Pending Applications

This page lists applications that are currently under review for Low Impact Certification. To find a specific project, use the search tool on the right side of the page to search by project name, FERC project number, state, river or other descriptor. Or at the top of the page, click on Facilities and then Pending Applications to view a table of all currently pending applications and links to their project pages.

Preliminary Decision – LIHI Certification of the Yaleville Hydroelectric Project, Raquette River, NY

July 10th, 2019 by

Lexington MA (July 10, 2019): The Low Impact Hydropower Institute has preliminarily approved Low Impact Certification for the Yaleville Hydroelectric Project. This decision is preliminary pending the 30-day appeal window. Only those who commented on the initial application during the 60-day comment period are eligible to file an appeal. Such appeal needs to include an…
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Preliminary Decision – LIHI Certification of the Piercefield Hydroelectric Project, Raquette River, NY

July 10th, 2019 by

Lexington MA (July 10, 2019): The Low Impact Hydropower Institute has preliminarily approved Low Impact Certification for the Piercefield Hydroelectric Project. This decision is preliminary pending the 30-day appeal window. Only those who commented on the initial application during the 60-day comment period are eligible to file an appeal. Such appeal needs to include an…
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Recertification of Vernon Project, LIHI #40 – Comment Period Extended

July 2nd, 2019 by

Lexington MA (July 2, 2019):  The public comment period for the Vernon recertification application has been extended to 5 pm Eastern time on July 12, 2019. All comments must be received by that time to be considered. More information can be found HERE.

Quinebaug-Five Mile Pond Project – Complete Application Received

June 21st, 2019 by

June 24,2019: The Low Impact Hydropower Institute has received a complete application for Low Impact Certification of the Quinebaug – Five Mile Pond Hydroelectric Project.  LIHI is seeking public comment on this application.  Specifically, we are interested in knowing whether you think the Project meets the LIHI Low Impact Certification Criteria, as revised in the…
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Preliminary Decision – LIHI Certification of the Hydraulic Race Hydroelectric Project, Erie Canal, NY

June 19th, 2019 by

Lexington MA (June 19, 2019): The Low Impact Hydropower Institute has preliminarily approved Low Impact Certification for the Hydraulic Race Hydroelectric Project. This decision is preliminary pending the 30-day appeal window. Only those who commented on the initial application during the 60-day comment period are eligible to file an appeal. Such appeal needs to include an…
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Preliminary Decision – LIHI Certification of the Barton Village Hydroelectric Project, Clyde River, VT

June 19th, 2019 by

Lexington MA (June 19, 2019): The Low Impact Hydropower Institute has preliminarily approved Low Impact Certification for the Barton Village Hydroelectric Project. The Certification includes one condition: Condition 1: Upon completion of the current water year (Oct. 1, 2018 – Sep. 30, 2019), the Facility Owner shall provide operations data to VDEC that documents run of…
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Preliminary Decision – LIHI recertification of the Putts Bridge Hydroelectric Project, Chicopee River, MA

June 19th, 2019 by

Lexington MA (June 19, 2019): The Low Impact Hydropower Institute has preliminarily approved Low Impact recertification for the Putts Bridge Hydroelectric Project. The Certification includes two conditions: Condition 1:  Should the Facility Owner receive notification during the term of this LIHI Certification from either the USFWS or MDFW that upstream and/or downstream passage for anadromous or…
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Preliminary Decision – LIHI Certification of the Gorham Hydroelectric Project, Androscoggin River, NH

June 18th, 2019 by

Deer Rips/Androscoggin No. 3 Projects – Complete Application Received

June 18th, 2019 by

June 18, 2019: The Low Impact Hydropower Institute has received a complete application for Low Impact Certification of the Deer Rips – Androscoggin No. 3 Hydroelectric Project.  LIHI is seeking public comment on this application.  Specifically, we are interested in knowing whether you think the Project meets the LIHI Low Impact Certification Criteria, as revised…
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Preliminary Decision – LIHI Certification of the Burnshire Hydroelectric Project, North Branch Shenandoah River, VA

June 13th, 2019 by

Lexington, MA (June 13, 2019): On June 12, 2019, the Low Impact Hydropower Institute (LIHI) preliminarily approved Low Impact Certification for the Burnshire Hydroelectric Project. This decision is preliminary pending the 30-day appeal window. Only those who commented on the initial application during the 60-day comment period are eligible to file an appeal. Such appeal…
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