16 U.S. Code § 823d - Alternative conditions and prescriptions

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(a) Alternative conditions
(1) Whenever any person applies for a license for any project works within any reservation of the United States, and the Secretary of the department under whose supervision such reservation falls (referred to in this subsection as the “Secretary”) deems a condition to such license to be necessary under the first proviso of section 797 (e) of this title, the license applicant or any other party to the license proceeding may propose an alternative condition.
(2) Notwithstanding the first proviso of section 797 (e) of this title, the Secretary shall accept the proposed alternative condition referred to in paragraph (1), and the Commission shall include in the license such alternative condition, if the Secretary determines, based on substantial evidence provided by the license applicant, any other party to the proceeding, or otherwise available to the Secretary, that such alternative condition—
(A) provides for the adequate protection and utilization of the reservation; and
(B) will either, as compared to the condition initially by the Secretary—
(i) cost significantly less to implement; or
(ii) result in improved operation of the project works for electricity production.
(3) In making a determination under paragraph (2), the Secretary shall consider evidence provided for the record by any party to a licensing proceeding, or otherwise available to the Secretary, including any evidence provided by the Commission, on the implementation costs or operational impacts for electricity production of a proposed alternative.
(4) The Secretary concerned shall submit into the public record of the Commission proceeding with any condition under section 797 (e) of this title or alternative condition it accepts under this section, a written statement explaining the basis for such condition, and reason for not accepting any alternative condition under this section. The written statement must demonstrate that the Secretary gave equal consideration to the effects of the condition adopted and alternatives not accepted on energy supply, distribution, cost, and use; flood control; navigation; water supply; and air quality (in addition to the preservation of other aspects of environmental quality); based on such information as may be available to the Secretary, including information voluntarily provided in a timely manner by the applicant and others. The Secretary shall also submit, together with the aforementioned written statement, all studies, data, and other factual information available to the Secretary and relevant to the Secretary’s decision.
(5) If the Commission finds that the Secretary’s final condition would be inconsistent with the purposes of this subchapter, or other applicable law, the Commission may refer the dispute to the Commission’s Dispute Resolution Service. The Dispute Resolution Service shall consult with the Secretary and the Commission and issue a non-binding advisory within 90 days. The Secretary may accept the Dispute Resolution Service advisory unless the Secretary finds that the recommendation will not adequately protect the reservation. The Secretary shall submit the advisory and the Secretary’s final written determination into the record of the Commission’s proceeding.
(b) Alternative prescriptions
(1) Whenever the Secretary of the Interior or the Secretary of Commerce prescribes a fishway under section 811 of this title, the license applicant or any other party to the license proceeding may propose an alternative to such prescription to construct, maintain, or operate a fishway.
(2) Notwithstanding section 811 of this title, the Secretary of the Interior or the Secretary of Commerce, as appropriate, shall accept and prescribe, and the Commission shall require, the proposed alternative referred to in paragraph (1), if the Secretary of the appropriate department determines, based on substantial evidence provided by the license applicant, any other party to the proceeding, or otherwise available to the Secretary, that such alternative—
(A) will be no less protective than the fishway initially prescribed by the Secretary; and
(B) will either, as compared to the fishway initially prescribed by the Secretary—
(i) cost significantly less to implement; or
(ii) result in improved operation of the project works for electricity production.
(3) In making a determination under paragraph (2), the Secretary shall consider evidence provided for the record by any party to a licensing proceeding, or otherwise available to the Secretary, including any evidence provided by the Commission, on the implementation costs or operational impacts for electricity production of a proposed alternative.
(4) The Secretary concerned shall submit into the public record of the Commission proceeding with any prescription under section 811 of this title or alternative prescription it accepts under this section, a written statement explaining the basis for such prescription, and reason for not accepting any alternative prescription under this section. The written statement must demonstrate that the Secretary gave equal consideration to the effects of the prescription adopted and alternatives not accepted on energy supply, distribution, cost, and use; flood control; navigation; water supply; and air quality (in addition to the preservation of other aspects of environmental quality); based on such information as may be available to the Secretary, including information voluntarily provided in a timely manner by the applicant and others. The Secretary shall also submit, together with the aforementioned written statement, all studies, data, and other factual information available to the Secretary and relevant to the Secretary’s decision.
(5) If the Commission finds that the Secretary’s final prescription would be inconsistent with the purposes of this subchapter, or other applicable law, the Commission may refer the dispute to the Commission’s Dispute Resolution Service. The Dispute Resolution Service shall consult with the Secretary and the Commission and issue a non-binding advisory within 90 days. The Secretary may accept the Dispute Resolution Service advisory unless the Secretary finds that the recommendation will not adequately protect the fish resources. The Secretary shall submit the advisory and the Secretary’s final written determination into the record of the Commission’s proceeding.

