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Hydro guides
The Activist’s Preparation Guide focuses on the six-month-to-two-year preparatory phase before the relicensing begins.
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Sample pleadings
In response to the “Notice of Application Tendered for Filing with the Commission, Soliciting Additional Study Requests, and Establishing Procedural Schedule for Relicensing and a Deadline for Submission of Final Amendments” (Dec. 24, 2003), Butte County hereby files an Additional Study Request regarding potential demand for recreational boating on the project reach.
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Court cases
Was the installation and operation of the three new turbine generators at the project an activity which may result in any discharge for purposes of § 401(a)(1) of the CWA?
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Court cases
Issue. Can FERC reject conditions contained in a State water quality certification?
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Court cases
Issue 1. Does the FPA require FERC to consider a pre-project baseline for purposes of environmental review?
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Hydropower license summaries
The Badger-Rapide Croche (Badger) Development is located in the City of Kaukauna (Kaukauna), Wisconsin at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Kaukauna dam on the Fox River. The project is approximately 1,800 feet downstream of the Kaukauna dam and utilizes the head created by the 22-foot-high dam and a power canal. Flows, therefore, used for generation bypass the natural river channel.
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Court cases
Issue. Was FERC or the prescriptive agency the proper party in a § 18 fishway dispute?
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Case Studies
The Bear River flows in a circular 500-mile path, crossing the Utah-Wyoming state line three times before flowing into Bear Lake in Idaho’s southeastern corner. From Bear Lake the river arcs west and turns back south, returning to Utah and ultimately flowing into the Great Salt Lake, less than 100 miles from its headwaters.
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Hydropower license summaries
The Boundary hydroelectric project is located in a narrow canyon in the Selkirk Mountains in the northeast corner of Washington, about 10 miles north of the city of Metaline Falls and one mile south of the U.S.-Canada border. The Pend Oreille River is about 120 miles long from its origin at Lake Pend Oreille in Albeni Falls, Idaho to its confluence with the Columbia River in British Columbia, Canada.
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Court cases
Issue. Does a licensee have to obtain State water quality certification for an annual license?