License Implementation

License Implementation

Box Canyon License Implementation Measures

On July 11, 2005, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a new 50-year license for Pend Oreille PUD’s Box Canyon Hydroelectric Project. The new license replaced the original license for the project, which was issued in 1952.


The new License Order contains conditions mandated by FERC, the U.S. Department of Interior, the U.S. Forest Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The License also contains Water Quality 401 Certificates issued by the Washington State Department of Ecology and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). All of the conditions are contained in the Box Canyon License.

Click on the links to read the Box Canyon License, Appendix A and the Box Canyon Settlement Agreement


Settlement Agreement Reached for Box Canyon License Conditions

A Settlement Agreement (SA) was reached with the Department of the Interior, Kalispell Tribe of Indians, USDA Forest Service, and Ponderay Newsprint. The SA covers fisheries, fishways and recreation. The Settlement Agreement link appears above.