Feather River Bulletin legal notices for the week of 11/13/2013

Notice of Proposed Action - Storrie Fire / Chips Fire Reforestation Project
Plumas National Forest
Mount Hough Ranger District
Quincy, California
Opportunity to Comment on Storrie Fire / Chips Fire Reforestation Project
The Forest Service, Plumas National Forest, Mt. Hough Ranger District proposes to plant native conifer trees on 168 acres within the overlap of the 2000 Storrie Fire and the 2012 Chips Fire to serve as future habitat and a founder stand seed source. This project is located in Plumas County California about 2 air miles north of the town of Belden. The project unit lies between the Indian and Yellow Creek drainages with the legal land description of: T25N, R6E, sections 11, and 12 Mt. Diablo Principal Meridian. A draft Decision Memo detailing the proposal is available for review at the Mt. Hough Ranger District, 39696 Hwy 70, Quincy, CA 95971. For additional information or to receive a copy of the draft Decision Memo, contact Dave Kinateder, Fire Ecologist at 530-283-7676 or email
This comment period is being provided pursuant to the March 19, 2012 order issued by the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of California in Case No. CV F11-679LJO DLB.  Only those who provide comments during this comment period will be eligible to appeal the decision pursuant to 36 CFR 215. Any individual or representative from an organization submitting comments must either sign the comments or verify identity upon request in order to maintain appeal eligibility.
How to Comment and Timeframe
Comments will be accepted for 30 calendar days following publication of this notice in the Feather River Bulletin. Provide comments by mail, fax, email, or in person to the Responsible Official, District Ranger Mike Donald c/o Dave Kinateder, Fire Ecologist at Mt. Hough Ranger District, 39696 Hwy 70, Quincy, CA 95971. Fax: 530-283-1821. Email: Acceptable formats for electronic submissions include email message, plain text (.txt), rich text format (.rtf), Word (.doc or .docx) or portable document file (.pdf). Submit hand-delivered comments during business hours 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.
Published FRB
Nov. 13, 2013|

Monday, December 9, 2013
10:00 a.m.
in the
Board of Supervisors Chambers
Plumas County Courthouse -
520 Main Street
Quincy, Calif.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the PLUMAS Local Agency Formation Commission will hold a public hearing on the following item:
A Municipal Service Review for all services provided by the Crescent Mills FPD, Greenhorn Creek CSD, Indian Valley CSD, La Porte FPD, Long Valley FPD, Meadow Valley FPD, Quincy FPD within central Plumas County. LAFCO is required to conduct a Municipal Service Review consistent with the policies and procedures of Plumas LAFCO and the LAFCO Act.
The Municipal Service Review will be available for review at the LAFCO webpage 14 days prior to the initial hearing on the LAFCO website at  The contact person is John Benoit, Executive Officer who may be reached at (530) 283-7069 or by email at
If you challenge the action of the Commission on the above stated item in court, it may be limited to only those issues raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Plumas Local Agency Formation Commission at, or prior to, the public hearing.
John Benoit, Executive Officer
Published IVR, FRB
Nov. 13, 2013|

