SCH Number 2021010205
- Devil Canyon Project Relicensing, FERC Project No. 14797
- 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.
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