July 1, 2021: The Low Impact Hydropower Institute (LIHI) has preliminarily approved Low Impact Certification (pending LIHI #179, #180, #181) for the White River Lock and Dam No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 Hydroelectric Projects located on the White River in Arkansas.
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 explanation as to how the Project does not meet the LIHI criteria. Appeal requests can be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “White River Project” in the subject line, or by mail addressed to the Low Impact Hydropower Institute, 1167 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington MA 02476. All requests will be posted to the website. The applicant will have an opportunity to respond and any response will also be posted. Requests must be received by 5 pm Eastern time on July 31, 2021.
The full application and review report are available HERE. If no appeal requests are received the certification terms for each project will be June 9, 2021 – June 8, 2026 unless extended per Condition 2 (see project webpage).