Federal Hydropower Environmental Review(9-FD)
The National Environmental Policy Act requires federal agencies to consider the potential environmental impacts of a hydropower project, and any reasonable alternatives, before undertaking a major federal action. . A hydropower developer may participate in the federal agency’s environmental review of the proposed project. A “major federal action” may include licensing, permitting, or authorization of the project or the use of federal lands by the Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Forest Service, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Bureau of Reclamation, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the National Park Service.
Determine Which Federal Permits Apply
Use this overview flowchart and following steps to learn which federal and state permits apply to your projects.
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