8. Getting Involved: Authorities, information requirements, and Licensing Processes

This final chapter provides a brief overview of the authorities and processes required to develop hydrokinetic projects, then highlights key information requirements and opportunities for addressing recreation issues.  The chapter includes three In Focus sections on recreation and aesthetic information requirements, study requests and settlements, and consultation requirements with the National Park Service.  More detailed information about specific steps and roles for applicants and stakeholders are available from FERC and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE)Additional resources to help navigate the authorization processes include materials available from DOE and the Hydropower Reform Coalition.