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On August 9, 2013, President Obama signed into law the "Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act of 2013". The act promotes small hydroelectric and conduit hydropower projects, authorizes FERC to extend preliminary permit periods, and promotes hydropower development at nonpowered dams and closed-loop pumped storage projects. Read More

August 5, 2014 - FERC Approves Pilot Project to Test Two-Year Hydropower Licensing Process News Release | Two-Year Licensing Process PDF

July 17, 2014 - Item H-1: FERC Issues Order Amending Rules on Format and Dimensions of Maps and Drawings required by the Commissionís Hydropower Program Order No. 798 PDF


The Commission's responsibilities include: Issuance of licenses for the construction of a new project; Issuance of licenses for the continuance of an existing project (relicensing); and Oversight of all ongoing project operations, including dam safety inspections and environmental monitoring.

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The Commission receives an annual appropriation from Congress to defray its operating costs. Read More
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Updated: September 2, 2014