South SWP Hydropower Relicensing, FERC Project No. 2426

2 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2021030471
Lead Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
South SWP Hydropower Relicensing, FERC Project No. 2426
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
6/30/2021
Document Description
Filing of Notice of Determination in compliance with Section 21108 of the Public Resources Code. The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) and Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (collectively Licensees) operate South SWP Hydropower under an existing Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) license that is an existing power recovery project consisting of hydroelectric facilities, access roads, maintenance areas, recreation areas, rights-of-way, and other supporting facilities. The FERC license is scheduled to expire in 2022 and the Licensees used the Integrated Licensing Process in seeking a new license from FERC pursuant to the Federal Power Act and FERC’s implementing regulations at 18 Code of Federal Regulations Parts 4 and 5. The proposed Project is the continued operation of South SWP Hydropower under a new FERC license in accordance with the terms and conditions as proposed by the Licensees in the Final License Application, as amended. Under the proposed Project, the Licensees' proposed changes to the existing South SWP Hydropower include an administrative modification to the existing project boundary, resulting in an overall reduction in land area designated in the license that encompasses all existing facilities and lands necessary for operations of South SWP Hydropower; administrative designation of Primary Project Roads currently maintained by the Licensees that are used exclusively for accessing South SWP Hydropower facilities; administrative addition of an existing lake level gage, Quail Detention Embankment, and Los Alamos Campground into the license and proposed Project boundary; administrative removal of the Southern California Edison-owned Warne Transmission Line from the license Project description; and implementation of potential FERC-required protection, mitigation, and enhancement measures, which are environmental enhancement measures that include such measures as upgrades to existing recreation facilities, vegetation management, protections for plant, terrestrial and aquatic wildlife species, cultural resources protection and management, and other environmental 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
Highway 138 and Interstate 5
Zip
91384
Total Acres
4,563.8
Parcel #
Multiple
State Highways
Highway 138 and Interstate 5
Railways
None
Airports
None
Schools
None
Waterways
Quail Lake, Pyramid Lake, Elderberry Forebay, Piru Creek below Pyramid Dam
Township
Multi.
Range
Multi.
Section
Multi.
Base
S.B.
Other Location Info
Project is located along the West Branch of the State Water Project
Other Information
Existing hydropower facility (1,349,290 kW)

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
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
Yes
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
Yes
(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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