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Lake Murray and FERC Information and Monitoring

Monitoring is available from the Internet.Sources that I am aware of are the Federal Register and certain online FERC databases. For a Federal Register search, I have found that this search string in the search terms block will return results for South Carolina electric & Gas projects:

Saluda and "South Carolina Electric & Gas"

There are short time periods so monitoring is necessary. For any actions, if you want to intervene, there is a thirty-day intervention period.

So, how can you track the proceedings?

Information for expiration for all hydro licenses under FERC Regulation is available: Hydro Licenses. The lake Murray Project is Project 516 (P-516). The project number is critical and should be included on any correspondence.

FERC maintains two online databases that you need to become familiar with. These are the FERC CIPS and the FERC RIMS site. The CIPS site gives a calendar of filings that have been made. The RIMS site allows you to retrieve imaged copies of filed documents.

For filings by SCE&G, go to the FERC CIPS site. Choose Docket # and insert "P-516". The project number, P-516 (in this format), is the key to obtaining information. If you know the sub docket number you can narrow your information retrieval. All matters pertaining to Saluda Hydro will be docketed under the master docket number, P-516. Individual issues are given sub docket numbers. You may find the filings related to a particular sub docket by entering in this format at CIPS: P-516.321 where 321 is the sub docket. The filing notices may contain references to the applications being available at the RIMS site. Images of filed documents are available here. To find the documents, enter docket number P-516 where asked and then the sub docket if you know it. You also must choose a date range. When the search results appear, select the one that interests you. When the document description appears, go to the bottom of the page and double click on "__ pages". Do not double click on the "Additional Information." It is confusing. These are two different retrievals. The first image will appear. There is a tool bar containing arrows. Selecting the appropriate arrow will allow you to scroll through the images.

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