Alaska Hydropower Water Quality Assessment(14-AK)
Currently, the RAPID Toolkit does not have state specific content regarding this state’s rules and regulations for hydroelectric power development.
Determine Which State and Federal Permits Apply
Use this overview flowchart and following steps to learn which federal and state permits apply to your projects.
Permitting at a Glance
|401 Water Quality Certification Process (401 Certification):||The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) reviews and issues 401 Water Quality Certifications (WQC). The ADEC reviews hydropower projects filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in accordance with 18 AAC 15.180 and may issue a 401 WQC or waiver. 18 AAC 15.180.|
|401 Certification Regulatory Agency:||Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation|
|401 Certification Threshold:||Section 401 of the Clean Water Act (CWA) (33 U.S.C. § 1251 et seq.) requires developers, subject to a federal license or permit (e.g., Clean Water Act Section 404 permit, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission license, etc.), to obtain a WQC if the project may result in any discharge into navigable waters of the United States.|
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