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VT Low-Impact Hydropower Screening Proposal Being Developed

A proposal is being developed for consideration that may result in assistance and expedited review of hydroelectric projects located at existing dam sites (such as the projects currently being pursued on the Walloomsac and Hoosic Rivers in our region). The initiative would see the Vermont Public Service Department, Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, and Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development coordinate efforts to assist developers with understanding the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) hydropower permitting process and federal and state resource protection regulations that are part of that process. A short summary of the proposal currently being reviewed is at Low-Impact Hydro.