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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, July 30, 2014 9A " Two young women experience the thrill of riding Rampage at last year's Plumas-Sierra County Fair carnival. The fair, themed Fun and Games this year, begins Thursday, Aug. 14, at noon. Photo by Laura Beaton Plumas-Sierra County Fair to begin Aug. 13 .John Steffanic Plumas-Sierra County Fair Carnival presale coupon books are now on sale for the 2014 Plumas-Sierra County Fair. This annual tradition helps stretch fairgoers' budgets. Books cost $20 and have $30 worth of ride coupons in them -- a 33 percent savings. All the favorite rides will be back and cost from one to six coupons per ride. A complete coupon book can be traded in for an all-day ride bracelet Thursday, Aug. 14, and Sunday, Aug. 17. The carnival operates on those two days from noon until 10 p.m. There are no ride bracelets available Friday and Saturday, Aug. 15 - 16. Make sure you have a good supply of discounted presale booklets for those two days. Carnival presale tickets will be available until 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13. e Pay What You Can Day Due to several factors, including labor laws, the carnival will not be operating on the fwst day of the fair, Wednesday, Aug. 13. However, everything else will be open and operating. That day is one of two days i being called "Pay What You Can Day." A bucket will be placed at the entrances to the fair on Wednesday and Sunday and patrons are invited to put in whatever they can to help support the fair. Thursday, Friday and Saturday admission costs are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors/students and $3 for kids 12 and under. Kids Day Thursday is Kids Day and there is no admission fee for anyone 12 and under on that day. Thursday also offers free admission from noon to 2 p.m. to encourage locals to come out to the fair for a proper fair food lunch. Anyone who comes in between noon and 2 p.m. on Thursday is welcome to stay at the fair all day, but they do not receive in-and-out privileges. Anyone who pays to enter the fair can get a stamp that lets them come in and out as they please. There are discounted prices for weekly passes and family admission. The fair opens daily at noon. It closes at 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday. On Friday and Saturday, the fair is open until midnight. Grandstand shows There are several grandstand shows this year. Wednesday night features the Sweetheart of the Mountains competition beginning at 6 p.m. The grandstand will host The Battle of the Bands on Friday evening, beginning at 6 p.m. as well. These two events cost only $5 each to attend, but you can get a two-for-one coupon at participating local businesses. Look for posters or check out the fair website at for business names. Extreme Bulls and Broncs Saturday evening hosts the Extreme Bulls and Broncs show in the horse arena. Tickets are $12 each with VIP tickets available for $25. A VIP ticket includes the annual Cattlemen's barbecue and the privilege of being able to view the show from inside the arena. Tickets are available at local businesses and the fair office. American Valley Speedway The biggest American Valley Speedway race of the year happens Sunday night to top off the fair. Tickets are $8 for adults, $7 for age 13 - 17 and $5 for age 12 and under. The races start at 7 p.m. Beach volleyball tournament In keeping with the 2014 fair theme of Fun and Games, the Central Plumas Recreation and Park District is sponsoring an authentic beach volleyball tournament Saturday in the plaza . between the Art Barn and Serpilio Hall. Several truckloads of sand will be brought in and two-person teams will compete for a title that hasn't been made up yet, but a large, obnoxious trophy will be awarded. Check the fair website for more information and instructions on how to sign up. Manager says fairgrounds ready to go Laura Beaton Staff Writer Despite the lack of a quorum at the board meeting July 23, fair manager John Steffanic gave the four Plumas-Sierra County Fair board members present an update and a tour of the fairgrounds. Supervisors Terry Swofford and Lori Simpson were on hand for the brief, informal meeting and tour. Once again, the grass is