Swinging Bridge Project (P-I0482) Fact Sheet by FERC

VIEWS: 12 PAGES: 1

									                    Swinging Bridge Project (P-I0482) Fact Sheet
            PUBLIC ACCESS AND RECREATION AT MIRANT PROJECTS
                            Explanation of Land/Public AccessArticles

Article 5
Requiresthe licenseeto acquiretitle in fee or the right to usein perpetuityall landsappropriate
                                    and
for the construction,maintenance, operationof the project. The Commissionexpectsthe
         to
licensee have adequate    rights. If it doesnot havethe needed   rights, it must obtainthem. The
                                  for
licenseeis ultimately responsible the activitieswhich occurwithin its project boundaries.

Standard Land Use Article
This article (article 410 of the Rio licenseP-9690,article 408 of the MongauplicenseP-I0481,
and article 407 of the SwingingBridge P-I0482) givesthe licenseethe authority to permit or to
                                                          of
conveyinterestsfor certaintypesof useand occupancy project landsandwaterswithout prior
Commissionapproval,providedit is consistent                        of
                                                 with the purposes protectingand enhancing
the scenic,recreational,and otherenvironmental    valuesof the project. The licenseehas
                                         and                              and
continuingresponsibilityto supervise control the useand occupancies to take any
                          to
lawful actionnecessary correctany violations including cancelingpermissionto useand
occupythe project landsandwatersand/orrequiringremovalof any non-complyingstructures
and facilities. The licenseemay establisha programfor issuingpermits for specifiedtypesof
                       of
usesand occupancy project landsandwaters,which may be subjectto the paymentof a
             fee
reasonable to coverthe licensee's                            the
                                        costsof administering permit program. The
                        the                            to
Commissionreserves right to requirethe licensee file a descriptionof its standards,
                              for
guidelines,andprocedures implementingthis article andto requiremodification of those
standards,  guidelines,or procedures.

                                         on
Currently,thereare severalencroachments the Mirant's land. The licenseeis working with
adjacentproperty ownersto get them into compliancewith its guidelines,or plans to removethe
              if
encroachments this is not done.

Article 18
This article, in relevantpart, requiresMirant, consistentwith proper operationof the project, to
                          to
allow free public access, a reasonable    extent,to project watersand adjacent public lands
ownedby the licenseefor the purposeof full public utilization of suchlandsandwater for
navigationand for outdoorrecreational   purposes,  including fishing and hunting. It further
statesthat a licenseemay reservefrom public access    suchportions of the project waters,
                                                          for
adjacentlands,andproject facilities asmay be necessary the protectionof life, health,and
property.Article 18 canbe found in L-I0 (October1975)of the licenseissuedon April 14, 1992
(59 FERC, 62,034).

Approved recreation plans
                                            for
At eachof its projects,Mirant is responsible providing recreationfacilities as requiredby a
Memorandumof Understanding                                         of
                                 with the New York StateDepartment Environmental
Conservation.The Commissionhasapproved        theseplanswhich includeboating facilities and
generalaccess  points.

								
To top