Indiana Hydropower Biological Resource Assessment(12-IN)
In Indiana, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (“IDNR”) is the state agency charged with protecting the state’s environment and natural resources. I.C. §14-9-1-1. IDNR participates in the FERC licensing process by (in addition to consulting with other federal, state, and tribal resource management agencies involved in the FERC licensing process) reviewing proposed hydropower projects located at US Army Corps of Engineers (“USACE”) non-powered dams. Additionally, IDNR may issue recommendations to FERC regarding the proposed project designed to protect, mitigate damage to, and enhance fish and wildlife resources. 16 U.S.C. § 803. USACE hydropower projects are not exempt from FERC licensing and therefore are not subject to mandatory terms and conditions pursuant to 30(c) of the Federal Power Act. For more information, see:
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.
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