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License Order & Associated Documents

License Order    
FERC Order extending time to act on District Request for Rehearing July 7, 2017 (PDF 9KB)
FERC Order approving Variance for Suspension of RPM1-TC1a July 7, 2017 (PDF 14KB)
Loup letter notifying FERC of Hydrocycling Cessation and reiteration of Variance for Suspension of RPM1-TC1a July 7, 2017 (PDF 397KB)
Loup Request to FERC for Variance for Suspension of RPM1-TC1a July 13, 2017 (PDF 685KB)
USFWS Letter Suspending RPM1 – TC1a July 7, 2017 (PDF 47KB)
District’s Request for Rehearing of the License Order June 16, 2017 (PDF 351KB)
FERC License Order May 22, 2017 (PDF 341KB)
District Emergency Motion for Stay of License Order May 23, 2017 (PDF 835KB)
Relicensing Whitepaper April, 2017 (PDF 349KB)

Final License Application Supplemental Information
(update of April 30, 2013 submittal)

May 5, 2013 (PDF 12.1MB)
Final License Application April 13, 2012  
Draft License Application November 18, 2011  
Loup Power Districtís 1984 FERC License 1984 (PDF 907KB)

USFWS's Biological Opinion
The District's Comments on Final Biological Opinion

January 27, 2017

(PDF 675KB)

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Final Biological Opinion December 16, 2016 (PDF 4.2MB)

The District Comments on Draft Biological Opinion

June 1, 2015

(PDF 11.1MB)

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Draft Biological Opinion May 01, 2015 (PDF 5.7MB)
FERC's Environmental Analysis    

FERC issued Final Environmental Analysis
Notice of Availability
The District's Comments on FERC's Final EA

June 2016

September 21, 2016


(PDF 252KB)

The District's Comments on Draft EA
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Comments on Draft EA
Nebraska Game and Parks Commission's Comments on Draft EA
City of Columbus' Comments on Draft EA
Nebraska Public Power District's Comments on Draft EA
Platte River Recovery Implementation Program's Comments on Draft EA
American Bird Conservancy's Comments on Draft EA
District Supplement to American Bird Conservancy's Comments on Draft EA
June 23, 2014 (PDF 148KB)
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FERC issued Draft Environmental Analysis
Notice of Availability
Appendix A

May 22, 2014 (PDF 5.05MB)
Associated Documents    
Notice of Authorization for Continued Project Operation April 15, 2014 (PDF 10KB)
Additional Analysis regarding USFWS’s 10(j) Recommendations November 1, 2013 (PDF 204KB)
NDEQ 401 Water Quality Certification January 2, 2013 (PDF 274KB)

District Responses to U.S. Department of Interior comments and Section 10(j) Recommendations

October 19, 2012 (PDF 181KB)

(PDF 26.2MB)
US Dept. of Interior Comments and Section 10(j) Recommendations October 19, 2012 (PDF 271KB)
FERC's Ready for Environmental Assessment August 23, 2012 (PDF 17KB)

District's Response to FERC's Additional Information Request 1
Transmittal Letter and Attachments A-J
Attachments K-P

July 30, 2012

(PDF 11.7MB)
(PDF 29.4MB)
FERC's Additional Information Request 1 June 29, 2012 (PDF 30KB)
FERC's Determination on USR Study Modifications December 21, 2011 (PDF 41KB)
District Responses to USR Coments November 23, 2011 (PDF 10.2MB)
Updated Study Report September 6, 2011  
FERC's Determination on SISR Study Modifications June 11, 2011 (PDF 33KB)
District Responses to SISR Comments May 11, 2011 (PDF 1.2MB)
Second Initial Study Report February 11, 2011  
FERC’s Determination on ISR Study Modifications December 20, 2010 (PDF 33KB)
District Response to FISR Comments November 24, 2010 (PDF 280KB)
Letter to FERC re: Study 1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 12 Report Schedule November 19, 2010 (PDF 201KB)
First Initial Study Results Meeting Summary  September 24, 2010  
Interim General Recreation Use Report September 15, 2010 (PDF 927KB)
First Initial Study Report August 26, 2010  
Letter to FERC re: Study 2 & 5 Survey Data June 3, 2010 (PDF 118KB)
Quarterly Study Progress Report #3 May 24, 2010 (PDF 206KB)
Quarterly Study Progress Report #2 February 23, 2010 (PDF 146KB)
Quarterly Study Progress Report #1 December 1, 2009 (PDF 147KB)
FERC's Study Plan Determination August 26, 2009 (PDF 157KB)
Revised Study Plan July 27, 2009  
Proposed Study Plan March 27, 2009  
FERC's Scoping Document 2 (SD2) March 27, 2009 (PDF 463KB)
FERC Errata Notice February 4, 2009 (PDF 7KB)
FERC's Notice of Commencement December 16, 2008 (PDF 29KB)
FERC's Scoping Document (SD1) December 12, 2008 (PDF 453KB)
Notice of Intent (NOI) October 16, 2008 (PDF 152KB)
Pre-Application Document (PAD) October 16, 2008  

Reference Materials  and Reports

2015 State of the Platte Report (PDF 5.1MB)
NDEQ 2003 Fish Tissue Report (PDF 643KB)
NGPC 1997 Loup River Fish Sampling Report (PDF 3.5MB)
NGPC 1996 Loup River Fish Sampling Report
(PDF 4.8MB)

Press Releases

April 13, 2012 (PDF 72KB)
August 22, 2011
(PDF 40KB)
January 25, 2011 (PDF 42KB)
August 4, 2010 (PDF 25KB)
April 19, 2010 (PDF 700KB)
July 28, 2009 (PDF 56KB)
April 1, 2009 (PDF 77KB)
January 5, 2009
(PDF 79KB)
October 16, 2008 (PDF 11KB)
May 28, 2008 (PDF 12KB)

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