green,the barns are clean, vendors and entertainers are lined up and the staff is ready to host the annual Plumas-Sierra Cotinty Fair from Aug. 13 to 17, Steffanic said. Fair highlights include nightly events at the grandstands: the Sweetheart of the Mountains contest Wednesday, Redneck Games on Thursday, Battle of the Bands on Friday, Extreme Bulls and Broncs on Saturday and American Valley Speedway races on Sunday. A full schedule of horse shows, 4-H competitions, livestock viewing and judging begins Wednesday morning and continues daffy through Sunday morning, ending with the Junior Livestock Auction. The carnival starts Thursday at noon and runs each day thereafter until 10 p.m. except for Friday and Saturday, when rides and games stay open until midnight. The'Art Barn, floriculture and home goods exhibit halls will host hundreds of entries in numerous categories and blue, red and white ribbons will grace winning entries. A wide variety of food vendors will offer traditional and ethnic fair food and various locally sponsored booths will offer adult libations and more. Camping is nearly sold out, Steffanic reported, and all judges are in place for every event. The Fair Parade, co-hosted by the fair and Quincy Chamber of Commerce, takes place Saturday morning in downtown Quincy at 10 a.m. Preceding the parade is a pancake breakfast put on by the Quincy Volunteer Fire Department. The fair foundation is up and running and is the fair's avenue to garner funding donations and assist the fair however it can. The foundation is sponsoring the Sweetheart of the Mountains pageant and will benefit from the fundraising efforts of the five contestants. The next fair board meeting is set for Aug. 27. PUBLIC NOTICES Water conservation notice ORDINANCE NO. 53 AN ORDINANCE OF QUINCY COMMUNI- TY SERVICES DISTRICT ESTABLISHING MANDATORY WATER CONSERVATION The Board of Directors of the Quincy Community Services District hereby ordains as follows: Title 5 Walter System Facilities Chapter 5 Mandatory Water Conservation Sections: 5-5.01. Findings and Authority 5-5.02. Definitions 5-5.03. Scope and Effective Date 5-5.04. Enforcement 5-5.05. Findings 5-5.06. Emergencies 5-5.07. Violations/Penalties 5-5.08. Authority 5-5.01. Findings and Authority California is experiencing one of the most severe droughts on record. Governor Brown has declared a drought State of Emergency on January 17, 2014 and called upon all Californians to do their part to reduce their water usage. The State Water Resources Control Board approved an emergency regulation for statewide water conservation and has man- dated all water suppliers institute mandatory water conservation. Section 865 Mandatory Actions by Water Suppliers states that pub- lic water suppliers with less than 3,000 con- nections shall implement another mandatory conservation measure or measures intend- ed to achieve a comparable reduction in water consumption by the persons it serves relative to the amount consumed in 2013. 5-5.02. Definitions 5-5.02.1 OUTSIDE USE: Shall mean any use other than the use of water inside a res- idence or business. 5-5.02.2 ALTERNATE WATERING DAYS: Addresses ending in an even number shall only water on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Addresses ending in an odd num- ber shall only water on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. There shall be no watering on Mondays. 5-5.03. ScoPe and Effective Date In accordance with the State Water Resources Board, effective immediately, the voluntary alternate watering days are mandatory. 5-5.04. Enforcement The management of the District shall be empowered to enforce the provisions of this ordinance. 5-5.05. Finding! As per the regulations adopted by the Statue Water Resources Board, the following activ- ities are prohibited: No Excessive Irrigation: Irrigating in a manner that causes or allows potable water to run off property onto sidewalks, gutters, streets, ditches, or storm drains is" prohibit- ed. No Landscape Watering between 12:00 noon and 6 pro. No use of a hose to wash an automobile 'unless the hose is fitted with a shut off nozzle. No Washing Down Hard or Paved Surfaces. Customers may not wash down sidewalks, walkways, driveways, parking lots, patios or other paved surfaces, except to alleviate immediate safety or sanitation hazards or to prepare paved surfaces for sealing. 