American Electric Power (AEP) has elected to use the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC or Commission) Integrated Licensing Process (ILP) for the relicensing of the Byllesby/Buck, Niagara, Racine and Constantine hydroelectric projects. The ILP is intended to streamline the Commission's licensing process by providing a predictable, efficient, and timely licensing process that continues to ensure adequate resource protections. The ILP is formally initiated by AEP's filing with FERC the Pre-Application Documents (PAD) and Notice of Intents (NOI) for the individual projects. Each PAD provides all existing, relevant and reasonably available information about the project and its effect on resources, and sets a well-defined process plan, a schedule for developing the license application and a list of preliminary studies and issues. The information in the PAD allows FERC and stakeholders to identify data gaps and help form study requests to acquire the necessary information to develop a new license.
Filings throughout the relicensing process will be posted on each individual project page. This will include the PAD, NOI, schedule, study plans and results, license application, correspondences, and all other pertinent information to support relicensing. Certain information may be restricted from publication on this website in accordance with FERC's regulations protecting Critical Energy Infrastructure Information (CEII) or in cases where the document contains sensitive information (e.g. cultural resource sites, sensitive species locations, etc.).