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Draft License Application

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  Supplemental Biological Assessment    Clean Water Act 401 Certification 

On December 18, 2009, Douglas PUD filed its Draft License Application (DLA) for the Wells Project with the FERC.  The DLA consists of three volumes containing an Executive Summary, an Initial Statement and eight exhibits lettered A through H.  Volume I contains the Executive Summary and Initial Statement, Exhibit A (Project Description), Exhibit B (Project Operations and Resource Utilization), Exhibit C (Construction History) and Exhibit D (Statement of Costs and Financing). Volume II contains Exhibit E (Environmental Exhibit).  Volume III contains Exhibit F (General Design Drawings), Exhibit G (Project Maps) and Exhibit H (Plans and Ability of Applicant to Operate the Project).

Exhibit E is an Applicant prepared draft Environmental Assessment (EA) that includes a detailed analysis of the Applicantís Proposed Action and the No Action Alternative.  Exhibit E includes eleven supporting documents that contain Douglas PUDís proposed environmental measures and records of consultation for the DLA.  Appendix E-1 of Exhibit E is the Anadromous Fish Agreement and Habitat Conservation Plan.  Appendix E-2 is the Recreation Management Plan.  Appendix E-3 contains the Aquatic Settlement Agreement and six associated aquatic resource management plans.  Appendices E-4 through E-6 contain the Wildlife and Botanical Management Plan, Historic Properties Management Plan, and Avian Protection Plan, respectively.  Appendix E-7 contains a copy of the Off-License Settlement Agreement with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.  Appendix E-8 contains Douglas PUDís proposed Land Use Policy for the Wells Project.  Appendix E-9 contains the draft Biological Assessment developed in consultation with the National Marine Fisheries Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  Appendix E-10 contains the Comprehensive List of Plant Species Occurring in the Wells Project, and Appendix E-11 contains the Consultation Records for the Wells DLA, Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act and Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.

Public copies of the DLA were distributed to all entities listed on the current Relicensing Distribution List in accordance with the Communication Protocol set forth in section 2.3 of the Pre-Application Document for the Wells Project.

Comments on the DLA are due by March 18, 2010.  The Final License Application was filed with the FERC on May 27, 2010.






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