Revisions to Two Conditions in the State Water Resources Control Board's Water Quality Certificate for the Upper American River Hydroelectric Project

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Summary

SCH Number
2008052009
Lead Agency
Sacramento Municipal Utility District
Document Title
Revisions to Two Conditions in the State Water Resources Control Board's Water Quality Certificate for the Upper American River Hydroelectric Project
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
1/23/2018
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 UARP as described and analyzed in the FEIS/EIR by amending the SWRCB's Water Quality Certificate, which would delay increased minimum instream flows below Slab Creek Reservoir and change the Conditions under which a temporary modification to reservoir levels can be approved. The proposed modifications to SWRCB Condition 1K would extend the timeframe by 2 years for SMUD to complete facility modifications that will allow SMUD to release higher minimum instream flows below Slab Creek Reservoir. The proposed modification to Condition 5H would give the SWRCB the ability to approve temporary modifications to minimum reservoir levels for non-emergency purposes.

Contact Information
Ethan Koenigs
Sacramento Municipal Utility District
P.O. Box 1500
Pollock Pines, CA 95726

Phone : (530) 647-5094

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
Sacramento Municipal Utility District
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
P.O. Box 1500, Pollock Pines, CA 95726

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
Yes
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(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
No
(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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