Water Quality Certification Program

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

On November 19, 2013, the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) executed a MOU that covers coordination of pre-application activities between the two agencies.

MOU Implementation

In accordance with the MOU, State Water Board and FERC staff meet semi-annually to discuss current and upcoming projects as they relate to MOU implementation (see MOU, page 5, item III). Water Quality Certification Dates for Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Hydropower Projects Undergoing Licensing (PDF) is updated semi-annually to provide project-related information for hydropower projects undergoing licensing by FERC.

MOU Development

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