Yuba-Bear Hydroelectric Project FERC Relicensing


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Nevada Irrigation District
Document Title
Yuba-Bear Hydroelectric Project FERC Relicensing
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Irrigation District; Recreation
Document Description
Nevada ID would accept a new FERC license in order to: • Continue to operate, maintain, and manage the existing Yuba-Bear Hydroelectric Project facilities. • Remove from licensed facilities a segment of Chicago Park Forebay Road and the unnamed recreation road that provides access to the Jackson Meadows administrative site. • Construct a new proposed powerhouse (the Rollins upgrade) that would be located within the existing FERC Project Boundary on NID-owned land adjacent to the existing Rollins Powerhouse. • Construct and rehabilitate existing facilities at the following recreation areas: Jackson Meadows reservoir, Milton diversion impoundment, Bowman Lake, Sawmill Lake, Canyon Creek, Dutch Flat No. 2 forebay, and Dutch Flat afterbay. • Make minor modifications to the existing FERC Project Boundary. • Implement the other terms and conditions in the new license.

Contact Information

Jennifer Hanson
Agency Name
Nevada Irrigation District
Job Title
General Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant


Grass Valley
Nevada, Placer, Sierra
Countywide, Northern California
Total Acres
State Highways
Middle Yuba, South Yuba, and Bear Rivers

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (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 3 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Energy Commission, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality
Development Types
Power:Hydroelectric (Relicense)(Megawatts 79.32)
Local Actions
FERC license renewal
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Drainage/Absorption, 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, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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