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Title: How will the US Energy Policy Act of 1992 affect hydro

Abstract

In October 1992, the US Congress approved the National Energy Policy Act, which included measures that affect the hydroelectric industry. Reaction to the Energy Policy Act of 1992 is mixed among industry leaders. Some see sections of the act as a menace to the hydro industry. Others, however, see glimmers of hope in the passage of the act - not so much for what was included in the final bill, but for what was omitted from the legislation, and the industry's unified effort to eliminate those onerous provisions. Similarly, there are differing views on how this act will affect the industry, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), and the licensing of hydro projects. Major provisions of the act that will affect the hydro industry include: Amendment of the Federal Power Act (FPA), Section 18, vacating FERC's fishway definition. A reversal of a recent federal court ruling (the Henwood case) that exempted FERC-licensed projects from obtaining right-of-way permits for projects on federal lands. A broadening of the existing ban on development of hydro projects within national parks. Streamlining of the regulatory process to allow project applicants to contract with a third party to complete documents required under the National Environmental Policymore » Act. Amendment of the FPA to allow state and federal resource agencies to get reimbursed - from annual charges collected by FERC - for studies and reviews completed as part of the licensing process.« less

Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6643746
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Hydro Review; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 12:1; Journal ID: ISSN 0884-0385
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
13 HYDRO ENERGY; HYDROELECTRIC POWER; BUSINESS; REGULATIONS; FISH PASSAGE FACILITIES; LICENSING PROCEDURES; PERMITS; PUBLIC LANDS; US ENERGY POLICY AND CONSERVATION ACT; US FERC; US NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT; ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES; ELECTRIC POWER; ENERGY SOURCES; LAWS; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; POWER; RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES; US DOE; US ORGANIZATIONS; 130400* - Hydro Energy- Legislation & Regulations

Citation Formats

Beggs, S L. How will the US Energy Policy Act of 1992 affect hydro. United States: N. p., 1993. Web.
Beggs, S L. How will the US Energy Policy Act of 1992 affect hydro. United States.
Beggs, S L. Mon . "How will the US Energy Policy Act of 1992 affect hydro". United States.
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abstractNote = {In October 1992, the US Congress approved the National Energy Policy Act, which included measures that affect the hydroelectric industry. Reaction to the Energy Policy Act of 1992 is mixed among industry leaders. Some see sections of the act as a menace to the hydro industry. Others, however, see glimmers of hope in the passage of the act - not so much for what was included in the final bill, but for what was omitted from the legislation, and the industry's unified effort to eliminate those onerous provisions. Similarly, there are differing views on how this act will affect the industry, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), and the licensing of hydro projects. Major provisions of the act that will affect the hydro industry include: Amendment of the Federal Power Act (FPA), Section 18, vacating FERC's fishway definition. A reversal of a recent federal court ruling (the Henwood case) that exempted FERC-licensed projects from obtaining right-of-way permits for projects on federal lands. A broadening of the existing ban on development of hydro projects within national parks. Streamlining of the regulatory process to allow project applicants to contract with a third party to complete documents required under the National Environmental Policy Act. Amendment of the FPA to allow state and federal resource agencies to get reimbursed - from annual charges collected by FERC - for studies and reviews completed as part of the licensing process.},
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