WASHINGTON, Nov. 16 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued the following letter involving Avista, Spokane, Wash.:
Chief Dam Safety Officer
P.O. Box 3727
Spokane, WA 99220
Subject: 2018 EAP Exemption for the Monroe Street and Upper Falls Developments of the Spokane River Project
Dear Mr. Henscheid:
This letter is to acknowledge Mr. Mac Mikkelsen's October 10, 2017 letter requesting a continuation of the exemption from preparing an Emergency Action Plan (EAP) for the Monroe Street and Upper Falls Developments of the Spokane River Project, FERC No. 2545.
As required by 18CFR Section 12.21, Mr. Mikkelsen reported that the annual comprehensive review of circumstances upstream and downstream from the project revealed no changes that would endanger life, health, or property. This is consistent with observations made during our last inspection of the project which verified that the current low hazard potential classification was appropriate. Therefore, continuation of the EAP exemption for 2018 is granted. Future requests should be submitted annually.
In accordance with our March 6, 2017 annual letter, Mr. Mikkelson provided a copy of the emergency contact list and indicated that it is posted at various pertinent facility locations. However, he did not report that the emergency contact list information was reviewed and verified to be accurate. In addition, the following FERC contact information should be included on the emergency contact list for these developments:
Primary: Douglas Johnson, Regional Engineer, Office: 503-552-2715, Cell: 253-691-6908, Home: 503-206-5037
Secondary: Karl Swanson, Branch Chief, Office: 503-552-2734, Cell: 503-928-1238
With your next EAP exemption request, due by December 31, 2018, please revise the emergency contact list with the above information, report if the remaining information was reviewed and verified to be accurate, and include a copy of the contact list.
Thank you for your continued support relative to emergency planning. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Elisabeth Matt of this office at (503) 552-2712.
Douglas L. Johnson, P.E.
This document was posted showing the date: Nov. 14, 2017.
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