Ione Small Hydroelectric Project

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Summary

SCH Number
2016082037
Lead Agency
Amador County Water Agency
Document Title
Ione Small Hydroelectric Project
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
5/9/2017
Present Land Use
Ag, utility/single family res ag/PS-Public services

Document Description
Project consists of construction and operation of a new 417 kW hydroelectric facility that is intended to supplement power to serve the water system. Water from the Ione Reservoir is used to serve the area around and within the City of Ione, CA. The Project involves adding pelton type turbine generator and powerhouse to existing water facilities at AWA's Ione Reservoir. The Project area, including power lines to connect the new hydroelectric equipment with an existing PG&E power line, is anticipated to be less than 0.3 acre in size. An approx. 18' x 24' (432 sf metal powerhouse building, to protect the generating equipment form moisture and dust, would be constructed near the existing pressure reducing station at the AWA Ione water treatment plant, located about 50 feet above the Ione Reservoir shoreline. A short, distribution-level voltage power line would be installed below grade following the existing unpaved road from the hydroelectric facility to interconnect with existing 3-phase PG&E power lines that are located approx. 1/3 mile away. The hydroelectric equipment would operate in conjunction with the flow demands of the water system; existing pipes would be modified and rerouted to serve the hydroelectric system. Project construction, anticipated to begin in late 2016 or early 2017, would be performed over an approx. six to seven-month construction period. Water Agency operation of the Ione facilities would be improved through lowering of long-term energy costs and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.

Contact Information
Mike Kane
CA Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814-5512

Phone : (916) 327-1530

Location

Coordinates
38°20'13.1"N 120°54'"W
Cities
Ione
Counties
Amador
Cross Streets
Hwy 104
Zip
95640
Total Acres
<1
Parcel #
011180027000
State Highways
104
Railways
Amador Central
Schools
Ione ES, Ione MS
Township
6N
Range
10E
Section
31
Base
MDBM

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
CA Energy Commission
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
12800 Ridge Road, Sutter Creek, CA 95685

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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