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Information icon R.L. Harris Hydroelectric Project, Tallapoosa River, Alabama. Photo by Alabama Power, used with permission.

FERC Hydropower Licensing Training Workshop

Date

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 8:00 - Thursday, February 6, 2020 4:00 EST

Location

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, South Atlantic-Gulf and Mississippi Basin Region Office
1875 Century Blvd NE, Atlanta, GA 30345
Sam Hamilton B Conference Room

Description

This 3-day training workshop will provide a comprehensive overview of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) hydropower licensing process for USFWS and other agency staff. The primary target audience is USFWS field staff tasked with representing USFWS interests and providing consultation and stakeholder engagement in the FERC hydropower licensing process. Other federal and state agency personnel with job responsibilities related to the FERC hydropower licensing process are also invited to participate. Further details, logistics, and a workshop agenda will be posted here as planning proceeds, so be sure to check back in the future.

Registration

Registration will be limited to 32 participants. There is no registration fee, but attendees will be responsible for their own travel costs. Priority will be given to USFWS staff from the states in the legacy Southeast Region or the new Department of the Interior unified South Atlantic-Gulf and Mississippi Basin regions (AL, AR, FL, GA, IA, KY, LA, MO, MS, NC, PR/VI, SC, TN). However, we anticipate that a number of seats will be available for participants from other agencies/partners or those from outside the region.

If you are interested in participating, please submit your registration request by December 6, 2019. We will let respondents know whether their registration request has been accepted no later than December 18, 2019. A draft workshop agenda and logistics information (e.g., transportation and lodging options) will be provided at that time.

Contact

John Faustini, Hydrologist and FERC Hydropower Coordinator
john_faustini@fws.gov, (404) 679-7301

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