Kern Canyon Hydro Electric Project, Federal Energy Commission (FERC) No. 178

Summary

SCH Number
2008108361
Lead Agency
State Water Resources Control Board
Document Title
Kern Canyon Hydro Electric Project, Federal Energy Commission (FERC) No. 178
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
10/24/2008

Document Description
The Project currently utilizes the water released from Lake Isabella and the water is diverted from the Kern River for power generation. PG&E operates the Project in a run-of-river mode supplying base-load energy to the electrical transmission grid. The purpose of the proposed Project is to renew the FERC license No. 178 to continue the operation of the Project to serve the PG&E's customers in central California.

Contact Information
Jeffrey Parks
State Water Resources Control Board
901 P Street P.O. Box 2000
Sacramento, CA 95812-0100

Phone : (916) 341-5319

Location

Cities
Bakersfield
Counties
Kern

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1, Section 15301
Reasons for Exemption
PG&E intends to operate the Project as it has in the past, with only temporary modifications occurring when it is necessary to do maintenance on the diversion and outlet works, essential work in the reservoir, or when needed in the interest of public safety. A Class 1 exemption covers the maintenance and operations of an existing project.
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