FERC has granted a rehearing to Ameren Missouri concerning the changes to the Shoreline Management Plan. No date is specified and it will not be a public hearing. Below is the release from the FERC website followed by Ameren’s response.
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION
Union Electric Company, dba Ameren UE Project No. 459-310
ORDER GRANTING REHEARING FOR
(September 26, 2011)
Rehearing has been timely requested of the Commission’s order issued on
July 26, 2011, in this proceeding by the Chief, Land Resources Branch, Division of Hydropower Administration and Compliance of the Commission’s Office of Energy Projects. Union Electric Company, dba Ameren UE, 136 FERC ¶ 62,070 (2011). In the absence of Commission action within 30 days from the date the rehearing request was filed, the request for rehearing (and any timely requests for rehearing filed subsequently) would be deemed denied. 18 C.F.R. § 385.713.
In order to afford additional time for consideration of the matters raised or to be raised, rehearing of the Commission’s order is hereby granted for the limited purpose of further consideration, and timely-filed rehearing requests will not be deemed denied by operation of law. Rehearing requests of the above-cited order filed in this proceeding will be addressed in a future order. As provided in 18 C.F.R. § 385.713(d), no answers to the rehearing requests will be entertained.
Kimberly D. Bose,
FERC’s decision to grant a rehearing of their decision on the Shoreline Management Plan is good news for the entire lake-area community. Ameren Missouri has proposed a reasonable, common sense solution to resolve the issue of non-conforming structures within the Project Boundary. Where lands are not really needed for project purposes, we believe the best solution would be to adjust the Project Boundary so as many structures as possible that are identified as encroachments under the existing boundary are no longer encroachments. Then we would work to resolve the remaining situations on a case-by-case basis in a manner that balances the interests of everyone involved. We hope FERC will give our proposals full and fair consideration in their final determination in this matter.