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Problems in licensing hydroelectric projects, Federal Power Commission

United States. General Accounting Office

Problems in licensing hydroelectric projects, Federal Power Commission

report to the Congress

by United States. General Accounting Office

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Published by U.S. General Accounting Office in [Washington .
Written in English

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  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • United States. Federal Power Commission.,
    • Hydroelectric power plants -- Licenses -- United States.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby the Comptroller General of the United States.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsKF2120.1 .A83
      The Physical Object
      Paginationii, 32 p. ;
      Number of Pages32
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4853873M
      LC Control Number75603052

      Section 23(b)(1) of the Federal Power Act requires non-federal off-grid hydroelectric systems to be licensed if they fall into any of four categories: (1) is located on “navigable waters of the United States;” (2) occupies lands or reservations of the United States; (3) uses surplus water or water power from a federal dam; or (4) is located. By Jason Fordney. Developers of certain hydroelectric projects can feasibly get federal approval within two years under current regulations, FERC staff said in a report released last : Jason Fordney.   On Novem , the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) issued a Notice of Inquiry (NOI) to re-examine its policy on the length of hydroelectric license terms under the Federal Power Act. The Commission’s NOI is a tacit admission that the existing policy has not been working successfully – at least as measured . amassed experience in hydropower licensing, NEPA environmental impact assessment of energy projects, business process reengineering, and natural gas and crude oil market oversight. Mr. Russo thoroughly understands the Natural Gas Act, Natural Gas Policy Act, Federal Power Act and Energy Policy Act as theyFile Size: 1MB.


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Problems in licensing hydroelectric projects, Federal Power Commission by United States. General Accounting Office Download PDF EPUB FB2

Get this from a library. Problems in licensing hydroelectric projects, Federal Power Commission: report to the Congress. [United States. General Accounting Office.]. February 6, Office of Energy Projects Inspection Guidelines. Ma FERC will host the FERC Security Program for Hydropower Projects WebEx for Licensees/Exemptees on Ap Event Details» Commission's Responsibilities.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) licenses and relicenses hydroelectric projects, including new hydrokinetic technologies, and wants you to know how to participate in the licensing process. To help you get involved, this brochure explains the Commis-sion’s licensing process and addresses the most.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Office of Hydropower Licensing, is responsible for the regulation of nonfederal hydroelectric power projects.

All hydroelectric facilities not owned and operated by a federal agency, such as the Corps of Engineers, TVA or USBR, must obtain an operating license from FERC. The Federal Power Act. 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 Problems in licensing hydroelectric projects the hydropower projects operating in the U.S. (1, of 2, projects).

When a license expires for one of these projects, FERC can issue a new Federal Power Commission book of 30 to 50 File Size: Problems in licensing hydroelectric projects. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) hydropower licensing processes are perennially criticized for how long they take and for the regulatory uncertainty they involve.

On OctoFERC took one more step towards streamlining and reducing uncertainty. The Commission finalized a Policy Statement on Establishing. a.Federal Power Commission (FPC) was created under the Federal Water Power Act to oversee hydroelectric projects. the Federal Water Power Act confined authority to FPC to regulate transportation and pricing operations related to hydroelectric projects.

Hydroelectric License Regulations under the Federal Power Act, 18 C.F.R. Parts 4 and 16 (). The perfect storm: Anatomy of a failed regulatory negotiation Jan Hydroelectric License and Exemption Amendment Process March authorized to issue licenses and exemptions for non-federal hy­ droelectric power projects.

After the Commission issues a license or an exemption, modifications to the originally authorized project Commission's Hydroelectric Project Licensing Handbook. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is proposing to revise its regulations pertaining to hydroelectric licensing under the Federal Power Act.

The proposed revisions would create a new licensing process in which a potential license applicant's pre-filing consultation and the Commission's scoping pursuant to the National Environmental Policy. 4 For an overview of the interaction between hydropower and other resource uses, see CRS Report RL, Licensing of Non-Federal Hydroelectric Projects: Background and Current Issues, by Nicole Carter and Amy Abel.

5 The Federal Power Commission was established Problems in licensing hydroelectric projects the Federal Power Act (16 U.S.C. §, et seq.). Federal Power Commission," the U.S. Supreme Court rejected the State of Iowa's challenge that the FPC must comply with state permit requirements prior to licensing a federal hydroelectric project.(9) Similarly, the Supreme Court rejected state authority to condition the instream flow rates of federal hydroelectric projects in California v.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) staff, in conjunction with the United States Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, and Interior, (jointly, the Federal Agencies), is providing interested entities an opportunity to enter into discussions and make comments and recommendations.

The Federal Power Act (FPA) authorizes the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to issue hydropower licenses for non-federal projects.

These licenses last for 30 to 50 years and usually place conditions on how the hydropower project should be operated. FERC is led by a five-member Commission that oversees the generation of hydropower.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is seeking comments on whether, and, if so, how, to revise its policy for establishing the length of original and new licenses it issues for hydroelectric projects located at non-federal dams. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has authorized, through its licensing authority under the Federal Power Act, almost 1, hydroelectric projects.

These projects include about 2, dams and multi-purpose water resource developments that provide ab MW of hydroelectric generating capacity (about one-half of the nation's hydro. Prior to founding Russo on Energy LLC in MayMr. Russo worked for over 30 years as a Manager and Sr.

Energy Industry Analyst at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). During that time he amassed experience in hydropower licensing, NEPA environmental impact assessment of energy projects, business process reengineering, and.

The Online Books Page. Online Books by. United States. Federal Power Commission. Books from the extended shelves: United States. Federal Power Commission: -Rules and regulations as amended by order no. 11 of June 6,governing the administration of the Federal water power act: with copies of the act, of amendment thereto, and of orders nos.inclusive.

