Ameren Missouri officials announced a timeline for submitting their proposal to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to resolve the issue of encroachments with the Project Boundary at the Lake of the Ozarks. Ameren Missouri will submit its proposal in the first quarter of 2012, well in advance of FERC’s June 2012 deadline.
"We understand the heightened concerns of affected property owners and others regarding this issue and are taking, what we believe to be, necessary steps to expedite submitting a proposal to FERC," says Jeff Green, Shoreline supervisor. “Once we finalize our proposal draft, the next step is to allow stakeholders the required 30 days to provide input. We will then incorporate input received from stakeholders and finalize the proposal for filing with FERC. FERC will have an unspecified time to review the proposal.”
Ameren Missouri is strongly considering a proposal to lower the Project Boundary to an elevation of 662 feet with additional revisions for those existing residential dwellings below the 662 elevation. Based on information gathered in recent years, and presented within the framework of the recent FERC order, Ameren Missouri believes it can provide the necessary information to FERC in support of this Project Boundary change.
The new FERC order clarified the agency’s position regarding structures within the Project Boundary – an elevation-based strip of land surrounding the Lake’s shoreline. FERC’s recent order came in response to a petition filed by Ameren Missouri Aug. 26, seeking reconsideration of certain parts of FERC’s July 26 order and provides Ameren Missouri with the tools to proceed.
Ameren Missouri encourages property owners in the Lake of the Ozarks area to contact the Shoreline Management Office – phone: 573.365.9203; email: firstname.lastname@example.org – with their questions and concerns.
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