On October 29, 2013, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) filed an application with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) presenting the results of its Maximum Allowable Operating Pressure Validation Project and records search, as well as updating its revenue requirements and rates associated with the Pipeline Safety Enhancement Plan, described below.
About the program
In Decision (D.) 11-06-017, the CPUC required all California gas transmission operators to file a Natural Gas Transmission Pipeline Replacement or Testing Implementation Plan to pressure test or replace all in-service natural gas transmission pipelines that have not previously been pressure tested. PG&E filed its Implementation Plan on August 26, 2011, proposing a scope of work, revenue requirements and rates for the years 2011-2014. PG&E's Implementation Plan includes a pipeline Maximum Allowable Operating Pressure Validation Project, which contains a comprehensive search of records including all pipeline strength tests and pipeline features data necessary to recalculate the Maximum Allowable Operating Pressure of pipelines, and validation for all of PG&E's gas transmission pipelines.
On December 28, 2012, the CPUC issued D. 12-12-030, approving PG&E's Pipeline Modernization scope of work and ordering PG&E to file an application after the completion of its Maximum Allowable Operating Pressure Validation Project and records search to present the results of those efforts, and update its authorized revenue requirements and rates. PG&E has completed its Validation Project. Consistent with the outcome of PG&E's Maximum Allowable Operating Pressure Validation Project, PG&E requests the authority to reduce its previously approved revenue requirements for 2012-2014 by $52.7 million.
How will PG&E's application affect me?
Upon CPUC approval of this application, a typical residential customer using 37 therms per month would see an average monthly gas bill decrease of $.06 (or 0.13%), from $44.87 to $44.81 based on rates in effect in 2013. A typical small business customer using 287 therms per month would see an average monthly gas bill decrease of $0.44 (or 0.16%), from $266.68 to $266.24. Individual customers' bills may differ.
PG&E's proposed revenue requirement reduction will not compromise the safety of PG&E's customers. PG&E's pipeline strength testing and replacement program remains a key operational commitment and priority for the company. PG&E proposes to reduce the scope of future work in light of records found, re-prioritization of certain activities and other information learned during the Maximum Allowable Operating Pressure Validation consistent with the CPUC's decision.
How do I find out more about PG&E's application?
You can view PG&E's application and exhibits at Select "PSEP Update" from the Cases dropdown menu.
If you have questions about PG&E's application, please contact PG&E at 1-800-743-5000.
For TDD/TTY (speech-hearing impaired), call 1-800-652-4712.
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If you would like a copy of PG&E's application and exhibits, please write to PG&E at the address below:
Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Pipeline Safety Enhancement Plan Compliance Update
P.O. Box 7442
San Francisco, CA 94120
A copy of PG&E's application and exhibits are also available for review at the CPUC, 505 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-noon. PG&E's application (without exhibits) is available on the CPUC's website at
How does the CPUC's decision making process work?
The application will be reviewed through the CPUC formal administrative law process. The application will be assigned to a CPUC Administrative Law Judge (ALJ). The ALJ presides over the proceeding, which may include evidentiary hearings often held in a proceeding to give parties of record an opportunity to present evidence or cross-examine witnesses. Members of the public may attend but not participate in these hearings. The hearings and documents submitted in the proceeding become part of the formal record that the ALJ relies upon in writing a proposed decision to present to the five-member Commission.
Any CPUC Commissioner may issue an alternate decision. The proposed and any alternate decisions are acted upon at a CPUC voting meeting. When the CPUC acts on this application, it may adopt all or part of PG&E's request, modify it or deny the application.
If you would like to follow this proceeding or any other issue before the CPUC, you may utilize the CPUC's free and confidential subscription service. Sign up at:
If you would like to learn how you can participate in this proceeding, or if you have comments or questions, you may access the CPUC's Public Advisor's website at and click on "Public Advisor" from the CPUC Information menu. You can also:
Mail: Public Advisor's Office
505 Van Ness Avenue, Room 2103
San Francisco, CA 94102
Call: 1-415-703-2074 or 1-866-849-8390 (toll-free)
TTY 1-415-703-5282 or 1-866-836-7825 (toll-free)
If you are writing or emailing the Public Advisor's Office, please include the application number (A13-10-017). All comments will be circulated to the Commissioners, the assigned ALJ and the CPUC staff.
Published FRB
Nov. 13, 2013|

Announcement of Availability of Bucks Creek Project, FERC Project No. 619 Notice of Intent and Pre-Application Document
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and the City of Santa Clara, joint Licensees, (collectively referred to as "Licensees" or "Applicants") are filing with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) a Notice of Intent (NOI) to seek a new license for the existing 84.8-megawatt (MW) (nameplate) capacity Bucks Creek Hydroelectric Project, FERC Project No. 619 (Project or Bucks Creek Project). The Project is located on Bucks, Grizzly, and Milk Ranch creeks in Plumas County, California. Key Project features include Bucks Lake, Lower Bucks Lake, Grizzly Forebay, Three Lakes, and their respective dams and diversions; the Milk Ranch Conduit and feeder diversions; and Grizzly and Bucks Creek powerhouses. The Project is on tributaries to the North Fork Feather River, with Bucks Creek Powerhouse discharging into the Rock Creek Reach upstream of Cresta Reservoir, a feature of the Rock Creek-Cresta Project (FERC Project No. 1962).
As required by FERC regulations, this notice announces filing of a Notice of Intent (NOI) to relicense the Project and the availability of the Pre-Application Document (PAD). The FERC license for the Project expires on December 31, 2018. The NOI and PAD are being filed with FERC on November 15, 2013 in advance of the December 31, 2013 statutory filing deadline. The NOI states the Licensees' intent to seek a new FERC license for the Project using the Integrated Licensing Process. The PAD is a summary of the relevant and reasonably available information on the Project facilities, operation, and environmental setting. The NOI and PAD are being provided to the pertinent resource agencies, Indian Tribes, and other potentially interested parties. The documents may also be viewed, and reproduced, by appointment at PG&E's office at 245 Market Street, San Francisco, California, or by download from the FERC's Website at: (enter as Docket Number "P-619")
By mid-December, 2013 the Licensees plan to file with FERC a Draft Proposed Study Plan for the Project. This document will include descriptions of the studies the Licensees initially propose to help start the study plan development process for the Project. The document will be provided to the pertinent resource agencies, Indian Tribes, and other potentially interested parties. It will also be available at the FERC's Website after it is filed.
In January 2014, The Licensees plan to host a pubic relicensing outreach meeting, which you are invited to attend.  The meeting will include a review and discussion of the relicensing issues identified in the PAD, information available to address those issues, and the Draft Proposed Study Plan.  The meeting will be held in Sacramento and details will be provided separately.
Questions about this notice or relicensing of the Project should be directed to Mr. Alan Soneda of PG&E, at, P.O. Box 770000, Mail Code N13C, San Francisco, California, 94177-0001. Mr. Soneda can also be reached by phone at (415) 973-4054, or by email at
Published FRB
Nov. 13, 2013|

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