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ILP Process and Schedule

The Hawks Nest and Glen Ferris Projects are currently licensed by the FERC under the authority granted to the FERC by Congress in the Federal Power Act to license and oversee the operation of non-federal hydroelectric projects. The current operating license for the Project was issued on December 11, 1987 and expires on December 31, 2017. In accordance with applicable regulations, 18 C.F.R. § 16.9(b), Hawks Nest Hydro must file its application with the FERC for a new license no later than December 31, 2015. In support of preparing a license application for a new license, Hawks Nest Hydro has elected to use the FERC’s Integrated Licensing Process (ILP).

The Hawks Nest and Glen Ferris developments are currently licensed as a single Project. At this time, Hawks Nest Hydro intends to apply for separate licenses for each development. Because of the proximity of the developments to each other and the expected overlap in resources to be evaluated during the relicensing, and in the interest of efficiency of document preparation and overall relicensing activities, Hawks Nest Hydro prepared a single Pre-Application Document (PAD) that covers both developments and intends to combine the two developments into single study plans and reports, where appropriate. All aspects of the ILP will be handled concurrently through the duration of the pre-filing consultation phase.

The anticipated schedule for major ILP activities for the Hawks Nest and Glen Ferris relicensings is shown in the table below, which has been adapted from FERC’s Scoping Document 1 and revised based on the actual dates of the study plan determination and subsequent study reports and comment periods.

 Responsible Party Pre-Filing Milestone Date  FERC Regulation
 Licensee File NOI/PAD with FERC
7/24/12
 5.5, 5.6
 FERC Tribal MeetingsC   8/23/12
 5.7
 FERC Issue Notice of Commencement of Proceeding; Issue Scoping
Document 1
9/22/12  5.8
 FERC Hawks Nest and Glen Ferris Projects Environmental Site Review
and Scoping Meetings
10/17/12
10/18/12
 5.8(b)(viii)
 All stakeholders PAD/Scoping Document Comments and Study Requests Due 
11/21/12 
5.9 
 FERC Issue Revised Scoping Document 
1/5/13 
5.10
Licensee  File Proposed Study Plan (PSP) 
1/5/13 
5.11(a)
All stakeholders  Proposed Study Plan Meeting No later than 
 2/4/13 
5.11(e)
All stakeholders  Proposed Study Plan Comments Due 
4/5/13 
5.12
Licensee  File Revised Study Plan 5/5/13 5.13(a)
All stakeholders  Revised Study Plan Comments Due 
5/20/13 
5.13(b)
FERC  Director's Study Plan Determination 
5/31/13 
5.13(c)
Appropriate stakeholders
Any Study Disputes Due 
6/24/13 
5.14(a)
Dispute Panel  Third Dispute Panel Member Selected 
7/9/13 
5.14(d)
Dispute Panel  Dispute Resolution Panel Convenes 
7/14/13 
5.14(d)(3)
Licensee  Applicant Comments on Study Disputes Due 
7/19/13 
5.14(j)
Dispute Panel  Dispute Resolution Panel Technical Conference
July/Aug. 2013 [prior to engaging
in deliberative meetings]
5.14(j)
Dispute Panel  Dispute Resolution Panel Findings Issued 
8/13/13 
5.14(k) 
FERC  Director's Study Dispute Determination 
9/2/13 
5.14(l)
Licensee  First Study Season 
2013-2014 
5.15(a)
Licensee  Initial Study Report 
5/30/14 
5.15(c)(1)
All stakeholders  Initial Study Report Meeting 
6/12/14 
5.15(c)(2
Licensee  Initial Study Report Meeting Summary 
6/27/14 
5.15(c)(3)
All stakeholders  Any Disputes/Requests to Amend Study Plan Due 
7/27/14 
5.15(c)(4) 
All stakeholders  Responses to Disputes/Amendment Requests Due 
8/26/14 
5.15(c)(5)
FERC  Director's Determination on Disputes/Amendments 
9/25/14 
5.15(c)(6)
Licensee  Second Study Season 
2014-2015 
5.15(a)
Licensee  Updated Study Report due 
5/31/15 
5.15(f)
All stakeholders  Updated Study Report Meeting 
6/11/15 
5.15(f)
Licensee  Updated Study Report Meeting Summary 
6/26/15 
5.15(f) 
All stakeholders  Any Disputes/Requests to Amend Study Plan Due 
7/26/15 
5.15(f)
All stakeholders  Responses to Disputes/Amendment Requests Due
8/25/15 
5.15(f)
FERC  Director's Determination on Disputes/Amendments 
 9/24/15 
5.15(f)
Licensee  File Preliminary Licensing Proposal or Draft License Application 
8/3/15 
5.16(a)
All stakeholders
Preliminary Licensing Proposal or Draft License Application
Comments Due
11/1/15 
5.16(e)
Licensee  File Final License Application 
12/31/15 
5.17