6.2 Initial Information Package (IIP)
Today, the licensee must publish an Initial Information Package (IIP) subsequent to FERC’s approval of the ALP and prior to the filing of the draft license application. The IIP serves the same function as the PAD: namely, early disclosure of existing information about project impacts. After July 23, 2005, the NOI must include a PAD, regardless of which process is used.
 See 18 C.F.R. § 4.34(i)(5).