or less.

A preliminary consideration for license applicants seeking to develop non-federal hydropower projects includes determining whether the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has authority over the development, and if so, what licensing procedures are required or may be an.

Active Preliminary Permits updated 1/15/; Pending Preliminary Permits updated 2/19/; Licenses. Applications for Original Licenses; Applications for New Licenses and Relicensing; Complete list of Active Licenses updated 2/19/; Exemptions.

Exemptions from Licensing; Active Exemptions updated 2/19/; Licensing Processes. Procedures for License Application for Hydropower Development in Nepal A Guidebook 2 Procedures for License Application for Hydropower Development in Nepal A Guidebook submit the following to the DOED in addition to the information listed in (1) above: a.

Schedule for completion of Feasibility Study Report b. Construction work schedule. “licenses” are issued to non-municipal applicants, and “permits” are issued to municipal corporations.

For the purposes of simplicity, the term “license” will be used throughout this document to refer to the approval process pursued by any.

The entities affected by this rule would be those with: (1) Future preliminary permit applications, (2) pending requests for a preliminary permit, (3) existing preliminary permits as to which extensions or successive permits are sought, (4) proposals to construct qualifying conduit hydroelectric facilities, and (5) unconstructed licensed or exempted facilities that have not yet begun paying annual charges.

Application procedures for hydropower licenses, license amendments, exemptions and preliminary permits / By United States. Office of Hydropower Licensing. Abstract.

Looseleaf for updating."FERC""December "Mode of access: Internet Topics: Power-plants. Preliminary Permit A developer interested in a potential site for a new hydropower project may first apply for a preliminary permit. [1] A permit is an exclusive right to study that site and to file a license application during the permit term, which is three years [2] subject to renewal [3] and periodic reporting.

Start Preamble. On May 3,Pumped Hydro Storage, LLC, filed an application for a preliminary permit, pursuant to section 4(f) of the Federal Power Act (FPA), proposing to study the feasibility of a closed loop pumped storage project in Maricopa County, Arizona.

Hydropower licenses and preliminary permits. Washington, D.C.: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Office of Electric Power Regulation, (OCoLC) The Commission authorizes the Director or the Director's designee to: (a) Take appropriate action on uncontested applications and on applications for which the only motion or notice of intervention in opposition is filed by a competing preliminary permit or exemption applicant that does not propose and substantiate materially different plans to develop, conserve, and utilize the water.

Subpart G - Application for License for Minor Water Power Projects and Major Water Power Projects 5 Megawatts or Less (§§ - ) Subpart H - Application for License for Transmission Line Only (§§ - ) Subpart I - Application for Preliminary Permit; Amendment and Cancellation of Preliminary Permit (§§ - ).

Compare Advanced Hydropower, Inc., FERC 61, () (denying preliminary permit application following Corps’ February 8, comments opposing the project) and Loxbridge Partners, LLC, FERC 62, () (denying preliminary permit application following Corps’ August 2, comments opposing the project and requesting that.

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.

A key element of the amendment process is contact with the Commission staff. Appendix L Procedures for Securing a Preliminary Permit The Commission issues licenses or exemptions for the operation of hydropower projects under the provisions of the FPA. Licenses and authorizing applications for preliminary permits, conduit exemptions, and.Start Preamble.

OnNew England Hydropower Company, LLC, filed an application for a preliminary permit, pursuant to section 4(f) of the Federal Power Act (FPA), proposing to study the feasibility of hydropower on the Lehigh Canal in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.It now takes from 4 to 6 months to process a preliminary permit as compared to the previous time of 17 to 19 months.

Licenses for small hydropower projects now take 6 to 9 months to process instead of 13 to 16 months. Currently, there are about 90 projects pending before FERC that would qualify for a license exemption.