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.
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:
Note that the date in the above schedule for the ISR Meeting (February 24, 2019) was a latest allowable date. That meeting has been scheduled for February 13-14. Since the milestones after that meeting are based on days elapsed after the meeting, those milestone dates have also been accelerated. The next upcoming milestone dates are as follows:
|Responsible Party||Pre-Filing Milestone||Date||FERC Regulation|
|Licensee||File Initial Study Report||February 9, 2019||5.15(c)(1)|
|All Stakeholders||Initial Study Report Meeting||February 13-14, 2019||5.15(c)(2)|
|All Stakeholders||File Comments on Whitewater Boating Assessment Study Report||February 14, 2019||FERC SPD|
|Licensee||File Initial Study Report Meeting Summary||March 1, 2019||5.15(c)(3)|
|All Stakeholders||File Disagreements/Requests to Amend Study Plan||March 31, 2019||5.15(c)(4)|
Studies in Support of Relicensing
On January 10, 2018, the Licensee developed and filed a Revised Study Plan ("RSP") (available in the Documents section below). Stakeholders filed comments with the FERC regarding the RSP, and on February 9, 2018, the FERC issued its Study Plan Determination, approving the Licensee's RSP with modifications. The Licensee will conduct studies during the remainder of 2018 and file an Initial Study Report ("ISR") with the FERC by February 9, 2019.
One study, the Whitewater Boating Assessment Study, requires stakeholder review of the draft report prior to filing of the Initial Study Report. On Tuesday, January 15, 2019, the licensees provided that draft report to stakeholders. It is also available under Documents below. Please submit any comments to the licensees no later than February 14, 2019 per the instructions in the cover letter attached to the draft report.
Initial Study Report Meeting
The ILP requires the licensees to hold an Initial Study Report Meeting within two weeks after filing the ISR. The meeting will take place in Monticello, NY on February 13 and 14, 2019. More details will be provided shortly.
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 and major FERC orders on this website:
At the same time, the Licensee also filed with FERC drawings classified as Critical Energy Infrastructure Information (CEII) by FERC, as well as financial information considered Privileged. These were filed as Volumes II and III of the PAD and are not available for public distribution.
Clarification submitted on March 31, 2017:
Proposed Study Plan submitted on September 12, 2017:
Proposed Study Plan Meeting on October 4, 2017:
Additional Information Provided December 1, 2017:
Revised Study Plan submitted on January 10, 2018:
Letter Regarding Schedules for Studies and Proposed Construction of Unit 3, January 29, 2018:
FERC Study Plan Determination Order issued February 9, 2018:
Draft Whitewater Boating Assessment Study Report issued to stakeholders January 15, 2019:
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 at 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.