FERC says Lock and Dam 24 permit applicaiton is "deficient"
1 year ago by Bob Gough, QuincyJournal
Project manager says issue is an easy fix
The City of Quincy has been told that its latest preliminary permit application for a hydroelectric plant project at Lock and Dam 24 in Clarksville, Mo. is deficient.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission notified the City today via e-mail saying the city had 45 days to fix its application by addressing the following issues: Indian tribes that may be affected by the proposed project, a description of the composition and dimensions of project features and a described proposed project boundary.
City Planner Chuck Bevelheimer, who is also the project manager for the City’s Hydro effort, says the deficiencies are “not a big deal”.
“The Indian tribes are not an issue and most of the other information we have available,” Bevelheimer said. “I think we just need to tweak it to meet their criteria.”
Bevelheimer said the City would incur no cost in gathering the needed information and would easily be able to meet the criteria within the 45 day window.
Bevelheimer said he anticipated receiving another letter from FERC regarding Lock and Dam 25 in Winfield, Mo. as that report lacks the same information.
Quincy Mayor John Spring said the City had the same issues when it applied for permits in 2006 and 2009.