Relicensing

Relicensing

Note: The Big Creek No. 4 Project received a FERC License on December 4, 2003. The Big Creek ALP Projects, Portal Project, and Vermillion Valley Project, are operating under annual licenses(*).

Regulatory Process and Stakeholder Engagement

SCE has been engaged for over a decade in the regulatory process to renew its 7 Big Creek System project licenses. This has entailed a significant effort to assess each project's potential impact on the environment, and consult with a broad spectrum of stakeholders to identify measures to mitigate these impacts. SCE developed a collaborative process to work with stakeholders on producing a "package" of agreements that would balance the multiple interests engaged.

Stakeholders participated in the development of Study Plans, the review of study results and the development of potential mitigation measures. This effort culminated in a two year Settlement Agreement negotiation with stakeholders and the signing of a Settlement Agreement in February 2007. This Agreement serves as the basis for regulatory assessment and decision-making and has the support of SCE, FERC, key Agencies and a broad cross-section of public stakeholders.

SCE Public Comments Filing on SWRCB 401 Draft Certification – December 6, 2018

SCE Public Comments Filing on SWRCB CEQA Supplemental Document – October 11, 2018

State Water Board Draft Water Quality Certification and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)

Notice of Draft Water Quality Certification Public Comment Deadline Extension for the Six Big Creek Hydroelectric Projects (FERC Project Nos. 67, 120, 2085, 2086, 2174, and 2175) - September 28, 2018

Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment on Draft Water Quality Certification for the Six Big Creek Hydroelectric Projects (FERC Project Nos. 67, 120, 2085, 2086, 2174, and 2175) – August 13, 2018

Applications For New Licenses FERC Project Nos. 2175, 67, 120, and 2085 and Amended PDEA

FERC Final Environmental Impact Statement

FERC Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) (3/13/09)

Notice of Authorization for Continued Project Operation - Project Nos. 2175, 120, and 67

Applications for New License for Big Creek Nos. 1 and 2 (FERC Project No. 2175), Big Creek Nos. 2A, 8, and Eastwood (FERC Project No. 67), Big Creek No. 3 (FERC Project No. 120), and Settlement Agreement for the Big Creek Alternative Licensing Process - Cover Letter

BC ALP Applications and APDEA Contents - Electronic Version

BC ALP Applications and APDEA Contents - Paper Version

Big Creek Nos. 1 and 2 (FERC Project No. 2175)

Volume 1 - Initial Statement, Exhibits A, B, C, D, H

Big Creek Nos. 2A, 8, and Eastwood (FERC Project No. 67)

Volume 1 - Initial Statement, Exhibits A, B, C, D, H

Big Creek No. 3 (FERC Project No. 120)

Volume 1 - Initial Statement, Exhibits A, B, C, D, H

Amended Preliminary Draft Environmental Assessment (APDEA) - Sections 1-13 and Attachments

SD-A Initial Information Package

SD-B Final Technical Study Plan Package

SD-C 2002 Final Technical Study Report Package

Introduction

Combined Aquatics

Land Management

Recreational Resources

Terrestrial Resources

SD-D 2003 Final Technical Study Report Package

Introduction

Combined Aquatics

Land Management

Recreational Resources

Terrestrial Resources

SD-E 2004 Final Technical Study Reports

Combined Aquatics

Land Management

Recreational Resources

Terrestrial Resources

2005 Supplemental Reports

2007 Supplemental Reports

SD-G Management and Monitoring Plans/License Articles Management Monitoring Plans

Aquatic Resources

Terrestrial Resources

Riparian Resources

Riparian Monitoring Plan

Recreation Resources

Recreation Management Plan

Land Management/Aesthetics

License Articles

Geomorphology

Large Wood Debris Management

Terrestrial Resources

SD-H Settlement Agreement

Settlement Agreement

Settlement Agreement Appendices A–R

  • Appendix A: Big Creek Hydroelectric Projects Settlement Agreement Proposed New License Conditions

  • Appendix B: Non-FERC Settlement Agreement
  • Appendix C: List of Authorized Representatives of the Parties
  • Appendix D: Mono Creek Channel Riparian Maintenance Flow Plan
  • Appendix E: Camp 61 Creek Channel Riparian Maintenance Flow Plan
  • Appendix F: Channel and Riparian Maintenance (CRM) Flows for the South Fork San Joaquin River below Florence Reservoir

  • Appendix G: Small Diversions Decommissioning Plan
  • Appendix H: Temperature Monitoring and Management Plan
  • Appendix I: Fish Monitoring Plan
  • Appendix J: Sediment Management Prescriptions
  • Appendix K: Riparian Monitoring Plan
  • Appendix L: Flow Monitoring and Reservoir Water Level Measurement Plan
  • Appendix M: Visual Resources Plan
  • Appendix N: Transportation System Management Plan
  • Appendix O: Recreation Management Plan
  • Appendix P: Bald Eagle Management Plan
  • Appendix Q: Valley Elderberry Longhorn Beetle Management Plan
  • Appendix R: Vegetation and Integrated Pest Management Plan

Mammoth Pool License Application (2085)

Notice of Authorization for Continued Project Operation - Project 2085

Application for New License for Mammoth Pool (FERC Project No. 2085) Cover Letter

Mammoth Pool (FERC Project No. 2085) Volume 1 - Initial Statement, Exhibits A, B, C, D, H

FERC Relicensing

Big Creek 4 (FERC Project 2017)

Due to FERC regulatory deadlines for submission of new applications, SCE is licensing three of its Big Creek projects - Big Creek 4 (FERC No. 2017), Vermilion (FERC No. 2086), and Portal (FERC No. 2174) - using a traditional licensing process.

Portal
(FERC Project 2174)

Due to FERC regulatory deadlines for submission of new applications, SCE is licensing three of its Big Creek projects - Big Creek 4 (FERC No. 2017), Vermilion (FERC No. 2086), and Portal (FERC No. 2174) - using a traditional licensing process.

Vermilion Valley
(FERC Project 2086)

Due to FERC regulatory deadlines for submission of new applications, SCE is licensing three of its Big Creek projects, Big Creek 4 (FERC No. 2017), Vermilion (FERC No. 2086), and Portal (FERC No. 2174), using a Traditional Licensing Process.

FERC Recreation Workshop