Facility Interface Capability Assessment

Reviewing the History and Activity of FERC
Since passage of the Federal Water Power Act in 1920 (Part I of the Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791a et seq.), Congress has required those seeking to construct, operate, or maintain hydroelectric...

Environmental Aspects and Compliance Costs of Hydropower Regulation
Recent experiences by American Electric Power with respect to mitigation at hydroelectric project sites on the upper Ohio River indicate that compliance with environmental regulations...

First Update to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Regulatory Strategy for the High-Level Waste Repository Program
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) staff has updated its initial regulatory strategy for the High-Level Waste Repository Licensing Program. The update describes changes to the...

Certifying the TN-BRP and TN-REG Transportable Storage Demonstration Casks
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has obtained U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) certification to transport two transportable storage casks for a demonstration project. Because...

Approach for Implementing Burnup Credit in High-Capacity Truck Casks
General Atomics (GA) will be submitting an application for certification to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for the GA-4 and GA-9 Casks in 1992. To maintain a capacity of...

The Role of Effective Communications in Nuclear Regulatory Commission Licensing
Communications are essential to the licensing and general regulatory program of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. This paper attempts to identify and address certain aspects of, and approaches...

A Case History of Successful Nuclear Power Plant Licensing
Statewide siting studies, site-selection, site characterization and receipt of a construction permit for the Palo Verde Project were accomplished in 50 months. This achievement was made...

How Can the St. Lucie Unit 2 Licensing Experience Benefit the Licensing of a Nuclear Spent Fuel Repository
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) granted a full power operating license for St. Lucie Unit 2 on June 10, 1983, just six years after construction began. The industry average for...

Performance Assessment: The Bridge Between Regulatory Decision-Making and Scientific Uncertainties
NRC has the responsibility for evaluating the license application for a repository against the regulations it has promulgated. Performance assessment is the bridge between regulatory decision-making...

Monitoring Compliance with Requirements During Site Characterization
The question of when a program of Regulatory Compliance should be applied and what it should be applied to, when the subject of compliance is a High Level Radioactive Waste Repository,...

Regulatory Systems-Based Licensing Guidance Documentation
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has developed a series of licensing guidance documents based on the regulatory requirements in Part 60 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations...

CZMA Consistency Opinions: An Undiscovered Body of Law
The Coastal Zone Management Act allows states to block the issuance of Federal licenses and permits if the permitted activity would be inconsistent with the state's Federally...

Economic Evaluation of Minimum Flow at Rockton
The Rockton Hydroelectric Project is a two-unit, 1,100 kW plant operated by South Beloit Water, Gas & Electric Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Wisconsin Power & Light...

Balancing Power Production with Natural Resource Benefits: Can You Trade Apples for Oranges?
Recent legislation affecting the licensing of hydropower projects requires that equal consideration be given to power and nonpower resource values. As is the case for past attempts to...

Where's the Competition?: The Real Threats to Project Relicensing
The real potential competition in relicensing hydroelectric facilities is for use of the water and land resources currently dedicated to hydro power production. Relicensing applicants...

Legal Strategy in Dealing with Fish and Wildlife Resource Agencies
This paper is designed to provide a strategy for negotiating with Resource Agencies during the consultation and the 10(j) process. The strategy discussed herein can be reduced to three,...

Fair Market Value vs. Net Investment
Among the 300 some hydro stations coming up for relicensing in the 1990s, some of them will certainly be taken over by the federal government or by competing license applicants. Under...

How the Office of Hydropower Licensing Resolved Seven Recent Relicensing Disputes
In May 1989, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) issued relicensing regulations in Order No. 513 to (1) help licensees whose hydropower licenses were about to expire...

Using Project Management Techniques in Hydro-Relicensing
To answer a pressing need for managing today's complex process and requirements of hydro relicensing, Central Maine Power Company (CMP) has applied the principles of project management,...

 

 

 

 

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