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Wisconsin Hydropower Biological Resource Assessment(12-WI)

In Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (Wisconsin DNR) may conduct a biological resource assessment of the proposed hydropower project and issue, to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), a defensible set of recommendations designed to protect, mitigate damage to, and enhance fish and wildlife resources. US Army Corps of Engineers hydropower projects are not exempt from FERC licensing, and therefore are not subject to Wisconsin DNR mandatory terms and conditions pursuant to section 30(c) of the Federal Power Act.

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