The Commission regulates over 1,700 non-federal dams in the US. FERC staff ensures compliance with the numerous terms and conditions contained in each of the licenses and exemptions issued.

Once a license or exemption is granted, Commission staff ensures that regulated entities remain in compliance with the terms and conditions of their respective licenses or exemptions to protect, mitigate and enhance beneficial public uses of hydropower projects.

Post-licensing, Commission staff is responsible for tracking and administrating license requirements, inspecting site conditions, investigating compliance issues, and assessing penalties. Other post-licensing filings that are processed by Commission staff include, but are not limited to:

Other administrative activities include:

Recreation & Fisheries: 


This page was last updated on October 19, 2020