4 Integrated Licensing Process

Adopted in 2003,[1] the Integrated Licensing Process (ILP) integrates the development of license application and environmental review, and it coordinates FERC and other regulatory agencies that undertake such environmental review.  A licensee may voluntarily use the ILP now.  For any proceeding which began before July 23, 2005, the license will use TLP or ALP.  For any licensing proceeding which began after that date, the ILP is the default process.  A licensee who proposes to use the TLP or ALP instead must request authorization in its Notice of Intent.[2]  Other stakeholders may respond to that request.[3]  FERC will grant a request to use the TLP or ALP only if the licensee shows “good cause.”[4]  

[1]               See 104 FERC ¶ 61,109 (2003).

[2]               See 18 C.F.R. § 5.3(a)-(b).  The contents for a request for authorization are provided in sections 5.3(b)-(d).

[3]               18 C.F.R. 5.3(d)(2)(v).

[4]               See 18 C.F.R. § 5.3(e).