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North Dakota Hydropower Facility Licensing, Certification, Safety, & Regulation(7-ND)

Currently, the RAPID Toolkit does not have state specific content regarding facility licensing, certification, and dam safety for hydropower development in North Dakota.

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Determine Which State and Federal Permits Apply

Use this overview flowchart and following steps to learn which federal and state permits apply to your projects.

Permitting at a Glance

Small Hydropower Program: North Dakota does not currently have a small hydropower program.
Renewable Portfolio Standard Process (RPS): North Dakota does not have a mandatory Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS), but does have a voluntary RPS with an objective that 10% of all retail electricity sold in the state come from renewable energy and recycled energy by 2015.
RPS Eligible: An eligible hydroelectric facility must have an inservice date of January 1, 2007, or later, or be new hydroelectric generation obtained from repowering or efficiency improvements to hydroelectric facilities existing on August 1, 2007. N.D. Century Code § 49-02-26.
RPS Regulatory Agency: There is no applicable tracking system.

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