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...

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...

Foreign Hydraulic Standards and Guidelines
Standardization in Europe is propelled by the incentive to achieve harmonization of design, testing, inspection and certification methods for an internal market among eighteen European...

Elements of an Effective Inspection Program
Construction is an industry whose very success is highly dependent on the people involved. It follows then that a key element in any effective inspection program is the people who make...

The Heavy Vehicle License Plate Program and Crescent Demonstration Project
The HELP Program and Cresent Demonstration Project is a bi-national multi-state cooperative study and demonstration project involving government and industry participating to investigate...

Hydropower's Balancing Act
Relicensing applications are due at the end of 1991 on some 170 hydro plants across the U.S., a large percentage of the more than 400 plants that will go through the process by 2010. Conditions...

HELP is on The Way
Hill and Davies describe current progress on the development of a Heavy Vehicle Electronic License Plate (HELP) system in the United States. The HELP system concept combines automatic...

Project Management as a Profession—Goal of PMI

Professional Engineering Exam Versus Practice

Technical Competence Among Civil Engineers

The Making of a Profession

U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's High-Level Waste Repository Licensing Program and Regulatory Strategy
The U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) High-Level Waste Repository Licensing Program during the pre-licence application phase consists of activities in the following four areas:...

The SKI Regulatory Strategy and Performance Assessment Program in Relation to Final Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel and High Level Radioactive Waste
Important steps are planned to be made during the 1990s in the Swedish program for final disposal of spent nuclear fuel and high level radioactive wastes. Site selection will be done in...

 

 

 

 

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