October 1992: James River II, Inc. requests license transfer to James River Paper Company, Inc.
November 1992: Conservation Intervenors file motion for FERC to stay its licensing proceedings citing Public Law 102-495.
December 1992: Joint Motion by Olympic Park Associates, Friends of the Earth, Seattle Audubon Society, Sierra Club, Department of Commerce, Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, FERC, and James River requests that Ninth Circuit issue a stay of jurisdiction.
February 1993: Ninth Circuit grants stay of jurisdiction.
September 1993: Draft of the "Elwha Report" is released for public review.
January 1994: Final "Elwha Report" recommends removal of both dams in order to meet the Elwha Act's goal of full restoration of the Elwha River ecosystem and native anadromous fisheries.
June 1995: Final Programmatic EIS released. The EIS concludes that both dams need to be removed in order to achieve full restoration of the Elwha River ecosystem and native anadromous fisheries.
February 1996: Record of Decision (ROD) signed in favor of dam removal.
November 1996: Final Implementation EIS is released; concluding that the accumulated sediments within the two reservoirs should be allowed to erode downstream naturally following dam removal and that plans for fish restoration, revegetation and other actions should be implemented.
January 1999: Representatives of the National Park Service, Fort James and Daishowa America (then-owner of Port Angeles paper mill) meet to discuss federal acquisition of the Elwha and Glines Canyon hydroelectric projects.
November 1999: National Park Service representatives meet with First meeting with City of Port Angeles, Dry Creek Water Association, Elwha Place Homeowners Association and Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe to discuss measures necessary to protect them from the "possible adverse impacts of dam removal" as stipulated in Section 4 of the Elwha Act.