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Hells Canyon Complex Hydroelectric Project

A number of hydroelectric facilities in Idaho are in or soon will be in the process of obtaining new licenses, including Idaho Power Company’s (IPC’s) Hells Canyon Complex consisting of the Brownlee, Oxbow, and Hells Canyon hydroelectric projects on the Snake River between Idaho and Oregon. In total, the project encompasses 95 river miles.

State certification is required before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) may license or relicense nonfederal hydroelectric dams. DEQ reviewed the Idaho Power Company water quality certification application for the Hells Canyon Complex Hydroelectric Facility and held a public comment period on the draft water quality certification from December 14, 2018 to February 12, 2019.

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Date Event
March 31, 2006 IPC submits an amended certification application.
October 5, 2006 IPC withdraws certification application and commits to submitting a new application by January 2007.
January 31, 2007 IPC submits a new application.
November 2, 2007 IPC withdraws certification application and submits a new application.
August 8, 2008 IPC withdraws certification application and submits a new application.
May 15, 2009 IPC withdraws certification application and submits a new application.
December 23, 2009 IPC withdraws certification application and submits a new application.
September 24, 2010 IPC withdraws certification application and submits a new application.
July 15, 2011 IPC withdraws certification application and submits a new application.
April 19, 2012 IPC withdraws certification application.
July 2012 IPC submits new certification application.
January 21, 2013 IPC withdraws certification application and submits a new application.
September 23, 2013 IPC withdraws certification application and submits a new application.
May 23, 2014 IPC withdraws certification application and submits a new application.
February 23, 2015 IPC withdraws certification application and submits a new application.
May 22, 2015 IPC submits an application addendum.
December 1, 2015 IPC withdraws certification application and submits a new application.
July 29, 2016 IPC withdraws certification application and submits a new application.
April 14, 2017 IPC withdraws certification application and resubmits the July 29, 2016, application.
November 22, 2017 IPC withdraws certification application and resubmits the April 14, 2017, application.
June 14, 2018 IPC withdraws certification application and resubmits the June 14, 2018 application.
 
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