Water-Power Development, Conservation of Hydroelectric Power Dams and Works (Virginia)

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EZFeed Policy

Place Virginia

Applies to States or Provinces Virginia
Name Water-Power Development, Conservation of Hydroelectric Power Dams and Works (Virginia)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Siting and Permitting
Affected Technologies Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small)
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Virginia State Corporation Commission
Primary Website http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?000+cod+TOC62010000007000000000000

Last Review 2014-09-15


It is the policy of the Commonwealth of Virginia to encourage the utilization of its water resources to the greatest practicable extent, to control the waters of the Commonwealth, and also to construct or reconstruct dams in any rivers or streams within the Commonwealth for the generation of hydroelectric energy for use or sale in public service. The State Corporation Commission is responsible for regulating the development of waters of the Commonwealth. A license from the Commission is required prior to the construction or reconstruction of any dam in the Commonwealth that will be used for the generation of hydroelectric energy. This legislation contains additional information on the siting, permitting, and licensing of hydroelectric dams.

Policy Contact

Department Virginia State Corporation Commission
Division Division of Energy Regulation
Address Tyler Building
Address 2 1300 E. Main St.
Place Richmond, Virginia
Zip/Postal Code 23219
Phone 804-371-9611

Website http://www.scc.virginia.gov/contact.aspx

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Va. Code 62.1-80 through 62.1-103

Date Enacted 1950