Pit 1 Hydroelectric Project (Project), Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Project No. 2687 - 401 Water Quality Certification, Condition 13 - Request

Summary

SCH Number
2016068446
Lead Agency
State Water Resources Control Board
Document Title
Pit 1 Hydroelectric Project (Project), Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Project No. 2687 - 401 Water Quality Certification, Condition 13 - Request
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
6/29/2016

Document Description
for Temporary Cessation of FLushing Flow in 2016 PG&E operates the project, FERC No. 2687, for which FERC issued a new operating license on March 19, 2003. The FERC license for the project includes the SWRCB's 401 water quality certification that requires PG&E to release flushing flows from the Pit 1 Forebay Dam to control nuisance aquatic vegetation and mosquito production in Fall River Pond. This Project is for the temporary suspension of flushing flows required under Condition 13 of the Project's water quality certification in order to protect the Shasta crayfish, which was listed as endangered under both the California and Federal Endangered Species Acts in 1988. The project impounds water to feed the Pit 1 powerhouse, which operates as a peaking plant to help PG&E meet daily load swings. The Pit 1 forebay is a 22-acre impoundment immediately above the 0.7 mile long Fall River Pond.

Contact Information
Peter Barnes
State Water Resources Control Board
P.O. Box 2000
Sacramento, CA 95812

Phone : (916) 445-9989

Location

Counties
Shasta
Other Location Info
Fall River Mills

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S:15307, Class 7
Reasons for Exemption
Actions by Regulatory Agencies for Protection of Natural Resources.

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