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PROCESSES FOR HYDROPOWER LICENSES

Traditional Licenses Process

FERC Application Process
  1. Notice of application issued
  2. Conduct NEPA environmental scoping
  3. Notice of Ready for Environmental Analysis issued
  4. Federal and state agencies provide recommendations, terms and conditions
  5. Issue Environmental Assessment (EA) or draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)
  6. Resolve issues and respond to comments
  7. Issue final EA or EIS
  8. Commission issues order
  9. License compliance and administration/dam safety and inspections

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