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America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018
On October 23, 2018, president Trump signed America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 into law. This requires the Commission to convene an interagency task force (ITF) to coordinate the regulatory processes associated with the authorizations required in connection with the new processes. Read More

Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act of 2013
On August 9, 2013, President Obama signed into law the "Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act of 2013". The act promotes small hydroelectric and conduit hydropower projects, authorizes FERC to extend preliminary permit periods, and promotes hydropower development at nonpowered dams and closed-loop pumped storage projects. Read More

Hydroelectric Licensing Rulemaking (Order No. 2002)
On July 23, 2003, the Commission issued a Final Rule to revise its regulations pertaining to hydroelectric licensing under the Federal Power Act. Read More

Interagency Task Force (ITF)
In the Winter of 1998, FERC and the certain agencies formed an Interagency Task Force to Improve Hydroelectric Licensing Processes. Read More