18 CFR 4.105 - Action on exemption applications.
(a) Exemption from provisions other than licensing. An application for exemption of a small hydroelectric power project from provisions of Part I of the Act other than the licensing requirement will be processed and considered as part of the related application for license or amendment of license.
(1) Consultation. The Commission will circulate a notice of application for exemption from licensing to interested agencies and Indian tribes at the time the applicant is notified that the application is accepted for filing.
(2) Non-standard terms and conditions. In approving any application for exemption from licensing, the Commission may prescribe terms or conditions in addition to those set forth in § 4.106 in order to:
(i) Protect the quality or quantity of the related water supply;
(ii) Otherwise protect life, health, or property;
(iii) Avoid or mitigate adverse environmental impact; or
(iv) Better conserve, develop, or utilize in the public interest the water resources of the region.