Document - Comments on Borel License Application

Abstract

American Whitewater Affiliation (American Whitewater) and the Sierra Club River Touring Chapter (Sierra Club) hereby request leave to file comments on Southern California Edison’s (SCE) application for new license for the Borel Hydroelectric Project, FERC No. 382, located on the Kern River in Kern County, California. American Whitewater and the Sierra Club have been actively involved in this relicense proceeding. American Whitewater filed comments on SCE’s Initial Consultation Document on September 11, 2000. American Whitewater filed comments on the Draft License Application on January 30, 2003. American Whitewater and the Sierra Club filed a joint Motion to Intervene and Additional Information Request on April 23, 2003. American Whitewater filed comments on the FERC scoping document on July 22, 2003. In addition American Whitewater and the Sierra Club have participated in numerous stakeholder meetings for this relicense proceeding. American Whitewater and the Sierra Club played instrumental roles in the partially completed Whitewater Controlled Flow Study on the Borel Bypass reach on July 15, 2003. American Whitewater and Sierra Club request the FERC incorporate recent cooperative agreements and pending studies into the environmental analysis for the Borel Hydropower Project, FERC No. 382. SCE’s draft Flow Augmentation Proposal will likely need adjustments based on the results of the scheduled June 2004 Whitewater Controlled Flow Study. The FERC must clarify the regulatory body with authority to prescribe and require implementation of instream flows in the Kern River below Isabella Reservoir. The FERC should analyze through objective study claims that flows in the natural river channel will impact water withdrawals in the vicinity of Bakersfield.

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Comments of American Whitewater and Sierra Club on the Borel Hydropower Project License Application.

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Filename - Comments on Borel License Application1440.pdf

Size - 373.42KB


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