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§ 15-1707. Procedure on application for license.    1.  Each  applicant  for  a  license  shall submit to the department a  written  verified  application  in  such  form  as  the  department  may  prescribe  and  containing  such  data or information of the applicant's  project as the department  may  require.  It  shall  be  accompanied  by  proposed  plans  and specifications showing the nature and extent of the  applicant's proposed  development  and  estimates  of  cost  as  may  be  required  for  a  full understanding of the proposed project. Such maps,  plans and specifications when approved by the department shall be made a  part of the license; and thereafter no changes shall  be  made  in  such  maps,  plans  or  specifications  until  such  changes  shall  have been  approved and made a part of such license by the department. Applications  shall be filed with the department in the order of their receipt.    2. Each license covering water power sites  or  lands,  the  title  to  which  is vested in the state, shall require the payment by the licensee  of an annual charge measured by a fair rental value  thereof;  in  other  cases,  except where the state has no proprietary interest, an equitable  annual charge may be made, in determining  which  the  department  shall  give  consideration  to  the  cost  of  producing  power  by  others  in  competition with the licensee;  and  every  license  shall  require  the  payment  by  the  licensee  of  an  annual  charge  for  the  purpose of  reimbursing the state for the cost of administration of  the  provisions  of  title  17  of this article. The department, by resolution, shall fix  and determine such annual charge, and the time or stage  of  development  from  which  rentals  are  to  be  computed,  whereupon  if  one or more  applicants signifies his readiness, and establishes to the  satisfaction  of  the  department  his ability, to construct and maintain the proposed  project, to pay the charge  or  rental  fixed  by  the  department,  and  otherwise  to  comply with the provisions of title 17 of this article in  the use of such water  and  property,  it  shall  give  notice  of  such  determination and of a time, not less than fifteen days from the date of  the  first  publication  of the notice, and of the place of a meeting of  the department to take action on such application or applications.    3. A copy of such determination and notice shall be served  upon  each  applicant  for  the  license  not less than fifteen days previous to the  date set for the hearing. If the application applies to  or  may  affect  any  canal  or  canal feeder waters, a like notice shall be given to the  Commissioner of Transportation. The department  shall  also  cause  such  notice to be published as provided in subdivision 1 of section 15-0903.    4.  At  the time and place designated in such notice, or at a time and  place to which the  meeting  may  be  adjourned,  the  department  shall  determine  whether  the  plan  or  plans set forth in the application or  applications on file with the department, or any such plan, is or may be  consistent with the proper development, conservation and utilization  in  the  public  interest  of  power  resources of the water shed, stream or  localities to be affected by the determination. If  it  shall  determine  that  any of the plans is consistent with such development, conservation  and utilization and that there is no reason why the water power involved  should at the time be withheld in the public interest  from  development  by  private  interests, it may grant the application. If there be two or  more such applications it shall  decide  which  of  the  plans  is  most  suitable for the proper development, conservation and utilization in the  public  interest  of the water power resources of the water shed, stream  or locality affected.    5. The department in granting the license shall accord a preference to  the  applicant  whose  plans,  being  approved   under   the   preceding  subdivision,  are  best adapted to properly develop the water power site  or sites covered by the application, provided that it is satisfied  thatsuch  applicant  is reliable and responsible and capable of consummating  the project; and provided further that as  between  two  or  more  plans  equally  well  adapted to such purpose, a preference may be given to the  application  of  a  municipal  corporation,  if an order shall have been  previously  made  by  the  Public  Service  Commission   approving   the  installation  of  a  municipal  power plant which it proposes to install  under the license, or in default of such an application  to  a  riparian  owner,   and,  otherwise,  to  the  application  first  filed  with  the  department; and provided further that the department  may  impose  as  a  condition  of  granting the license that the plan be modified to improve  the development or otherwise conserve the  public  interest  or  protect  private rights.    6.  The department from time to time, either before or after a license  is granted, may permit minor changes and corrections to be made  in  any  map,  plans  or  specifications filed by an applicant for the purpose of  improving the same. It may also permit changes to be  made  therein  for  the purpose of better adapting the same to the development, conservation  and  utilization  in the public interest of the water power resources of  the water shed, stream or locality affected.  No  correction  or  change  shall  be made under this subdivision until the same has been authorized  by a resolution adopted by the department.

