Poe Hydroelectric Project (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Project No. 2107)

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Summary

SCH Number
2017092021
Lead Agency
State Water Resources Control Board
Document Title
Poe Hydroelectric Project (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Project No. 2107)
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
12/28/2017
Present Land Use
TPZ Exclusive/foothill area res

Document Description
PG&E owns and operates the project, which encompasses approx. 313 acres in the vicinity of the community of Pulga. Project land is owned by various parties including: 157 acres of PG&E owned land; approx. 144 acres of National Forest System land; and approx. 12 acres of privately owned land. The POE Hydroelectric Project primarily consists of Poe Dam, Poe Reservoir, and Poe Powerhouse. North Fork Feather River flows are diverted at Poe Dam into the 19-foot diameter Poe Bypass Tunnel, which is approx. 6.25 miles long. The Poe Bypass Tunnel terminates at an underground steel penstock that is approx. 1,000 feet long and 14-feet in diameter. Water from the penstock discharges into the North Fork Feather River at the Poe Powerhouse. When issuing a certification, the SWRCB must comply with CEQA. The State Water Board is the CEQA lead agency and is required to evaluate PG&E's proposed project and its effects before taking action on PG&E's request for water quality certification. Under the proposed project, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) boundary would expand to 340 acres and, in addition to the above referenced facilities, include Big Bend Dam, Big Bend Reservoir, and many existing informal recreational facilities. For purposes of the CEQA analysis, the MND evaluates PG&E's proposed project in accordance with PG&E's application to FERC, conditions proposed by the National Marine Fisheries Service and United States Fish and Wildlife Service pursuant to section 18 of the Federal Power Act, conditions proposed by the US Forest Service pursuant to section 4€ of the Federal Power Act, FERC's Staff Alternative, and water quality certification conditions. The proposed project includes measures for the protection and enhancement of environmental resources, including: increased minimum instream flows in the North Fork Feather River, measure to improve aquatic habitat and protect sensitive species, and measures to maintain and enhance recreational opportunities.

Contact Information
Nathan Fisch
State Water Resources Control Board
PO Box 2000
Sacramento, CA 95812-2000

Phone : (916) 322-6796

Location

Coordinates
39°48'34.28"N 121°25'56.9"W
Counties
Butte
Cross Streets
Hwy 70/Poe Powerhouse Rd/Bardees Bar Rd
Zip
95965
Total Acres
340
State Highways
SR 70
Railways
UPRR
Waterways
North Fork Feather River
Township
23N
Range
5E
Section
27-32
Base
MDBM
Other Location Info
Pulga

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
SWRCB
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
1001 I Street, 14th Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814

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
No

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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