Beating a Dead Horse - State Takeover Attempt

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...)

 

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Comment by Whigkid on June 24, 2012 at 8:23pm

OMG!  These are federal regs.  A federal agency - or - the State of NC, Stanly County, Roger Dick Hydroelectric Enterprises would have had to independently do all the studies Alcoa did and submit an application meeting all the requrements Alcoa did by the 2006 deadline.

Roger Dick really has led a lot of people down the garden path.  Some huge apologies are in order, beginning with ones to the taxpayers of Stanly County who have wasted $5 million on this futile effort.

Comment by CRY ME A RIVER OF OPPORTUNITIE$ on June 24, 2012 at 9:03pm

Oh, Whigkid!  Don't be so silly.  We all know Roger is a . . . . well, you know!

Comment by Stop Global Whining on June 24, 2012 at 9:19pm

Well, I would like to commend local historian, Ann Brownlee, for the work she continues to do to preserve what little history we have left on the Yadkin River.  A few weeks ago, Carolina Sand was well on their way to getting a permit to dredge 10,000 feet of the Yadkin River, all the way down to about the old I-85 bridge.


Thanks to Ms. Brownlee drawing attention to the oversight by the State Historic Preservation Office, the Spencer town board passed a resolution to stop the dredging 500 feet short of the proposed dredging area.  Within days, Carolina Sand voluntarily amended their permit application, to exclude the Yadkin River Crossings Historic District. 

It is amazing who was absent from the discussion.  The so-called 'river-keeper' was AWOL, as was Roger Dick and the usual suspects in Stanly County.  Ann Brownlee breaks ground, where the Utopian Takeover proponents merely break WIND.  Thank you, Ms. Brownlee.  You're an unsung hero in these parts, but generations to come will appreciate the legacy you are leaving to them.

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