July 27, 2021: The Low Impact Hydropower Institute (LIHI) has preliminarily approved the Union Gas, Rice Rips, and Oakland Projects for new 8-year terms of Low Impact Certification.
This decision is preliminary pending the 30-day appeal window. Only those who commented on the initial applications during the 60-day comment period are eligible to file an appeal. Such appeal needs to include an explanation as to how one or more of the Projects do not meet the LIHI criteria. Appeal requests can be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Union Gas, Rice Rips, Oakland Projects” 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 August 26, 2021. The full applications and review reports are available here: Union Gas, Rice Rips, Oakland.
If no appeal requests are received and the decision becomes final, the Certification terms for each Project will be May 9, 2020 through May 8, 2028.