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The Integrated Licensing Process (ILP) - Tutorial

Processing the License Application

Filing the License Application [see 18 CFR 5.17 External Link]

The applicant must serve on every resource agency, affected tribe, and other consulted stakeholders copies of:

  • The application;
  • Any written correspondence from the Commission asking the applicant to correct a deficiency or provide additional information; and
  • Any deficiency corrections, revisions, supplement, response to additional information requests, or amendments to the application

The applicant must certify that copies of the final application have been mailed to these agencies and stakeholders. For original license applications, the applicant must provide a copy of the final application to landowners adjacent to the proposed project. The applicant must also file the final application with the Commission's Secretary and a copy to the appropriate Division of Dam Safety and Inspection | Regional Office Hydropower Contacts

Applications may be filed electronically via the Internet. See 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) External Link and the instructions on the Commission's website under the eFiling link. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support:;

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call toll-free at (866) 208-3676; or, for TTY, contact (202) 502-8659. Although the Commission strongly encourages eFiling of documents, documents may also be paper-filed. To paper-file, mail an original and 7 copies to:

Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
888 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20426

Applicants must provide public notice of the filing of the application no later than the filing date of the application in a daily or weekly newspaper in each county in which the project would be located. For a public notice template, see: Application Filing Public Notice Template DOC