SHORELINE MANAGEMENT PLAN

The lands and waters of the Housatonic River Project encompass a total of 10,000 acres with 200 miles of shoreline. The Shoreline Management Plan (SMP) for the Housatonic River Project was developed as a requirement of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) providing FirstLight’s a license to generate electricity. Permits are required for the use of all lands and waters within FirstLight’s Project Boundaries. The SMP and other FirstLight publications provide guidance on shoreline management and permit requirements.

 
 
PROJECT BOUNDARY AND OPERATION INFORMATION

Housatonic River Project P-2576 Project Boundaries and Operation Levels. Understanding the location of the Project Boundary and the lake or impoundment operating levels are important considerations in your permit application for Shoreline and Land Uses . FirstLight’s Exhibit G, Project Boundary Maps, and information on operating levels are available for your reference.

 
 
CREATE AN ACCOUNT AND APPLY FOR YOUR PERMIT

Obtain permission for your existing shoreline and land uses or apply for an activity authorization or start work authorization. Creating your account and applying for a permit are the first steps in obtaining permission from FirstLight for your existing shoreline and land uses and for future activity authorization for your maintenance, repair, or the installation and construction of a new shoreline or land use.