Operational Changes at the Santa Felicia Project (Project)


SCH Number
Public Agency
State Water Resources Control Board
Document Title
Operational Changes at the Santa Felicia Project (Project)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The Project is amend the September 12, 2008, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) license for the Santa Felicia Dam Project (FERC Project No. 2153). The Project will modify the minimum instream flows released from Santa Felicia Dam into lower Piru Creek. Current minimum instream flows are described in Section 403 of the current FERC license. current minimum instream flows are equal to natural inflow at Lake Piru plus on cubic foot per second (cfs), ranging from 1.4 cfs to 5 cfs. The Project will replace the current minimum instream flows with flows listed in the June 2012 Water Release Plan (Plan).

Contact Information
Parker Thaler
State Water Resources Control Board
Lead/Public Agency
P.O. Box 2000
Sacramento, CA 95812-2000

Phone : (916) 341-5321



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S:15301, 15306, Class 1, 6
Reasons for Exemption
The Class 1 exemption applies because the Project involves minor operational alterations to an existing facility with no construction or expansion of use. The Project involves increasing minimum flows release from Santa Felicia Dam into lower Piru Creek for the benefit of steelhead. The Class 6 exemption applies to the DO monitoring, which will not result in a serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource.

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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