The Licensing Support System (LSS): Who Should Operate it and Will it Work?
The development of the mammoth Licensing Support System (LSS), a management information system intended to handle documentation relevant to the licensing application of the DOE for the...

The Licensing Support System: Institutional Challenges and Opportunities
The Licensing Support System (LSS) is an electronic information management system which will be used in the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC) review of the Department...

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...

Toward Linking Demographic and Economic Models for Impact Assessment
One of the objectives of the Yucca Mountain Project, in Southern Nevada, is to evaluate the effects of the development of a high-level nuclear waste repository. As described in the Section...

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...

Evaluating Hydro Relicensing Alternatives—Impacts on Power and Non-Power Values
The relicensing of 300 hydroelectric plants in the next decade involves a total capacity of about 4,000 MW - a $10 billion value. A methodology recently developed by Decision Focus Incorporated...

Distribution and Grain Sizes of Deposited Reservoir Sediments, Seventy Years after Dam Construction
The Elwha and Glines Canyon Hydroelectric Projects are located on the Elwha River in the northwest portion of the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State. The Elwha Dam was completed in...

The Impact of No Net Loss of Wetlands on Water Power Development Alternatives
Federal commitment to wetlands protection is increasing. The Bush Administration has embraced an as yet undefined goal of 'no net loss of wetlands' and various...

Fish Entrainment and Relicensing: Truths and Consequences
The states of Michigan, Wisconsin, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have issued guidelines that presuppose entrainment/turbine-induced mortality at most hydroelectric projects are...

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...

Fair Value, Net Investment and Relicensing
The Federal Power Act ('Act') requires that a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ('FERC') license receive only 'net investment'...

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...

When FERC Investigates Your Unlicensed Project: A Five-Point Protection Plan
A FERC investigation into a project's jurisdictional status poses the potential for substantial risks and costs. This paper outlines a 'five-point protection...

Extensive Civil Penalties Apply—Lessons Learned Since Waterpower '89
Section 12 of ECPA authorized the FERC to assess civil penalties in enforcing Part I of the Federal Power Act and its implementing regulations, as well as the terms and conditions of hydropower...

Document Image Systems for Hydro License Compliance
This paper will present one company's experience in selecting and implementing a document imaging system for management of correspondence, environmental studies, dam safety...

Changing Legal Issues Regarding Transfer of a Plant Up for Relicensing
Part I of the Federal Power Act ('FPA') includes a little understood, but potentially powerful mechanism for encouraging the efficient development and prudent...

The Effects of Recent Legislation on Conventional, Non-Federal Hydropower
Over the past ten years, federal legislation has created competing economic incentives for the hydroelectric industry - loans and tax credit incentives to stimulate the growth of conventional,...

Streamlining Hydropower Regulation: Proposals for a New Licensing Process
Growing national concern over the environmental impacts associated with energy resources and the increasing dependence on foreign oil sources has resulted in a reawakening of interest...

Small and Low Head Pumped Storage Projects
With the recent completion of several very large pumped storage projects, the perception of a hydroelectric pumped storage project in some power industry circles may be that of a project...

Emergency Action Plans: A Need for Comprehensive Exercises
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) Guidelines for Preparation of Emergency Action Plans (EAP) require that licenses conduct periodic in-depth testing, or comprehensive...

 

 

 

 

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