These are general guidelines for entities requesting the
addition of a structure(s) and/or a structural change within a
Chelan County Public Utility District (PUD) Park. The
guidelines below are intended to be a starting point and may
require additional elements to meet all of the PUD and
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) requirements.
Guidelines for Requesting Entity
- Submit the project request in writing to the PUD Parks
Department (Parks). All requests should include:
- A conceptual drawing of the project including the
- Cost estimates and anticipated funding sources.
- A detailed explanation of what is being requested of
the PUD and why the PUD should participate in or support
- After review of this information, Parks will share any
additional or special conditions that may be required. Parks
will also determine whether the request will require PUD
Commission and/or FERC approval.
- If FERC approval is required, the request must first
receive approval by the Commissioners. As appropriate, Park
staff will then begin the process of seeking FERC approval. A
minimum of 90 days should be allowed for FERC review and
- If PUD Commission approval is required (i.e., a financial
contribution is being requested), Parks will take the request
before the Commission. If the entity requesting the project
would like to make a presentation to the Commission, Parks
staff will help schedule the presentation.
- Generally, the Commission will request a recommendation by
Parks as to the feasibility of a request. Feasibility will be
determined based upon the following elements:
- A complete set of construction drawings have been
reviewed and determined adequate by Parks.
- The PUD has received hard copies of all required
permits for installations in the water or within 200
feet of the water.
- If required or applicable, a Maintenance Management
Plan has been developed to identify additional operation
and maintenance costs. Parks can provide assistance
with the development of a Maintenance Management Plan if
- Funding source(s) for project development, construction
and operation, and maintenance costs have been identified
and documentation supplied to the PUD, including agreements
for donations and/or copies of grant documents.
- Source(s) for construction materials and resources
required for completing the project have been identified
and reviewed by Parks staff.
- If the Commission approves the structure or addition, the
PUD will enter into a formal agreement with the party or
develop an addendum to an existing agreement.
- All work performed on PUD property must comply with all
appropriate laws such as prevailing wages.
- The PUD may assume the construction management or assign it
to a mutually agreed upon contractor. The budgeted costs
proposed by the project sponsor must include a provision for