Oregon Statutes - Chapter 543A - Reauthorizing and Decommissioning Hydroelectric Projects - Section 543A.080 - Submission of preliminary application information.

Within 30 days after an applicant provides a notice of intent under ORS 543A.075, the applicant shall provide to the Water Resources Department a preliminary application, which shall be the first-stage consultation document of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The preliminary application shall include the following information:

(1) Detailed maps showing existing project boundaries, if any, proper land descriptions of the entire project area by township, range and section, and also showing the specific location of all existing and proposed project facilities, including but not limited to roads, transmission lines and other appurtenant facilities;

(2) A general engineering design of the existing project and any proposed changes, with a description of any existing or proposed diversion of a stream through a canal or a penstock;

(3) A summary of the existing operational mode of the project and any proposed changes;

(4) Identification of the environment affected or to be affected, the significant resources and hazards present and the applicant’s existing and proposed environmental protection, mitigation and enhancement plans, to the extent known at that time;

(5) Streamflow and water information;

(6) Detailed descriptions of any proposed studies and the proposed methodologies to be employed; and

(7) Any other information required in the application form provided by the department. [1997 c.449 §16]

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