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DOC/NOAA RIN: 0648-AU01 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Resource Agency Hearings and Alternatives Development Procedures in Hydropower Licenses 
Abstract: The National Marine Fisheries Service, the Department of the Interior, and the Department of Agriculture jointly revised the procedures they established in their November 2005 interim final rules for expedited hydropower trial-type hearings and alternative fishway prescriptions pursuant to the Energy Policy Act of 2005. Under that Act, hydropower companies may challenge the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration fisheries fishway prescriptions in trial-type hearings and can suggest alternative fishway prescriptions. 
Agency: Department of Commerce(DOC)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 50 CFR 221   
Legal Authority: 16 U.S.C. 791(a)    16 U.S.C. 797(e)    16 U.S.C. 811   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Interim Final Rule  11/17/2005  70 FR 69804   
2nd Interim Final Rule  03/31/2015  80 FR 17155   
Final Action  12/00/2016 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Related RINs: Related to 0596-AC42, Related to 1094-AA51  Related Agencies: Joint: null/null, USDA; 
Agency Contact:
Carrie Selberg Robinson
Director, Office of Habitat Conservation
Department of Commerce
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Room 8268, National Marine Fisheries Service, 1315 East-West Highway,
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone:301 427-8708