FERC Issues Order Approving Revised Exhibit G Drawing re Upper Yampa Water Conservancy District Under P-9202
(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued the text of the following delegated order:
Upper Yampa Water Conservancy District
Project No. 9202-180
ORDER APPROVING REVISED EXHIBIT G DRAWING
(Issued November 1, 2013)
1. On October 30, 2013, Upper Yampa Water Conservancy District, licensee for the Stagecoach Hydroelectric Project, FERC No. 9202, filed a revised Exhibit G drawing to meet the requirements of ordering paragraph (C) of an Order Approving Amendment to Project Boundary, Relocation of Portions of a Recreational Trail, and Relocation of a Flowage Area. The project is located on the Yampa River, in Routt County, Colorado, and does not occupy federal lands.
2. Ordering paragraph (C) requires the licensee, within 60 days from the date of the order, to file, for Commission approval, revised Exhibit G drawings that reflect the changes to the project boundary approved by the order. The Exhibit G drawings must be prepared in accordance with sections 4.39 and 4.41 of the Commission's regulations. The order approved amending the project boundary on the southern side of the Stagecoach Reservoir to remove approximately 3.4 acres of lands.
3. Our review of the G drawing found it has been updated to accurately display removal of lands on the southern side of the reservoir. We georeferenced the Exhibit G drawing and found it to be in agreement with our current mapping requirements. The drawing submitted conforms to the Commission's rules and regulations and is approved by this order, as shown in ordering paragraph (A). In ordering paragraph (B), we are requiring the licensee to file the approved exhibit drawing in aperture card and electronic file formats.
The Director orders:
(A) The following Exhibit G drawing, filed October 30, 2013, conforms to the Commission's rules and regulations, and is approved and made part of the license:
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(B) Within 45 days of the date of issuance of this order, the licensee shall file the approved exhibit drawing in aperture card and electronic file formats.
a) Three sets of the approved exhibit drawing shall be reproduced on silver or gelatin 35mm microfilm. All microfilm shall be mounted on type D (3-1/4" x 7-3/8") aperture cards. Prior to microfilming, the FERC Project-Drawing Number (i.e., P-9202-21) shall be shown in the margin below the title block of the approved drawing. After mounting, the FERC Drawing Number shall be typed on the upper right corner of each aperture card. Additionally, the Project Number, FERC Exhibit (i.e., G-1) Drawing Title, and date of this order shall be typed on the upper left corner of each aperture card (See Figure 1).
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Two of the sets of aperture cards shall be filed with the Secretary of the Commission, ATTN: OEP/DHAC. The third set shall be filed with the Commission's Division of Dam Safety and Inspections San Francisco Regional Office.
b) The licensee shall file two separate sets of the exhibit drawing in electronic raster format with the Secretary of the Commission, ATTN: OEP/DHAC. A third set shall be filed with the Commission's Division of Dam Safety and Inspections San Francisco Regional Office. Each drawing must be a separate electronic file, and the file name shall include: FERC Project-Drawing Number, FERC Exhibit, Drawing Title, date of this order, and file extension in the following format [P-9202-21, G-1, Project Boundary, MM-DD-YYYY.TIF]. Electronic drawings shall meet the following format specification:
IMAGERY - black & white raster file
FILE TYPE - Tagged Image File Format, (TIFF) CCITT Group 4
RESOLUTION - 300 dpi desired, (200 dpi min)
DRAWING SIZE FORMAT - 24" x 36" (min), 28" x 40" (max)
FILE SIZE - less than 1 MB desired
Each Exhibit G drawing that includes the project boundary must contain a minimum of three known reference points (i.e., latitude and longitude coordinates, or state plane coordinates). The points must be arranged in a triangular format for GIS georeferencing the project boundary drawing to the polygon data, and must be based on a standard map coordinate system. The spatial reference for the drawing (i.e., map projection, map datum, and units of measurement) must be identified on the drawing and each reference point must be labeled. In addition, each project boundary drawing must be stamped by a registered land surveyor.
c) The licensee shall file two separate sets of the project boundary data in a georeferenced electronic file format (such as ArcView shape files, GeoMedia files, MapInfo files, or a similar GIS format) with the Secretary of the Commission, ATTN: OEP/DHAC. The filing shall include both polygon data and all reference points shown on the individual project boundary drawings. An electronic boundary polygon data file(s) is required for each project development. Depending on the electronic file format, the polygon and point data can be included in single files with multiple layers. The georeferenced electronic boundary data file must be positionally accurate to a40 feet in order to comply with National Map Accuracy Standards for maps at a 1:24,000 scale. The file name(s) shall include: FERC Project Number, data description, date of this order, and file extension in the following format [P-9202, boundary polygon/or point data, MM-DD-YYYY.SHP]. The data must be accompanied by a separate text file describing the spatial reference for the georeferenced data: map projection used (i.e., UTM, State Plane, Decimal Degrees, etc.), the map datum (i.e., North American 27, North American 83, etc.), and the units of measurement (i.e., feet, meters, miles, etc.). The text file name shall include: FERC Project Number, data description, date of this order, and file extension in the following format [P-9202, project boundary metadata, MM-DD-YYYY.TXT].
(C) This order constitutes final agency action. Any party may file a request for rehearing of this order within 30 days from the date of its issuance, as provided in section 313(a) of the Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. section 825l (2012), and the Commission's regulations at 18 C.F.R. section 385.713 (2013). The filing of a request for rehearing does not operate as a stay of the effective date of this order, or of any other date specified in this order. The licensee's failure to file a request for rehearing shall constitute acceptance of this order.
Charles K. Cover, P.E.
Chief, Project Review Branch
Division of Hydropower Administration
(c) 2013 Targeted News Service
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