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.

Creation and AuthorityThe Federal Power Commission was organized as an independent commission in its present form by the act approved J (46 Stat. ).The Commission was originally created in by the Federal Water Power Act, approved J (41 Stat.

; 16 U.S.C. ), providing for the licensing by the Commission of hydroelectric. Permitting/Regulatory Guidance - Guide/Handbook: FERC Handbook for Hydroelectric Project Licensing and 5 MW Exemptions from Licensing Permitting/Regulatory GuidanceGuide/Handbook Abstract This handbook outlines the requirements for hydropower licenses issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

production of hydroelectric power would not emit greenhouse gases. The HREA promotes hydroelectric power production and prompts Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) to streamline the permitting and licensing process, both of which are necessary to achieve greater source of energy production while decreasing greenhouse gas emissions.

Federal Power Commission, U.S. 66 S.90 L.in which the Court held that an applicant for a license under the Act did not have to obtain first a state permit and satisfy state requirements relating to the diversion of water from waterways determined to affect the commerce interests of the United States.

89 The Court. Congress created the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and abolished the FPC. The Commission inherited most of the work done by the FPC, including the licensing of non-federal hydroelectric power projects and natural gas regulation such as construction of interstate pipelines and Liquified Natural Gas terminals.

Today theFile Size: 95KB. Catawba-Wateree Hydroelectric Project: Yadkin-Pee Dee Hydroelectric Project: Keowee-Toxaway Hydroelectric Project: Bad Creek Hydroelectric Project: Ninety-Nine Islands Hydroelectric Project: Walters Hydroelectric Project: Nantahala Hydroelectric Project: Queens Creek Hydroelectric Project: East.

Hydroelectric power generation is one of many ways in which electricity can be generated. Inthe three most heavily used sources for generating electricity were coal, natural gas and oil. Hydroelectric power evaluation Paperback – January 1, by. United States.

Federal Power Commission (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Author. United States. Federal Power Commission. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission was established within the DOE and is an independent agency that regulates the interstate transmission of electricity, natural gas, and oil.

The Federal Power Commission (FPC), founded inwas the predecessor to FERC created to coordinate federal hydropower development. Inthe FPC was transformed into an. Because hydroelectric projects can cause water quality problems within the impounded water and downstream of the dam, states have required hydroelectric applicants seeking a license from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to obtain certification, pursuant to section of the Clean Water Act (CWA), that the project will not.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission recently adopted a year default license term for hydropower projects at nonfederal dams. While there is more that FERC could do to ease hydro licensing. FERC’s Hydropower Licensing Program November 7, Webinar Number: Meeting ID: File Size: 1MB.

Regulatory Commission The Federal Power Act and Hydroelectric Licensing and Exemptions Small Hydropower Facilities Workshop Ap 3 Office of Energy Projects FERC Hydro Jurisdiction • Non-federal projects that: –Affect federal lands –Are located on navigable river –Use surplus water from a federal dam –Affect interstate.

Hydropower -- Federal Process. Under the Federal Power Act, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is responsible for licensing hydroelectric power projects, including traditional river dams and tidal energy 's hydro licensing process involves consultation with state and federal agencies, which may recommend license terms and conditions to FERC to.

The Federal Power Act created the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) as the licensing authority for hydroelectric power. Over time, FERC's task list grew to include conservation and protection of natural waterways and the wildlife within them.

The Federal Power Act was the first major regulatory legislation for hydropower. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission), under the authority of the Federal Power Act, 16 United States Code (USC) §(a), et seq., may issue licenses for up to 50 years for the construction, operation, and maintenance of non.

The Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act of is a bill that was introduced into the United States House of Representatives of the th United States Congress on Janu It passed the House on Febru by a vote of President Obama signed the Act into law on August 9, The Bill is intended to change some of the regulations in the United Acts amended: Public Utility Regulatory Policies.

MUNICIPAL PREFERENCE IN HYDROELECTRIC RELICENSING: INTERPRETATION OF SECTION 7(a) OF THE FEDERAL POWER ACT. INTRODUcTION. Investor-owned utility companies currently hold licenses to more than hydroelectric power projects' valued at an estimated twenty-two billion dollars.

Sincemany long-term licenses have beenAuthor: Jeffrey S. Marcus. For new hydroelectric projects being proposed at existing Corps dams, the Corps serves as a key stakeholder in the licensing phase since they are an agency with mandatory conditioning authority under Section 4(e) of the Federal Power Act.

Final environmental impact statement: eight proposed hydroelectric projects in the Skagit River Basin, Washington: FERC nos. ,and by United States (Book) 3 editions published in in English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide.

UTICA—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) today announced it has taken the first official step to obtain a new year operating license for its Gregory B. Jarvis Hydroelectric Project (Jarvis) by filing the required preliminary documents with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

Alabama Power operates 14 hydroelectric faculties and 11 reservoirs on the Coosa, Tallapoosa and Warrior river systems that can produce more than 1, megawatts and average around 6 percent of the company’s annual electric generation.

These projects are operated under licenses issues by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.Due to WWII power demands, the federal government began construction and control of the largest hydropower projects, largely through the Army Corps of Engineers.

The Corps is now the largest single producer of hydroelectric power in the U.S., operating 75 dams with an installed capacity of 21, megawatts, enough power to fulfill the annual.Hydroelectric Licensing Under the Federal Power Act; Proposed Rule [[Page ]] DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY.

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. 18 CFR Parts 4, 5, 16, and [Docket No. RM] Hydroelectric Licensing Under the Federal Power Act. Febru AGENCY: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, DOE. ACTION: Notice .