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Communications

  • California Department of Water Resources (DWR) and Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) (collectively referred to as "Licensees") have created the South SWP Hydropower Relicensing website as referenced in the Pre-Application Document (PAD) Communication Guidelines [found in Section 2.4]. In addition to the guidelines established in the PAD, this website provides internet access to the meeting schedules, meeting documents, relicensing documents, and other public information related to the South SWP Hydropower Relicensing Project.

    Communications with the Licensees

    Persons interested in participating in the South SWP Hydropower Relicensing process, either as individuals or on behalf of groups, organizations or agencies, should contact the Licensees at the dedicated e-mail address established for Project relicensing. The email address is: SSWPRelicensing@water.ca.gov

    Communications with FERC

    FERC strongly encourages electronic filing of communications by all parties during the process. In order to do so, interested parties must have an eRegistration account with FERC. This can be obtained at FERC’s website www.ferc.gov.

    An alternative method to eFile is through the ‘Quick Comment’ system available via hyperlink on the FERC homepage. ‘Quick Comments’ do not require the user to have a subscription. However, comments are limited to 6,000 characters and all information must be public. Those wishing to use the ‘Quick Comment’ method can do so by submitting their name and e-mail address at the area shown on the FERC homepage. Detailed instructions on how to use the system will be sent by return e-mail.

    Those without internet access may submit hard copies of letters and documents to: Honorable Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary
    Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
    888 First Street, NE
    Washington, D.C. 20426

    Detailed submission guidelines for both eFilings and hardcopy filings are available from FERC at: www.ferc.gov/help/submission-guide.asp

    FERC Filings

    How to file information with FERC: FERC’s submission guideline [PDF]
    FERC e-library: www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/elibrary.asp
    Licensees’ Relicensing Communication Guidelines [ See Section 2.4 of PAD ]

  • FERC Communication

    FERC strongly encourages electronic filing of communications by all parties during the process. In order to do so, interested parties must have an eRegistration account with FERC. This can be obtained at FERC’s website www.ferc.gov.

    An alternative method to eFile is through the ‘Quick Comment’ system available via hyperlink on the FERC homepage. ‘Quick Comments’ do not require the user to have a subscription. However, comments are limited to 6,000 characters and all information must be public. Those wishing to use the ‘Quick Comment’ method can do so by submitting their name and e-mail address at the area shown on the FERC homepage. Detailed instructions on how to use the system will be sent by return e-mail.

    Those without internet access may submit hard copies of letters and documents to:

    Honorable Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary
    Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
    888 First Street, NE
    Washington, D.C. 20426

    Detailed submission guidelines for both eFilings and hardcopy filings are available from FERC at: www.ferc.gov/help/submission-guide.asp

    FERC Filings

    How to file information with FERC: FERC’s submission guideline [PDF]
    FERC e-library: www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/elibrary.asp
    Licensees’ Relicensing Communication Guidelines [ See Section 2.4 of PAD ]

    Licensees Communication

    Persons interested in participating in the South SWP Hydropower Relicensing process, either as individuals or on behalf of groups, organizations or agencies, should contact the Licensees at the dedicated e-mail address established for Project relicensing. The email address is: SSWPRelicensing@water.ca.gov

  • Additional information on announcements located below can be found in the specific notices, orders, or filings included in the Relicensing page of this website.

    FERC Issues Study Plan Determination
    On June 14, 2017, FERC issued its Study Plan Determination (SPD).

    Licensees File Revised Study Plan
    On May 15, 2017 the Licensees filed with FERC their Revised Study Plan (RSP).

    Licensees Conduct Proposed Study Plan and Focused Study Plan Meetings
    On February 8, 2017, the Licensees held the Proposed Study Plan meeting with agencies and other relicensing participants. The Licensees also held follow-up Focused Study Plan Meetings on March 1-3, 2017 and March 7-8, 2017 with the agencies and other relicensing participants in an effort to resolve differences in study plans.

    FERC Issues Scoping Document 2
    On January 13, 2017, FERC issued its Scoping Document 2 (SD2), a revision of FERC’s Scoping Document 1 based on oral comments received at the scoping meetings and written comments filed with FERC. SD2 describes the proposed actions and alternatives for relicensing, the environmental analysis process FERC will follow to prepare the environmental assessment (EA), and a revised list of issues to be addressed in the EA.

    Licensees File Proposed Study Plan and Announce Date for the Proposed Study Plan Meeting
    On January 13, 2017 the Licensees filed with FERC their Proposed Study Plan (PSP). The Licensees have identified February 8, 2017 as the date for the PSP meeting. The meeting will be held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton in Valencia, CA between the hours of 8:00AM and 5:00PM. Once the specific meeting agenda is finalized, it will be posted on this website and provided to interested parties..

    Licensees Announce Date for Initial Proposed Study Plan Meeting
    The Licensees have identified February 8, 2017 as the date for the initial Proposed Study Plan meeting. The meeting will be held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton in Valencia, CA. Once the specific meeting time and agenda are finalized, they will be posted on this website and provided to interested parties.

    FERC Issues Scoping Document 1 Including Environmental Site Review and Scoping Meeting Details
    On September 30, 2016, FERC issued its Scoping Document 1 (SD1). FERC will be holding an Environmental Site Review on October 25, 2016 beginning at 9:00 at the Vista Del Lago Visitors Center in Gorman, CA. FERC will be holding two Scoping Meetings on October 26, 2016 at 9:00AM and again at 6:00PM for the Project at the Embassy Suites by Hilton in Valencia, California, focused on obtaining comments and input on resource issues related to Project operations from resource agencies, local governments, NGOs, and members of the general public.

    Licensees File NOI/PAD
    On August 1, 2016 the Licensees filed with FERC a Notice of Intent to File an Application (NOI) and Preliminary Application Document (PAD).