On February 28, 2012, the Commission held a drawing to determine priority between three competing preliminary permit applications with identical filing times. In the event that the Commission concludes that none of the applicants' plans are better adapted than the other to develop, conserve, and utilize in the public interest the water resources of the region at issue, the priority established by this drawing will serve as the tiebreaker. Based on the drawing, the order of priority is as follows:
1. FFP Project 92, LLC: Project No. 14276-000.
2. Riverbank Hydro No. 24, LLC: Project No. 14280-000.
3. Lock+ Hydro Friends Fund VIII: Project No. 14262-000.