5-5.06. Emergencies In the event the water supply diminishes to a more extreme shortage, the Board may fur- ther limit outside water usage. 5-6.07. Violations/Penalties As per CA Water Code Section 864, the tak- ing of any action prohibited in subdivision (a) of this section, in addition to any other applicable civil or criminal penalties, is an infraction, punishable by a fine of up to five hundred dollars ($500) for each clay in which the violation occurs. 5-5.08. Authority This Ordinance is necessary and in accor- dance with the authorities prescribed by California Water Code Section 31026 and 31027. The conservation measures and enforcement actions shall become effective immediately upon adoption of this Ordinance and shall remain in effect until rescinded. The provisions of this Ordinance shall prevail and control in the event of inconsistency between this Ordinance and any other rules or regulations of Quincy Community Services District. The Secretary of the Board of Directors is hereby directed to publish this Ordinance for a period and in the manner required by Water Code Section 31027. Passed and adopted this twenty-third day of July, 2014 by the following vote of the Board of Directors of Quincy Community Services District: AYES: Castalclini, Jackson, Bequette, Churchill NOES: None ABSENT: Ely ABSTAIN: None SIGNED: BY: Denny Churchill, Board President ATfESTED: . BY: Katie Gay, Board Secretary Published FRB July 30, 20141 Notice of Public Hearing Amendment to MR 5-91/92-01 - Permit to Mine/Reclamation Plan Soper Pit (91-32-0015) Spanish Ranch, Plumas County, CA The Zoning Administrator will hold a public hearing on the following matter on Wednesday, August 13, .2014 in the Conference room of the Plumas County Permit Center, 555 Main Street, Quincy, CA. 10 a.m. Amendment to Permit to Mine/Reclamation Plan to include stream restoration work to be performed at Greens Flat, site of the existing permitted Soper Pit (91-32-0015) Culver Enterprises, Operator S0per Wheeler Company, Property Owner The project is located on Spanish Ranch Road, Spanish Ranch, CA; Assessor's Parcel Number "113-030-001; T24N/R8F_/Section 10, MDM. This is an amendment of an existing permit to include stream restoration work to be per- formed on the site. All other aspects of the permit will remain in effect. Mitigated Negative Declaration 662 was pre- viously adopted for this project. For further information on this, contact: Rebecca Herrin at Plumas County Planning and Building Services, (530) 2836213, 555 Main Street, Quincy, CA 95971; email becky- herrin @ All interested persons are welcome to attend the above hearing and will be given an opportunity to address the Zoning Administrator. If you challenge the above project in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Zoning Administrator at, or prior to, the pub- lic hearing. Written comments should be mailed to Plumas County Zoning Administrator, 555 . Main Street, Quincy, California 95971. Published FRB July 30, 2014] PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC PARTICIPATION HEARINGS REGARDING PACIFIC GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY'S 2015 GAS TRANSMISSION AND STORAGE REQUEST (A.13-12-012) The California Public Utilities Commission would like to hear from you. The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) will hold a series of Public Participation Hearings (PPHs) to hear your comments about Pacific Gas and Electric Company's request to increase its Gas Transmission and Storage rates, effective January 1, 2015. The PPHs will be held in various locations throughout PG&E's service area. Detailsof locations, dates and times are noted below. PG&E is requesting a revenue requirement increase of $555 million for 2015 over the currently authorized level for 2014 of $731 million for a total of $1.286 billion. PG&E also requests additional base revenue requirement increases of $61 million for 2016 and $168 million for 2017..The application requests that the CPUC authorize the increase to maintain and further modernize PG&E'S gas transmission system. Background on the 2015 GT&S Rate Case PG&E proposes to allocate costs to each customer class for operation of transmission and storage. PG&E