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Qualifying Conduit Hydropower Facility Process


Once you file a Notice of Intent to Construct a Qualifying Conduit Hydropower Facility with the Commission, we will make an initial determination within 15 days. Our initial determination will be either to reject the notice of intent or to determine the facility meets the qualifying criteria.

There are two reasons why we would issue a rejection:

  1. you did not provide enough information to prove your facility qualifies, or
  2. your facility does not meet the qualifying criteria.

If we determine more information is needed, we will provide a list of the missing information. Once you gather the missing information, you can revise the notice of intent and re-file it at any time.

If we initially determine your facility meets the qualifying criteria:

  1. we will issue a public notice providing the public with 30 days to file motions to intervene, and
  2. 45 days to provide comments contesting whether your facility meets the qualifying criteria.

If no one files comments contesting whether your facility qualifies, then your facility is deemed to be a qualifying conduit hydropower facility, and we will issue a letter stating this. If someone files comments contesting whether your facility qualifies, as expeditiously as possible, we will review the comments and issue an order determining whether or not your facility qualifies.

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

 
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Updated: October 23, 2013