Devil Canyon Project Relicensing, FERC Project No. 14797

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Summary

SCH Number
2021010205
Lead Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
Devil Canyon Project Relicensing, FERC Project No. 14797
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
3/12/2021
Document Description
Filing of Notice of Determination pursuant to Public Resources Code Section 21108. 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 measures.

Contact Information

Name
Gwen Knittweis
Agency Name
Chief
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant / Parties Undertaking Project

Location

Counties
Los Angeles, Ventura
Regions
Southern California
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
Multi.
Base
S.B.
Other Information
Existing hydropower facility, 272,796 kilowatts

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
California Department of Water Resources
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On

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
No
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
No
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
No
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes

Attachments

Final Document(s) [Approved_Certified draft environmental documents]

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