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Keowee Toxaway Relicensing Timeline Overview

Keowee-Toxaway Relicensing Schedule


18 CFR Lead Activity Timeframe Deadline1
5.5 (d) Duke File NOI   Complete
5.6 (a) Duke File PAD   Complete
5.7 FERC Initial Tribal Consultation Meeting Within 30 Days of filing NOI and PAD (up to Day 30) Complete
5.8 FERC FERC Notices NOI/PAD and Issues Scoping Document 1 (SD1) Within 60 days of filing NOI and PAD (up to Day 60) Complete
(a)   FERC Issues Notice of Commencement of Proceeding and Scoping Document    
b(2)   FERC Requests to Initiate Informal Consultation under Section 7 ESA Consultation    
(c)   FERC Issues SD1    
(b)(3)
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FERC / Stakeholders Public Scoping Meeting and Site Visit2 Within 30 days of NOI and PAD notice and issuance of SD1 (up to Day 90) 6/15/2011
5.9 Stakeholders File Comments on PAD, SD1, and Study Requests Within 60 days of NOI and PAD notice and issuance of SD1 (up to Day 120) 7/15/2011
5.10 FERC FERC Issues Scoping Document 2 (SD2) (if necessary) Within 45 days of deadline for filing comments on SD1 (up to Day 165) 8/29/2011
5.11 Duke File Proposed Study Plans Within 45 days of deadline for filing comments on SD1 (up to Day 165) 8/29/2011
(e) Duke / Stakeholders Study Plan Meetings2 Within 30 days of deadline for filing proposed Study Plans (up to Day 195) 9/28/2011
5.12 Stakeholders File Comments on Proposed Study Plan Within 90 days after proposed study plan is filed (up to Day 255) 11/28/2011
5.13 (a) Duke File Revised Study Plan (if necessary) Within 30 days following the deadline for filing comments on proposed Study Plan (SP) (up to Day 285) 12/28/2011
(b) Stakeholders File Comments on Revised Study Plan (if necessary) Within 15 days following Revised Study Plan (up to Day 300) 1/12/2012
(c) FERC FERC Issues Study Plan Determination Within 30 days following Revised Study Plan (up to Day 315) 1/27/2012
(d) FERC Study Plan approved if no study dispute filed per 5.14 Within 20 days of Study Plan determination 2/16/2012
5.14 Stakeholders / FERC Formal Study Dispute Resolution Process (if necessary)3 Within 20 days of Study Plan determination 2/16/2012
5.15 Duke Conduct Field Studies 1st Season Start ~2/18/12  
(b) Duke File Study Progress Reports ~6/23/12 and ~11/9/12  
(c)(1) Duke File Initial Study Reports No later than one year from Study Plan approval 2/16/2013
(c)(2) Duke Initial Study Results Meeting2 Within 15 days of Initial Study Report 3/5/2013
(c)(3) Duke File Study Results Meeting Summary With 15 days of Study Results Meeting 3/20/2013
(c)(4) Stakeholders / FERC File Meeting Summary Disputes/Modifications to Study/Propose New Studies (if necessary) Within 30 days of filing Meeting Summary 4/19/2013
(c)(5) Duke File Responses to Disputes (if necessary) Within 30 days of disputes 5/20/2013
(c)(6) FERC Dispute Resolution (if necessary)3 Within 30 day of filing responses to disputes 6/19/2013
5.15 Duke Conduct Second Season Field Studies ~ 4/8/13  
(b) Duke File Study Progress Reports ~6/22/13 and ~11/8/13  
(f) Duke File Updated Study Reports No later than two years from Study Plan approval 2/17/2014
(c)(2) Duke Second Study Results Meeting Within 15 days of Updated Study Report 3/4/2014
(c)(3) Duke / Stakeholders File Study Results Meeting Summary With 15 days of Study Results Meeting 3/19/2014
(c)(4) Stakeholders / FERC File Meeting Summary Disputes/Modifications to Study/Propose New Studies (if necessary) Within 30 days of filing Meeting Summary 4/18/2014
(c)(5) Duke File Responses to Disputes (if necessary) Within 30 days of disputes 5/19/2014
(c)(6) FERC Dispute Resolution (if necessary)3 Within 30 day of filing responses to disputes 6/18/2014
5.16 Duke Preliminary Licensing Proposal    
(a) Duke File Preliminary Licensing Proposal (or Draft License Application) with the FERC and distribute to Stakeholders Not later than 150 days before final application is filed 4/3/2014
(e) FERC Comments on Duke Preliminary Licensing Proposal, Additional Information Request (if necessary) Within 90 days of filing Preliminary Licensing Proposal (or Draft License Application) 7/2/2014
5.17 (a) Duke License Application Filed   8/31/2014

1 This schedule may adjust based upon filing dates of required documents.

2 Shaded rows are meetings for which Duke will provide mailed notice to the distribution list in Appendix A of the PAD. See Section 3.4.3 of the PAD for more details.

3 Only Federal Agencies with mandatory conditioning authority and Water Quality Certification Agencies can file a notice of study dispute, and only so long as the study pertains directly to the exercise of their authorities.

Revised May 2011