Water Quality Certification Amendment Related to Conditions 1.K. and 5.H. for the Upper American River Hydroelectric Project

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Summary

SCH Number
2008052009
Lead Agency
Sacramento Municipal Utility District
Document Title
Water Quality Certification Amendment Related to Conditions 1.K. and 5.H. for the Upper American River Hydroelectric Project
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
5/1/2018
Present Land Use
Nearly all of the existing UARP is located within the Eldorado National Forest. The proposed Iowa Hill Pumped-storage Development would be constructed on lands that are currently undeveloped. General Plan: Upper reservoir - National Resource and Rural Residential; electrical switchyard and tunnel portal - Natural Resource; transmission line - Natural Resource and Rural Residential. Zoning: Upper reservoir - Timberland Preserve Zone (TPZ), Estate Residential (RE-10), and Residential Agricultural 40-acre minimum (RA-40); electrical switchyard and tunnel portal - RA-40; transmission line - TPZ, RE-10, and RA-40.

Document Description
SMUD proposes to modify the operation of the project, as described and analyzed in the FEIS and Final CEQA Supplement, by amending Conditions 1.K. (Minimum Instream Flows, South Fork American River below Slab Creek Reservoir Dam) and Condition 5.H. (Reservoir Levels, Interim Modifications) of the UARP water quality certification. Proposed amendments to Condition 1.K. will postpone implementation of increased minimum instream flows in the South Fork American River below Slab Creek Reservoir Dam while necessary facility modifications are completed. Proposed amendments to condition 5.H. will expand the basis for temporary reservoir level modification to include maintenance and construction activities upon receipt of Deputy Director approval.

Contact Information
Savannah Downey
SWRCB
1001 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 322-1585

Location

Coordinates
38°46'44.21"N 120°40'53.15"W
Cities
Placerville
Counties
El Dorado Sacramento
Cross Streets
Rubicon R., Silver Ck, South Fork American River, lines running E to W from Loon Lake Powerhouse
Zip
95667, 709
Total Acres
9,150 & 283
Parcel #
Many
Waterways
Rubicon River, Silver Creek, and South Fork American River
Township
11N
Range
12E
Section
19,20,
Base
MDB&M
Other Location Info
City/Nearest Community: Camino
Other Information
Sections: 28-30

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
SWRCB
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
1001 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
No
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
Yes
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
N/A
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
No
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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