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

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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



Summary

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

















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