Eastern Sierra Hydroelectric Power Projects Ongoing Operations and Maintenance (Project)

Summary

SCH Number
2017108061
Lead Agency
State Water Resources Control Board
Document Title
Eastern Sierra Hydroelectric Power Projects Ongoing Operations and Maintenance (Project)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
10/3/2017

Document Description
SCE is requesting a water quality certification from the State Water Resources Control Board for ongoing operations and maintenance (O&M) work at 17 sites across four hydroelectric project areas The four projects are: Bishop Creek Hydroelectric Project (Federal energy regulatory Commission [FERC] Project No. 1394); Rush Creek Hydroelectric Project (FREC Project No. 1389); Lee Vining Creek Hydroelectric Project (FERC Project No. 1388); Lundy Hydroelectric Project (FERC Project No. 1390). SCE proposes routine O&M activities to maintain the functional and structural integrity of its facilities. Routine O&M activities associated with the Project fall into the following general categories: sediment bypass, vegetation management, material removal, facilities repair, or penstock inspections.

Contact Information
Kristen Gangl
State Water Resources Control Board
P.O. Box 2000
Sacramento, CA 95812-2000

Phone : (916) 323-9389

Location

Counties
Inyo Mono
State Highways
State Highway 395, 168
Waterways
Mill Creek, Bishop Creek
Other Location Info
Not Applicable
Other Information
Located along the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1,4; S: 15301, 15304
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed activities do not involve an expansion of land use and meet the categorical exemptions for existing facilities and minor alterations of land as defined under 15301 and 15304 of the California Environmental Quality Act.

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