Commensurate with the Scope of the Project: Where Does the Project Environment End?

by Gail A. Greely, Pacific Gas & Electric Co, San, Francisco, CA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Waterpower '85


This paper seeks to contribute to a common understanding by considering the definition of project scope in the context of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission regulations governing the environmental exhibit to applications for hydroelectric project licenses. This paper is the product of personal observations of how various organizations have undertaken the task of preparing applications to license hydroelectric projects of differing types and sizes. Its viewpoint is that of lawyer-as-counsellor to the people who must plan and prepare a license application, and its intent is to offer a sensible framework for planning that will achieve the general objectives of environmental assessment. Refs.

Subject Headings: Hydro power | Construction management | Terminology and definition | Legal affairs | Frames | Power plants | Environmental issues | Legislation

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