September 30, September 30, 2011 2011 33*********AUTO**5-DIGIT 98822 PHILIP R ARCHIBALD 13533 RIVER Community RD Re: ENTIAT Re: Lake Chelan Lake Chelan Community ENTIAT, WA 98822-9756 Meeting Meeting When and When and where: where: October October 10, 10, 9:00 9:00 a.m.-Noon a.m.-Noon at at Campbell’s Campbell’s Resort Resort Nov. 28, 2012 Dear Dear Lake Chelan Lake Chelan resident: resident: As you It’s are been a landowner along thesince RockyChelan Reach County or RockPUD Islandreceived reservoirs, Chelan County PUDto like to It’s been nearly five nearly five years years since Chelan County PUD received its new its new federal federal license license towould operate operate invite you to an informational kickoff meeting regarding development of our shoreline and land management the Lake the Lake Chelan Chelan Hydro Hydro Project Project for for the the next next 50 50 years. years. We’ve We’ve also also just just been been through through one one of of the the planning documents and procedures. most unusual most unusual winter winter and and spring spring refill refill seasons seasons in in the the lake’s lake’s history. history. We We know know people people are are interested in interested in how how things things are are working. working. 6 p.m., Tuesday evening, Dec. 11, 2012 ChelanChelan PUD Auditorium Chelan County PUD County PUD is is holding holding aa public public meeting meeting to to discuss discuss the the lake lake level level operating operating plan plan that that is is 327 North Wenatchee Ave regulated by regulated by the the Lake Lake Chelan Chelan Hydro Hydro Project Project federal federal license license that that was was issued issued Nov. Nov. 6, 6, 2006. 2006. Wenatchee, WA www.chelanpud.org/10960.html Chelan PUD Chelan PUD staff staff will will discuss discuss what what has has occurred occurred over over the the last last five five years years compared compared to to what what was was anticipated during anticipated during nearly nearly five five years years of of license license negotiations. negotiations. You You will will also also have have an an opportunity opportunity to to Chelan provide PUD owns and operates both the Rocky Reach Rock Islandhas hydroelectric projects licenses from provide your your ideas ideas and ask and ask questions questions about about howand how Lake Lake Chelan Chelan has been managed been managed underunder under the new the new the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). These licenses require Chelan PUD to manage the multiple license. We license. We plan plan to to hold hold aa follow-up follow-up meeting meeting after after we we review review all all the the comments comments and and ideas. ideas. resources and uses of lands within the defined FERC Project boundary located along the Rocky Reach and Rock Island reservoir including upland lands. Although Chelan PUD already implements oversight We look We lookshorelines forward to forward toand seeing seeing you at you atsome this important this important meeting. meeting. and management of land uses as required by the FERC Licenses, these new plans will provide a publicly available comprehensive framework of the objectives and procedures to which Chelan manages reviews and To find To find license license and and lake lake level level information, information, go go to: to: coordinates shoreline and land-use requests internally and with other permitting agencies. At this meeting we will provide information about the land management plans being developed, explain how http://www.chelanpud.org/lake-chelan-implementation.html http://www.chelanpud.org/lake-chelan-implementation.html Chelan PUD works collaboratively with other agencies within federal, state, and local permitting processes, show classification both reservoirs used by Chelan PUD to manage the many land uses and resources, and If you If youmaps have of have questions, questions, please contact: please contact: answer any questions you may have about how this might affect you as a neighboring property owner. We haveJeff created a website to help provide timely information keep people informed as the plans are Jeff Smith Smith Michelleand Michelle Smith Smith developed. We expect additional public meetings will follow this kickoff session and encourage public Director of Director of External External Affairs Affairs License & License & Compliance Compliance Manager Manager participation as the– 661-4379 661-4379 –plans officeare developed. office 661-4180 –– office 661-4180 office 669-2309 669-2309 –– cellular cellular 668-7172 -- cellular cellular If you have any questions, visit our website or contact 668-7172 Kris Pomianek at 509-661-4186. We look forward to [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] seeing you on Dec. 11. Sincerely, If you If you would would like like to to comment comment on on Lake Lake Chelan Chelan operations, operations, email email the the PUD PUD at: at: [email protected] [email protected] Michelle Smith, License and Compliance Manager Carnan Bergren, Bergren, Dennis Dennis S. S. Bolz, Bolz, Ann Ann Congdon, Congdon, Norm Norm Gutzwiler, Gutzwiler, Randy Randy Smith Smith COMMISSIONERS: COMMISSIONERS: GENERAL MANAGER: GENERAL MANAGER: John Janney John Janney • Public Meeting Rocky Reach and Rock Island Hydroelectric Projects Management of FERC Licensed Project Lands Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The Rocky Reach and Rock Island hydroelectric project land management plans will: Date: Dec. 11, 2012 Where: Chelan County PUD Auditorium 327 North Wenatchee Ave. Wenatchee, WA Purpose: Explain the PUD’s role in land management and permitting and reason for developing land management plans. Contacts Chelan County PUD Kris Pomianek 509-661-4186 [email protected] Michelle Smith 509-661-4180 [email protected] Information For more information visit us on the Web at: www.chelanpud.org The Rock Island and Rocky Reach hydroelectric projects (FERC No. 943 and No. 2145, respectively) are owned and operated by Public Utility No. 1 of Chelan County (Chelan PUD), Wenatchee, Washington, under existing licenses issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Under its licenses, Chelan PUD is responsible for managing the multiple resources and uses of lands located within each hydroelectric project reservoir, specifically License-defined areas referred to as the Project Boundary. The Project Boundary includes lands along both Chelan and Douglas county shorelines and some upland lands owned by Chelan PUD for fish and wildlife enhancement. Project Land Management Plans (PLMP) are being developed to better define and document Chelan PUD’s role in the permitting process, including how federal license requirements provide the basis for Chelan PUD’s review and management of the many resources and uses of the Rock Island and Rocky Reach hydroelectric projects’ shorelines and lands. Many shoreline and land uses within the Rocky Reach or Rock Island project boundaries require Chelan PUD and/or FERC approval prior to construction. 1. Document Chelan PUD shoreline management practices already in place and update land management procedures as necessary. 2. Identify Project lands and shorelines that are reserved for present and future wildlife and other natural resources, public recreation, residential, and other uses. 3. Ensure Chelan PUD land management decisions are consistent with license requirements, resource management plans, and project purposes while balancing local economic interests and protecting environmental resources 4. Ensure Chelan PUD shoreline allocations and permitting are consistent with local, state and federal permitting and shoreline requirements. 5. Provide the public with a comprehensive document that can be used in making development, purchase, and/or construction decisions Public meetings and a Web site will provide private landowners and agencies opportunities for input into the plans as they are developed. Emphasis will be placed on balancing private and public uses with license-mandated environmental resource protection. Existing and future uses of the reservoir will be discussed and evaluated. The plans will provide long-term guidance to Chelan PUD, the public, permitting agencies, and FERC for review of land-use applications.