It's hard to tell if the state takeover proposal is trying to be a new alternative license application, a federal takeover, or a combination of the two. Either way, there were deadlines which are long past.
An ignored statement in FERC's Scoping Document 2, May 2007:
"The Commission’s regulations at 18 C.F.R. section 16.14 require that any recommendation for federal takeover [in which a number of conditions must be met] be filed no later than the comment due date of June 25, 2006 that was specified in the May 10, 2006 Notice of Application for the Yadkin project …. No federal agency recommended a federal takeover in response to the Notice of Application Issued …."
That was 6 years ago! The deadline was 6 years ago!
If the state takeover attempt is trying to be a competing license application, the deadine for submitting an alternate new license application (in which a number of conditions must be met) was "at least 24 months before the existing license expires.” 18 CFR 16.9(b)(1) That would have been by April 30, 2006.
Again, 6 years ago!
Why are we even talking about this? Why?
(see Federal Regulations, TITLE 18--Conservation of Power and Water Resources, CHAPTER I--FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, SUBCHAPTER B--REGULATIONS UNDER THE FEDERAL POWER ACT, PART 16--PROCEDURES RELATING TO TAKEOVER AND RELICENSING OF LICENSE...)