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§ 15-1707. Procedure on application for license.    1.  Each  applicant  for  a  license  shall submit to the department a  written  verified  application  in  such  form  as  the  department  may  prescribe  and  containing  such  data or information of the applicant's  project as the department  may  require.  It  shall  be  accompanied  by  proposed  plans  and specifications showing the nature and extent of the  applicant's proposed  development  and  estimates  of  cost  as  may  be  required  for  a  full understanding of the proposed project. Such maps,  plans and specifications when approved by the department shall be made a  part of the license; and thereafter no changes shall  be  made  in  such  maps,  plans  or  specifications  until  such  changes  shall  have been  approved and made a part of such license by the department. Applications  shall be filed with the department in the order of their receipt.    2. Each license covering water power sites  or  lands,  the  title  to  which  is vested in the state, shall require the payment by the licensee  of an annual charge measured by a fair rental value  thereof;  in  other  cases,  except where the state has no proprietary interest, an equitable  annual charge may be made, in determining  which  the  department  shall  give  consideration  to  the  cost  of  producing  power  by  others  in  competition with the licensee;  and  every  license  shall  require  the  payment  by  the  licensee  of  an  annual  charge  for  the  purpose of  reimbursing the state for the cost of administration of  the  provisions  of  title  17  of this article. The department, by resolution, shall fix  and determine such annual charge, and the time or stage  of  development  from  which  rentals  are  to  be  computed,  whereupon  if  one or more  applicants signifies his readiness, and establishes to the  satisfaction  of  the  department  his ability, to construct and maintain the proposed  project, to pay the charge  or  rental  fixed  by  the  department,  and  otherwise  to  comply with the provisions of title 17 of this article in  the use of such water  and  property,  it  shall  give  notice  of  such  determination and of a time, not less than fifteen days from the date of  the  first  publication  of the notice, and of the place of a meeting of  the department to take action on such application or applications.    3. A copy of such determination and notice shall be served  upon  each  applicant  for  the  license  not less than fifteen days previous to the  date set for the hearing. If the application applies to  or  may  affect  any  canal  or  canal feeder waters, a like notice shall be given to the  Commissioner of Transportation. The department  shall  also  cause  such  notice to be published as provided in subdivision 1 of section 15-0903.    4.  At  the time and place designated in such notice, or at a time and  place to which the  meeting  may  be  adjourned,  the  department  shall  determine  whether  the  plan  or  plans set forth in the application or  applications on file with the department, or any such plan, is or may be  consistent with the proper development, conservation and utilization  in  the  public  interest  of  power  resources of the water shed, stream or  localities to be affected by the determination. If  it  shall  determine  that  any of the plans is consistent with such development, conservation  and utilization and that there is no reason why the water power involved  should at the time be withheld in the public interest  from  development  by  private  interests, it may grant the application. If there be two or  more such applications it shall  decide  which  of  the  plans  is  most  suitable for the proper development, conservation and utilization in the  public  interest  of the water power resources of the water shed, stream  or locality affected.    5. The department in granting the license shall accord a preference to  the  applicant  whose  plans,  being  approved   under   the   preceding  subdivision,  are  best adapted to properly develop the water power site  or sites covered by the application, provided that it is satisfied  thatsuch  applicant  is reliable and responsible and capable of consummating  the project; and provided further that as  between  two  or  more  plans  equally  well  adapted to such purpose, a preference may be given to the  application  of  a  municipal  corporation,  if an order shall have been  previously  made  by  the  Public  Service  Commission   approving   the  installation  of  a  municipal  power plant which it proposes to install  under the license, or in default of such an application  to  a  riparian  owner,   and,  otherwise,  to  the  application  first  filed  with  the  department; and provided further that the department  may  impose  as  a  condition  of  granting the license that the plan be modified to improve  the development or otherwise conserve the  public  interest  or  protect  private rights.    6.  The department from time to time, either before or after a license  is granted, may permit minor changes and corrections to be made  in  any  map,  plans  or  specifications filed by an applicant for the purpose of  improving the same. It may also permit changes to be  made  therein  for  the purpose of better adapting the same to the development, conservation  and  utilization  in the public interest of the water power resources of  the water shed, stream or locality affected.  No  correction  or  change  shall  be made under this subdivision until the same has been authorized  by a resolution adopted by the department.

