Prospects for International Engineering Practice
International trade is growing in construction products and services. It is stimulated by international efforts to reduce technical barriers to trade and the formation of a single European...

Development of State Marine Recreational Fisheries Licensing on the Atlantic Coast

Status of Hydropower Development at Corps of Engineers Dams
The Corps of Engineers is the largest single supplier of hydroelectric power in the United States with 74 projects and an installed capacity of 20,839 MW. In addition, 33 Corps projects...

Relicensing: The New Rules of the Game
The Electric Consumer Protection Act of 1986 is an elaborate array of procedures and decisional standards that guide the Commission's consideration of both initial license and Federal...

Compliance Administration in the Office of Hydropower Licensing
Since the passage of the Electric Consumers Protection Act (ECPA) on October 16, 1986, the Commission has effected a number of organizational, programmatic and regulatory changes consistent...

The Role of the Division of Project Review as Part of the Reorganization of the Office of Hydropower Licensing

Licensing the Moose River Hydroelectric Project
This paper describes environmental considerations in the licensing and permitting of the Moose River Hydroelectric Project, a 12.2 MW development in Central New York State. It illustrates...

Licensing in the 1990's: Can FERC Be a One-Stop Shop?
The Federal Water Power Act of 1920 was enacted in order to create a comprehensive licensing scheme for hydroelectric power development. Central to that scheme was the consolidation of...

Optimum Use of the Water Resource a Factor in the Hydroelectric Relicense Process
To meet Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) requirements for a new license, owners must demonstrate full development of the available water resource. This paper presents an approach...

EPRI's Hydro Relicensing Strategy
The most successful relicensing program is anticipated to involve an aggressive, proactive strategy as follows: select a small, responsive management team to make the decisions concerning...

An Alternative for Open Channel Flow Monitoring and Documentation

Water Quality Studies for Hydro Licenses
Three case studies on the impact of hydro operation on dissolved oxygen concentration performed for hydro license applications are utilized in a discussion of water quality issues. A negative...

Balancing Hydropower Development in the Ohio River Basin
A large number of retrofit hydroelectric projects have been proposed at existing navigation dams in the Ohio River basin. These proposals involve potentially adverse environmental impacts,...

Instream Flow and Energy Production Studies for Hydro Relicensing
A methodology for assessing the effects of alternative flow release scenarios on both aquatic habitat and on energy production was utilized during instream flow studies at a 72-MW hydroelectric...

Feasibility, Licensing and Design: Bradley Lake Hydroelectric Project
This paper describes the licensing, environmental, engineering, and design aspects of the project. Due to the project's remote location and geological setting, the paper will...

Crescent and Vischer Ferry Hydroelectric Redevelopment Projects
The owners of aging small hydro plants face a myriad of complex technical, economic, and regulatory challenges as they seek to reliance and prepare their projects for continued operation...

FERC Licensing: The Water Resources Engineers Role
As a result of the Electric Consumers Protection Act (ECPA) of 1986, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is obligated to give equal consideration to non power uses of hydroelectric...

The Software Certification of the Laon Cable Car

The Long Arm of Liability
The corporate engineer, defined as an engineer who is employed by a corporation rather than a design firm, can also be exposed to personal liability for errors and omissions that cause...

Licensee Tort Liability and Regulatory Overreaching
Certain of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) regulations and licensing requirements effectively preempt the states' authority to determine liability....

 

 

 

 

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