Preliminary Decisions – Certification of Belleville and Meldahl Projects, Pending LIHI #193, #194, OH/WV and OH/KYFebruary 21, 2023
Complete Application Received – Dexter Project, NYMarch 7, 2023
February 22, 2023: The Low Impact Hydropower Institute (LIHI) has preliminarily approved the Raystown Project (LIHI #23) located on the Raystown Branch of the Juniata River in Pennsylvania, for a new 10-year term of Low Impact Certification. The full application and reviewer’s report are available HERE.
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 “Raystown 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 March 24, 2023.
If no appeal requests are received and the decision becomes final, the Certification term for the Project will be August 11, 2022 through August 10, 2032.