The Packwood Lake Hydroelectric
Project Cultural Resources Committee is an informal group formed to
collaboratively design and implement a study guide which identifies historic
properties within the Area of Potential Effects for the project, assesses potential
relicensing effects on them and develops a Historic Properties Management Plan.
The work is conducted in consultation with the Gifford Pinchot National Forest,
the Cowlitz Indian Tribe, the Yakima Nation, and the State Office of
Archaeology and Historic Preservation.
The Federal Energy Regulatory
Commission issued the final signed Programmatic Agreement between the Federal
Energy Regulatory Commission and the Washington State Historic Preservation
Officer on Jan. 25, 2010, for managing properties that may be affected by
issuing a license to Energy Northwest for the operation of the Packwood Lake
Hydroelectric Project. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission will require
the licensee to implement the provisions of the Programmatic Agreement as a
condition of issuing a new license for the project. The Federal Energy
Regulatory Commission and the Washington State Historic Preservation Officer agree
that the project will be administered in accordance with the stipulations in
order to satisfy the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Section 106
responsibilities during the term of the project’s license.