Preliminary Decision – Recertification of the Automatic Project, LIHI #72, MEMay 17, 2021
Preliminary Decision – Recertification of the Siphon Power Project, LIHI #73, ORMay 18, 2021
May 18, 2021: The Low Impact Hydropower Institute (LIHI) has preliminarily approved the Hunts Pond Project (LIHI #125) for a new 5-year term of Low Impact Certification. The certification includes one condition:
- Condition 1: By December 31, 2021 the facility Owner shall demonstrate FERC’s approval of the Stream Flow Compliance Plan dated 1/26/2016 and filed with FERC on May 1, 2017 by submitting to LIHI either a copy of a pre-existing FERC approval as requested in the Plan submittal, or a letter to FERC requesting approval, and the FERC approval issuance within 60 days of receiving it from FERC.
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 email@example.com with “Hunts Pond Project” in the subject line, or by mail addressed to the Low Impact Hydropower Institute, 1167 Massachusetts Ave, Office 407, 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 June 17, 2021. The full application and reviewer’s report are available HERE.
If no appeal requests are received and the decision becomes final, the Certification term for the Project will be February 11, 2021 through February 10, 2026.