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Small/Low-Impact Hydropower Projects

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Conduit and 10-MW Exemptions (4.38(b)) External Link
You must provide certain information to stakeholders and the Commission so these entities can understand the proposed project, identify any environmental issues, identify any information needs or studies, and provide meaningful comments and recommendations on the proposed project. The information to be provided is specified in section (4.38(b)) External Link of the Commission's regulations and is usually consolidated into a single document called an Initial Consultation Document (ICD).

For the Initial Consultation Document (ICD) template, see: Conduit ICD Template DOC or 10-MW ICD Template DOC.

Licenses (5.5) - (5.6)
Applicants for a license must file a Notice of Intent (NOI), Pre-Application Document (PAD), and a request to use the TLP or Alternative Licensing Process (ALP) with the Commission. From experience, most applicants for small, low-impact projects have preferred to use the TLP.  Therefore, that is the information we have provided here.

For a Notice of Intent (NOI), Pre-Application Document (PAD), and TLP Request template, see: NOI Template DOC PAD Template DOC TLP Request Template DOC

Applicants must provide public notice the filing of the NOI, PAD, and request to use the TLP no later than the filing date of the NOI in a daily or weekly newspaper in each county in which the project would be located. Applicants must also provide a copy of the TLP request to all stakeholders likely to be interested in the project and must ask for comments on the request to be filed with the Commission within 30 days of the filing date of the request.

For a public notice template and TLP Request Notice template example, see: Public Notice Template DOC and TLP Request Newspaper Notice Template DOC

Conduit Exemptions
Robert Bell
Telephone: 202-502-6062
Email: robert.bell@ferc.gov

Northwest Area
(WA, OR, ID, MT, WY, AK, HI)
Ryan Hansen
Telephone: 202-502-8074
Email: ryan.hansen@ferc.gov

West Area
(CA, NV, AZ, NM, CO, UT)
Jim Fargo
Telephone: 202-502-6095
Email: james.fargo@ferc.gov

Midwest Area
(ND, SD, NE, KS, MO, MN, WI, IA, IL, MI, IN, OH)
Tyrone Williams
Telephone: 202-502-6331
Email: tyrone.williams@ferc.gov

Mid-Atlantic Area
(VA, WV, MD, PA, NY, NJ, DE)
Monir Chowdhury
Telephone: 202-502-6736
Email: monir.chowdhury@ferc.gov

South Area
(TX, OK, AR, LA, MS, TN, AL, GA, KY, FL, NC, SC)
Michael Spencer
Telephone: 202-502-6093
Email: michael.spencer@ferc.gov

New England Area
(CT, MA, NH, VT, RI, ME)
Tom Dean
Telephone: 202-502-6041
Email: thomas.dean@ferc.gov
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Updated: May 27, 2015