On November 30, 2007, the Commission issued its Policy Statement on Conditioned Licenses for Hydrokinetic Projects. In the Policy Statement, the Commission concluded that, in appropriate cases, where the Commission has completed its processing of license applications for hydrokinetic projects, but where other authorizations required under federal law have not yet been received, it may issue conditioned licenses for hydrokinetic projects. Under such licenses, the licensee would be precluded from commencing construction until receiving the necessary federal authorizations. Although the Commission may issue a conditioned license, its preference is to have all federal authorizations completed by the time it is ready to issue the licensing decision.

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