Effective Coordination With Fish and Wildlife Agencies

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by Robert J. Schaffer, Jr., Beling Consultants Inc, Joliet, IL, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Waterpower '85

Abstract: Recently the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) expanded the role communications play in dealing with Fish and Wildlife Agencies. In March of 1985 the FERC publication #FERC-0100 entitled: 'Application Procedures For Hydropower Licenses, License Amendments, Exemptions And Preliminary Permits' was revised to require those seeking a FERC license for a hydropower installation to expand the scope of their contact with Fish and Wildlife Agencies. The Fish and Wildlife Agencies were bound by the time limits to respond. The result: abbreviated requests by applicants for information via correspondence and a stock reply by many agencies. This paper discusses the application of previous FERC rules to complete Exhibit E requirements for seven hydropower project License Exemption Applications in Iowa on behalf of the applicant. Eight simple rules for Agency contact were adopted and are discussed in the paper.

Subject Headings: Wildlife | Fish management | Hydro power | Licensure and certification | Power plants | Federal government | Professional development | Publications | Iowa

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