5.5.7 Protecting Traditional Uses of Nonpowered Dams

LPDD Recommendation:Congress should create a new licensing or “exemption” program for the purpose of authorizing new hydropower development at non-powered dams.”

LPDD Recommendation:Congress should limit the conditioning authority of FERC and other agencies to preclude conditions that would materially modify water release schedules at existing non-powered dams.”

Low Impact Hydropower Institute

A non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to reducing the impacts of hydropower generation through the certification of hydropower projects that have committed to environmental, cultural and recreational stewardship.

Proposed HR 2872 of 2017

Would have established an expedited licensing process for issuing and amending licenses and preliminary permits for nonpowered dams.