Lexington MA (July 12, 2018): On July 12, 2018, the Low Impact Hydropower Institute (LIHI) preliminarily approved the Pierce Mills Hydroelectric Project for a new 8-year term of Low Impact Certification.

This decision is preliminary pending the 30-day appeal window. Only those who commented in 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 projects do not meet the LIHI criteria. Appeal requests can be submitted by email to comments@lowimpacthydro.org with “Pierce Mills Hydroelectric Project” in the subject line, or by mail addressed to the Low Impact Hydropower Institute, 329 Massachusetts Ave, Suite 2, Lexington, MA 02420. All requests will be posted to the website and 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 August 11, 2018.  The full application and reviewer’s report are available HERE.

If no appeal requests are received and the decision becomes final, the new term for the Pierce Mills Project will be February 6, 2017 through February 5, 2025.