RR RI shoreline development letter Dec 2012

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 September 30,
September
30, 2011
2011
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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.
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