Request to Terminate Crown Hydro's License


The following letter dated February 3, 2012 was submitted to FERC by Friends of the Riverfront:

Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

888 First Street, NE

Washington, D.C. 20426

February 3, 2012

Re: Comments – Crown Hydro, P 11175-024

Dear Ms. Bose:

On June 1, 2005, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, in dismissing Crown’s application for an amended license, adopted staff’s findings that land that Crown proposed to channel the tailrace water is part of a public park. The Commission’s order that eminent domain could not be used to acquire the property is final as Crown’s appeal to the Eighth Circuit was dismissed on May 21, 2010.

Crown’s January 20, 2012 response to FERC’s May 25, 2011 show cause letter failed to concrete documentary evidence that FERC required that either proved that Crown had received perpetual rights from the Minneapolis Park Board for park land to channel the tailrace water or proved how the tailrace water discharged from its turbines would not require park land.

As Crown has failed to provide the concrete documentation that it has acquired the necessary property rights to move its project forward, we respectfully request that FERC takes the necessary steps to terminate Crown’s license.


Edna C. Brazaitis


NOTE: Online filing information at FERC is as follows:

Docket(s): P-11175-024
Filing Type: Comment on Filing
Description: Comment of Friends of the Riverfront regarding Crown Hydro’s Failure to Show Cause, under P-11175.

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