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The Integrated Licensing Process (ILP) - Tutorial

Preparing an Application

Notice of Intent and Pre-application Document [see 18 CFR 5.5 External Link, 5.6 External Link, and 5.7 External Link]

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An applicant 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.

Notice of Intent
A notification of intent (NOI) is an unequivocal statement of the potential applicant's intention to file an original license application, or, in the case of an existing licensee, to file or not to file an application for a new or subsequent license. Read More

Pre-Application Document (PAD)
The PAD is a document that describes the proposal and existing, relevant information about the project's effects on resources. An applicant is not required to conduct studies to generate information for the PAD; rather an applicant is expected to exercise due diligence to gather existing information. This includes contacting stakeholders for information relevant to the project, the environment, and potential project effects. Read More | PAD Adequacy Review Checklist PDF

To ensure that the Commission is aware of tribal concerns and that an affected tribe understands how to participate in the licensing process to share those concerns, Commission staff will attempt to hold a meeting with potentially-affected tribes within 30 days of the filing of the NOI and PAD.

For more information on the Commission's policy for consulting with native American tribes, see: Tribal Policy Statement PDF.