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  1. Did you Read What We Think We Wrote? Rachel Price Division of Hydropower Administration & Compliance Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

  2. Overview • Communication from FERC • Communication to FERC • FERC expectations • Best Practices • Summary

  3. Communication from FERC • Formal • Issued documents • Letters • Orders • Public Notices • Public teleconferences • Site visits/inspections

  4. Communication from FERC • Informal • Phone • Email • Website • Social media • Facebook • Twitter • RSS feed

  5. Communication to FERC • Filed documents • Phone calls • Teleconferences • Meetings

  6. Limits on Communications • Rules and Regulations • Public record • Exparte communications • Pre-filing vs. Post filing • FERC staff cannot discuss: • Timing or content of issuances • Merits of any filing/proceeding

  7. FERC Expectations • License/exemption requirements • Consultation • Filing deadlines • Unplanned events • Deviations • Emergencies • “Short periods of time in consultation with”

  8. FERC Expectations • Regulations in 18 C.F.R. • License/re-license applications • Amendment applications • Surrender applications

  9. Filing Documents with FERC • eFiling • Paper copies • Instructions in letters and orders • Hydro Filing Guide • Website • Help and support

  10. Best Practices • Meet your license requirements • Follow the regs • eFile when possible • Be the first to report an incident • When in doubt ASK QUESTIONS

  11. Summary • FERC largely communicates via issued documents • Goal is to maintain transparency, fairness, and a public record • Be first to contact us • When in doubt, ask

  12. Additional Information • FERC Website • http://www.ferc.gov/industries/hydropower.asp • Guidance Documents • Points of Contact • eFiling: http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/efiling.asp • eLibrary: http://elibrary.ferc.gov/idmws/search/fercgensearch.asp • Support • FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov • 866-208-3670 • Rachel Price -202-502-8907, rachel.price@ferc.gov