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Regulation and Policy 2006 P2

  • 10/24/2006 -- FERC invites new licensees to review terms, conditions
    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has begun a new practice to facilitate communications between hydropower project licensees, FERC licensing staff, and FERC compliance staff.
  • 10/18/2006 -- N.Y. project's incremental generation certified for tax credit
    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has certified incremental hydropower generation planned for the 7.46-MW Oswego Falls project in New York for a renewable energy production tax credit.
  • 10/05/2006 -- FERC corrects agencies' annual charges bills
    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission notified licensees it is revising other federal agencies' assessments for fiscal years 2002-2004 for their participation in the hydropower licensing process.
  • 09/28/2006 -- FERC revises rules protecting critical infrastructure
    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued a proposed rulemaking Sept. 21 that would revise its regulations that protect disclosure of critical energy infrastructure information.
  • 09/26/2006 -- FERC cuts $9.8 million from agencies' annual charges bills
    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission again has determined that other federal agencies failed to clearly document their costs for participating in the hydro licensing process.
  • 09/25/2006 -- FERC issues guidance for hydro license settlements
    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued a policy statement Sept. 21 giving guidance on the types of settlement agreement terms that can be included in FERC hydropower licenses without incurring subsequent modification by the commission.
  • 09/15/2006 -- FERC director reviews bills to extend project deadlines
    The head of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's hydro licensing staff testified before a congressional subcommittee Sept. 13 on five bills that would require FERC to reinstate licenses or extend construction deadlines of seven hydroelectric projects in five states.
  • 08/16/2006 -- FERC EIS would boost flows at 1,166.5-MW Hells Canyon
    Federal Energy Regulatory Commission staff has issued a draft environmental impact statement that would boost flows to enhance juvenile fall chinook salmon migration at the 1,166.5-MW Hells Canyon hydroelectric complex.
  • 08/08/2006 -- FERC EIS recommends relicensing 1,236.6-MW Rocky Reach
    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission staff has issued an environmental impact statement that recommends relicensing the 1,236.6-MW Rocky Reach project with staff mitigation that only adds $150,000 to the licensee's proposal.
  • 08/03/2006 -- FERC staff recommends relicensing 2,755-MW Niagara
    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission seeks comments on a draft environmental impact statement evaluating relicensing of the New York Power Authority's 2,755-MW Niagara project.

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