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.

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

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

SD-D 2003 Final Technical Study Report Package

Introduction

SD-E 2004 Final Technical Study Reports

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

License Articles

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

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