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(June 10, 1920, ch. 285, pt. I, § 33, as added Pub. L. 109–58, title II, § 241(c),Aug. 8, 2005, 119 Stat. 675.)

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7 CFR - Agriculture

7 CFR Part 1 - ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATIONS

10 CFR - Energy

10 CFR Part 205 - ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES AND SANCTIONS

18 CFR - Conservation of Power and Water Resources

18 CFR Part 1b - RULES RELATING TO INVESTIGATIONS

18 CFR Part 1c - PROHIBITION OF ENERGY MARKET MANIPULATION

18 CFR Part 2 - GENERAL POLICY AND INTERPRETATIONS

18 CFR Part 3 - [Reserved]

18 CFR Part 5 - INTEGRATED LICENSE APPLICATION PROCESS

18 CFR Part 8 - RECREATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES AND DEVELOPMENT AT LICENSED PROJECTS

18 CFR Part 11 - ANNUAL CHARGES UNDER PART I OF THE FEDERAL POWER ACT

18 CFR Part 12 - SAFETY OF WATER POWER PROJECTS AND PROJECT WORKS

18 CFR Part 16 - PROCEDURES RELATING TO TAKEOVER AND RELICENSING OF LICENSED PROJECTS

18 CFR Part 24 - DECLARATION OF INTENTION

18 CFR Part 32 - INTERCONNECTION OF FACILITIES

18 CFR Part 33 - APPLICATIONS UNDER FEDERAL POWER ACT SECTION 203

18 CFR Part 34 - APPLICATION FOR AUTHORIZATION OF THE ISSUANCE OF SECURITIES OR THE ASSUMPTION OF LIABILITIES

18 CFR Part 35 - FILING OF RATE SCHEDULES AND TARIFFS

18 CFR Part 36 - RULES CONCERNING APPLICATIONS FOR TRANSMISSION SERVICES UNDER SECTION 211 OF THE FEDERAL POWER ACT

18 CFR Part 37 - OPEN ACCESS SAME-TIME INFORMATION SYSTEMS

18 CFR Part 41 - ACCOUNTS, RECORDS, MEMORANDA AND DISPOSITION OF CONTESTED AUDIT FINDINGS AND PROPOSED REMEDIES

18 CFR Part 42 - LONG-TERM FIRM TRANSMISSION RIGHTS IN ORGANIZED ELECTRICITY MARKETS

18 CFR Part 45 - APPLICATION FOR AUTHORITY TO HOLD INTERLOCKING POSITIONS

18 CFR Part 46 - PUBLIC UTILITY FILING REQUIREMENTS AND FILING REQUIREMENTS FOR PERSONS HOLDING INTERLOCKING POSITIONS

18 CFR Part 101 - UNIFORM SYSTEM OF ACCOUNTS PRESCRIBED FOR PUBLIC UTILITIES AND LICENSEES SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THE FEDERAL POWER ACT

18 CFR Part 131 - FORMS

18 CFR Part 141 - STATEMENTS AND REPORTS (SCHEDULES)

18 CFR Part 154 - RATE SCHEDULES AND TARIFFS

18 CFR Part 225 - PRESERVATION OF RECORDS OF NATURAL GAS COMPANIES

18 CFR Part 260 - STATEMENTS AND REPORTS (SCHEDULES)

18 CFR Part 290 - COLLECTION OF COST OF SERVICE INFORMATION UNDER SECTION 133 OF THE PUBLIC UTILITY REGULATORY POLICIES ACT OF 1978

18 CFR Part 292 - REGULATIONS UNDER SECTIONS 201 AND 210 OF THE PUBLIC UTILITY REGULATORY POLICIES ACT OF 1978 WITH REGARD TO SMALL POWER PRODUCTION AND COGENERATION

18 CFR Part 294 - PROCEDURES FOR SHORTAGES OF ELECTRIC ENERGY AND CAPACITY UNDER SECTION 206 OF THE PUBLIC UTILITY REGULATORY POLICIES ACT OF 1978

18 CFR Part 358 - STANDARDS OF CONDUCT

18 CFR Part 375 - THE COMMISSION

18 CFR Part 381 - FEES

18 CFR Part 382 - ANNUAL CHARGES

18 CFR Part 385 - RULES OF PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE

18 CFR Part 390 - ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION

43 CFR - Public Lands: Interior

43 CFR Part 45 - CONDITIONS AND PRESCRIPTIONS IN FERC HYDROPOWER LICENSES

50 CFR - Wildlife and Fisheries

50 CFR Part 221 - PRESCRIPTIONS IN FERC HYDROPOWER LICENSES

 

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