South State Water Project Hydropower Relicensing, FERC Project No. 2426

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Summary

SCH Number
2021030471
Lead Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
South State Water Project Hydropower Relicensing, FERC Project No. 2426
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
1/26/2022
Document Description
The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) and Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (collectively Licensees) operate South State Water Project Hydropower (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 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: 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
Andrea Sellers
Agency Name
California State Water Resources Control Board
Job Title
Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Responsible Agency

Location

Counties
Los Angeles
Regions
Southern California
Other Location Info
Along the West Branch of the State Water Project, between the towns of Castaic and Gorman, in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties.

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
California State Water Resources Control Board
Approving Agency Role
Responsible 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

Notice of Determination

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