Harrington Park, New Jersey (January 27, 2016) –  On December 5, 2016 LIHI Executive Director Shannon Ames issued a Preliminary Certification Decision that the Culinary Water System Hydroelectric Project (FERC No. P-13301) continues to satisfy the LIHI Certification Criteria. Because the application met the Not Applicable/De Minimis Effect standard for all criteria, the certification term will be 10 years.

As provided for in Section 4.2.5 of the LIHI Handbook, notice of the preliminary decision to certify was posted on the Institute’s website and sent to this stakeholder email distribution list on December 5, 2016.  A 30-day period was provided to anyone who commented on the original application to request an appeal, and no requests for appeal were received.

The Culinary Water System Hydroelectric project is now deemed certified by LIHI for a 10-year term. The effective certification date for the Culinary Water System Project is June 13, 2016, expiring on June 13, 2026.

The Culinary Water System Application Reviewer Report and all application materials are available HERE