(1) The Hydroelectric Application Review Team shall review the applications submitted under ORS 543A.100 and prepare a second proposed unified state position, which shall include:
(a) A draft proposed final order approving or denying the reauthorization of the water right, which shall include but need not be limited to the findings required for a proposed final order under ORS 543A.120;
(b) Proposed recommendations to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission under 16 U.S.C. 803(j);
(c) A proposed coordinated state response to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, including any additional information requests and recommended conditions to be included in the federal license for the project; and
(d) Proposed recommendations for certification of the project under ORS 468B.040 and 33 U.S.C. 1341, including any proposed conditions under 33 U.S.C. 1341(d).
(2) The team shall submit the second proposed unified state position to the Department of Environmental Quality. The team shall provide public notice and a 60-day opportunity for public comment on the proposals required under subsection (1)(a) to (c) of this section. The Department of Environmental Quality shall concurrently provide public notice and a 60-day opportunity for public comment on the proposed water quality certification decision and conditions required under subsection (1)(d) of this section.
(3) The team shall provide the second proposed unified state position even if an application required under ORS 543A.100 contains incomplete or deficient information or analysis. The second proposed unified state position may reflect the incomplete or deficient information or analysis.
(4) The team may submit to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the applicant any proposed state response, recommendations, conditions or additional information requests, coordinated in accordance with this chapter, at any time necessary to satisfy a deadline established by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for the submission, even if the procedures set forth in this section for the development of a second proposed unified state position have not been completed. [1997 c.449 §21; 2001 c.369 §4]Section: Previous 543A.071 543A.075 543A.080 543A.085 543A.090 543A.095 543A.100 543A.105 543A.110 543A.115 543A.120 543A.125 543A.130 543A.135 543A.140 Next
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