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Boundary Relicensing
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Documents
This page allows you to access documents that have been developed in connection with the relicensing of the Boundary Hydroelectric Project, as well as a comprehensive list of relevant existing documents. Documents currently accessible from this page are as follows:

  • Information Library listing. The Integrated Licensing Process (ILP) requires that Seattle City Light summarize all reasonably available existing information that is relevant to the Boundary Project in the Pre-Application Document (PAD). Seattle City Light undertook an intensive effort beginning in 2004 to systematically identify, gather, and review this information, and this effort resulted in the acquisition of over 1,000 potentially relevant documents, which are identified in the Information Library database. A list of these documents is available through the link provided below. You may also download a form that you can use to request a copy of any document in the Information Library.

  • Pre-Application Document (PAD). The PAD, which was filed in early May 2006, describes the Project facilities and operations, describes the existing environment in the Project vicinity based on SCL's review of all relevant existing information contained in the Information Library, and also identifies a list of identified Project-related resource issues and proposed studies for each resource area. The PAD is available through the link provided below.

  • Early Information Development Reports (EID reports). EID reports describe efforts undertaken in 2005 and 2006 prior to the development of study plans to provide additional background information to focus study efforts and otherwise inform development of study plans. The EID reports are available through the link provided below.

  • Proposed Study Plan (PSP). The PSP is a comprehensive study plan containing detailed plans for all of the studies proposed by SCL for the relicensing. SCL filed the PSP on October 16, 2006, in accordance with the ILP schedule for the Boundary Project relicensing. SCL consulted with agencies, tribes and other relicensing participants to address considerations related to scope and methodologies for the proposed studies described in the PSP. The PSP is available through the link provided below.

  • Revised Study Plan (RSP). The RSP details the plans for studies identified by SCL as necessary to develop sufficient information for FERC's analysis of the Project relicensing. This determination of study need is based on a review and evaluation of existing information, as summarized in SCL's Pre-Application Document (PAD) for the Boundary Project relicensing, as well as consultation with agencies, tribes, and other relicensing participants. SCL filed the RSP on February 14, 2007, in accordance with the ILP schedule for the Boundary Project relicensing. The RSP is available through the link provided below.

  • Study Plan Determination. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued its Study Plan Determination on March 15, 2007, allowing SCL to proceed with its study program as set forth in its Revised Study Plan. The Study Plan Determination is available through the link provided below.

  • Study Program Documents. This folder holds documents related to the studies that are being conducted as part of the Project relicensing. The types of documents include study implementation materials, updates and reports. Implementation materials include documents developed with the assistance of Technical Consultants to further solidify study program methodologies. Study updates are written summaries provided when a resource workgroup does not convene during a scheduled session. Study reports will be generated at the end of 2007 and 2008 for inclusion in the Initial Study Report (to be filed with FERC March 2008) and the Updated Study Report (to be filed with FERC March 2009). The Study Program Documents are available through the link provided below.

  • Study Plan Determination on Toxics Phase 2 SAP. The FERC issued a Study Plan Determination on October 25, 2007, allowing SCL to proceed with the Study 4 Toxics Assessment as set forth in its Sampling and Analysis Plan. The Study Plan Determination on Toxics Phase 2 SAP is available through the link provided below.

  • Initial Study Report (ISR). The ISR contains twenty (20) interim and two (2) final study reports describing the first year of study efforts conducted by SCL in accordance with SCL's Revised Study Plan and FERC's Study Plan Determination. SCL filed the ISR on March 14, 2008, in accordance with the ILP schedule for the Boundary Project relicensing. The ISR is available through the link provided below.

  • Modifications to Study Plan Determination. The FERC issued its Modifications to Study Plan Determination on July 9, 2008, allowing SCL to proceed with its study program as set forth in its Revised Study Plan and as modified in its Initial Study Report. The Study Plan Modifications Determination is available through the link provided below.

  • Study Plan Determination on Toxics Interim Report. The FERC issued a Study Plan Determination on September 24, 2008, allowing SCL to proceed with additional sampling for the Study 4 Toxics Assessment as set forth in its Interim Report (filed August 15, 2008). The Study Plan Determination on Toxics Interim Report is available through the link provided below.

  • Updated Study Report (USR). The USR contains twenty (21) final, one (1) revised final, and one (1) second interim study reports describing the two years of study efforts conducted by SCL in accordance with SCL's Revised Study Plan and FERC's study plan determinations. SCL filed the USR on March 16, 2009, in accordance with the ILP schedule for the Boundary Project relicensing. The USR is available through the link provided below.

  • Preliminary Licensing Proposal (PLP). The PLP includes the PLP document itself and eleven (11) attachments, i.e., the Draft Biological Assessment, Draft Recreation Needs Analysis, a series of management plan drafts and annotated outlines, and IRA meeting summaries for the months 12/08 - 02/09. SCL filed the PLP on April 30, 2009, in accordance with the ILP schedule for the Boundary Project relicensing. The PLP and its attachments are available through the link provided below.

  • Modifications to Study Plan Determination #2. On July 6, 2009 the FERC issued its second Modifications to Study Plan Determination in response to comments filed on SCL’s USR and summary for the March 24, 2009 USR meeting. The second Study Plan Modifications Determination is available through the link provided below.

  • Integrated Resource Analysis (IRA). Following completion of its two-year study program, Seattle City Light will conduct an IRA designed to synthesize study results, characterize Project-related resource impacts and evaluate potential protection, mitigation, and enhancement (PME) measures. Information generated through the IRA process will be presented in the Preliminary Licensing Proposal (PLP) and License Application (LA), as it is developed. The IRA-related documents are available through the link provided below.

  • License Application (LA). The LA provides details of SCL's proposal to seek a new license for the Project, including relevant and available information about the Project's description and operation, along with discussions of the potential effects of continued operation on environmental and cultural resources. The LA includes Exhibits A through H, the Draft Biological Assessment, Recreation Needs Analysis, a series of management plans, the consultation record for the entire period of the relicensing process, and SCL's responses to PLP comments. SCL filed the LA on September 30, 2009, in accordance with the ILP schedule for the Boundary Project relicensing. The LA is available through the link provided below.

  • Settlement Agreement. The settlement agreement supersedes SCL's license application and describes all the protection, mitigation and enhancement measures Seattle City Light proposes to undertake over the course of the next license. The supplementary filing includes Addenda to License Application Exhibits A, B, C, D, E, G, H; a revised Biological Assessment; and responses to FERC's November 18, 2009 Additional Information Requests. All of these documents were revised to reflect the terms of the new settlement agreement. The settlement documents and supplementary filing are available through the link provided below.

  • Withdrawal and Resubmittal of Application for Section 401 Certification. SCL filed its application for certification under Section 401 of the Clean Water Act (401 certification) from the Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) for its License Application as amended by the Boundary Project Relicensing Settlement Agreement on September 3, 2010. Because applicants are asked to withdraw and refile the certification if it appears Ecology will not complete the certification within one year, SCL withdrew and re-submitted the Application on July 25, 2011. A Proposed Revised Temperature Attainment Plan was also submitted with the Application, and supersedes the Temperature Attainment Plan submitted with SCL's September 2010 application.

  • These documents are also available for viewing upon request at Seattle City Light's offices at 700 5th Ave., Seattle, WA. Alternatively, copies of the information may be requested by contacting Mary Pat DiLeva, Administrative Specialist, as follows:

    By regular mail:
    Seattle City Light Department
    700 Fifth Avenue, P.O. Box 34023
    Seattle, WA 98124-4023

    By phone, fax or email.

    A fee may be charged for extensive copying requests.



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