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On April 15, 2013, FERC responded to Crown Hydro’s progress reports. In reviewing Crown Hydro’s request to amend the existing license, FERC stated that they have reviewed Crown Hydro’s request and “staff believes for the following reasons that an amendment of license is not the appropriate vehicle for Crown Hydro’s current proposal.”
FERC pointed out that “Crown Hydro’s latest proposal to develop the project would involve lands and environmental resources not previously analyzed when the license was issued in 1999.”
FERC’s four page letter outlines numerous reasons that an amendment of the license is not appropriate and concludes that “a new license application would be the best vehicle for processing Crown Hydro’s current proposal.”
Crown Hydro was told that they will “need to file revised Exhibits A, B, C, D,E, F and G.” They were given 60 days to file an application to complete development of the project. In other words, they were told they could not amend the license and that they would have to start over.
Click here for FERC’s April 15th letter to Crown Hydro: http://elibrary.ferc.gov/idmws/common/OpenNat.asp?fileID=13233235
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