The following are key documents made available to the general public from FERC’s elibrary; there are several others in addition to these. The SLA is publishing just the key documents so our lake communities have equal access to these documents.
The SLA Board of Directors is monitoring these events and will update our membership when appropriate.
- FERC issues a notification for comments on the proposed dam inspections. Standard FERC item done before the approval can be granted.
- FERC requests a clarification about including the lowering of Secord lake for the dam inspections which was an oversight by Boyce.Therefore all four lakes will be lowered 4 feet when approved by FERC.
- FERC issues a lengthy letter to Boyce commenting on their 2018 Water Quality Monitoring reports and requesting additional information.
- DNR comments on Boyce’s request for the temporary drawdown with agreement on some items and request on habitat protection.
- FERC publishes the Wixom, Sanford and Sanford Lake Preservation Associations first progress report on the work going on by the associations.
- Boyce has submitted another request with revised dates for the temporary drawdown, 4 feet, of the three lakes (Sanford, Wixom and Smallwood) to allow for the spillway inspections. New dates are Sept. 20th, with refilling beginning on Oct. 5 or 6. NOTE: This still needs to be approved by FERC!
- FERC letter is to the DNR saying they are siding with Boyce on where the lake level temperatures are being measured.
- FERC letter on their evaluation on the Boyce’s submittal of data of lake levels and temperatures to the complaints they received this spring. Overall they were satisfied that Boyce did not keep the lake levels low when the surface temperatures were believed to be above the 39F temperature threshold and thus did not violate their license. They did take issue with a couple of lake level readings on Smallwood Lake and took issue that Boyce failed to report those incidents and therefore were in violation of their license
- Boyce submitted a letter to FERC on their concerns on managing water level versus dissolved oxygen especially at Sanford.
- FERC’s letter to Moolenaar.
FERC scheduled dam inspections this summer.
- Consumers Power responds to Boyce’s March 15 letter on lake access using Consumer’s road.
- FERC sends a letter outlining water quality reporting requirements for Boyce starting this summer.
- Boyce’s detailed response on DNR’s letter of concern on how the water temperature is being measured.
- Boyce’s response to FERC’s April 20, 2018 letter on Edenville compliance matters
- Boyce’s Respone to FERC’s April letter on information.Redacted. 05.18.2018.PART1
- Boyce’s Respone to FERC’s April letter on information.Redacted. 05.18.2018.PART2
- Boyce’s Respone to FERC’s April letter on information.Redacted. 05.18.2018.PART3
- Boyce’s Respone to FERC’s April letter on information.Redacted. 05.18.2018.PART4
- Michgan’s Attorney General letter to FERC.
- DNR’s letter on Boyce’s April, 27 2018 response on water temperature measurements
- Boyce submits their data for temperature and lake levels for Sanford and Wixom lakes
- FERC requests additional information from Boyce for their March 16, 2018 motion to withdraw request.
- FERC grants the request for Intervention for all parties requesting such.
- Boyce petitions for a review of FERC’s orders
- Gladwin County Board of Commissioners supporting the request to delay the decision on revocation.
- Letter to FERC requesting a delay in the timing on making a decision on revocation of the Edenville License (P-10808) by the Wixon Lake Association, The Sanford Lake Preservation Association and The Sanford Lake Association
- Boyce’s response to DNR’s letter dated April, 10 2018 regarding Wixom Reservoir water temperatures
- FERC Letter to Boyce Hydro Power, regarding the Gated Spillway Rating Curve Update Schedule for Sanford, Edenville, Secord and Smallwood.
- DNR responding to Boyce’s April 9 letter on water temperatures and impoundment elevations
- FERC thanks Boyce for submitting the weekly spillway reports.
- Consumer Powers issued a response to Boyce’s March 15, 2018 document on recreational-related issues at Edenville
- Boyce’s response to DNR’s letter dated 3 April 2018 regarding Wixom Reservoir water temperatures
- DNR request on Lake levels and temperatures
- DNR responds to Boyce’s comments
- Tobacco Township files a motion to Intervene
- Boyce files a motion to withdraw the order proposing the revocation of their Edenville license
- Sanford Lake Preservation Association (SLPA) files a motion to Intervene
- Boyce comments on DNR’s recent letter to FERC on non-compliance with recreational access at the Edenville site
- Gladwin County Commissioners file a motion to Intervene
- Consumer Powers files a motion to Intervene
- Boyce comments on Wixom Lake Association filing
- DNR files comments on Boyce’s non-compliance with access to recreational locations at Edenville
- Wixom Lake Association files a motion to Intervene
- DNR files a motion to Intervene
- Boyce files a revised schedule for the spillway inspections. They are now proposing lowering Smallwood, Wixom, and Sanford water levels the week of 10 September, 2018 (after Labor Day weekend) with bringing back the water levels to be completed by 30 September, 2018.
Four documents were released in rapid fashion on Feb. 15, 2018
- FERC issues a order proposing to revoke the Edenville dam license from Boyce
- FERC issues order denying Rehearing
- FERC dismisses request for Rehearing
- FERC responds to a request from Congressman John Moolenaar made in Dec.
- Wixom Lake Association and Smallwood Lake Associations letters to FERC challenging the timing of the reservoir lowering in July 2018 for the planned focused spillway inspections.
- FERC has amended the original Stay based on Boyce’s concern with icing of the gates at Edenville to control the lake level. They are allowing Boyce to resume flowing water thru the turbines to insure the Edenville Lake level is under control until March 31. In addition Boyce must submit weekly photographs of the gates.
- Boyce’s Engineer submits plan on Focused Spillway Inspections of all four dams. “In order to perform the inspections, each of the reservoirs below three of the Boyce Hydro dams (Smallwood, Wixom, and Sanford) must be lowered approximately four feet”. July 2018 is suggested as the target dates for this inspection.
- Boyce’s formal request to FERC on winter operation concerns
- Boyce voices concerns on winter operations with the spillway gates
- Boyce Request for Hearing filing
- Wixom Lake Association’s submits to FERC their concerns
- Boyce’s Law Firm response to FERC’s order