3/22/18 KRRC Files Independent Board of Consultants Proposal with FERC
In response to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) requirement, Klamath River Renewal Corporation (KRRC) has proposed a panel of nationally recognized experts to serve as an Independent Board of Consultants (BOC) for the Klamath River Renewal Project. FERC has required KRRC to convene a BOC to review various aspects of the applications due to the scope and unique nature of the KRRC dam removal project. The individuals KRRC has proposed have expertise in dam construction and removal, engineering, aquatic and terrestrial biology, construction cost estimating, insurance, and bonding for large infrastructure projects.
This independent BOC, once approved by FERC, will provide recommendations to FERC on technical aspects of KRRC’s project; the scope of this review extends to all aspects of the proposed dam removal process. Initially, the BOC will review project cost estimates as well as proposed insurance and bonding coverages. KRRC anticipates that, over the course of the project, the BOC’s additional review will enhance design and construction plans and may lead to construction efficiencies and cost savings.
In addition, today KRRC submitted a Supplemental Response to FERC’s October 5, 2017 Additional Information Request regarding the Transfer Proceeding to include further information about the BOC and timeline.