Devil Canyon Project Relicensing, FERC Project No. 14797

Summary

SCH Number
2021010205
Lead Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
Devil Canyon Project Relicensing, FERC Project No. 14797
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Received
Present Land Use
Hydropower

Document Description
The Department of Water Resources (DWR) owns and operates the Devil Canyon Power Development (DCPD), an existing power recovery project that includes hydroelectric facilities, access roads, maintenance areas, recreation areas, rights-of-way, and other appurtenant facilities. DWR operates the DCPD under an existing Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) license that is scheduled to expire in 2022. DWR is undergoing the Traditional Licensing Process to renew its license with FERC pursuant to the Federal Power Act. Under CEQA, the proposed Project is DWR's acceptance of a new license for the continued operation of DCPD in accordance with DWR’s proposed terms and conditions. The proposed Project includes a change in the DCPD FERC boundary, resulting in an overall reduction in area that encompasses all existing facilities and lands necessary for operations and maintenance of the DCPD; the administrative designation of Primary Project Roads currently maintained by DWR used exclusively for accessing DCPD facilities; addition of an existing lake level gage; and proposed environmental measures including upgrades to existing recreation facilities and other environmental measures.

Contact Information
Gwen Knittweis
Department of Water Resources
Lead/Public Agency
1416 Ninth Street P.O. Box 942836
Sacramento, CA 94236-0001

Phone : (916) 557-4554
Gwen.Knittweis@water.ca.gov

Department of Water Resources
Project Applicant

Location

Coordinates
34°17'40.35"N 117°19'21.52"W
Counties
San Bernardino
Regions
Unincorporated
Cross Streets
Highways 138, 173 and 18
Zip
92345
Total Acres
2,079.2
Parcel #
Multiple
State Highways
138
Railways
None
Airports
None
Schools
None
Waterways
Silverwood Lake
Township
2N
Range
4W
Section
Mult.
Base
SBBM
Other Location Info
Sections 6, 5, 7, 8, 18, 19, 31 Between the Cities of Hesperia and San Bernardino
Other Information
FERC Relicensing Project

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Power:Hydroelectric (Existing Hydropower facility)(Megawatts 272,796 kw)
Local Action
FERC Relicensing Project
Project Issues
Aesthetics Agriculture and Forestry Resources Air Quality Biological Resources Cultural Resources Cumulative Effects Drainage/Absorption Economics/Jobs Flood Plain/Flooding Geology/Soils Greenhouse Gas Emissions Growth Inducement Hazards & Hazardous Materials Hydrology/Water Quality Land Use/Planning Mineral Resources Noise Population/Housing Public Services Recreation Schools/Universities Septic System Sewer Capacity Solid Waste Transportation Tribal Cultural Resources Vegetation Wetland/Riparian Wildfire Wildlife
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB) California Department of Conservation (DOC) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region 6 (CDFW) California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of State Parks, Division of Boating and Waterways California Department of Transportation, District 8 (DOT) California Department of Water Resources (DWR) California Energy Commission California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES) California Highway Patrol (CHP) California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California Natural Resources Agency California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Santa Ana Region 8 (RWQCB) California State Lands Commission (SLC) Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Historic Preservation State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality

Attachments

Environmental Document
20210119_DWR_P14797_DC_CEQA_IS_ND_Final   PDF 13136 K
NOC
20210119_DWR_P14797_DC_NOC   PDF 316 K 20210119_DWR_P14797_DC_NOI _Final   PDF 74 K 20210119_DWR_P14797_DC_Summary_Form_for_Document_Submittal   PDF 604 K

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