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Statutes > New-york > Env > Article-15 > Title-17 > 15-1707

§ 15-1707. Procedure on application for license.    1.  Each  applicant  for  a  license  shall submit to the department a  written  verified  application  in  such  form  as  the  department  may  prescribe  and  containing  such  data or information of the applicant's  project as the department  may  require.  It  shall  be  accompanied  by  proposed  plans  and specifications showing the nature and extent of the  applicant's proposed  development  and  estimates  of  cost  as  may  be  required  for  a  full understanding of the proposed project. Such maps,  plans and specifications when approved by the department shall be made a  part of the license; and thereafter no changes shall  be  made  in  such  maps,  plans  or  specifications  until  such  changes  shall  have been  approved and made a part of such license by the department. Applications  shall be filed with the department in the order of their receipt.    2. Each license covering water power sites  or  lands,  the  title  to  which  is vested in the state, shall require the payment by the licensee  of an annual charge measured by a fair rental value  thereof;  in  other  cases,  except where the state has no proprietary interest, an equitable  annual charge may be made, in determining  which  the  department  shall  give  consideration  to  the  cost  of  producing  power  by  others  in  competition with the licensee;  and  every  license  shall  require  the  payment  by  the  licensee  of  an  annual  charge  for  the  purpose of  reimbursing the state for the cost of administration of  the  provisions  of  title  17  of this article. The department, by resolution, shall fix  and determine such annual charge, and the time or stage  of  development  from  which  rentals  are  to  be  computed,  whereupon  if  one or more  applicants signifies his readiness, and establishes to the  satisfaction  of  the  department  his ability, to construct and maintain the proposed  project, to pay the charge  or  rental  fixed  by  the  department,  and  otherwise  to  comply with the provisions of title 17 of this article in  the use of such water  and  property,  it  shall  give  notice  of  such  determination and of a time, not less than fifteen days from the date of  the  first  publication  of the notice, and of the place of a meeting of  the department to take action on such application or applications.    3. A copy of such determination and notice shall be served  upon  each  applicant  for  the  license  not less than fifteen days previous to the  date set for the hearing. If the application applies to  or  may  affect  any  canal  or  canal feeder waters, a like notice shall be given to the  Commissioner of Transportation. The department  shall  also  cause  such  notice to be published as provided in subdivision 1 of section 15-0903.    4.  At  the time and place designated in such notice, or at a time and  place to which the  meeting  may  be  adjourned,  the  department  shall  determine  whether  the  plan  or  plans set forth in the application or  applications on file with the department, or any such plan, is or may be  consistent with the proper development, conservation and utilization  in  the  public  interest  of  power  resources of the water shed, stream or  localities to be affected by the determination. If  it  shall  determine  that  any of the plans is consistent with such development, conservation  and utilization and that there is no reason why the water power involved  should at the time be withheld in the public interest  from  development  by  private  interests, it may grant the application. If there be two or  more such applications it shall  decide  which  of  the  plans  is  most  suitable for the proper development, conservation and utilization in the  public  interest  of the water power resources of the water shed, stream  or locality affected.    5. The department in granting the license shall accord a preference to  the  applicant  whose  plans,  being  approved   under   the   preceding  subdivision,  are  best adapted to properly develop the water power site  or sites covered by the application, provided that it is satisfied  thatsuch  applicant  is reliable and responsible and capable of consummating  the project; and provided further that as  between  two  or  more  plans  equally  well  adapted to such purpose, a preference may be given to the  application  of  a  municipal  corporation,  if an order shall have been  previously  made  by  the  Public  Service  Commission   approving   the  installation  of  a  municipal  power plant which it proposes to install  under the license, or in default of such an application  to  a  riparian  owner,   and,  otherwise,  to  the  application  first  filed  with  the  department; and provided further that the department  may  impose  as  a  condition  of  granting the license that the plan be modified to improve  the development or otherwise conserve the  public  interest  or  protect  private rights.    6.  The department from time to time, either before or after a license  is granted, may permit minor changes and corrections to be made  in  any  map,  plans  or  specifications filed by an applicant for the purpose of  improving the same. It may also permit changes to be  made  therein  for  the purpose of better adapting the same to the development, conservation  and  utilization  in the public interest of the water power resources of  the water shed, stream or locality affected.  No  correction  or  change  shall  be made under this subdivision until the same has been authorized  by a resolution adopted by the department.

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