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Regulatory and Permitting Information Desktop Toolkit

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.

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Determine Which Federal Permits Apply

Use this overview flowchart and following steps to learn which federal and state permits apply to your projects.

Contact Information

Edit Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Regional Office Hydropower Contacts


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Edit U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Section 404 Regulatory Contacts


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Edit U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Section 408 Regulatory Contacts


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Edit Bureau of Reclamation
Hydropower Program: Power Resources Office Directory


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Edit BLM
Resource Advisory Councils


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Edit BLM
Division of Lands, Realty, and Cadastral Survey Directory
202-912-7088

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Edit USFS
Forest Service Organizational Directory


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