will use the requested revenue to improve PG&E's gas transmission and storage system, in accordance with Senate Bill 705, which governs California's new gas safety standards for all pipeline operators. PG&E's comprehensive safety plan includes: Replacing older pipelines that could pose risks in case of land movement. Continuing to test pipelines that have not previously been strength tested. Continuing to control deterioration to avoid underground leaks. Installing more automated safety valves that quickly turn off the flow of gas in an emergency. Inspecting the interior of more pipelines to spot hidden flaws. Lessening the risks associated with pipelines close to levee and water crossings. Maintaining underground gas storage facilities that help PG&E meet peak-hour demand. Modernizing infrastructure control systems, databases and risk analysis programs. If the request is approved, gas rates will increase effective Januany 1, 2015. A residential customer using the system-wide average of 34 therms per month would see a monthly gas bill increase of $5.23 (or 12.6 percent), from $41.53 to $46.76. A small bJsiness customer using 284 therms per month would see a gas bill increase of $42.50 (or 16 percent), from $266.15 to $308.65. Since this estimate is based on an average, individual customers' bills will differ. Non-core customers may also see increases in their transportation rates. A detailed chart illustrating the revenue impact by customer class was provided to customers with the December bill. Public Participation Hearings The hearings are held to give the public a chance to express their opinion on the proposed increase before the CPUC. The PPHs will be presided over by a CPUC Administrative Law Judge. One or more CPUC Commissioners may be present, but no formal action on the proceeding will be taken at the PPH. The CPUC Public Advisor's staff will be available to answer questions about the CPUC process. Customer service representatives from PG&E will also be there to assist with individual customer billing or service concerns. PPH Dates, Times and Locations Anyone wishing to present their views to the Commission may attend one of the hearings scheduled below: SACRAMENTO August 12, 2014, 11 a.m. & 5 p.m. California Energy Commission Hearing Room A 1516 Ninth Street Sacramento, CA 95814 REDDING August 13, 2014, 11 a.m. & 5 p.m. Red Lion Hotel Sierra Room 1830 Hilltop Drive Reddinh CA 96002 EUREKA August 14, 2014, 1 p.m. & 6 p.m. Red Lion Hotel Ballroom 1929 Fourth Street Eureka, CA 95501 FRESNO August 19, 2014, 11 a.m. & 5 p.m. Fresno City Council Chambers 2600 Fresno Street Fresno, CA 93721 SANTA ROSA August 25, 2014, 1 p.m. & 6 p.m. Steele Lane Community Center Dohn Room 415 Steele Lane Santa Rosa, CA 95403 OAKLAND August 26, 2014, 1 p.m. & 6 p.m. Elihu Harris State Building 2nd Floor, Room 1 1515 Clay Street Oakland, CA 94612 SAN FRANCISCO August 27, 2014, 1 p.m. & 6 p.m. California Public Utilities Commission Auditorium 505 Van Ness Avenue San Francisco, CA 94102 SAN JOSE September 8, 2014, 1 p.m. & 6 p.m. San JoseScottish Rite Center Room 3 2455 Masonic Drive San Jose, CA 95125 BAKERSFIELD August 20, 2014,11 a.m. & 5 p.m. Bakersfield City Hall South Council Chambers 1501 Truxtun Avenue Bakersfield, CA 93301 MONTEREY September 9, 2014, 1 p.m. & 6 p.m. Portola Hotel & Spa Cottonwood Room Two Portola Plaza Monterey,, CA 93940 Any changes to the dates, times and locations of the hearings will be posted to the CPUC's Daily Calendar. All locations are wheelchair accessible. If you need a language interpreter or special assistance, please contact the CPUC's Public Advisor's Office at the address listed below at least five days in advance of the headng date. If you cannot attend a hearing but would like to comment you may submit written informal comments to the Public Advisor's office. Your comments will be tallied, made available to the CPUC staff and decision makers and be included in the formal file for this proceeding. If you are writing or emailing the Public Advisor's Office, please include the application number A.13-12-012. Emaih Mail: Call: Public Advisor's Office 505 Van Ness Avenue, Room 2103 San Francisco, CA 94102 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 (A.13-12-012). Published FRB, July 30, 2014 l