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Wisconsin Hydropower Environmental Review(9-WI)

In Wisconsin, state agencies must consider environmental impacts of a proposed project in their decision-making process pursuant to the Wisconsin Environmental Policy Act. 1 Wis. Stat. § 1.11.

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Environmental Review Process: The Wisconsin Environmental Policy Act (WEPA) requires state agencies to consider environmental impacts of a proposed project in their decision-making process. State agencies must also look at appropriate alternatives to a particular course of action they are proposing. 1 Wis. Stat. § 1.11.
Environmental Review Process Agency: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Environmental Review Threshold: WEPA requires state agencies to consider environmental impacts in their decision-making process for all proposed projects. If the action is a "major action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment," WEPA requires agencies to consult with other agencies about potential environmental impacts, prepare an environmental impact statement, and hold a public hearing. Citizen Guide to WEPA, a p. 1.
Applicable MOU with FERC: No.

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Edit Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Regional Office Hydropower Contacts


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Edit U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Section 404 Regulatory Contacts


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Edit U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Section 408 Regulatory Contacts


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Edit Bureau of Reclamation
Hydropower Program: Power Resources Office Directory


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Edit BLM
Resource Advisory Councils


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Edit BLM
Division of Lands, Realty, and Cadastral Survey Directory
202-912-7088

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Edit USFS
Forest Service Organizational Directory


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