Competing Development Application Law and Legal Definition

According to 18 CFR 4.30 [Title 18 -- Conservation of Power and Water Resources; Chapter I -- Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Department of Energy; Subchapter B -- Regulations Under the Federal Power Act; Part 4 -- Licenses, Permits, Exemptions, and Determination of Project Costs], competing development application means “any application for a license or exemption from licensing for a proposed water power project that would develop, conserve, and utilize, in whole or in part, the same or mutually exclusive water resources that would be developed, conserved, and utilized by a proposed water power project for which an initial preliminary permit or initial development application has been filed and is pending before the Commission.”