Mongaup River Relicensing Information

Overview

The Mongaup River hydroelectric facilities operate under three licenses issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC): Swinging Bridge is Project No. 10482; Mongaup Falls is Project No. 10481; and Rio is Project No. 9690. Eagle Creek Hydro Power, LLC, Eagle Creek Land Resources, LLC, and Eagle Creek Water Resources, LLC (all subsidiaries of Eagle Creek Renewable Energy, and jointly referred to as the "licensee") are the joint holders of all three licenses. The facilities' current licenses were issued in 1992 and expire in 2022. The licensee is seeking to relicense all three projects concurrently using the Integrated Licensing Process.

Relicensing Schedule

On September 12, 2017, as part of Scoping Document 2, the FERC issued a revised schedule for the Integrated Licensing Process for the Mongaup River facilities. That schedule is available here:

The next upcoming milestone dates are as follows:

Responsible Party Pre-Filing Milestone Date FERC Regulation
All Stakeholders File Comments on Proposed Study Plan December 11, 2017 5.12
Licensee File Revised Study Plan January 10, 2018 5.13(a)

Proposed Study Plan Comment Period

On September 12, 2017, the Licensee submitted to the FERC its Proposed Study Plan ("PSP") (available in the Documents section below). The Licensee held a Proposed Study Plan Meeting on October 4 to present and clarify its plan. A presentation from the meeting is available in the Documents section below. Stakeholders have until December 11, 2017 to file written comments on the PSP with the FERC.

Documents

All filings related to the relicensing process are available from the FERC's eLibrary website: elibrary.ferc.gov. Search for filings by project number: P-10482 for Swinging Bridge; P-10481 for Mongaup Falls; and P-9690 for Rio. Filings related to all three projects will show up under any of the above searches.

The licensee is making available its major document submissions on this website:

Initial submissions on March 30, 2017:

Clarification submitted on March 31, 2017:

Proposed Study Plan submitted on September 12, 2017:

Proposed Study Plan Meeting on October 4, 2017:

The Licensee will provide hard copies of any of the above public documents upon request. A reproduction cost fee of $0.25/page will apply to such requests. Please use the link below to download a request form and mail the completed form, along with a check for the reproduction cost fee, to Eagle Creek to request a hard copy of any document.

Contact and Communications

If you have questions about the relicensing process, please contact Jim Gibson of HDR, Inc., which is providing support to Eagle Creek during the relicensing process. His contact information is:

The licensee will be using email and electronic communications throughout this relicensing process. If you would like to request to join our relicensing email list, please provide your email address using the link below.