Feather River Bulletin Public Notices for the week of 2/20/19

Public Notice

Poe Hydroelectric Project

FERC Project No. 2107

Pacific Gas and Electric Company

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), on December 17, 2018, issued a new license to Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) for continued operation of the Poe Hydroelectric Project (Project).  The Project is located in Butte County, California on the North Fork of the Feather River. The new license has been issued for a period of 40 years, expiring in 2058, and balances the beneficial use of project affected resources, including hydroelectric power generation, environmental protections, recreation, and legal and regulatory responsibilities, consistent with current social priorities. The Project consists of a small reservoir and dam, a tunnel and a powerhouse, and occupies lands within the Plumas National Forest and administered by the U.S. Forest Service.  For the production of electricity at the Project powerhouse, the Project diverts up to about 3,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) of flow from the North Fork Feather River at the Poe dam to the Poe powerhouse.

Minimum Water Releases

The new license requires PG&E to provide minimum instream flows below Poe dam. Minimum streamflows are planned to begin on or around February 13. Depending on the water-year type and the season, minimum flows will vary between 180 cfs to 500 cfs.

Ramping Rates

For the preservation and improvement of aquatic resources in the Project area, PG&E is required to control river flows by ramping streamflow releases from Poe Dam. Up-Ramping Maximum: October 1 through February 28/29 – 400 cfs/hour up-ramp and March 1 through September 30 – 250 cfs/hour up-ramp. Down-Ramping Maximum: Year-Round – 150 cfs/hour down-ramp Special conditions apply for receding spill flows.

Recreation

Flows:

Licensee shall provide 6,000 acre-feet of water annually during Normal and Wet water years for the purpose of providing recreational boating flows in the Poe reach.

Recreation enhancement and construction will include:

  • Sandy Beach – improvements to parking area, installation of portable toilets and trash receptacles, construction of trail to beach area from parking area.
  • Poe Beach – rope guided trail with stairs
  • Poe Powerhouse – provide additional parking and a trail on the east side of the river
  • Bardees Bar – install a vault toilet, picnic table, and garbage facilities.

If you have any questions regarding the recreational aspects of the Poe Project, please contact Matt Joseph, Senior License Coordinator, at (415) 973-8616.

Published FRB

Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, 2019|

 

Proposed name change

SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA,

COUNTY OF PLUMAS

520 Main St., Rm. 104, Quincy, CA 95971

Petition of MARGARET ELAINE BELL for change of name

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR

CHANGE OF NAME

Case Number: CV19-00031

TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS:

Petitioner Margaret Elaine Bell filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows:

Present name: MARGARET ELAINE BELL to Proposed name: MARGARET BLAINE BAILEY.

THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing.

NOTICE OF HEARING

Date: April 8, 2019

Time: 9:30 a.m., Dept. 2.

The address of the court is same as noted above.

A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county (specify newspaper):Feather River Bulletin.

Filed: Feb. 11, 2019

Deborah Norrie, Clerk of the Court,

By M. Bastian, Deputy Clerk

Published FRB

Feb. 20, 27, March 6, 13, 2019|

 

 

Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration for the

CHP Quincy Area Office

Replacement Project

The California Highway Patrol (CHP), with assistance from the Department of General Services (DGS), is circulating for public review a draft Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND) for the CHP Quincy Area Office Replacement Project (Proposed Project).

Project Background: The CHP Quincy Area Office Replacement Project (Proposed Project) is being constructed as part of a statewide effort to replace aging or inadequate CHP field offices and other facilities. The purpose of the Proposed Project is to relocate the Quincy Area Office into a new facility that would provide adequate workspace, equipment storage, and vehicle parking for an increasing number of employees assigned to this office (approximately 32 current employees, increasing to 37 employees over 10 years). The Proposed Project site is located north of the intersection of Lee Road and Alta Avenue in the community of Quincy in Plumas County, California.

Document Availability: CHP and DGS have prepared the IS/MND pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The draft IS/MND describes the Proposed Project and evaluates its potential environmental effects. Based on the findings of the draft IS/MND, CHP and DGS have determined that the Proposed Project, as mitigated, would not have any significant effects on the environment. The draft IS/MND is available at the following website: chp-ceqa.com/quincy/

Time for Review: The public review period for this IS/MND will be from February 20, 2019, to March 21, 2019. Comments must be received by 5 p.m. on March 21, 2019.

Comment Submittal: Comments may be submitted via email to [email protected], or via U.S. mail to Jennifer Parson, Senior Environmental Planner, State of California Department of General Services, 707 Third Street, 4th Floor, MS509, West Sacramento, CA 95605.

Published FRB

Feb. 20, 2019|

 

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