Regulation of Tidal and Wave Energy Projects (Maine)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|Name||Regulation of Tidal and Wave Energy Projects (Maine)|
|Policy Category||Other Policy|
|Policy Type||Siting and Permitting|
|Affected Technologies||Tidal Energy, Wave Energy|
|Implementing Sector|| State/Province
|Primary Website|| http://www.maine.gov/dep/water/dams-hydro/is_tidal_wave_reg.html
| Last Substantive Modification
State regulation of tidal and wave energy projects is covered under the Maine Waterway Development and Conservation Act (MWDCA), and complements regulation by the Federal Energy Regulation Commission (FERC). State regulation applies to tidal and wave energy projects in state waters, or less than 3 miles from the coast of Maine. Maine also has a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with FERC to coordinate procedures and schedules for review of tidal energy projects in State waters or in federal waters (beyond the 3-mile state territorial limit) where the projects affect resources or uses in Maine's coastal zone.
|Contact Name||Kathy Howatt (Hydropower)|
|Department||Department of Environmental Protection|
|Address|| 17 State House Station, Augusta, ME
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||38 M.R.S.A. 630|
|Date Enacted|| 1983