18 CFR 5.28 - Competing applications.
(a) Site access for a competing applicant. The provisions of § 16.5 of this chapter shall govern site access for a potential license application to be filed in competition with an application for a new or subsequent license by an existing licensee pursuant to this part, except that references in § 16.5 to the pre-filing consultation provisions in parts 4 and 16 of this chapter shall be construed in a manner compatible with the effective administration of this part.
(b) Competing applications. The provisions of § 4.36 of this chapter shall apply to competing applications for original, new, or subsequent licenses filed under this part.
(c) New or subsequent license applications - final amendments; better adapted statement. Where two or more mutually exclusive competing applications for new or subsequent license have been filed for the same project, the final amendment date and deadlines for complying with provisions of § 4.36(d)(2) (ii) and (iii) of this chapter established pursuant to the notice issued under § 5.22 will be the same for all such applications.
(d) Rules of preference among competing applicants. The Commission will select among competing applications according to the provisions of § 4.37 of this chapter.