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Beacon Solar Energy Project - Documents Page

Docket Number: 08-AFC-02


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Commission's Documents

California Energy Commission Final Decision. Posted September 1, 2010. (PDF file, 571 pages, 6.29 mb)

Errata to Presiding Member's Proposed Decision. Posted August 24, 2010. (PDF file, 24 pages, 200 kb)

Transcript of the August 19, 2010, Committee Conference. Posted August 24, 2010. (PDF file, 83 pages, 131 kb)

California Energy Commission Staff's Comments on the Presiding Members Proposed Decision. Posted August 18, 2010. (PDF file, 24 pages, 1.0 mb)

Errata to Presiding Member's Proposed Decision - Cutural Resources. Posted July 30, 2010. (PDF file, 64 pages, 353 kb)

Presiding Member's Proposed Decision. Posted July 20, 2010 (PDF file, 556 pgs, 5.8 megabytes)
Note: Errata text added inside front cover on July 30, 2010 & August 24, 2010.

Transcript of the June 8, 2010, Evidentiary Hearing. Posted June 14, 2010 (PDF file, 259 pgs, 540 kb)

Staff's Supplemental Brief and Testimony Assessing Impacts at the Wastewater Facilities. Posted June 1, 2010 (PDF file, 7 pgs, 33 kb)

Exhibits. Posted June 1, 2010 (PDF file, 126 pgs, 3 mb)

Staff Supplemental Testimony. Posted June 2, 2010 (PDF file, 2 pgs, 29 kb)

Staff's Reply Brief with Exhibits. Posted May 4, 2010 (PDF file, 52 pgs, 1.16 mb)

Staff's Post Evidentiary Hearing Brief. Posted April 19, 2010 (PDF file, 27 pgs, 180 kb)

Revised Transcript of March 22, 2010 Evidentiary Hearing. Posted April 13, 2010 (PDF file, 524 pgs, 696 kb)

Transcript of March 15, 2010 Prehearing Conference. Posted March 23, 2010 (PDF file, 133 pgs, 188 kb)

Report of Conversation from E. Solorio with Reneable Energy Policy Group Regarding Timely Permitting of Large-scale Solar Thermal Power Plants and their Qualifying for ARRA Funding.
Dated: January 22, 2010. Posted March 17, 2010 (PDF file, 1 pgs, 63.8 kb)

Staff's Prehearing Conference Statement, for the March 15, 2010, prehearing conference.
Posted March 11, 2010 (PDF file, 55 pgs, 368 kb)

Assessment of Alternative Technologies for Tamarisk Control, Biomass Reduction and Revegetation.
Revised July 2008. Posted March 11, 2010 (PDF file, 35 pgs, 2.3 megabytes)

Revisions to Biological Resources Conditions of Certification
Posted February 9, 2010 (PDF file, 42 pgs, 196 kb)

Supplemental Conditions of Certification for Cultural Resources
Posted February 9, 2010 (PDF file, 32 pgs, 140 kb)

Cover letter Supplemental Soil & Water Conditions of Certification (Post-January 11, 2010 workshop).
Posted: February 1, 2010. (PDF file, 1 pgs, 18 kb)

Supplemental Soil & Water Conditions of Certification (Post-January 11, 2010, workshop).
Posted: February 1, 2010. (PDF file, 22 pgs, 111 kb)

Appendix I - Soil and Water - Ground Water Mitigation Plan (Post-January 11, 2010, workshop).
Posted: February 1, 2010. (PDF file, 3 pgs, 33.2 kb)

Appendix J - Soil and Water Resources (Post-January 11, 2010, workshop).
Posted: February 1, 2010. (PDF file, 9 pgs, 49 kb)

Record of Conversation with CEC Geoff Lesh and Jared Foster of Worley Parsons.
Posted January 14, 2010 (PDF file, 2 pgs, 16 kb)

Proposed Conditions of Certification (Pre-January 11, 2010, workshop).
Posted: January 12, 2010. (PDF file, 130 pgs, 470 kb)

Appendix I - Soil and Water - Ground Water Mitigation Plan (Pre-January 11, 2010, workshop).
Posted: January 12, 2010. (PDF file, 4 pgs, 32.4 kb)

Appendix J - Soil and Water Resources (Pre-January 11, 2010, workshop).
Posted: January 12, 2010. (PDF file, 9 pgs, 46.5 kb)

Transcript of December 1, 2009, Status Conference.
Posted: December 9, 2009. (PDF file, 130 pgs, 470 kb)

Request for Agency Comments on the Final Staff Assessment.
Posted: October 26, 2009. (PDF file, 4 pgs, 340 kb)

Letter to Librarian Regarding Document handling and Posting of Public Notice.
Posted: October 26, 2009. (PDF file, 7 pgs, 304 kb)

Transcript of October 5, 2009 Status Conference,.
Posted: October 26, 2009. (PDF file, 61 pgs, 136 kb)

Final Staff Assessment.
Posted: October 22, 2009. (PDF file, 1202 pgs, please note large file size - 32 MEGABYTES)

Staff Assessment Divided into Three Parts. (For easier download) (PDF files)

Mike McGuirt Supplement to Data Request 34.
Posted: August 24, 2009. (PDF file, 9 pgs, 92.6 kb)

Email to K. Stein Regarding Final Clarifications on Scope of Geoarchaeological Study.
Posted: August 24, 2009. (PDF file, 4 pgs, 344 kb)

Applicant's preliminary Geoarchaeological Results.
Posted: August 24, 2009. (PDF file, 7 pgs, 67.6 kb)

Applicant's Geoarchaeological Trenching Plan.
Posted: August 24, 2009. (PDF file, 5 pgs, 57.2 kb)

Email to K. Stein Regarding Clarifications on Scope of Geoarchaeological Study.
Posted: August 24, 2009. (PDF file, 2 pgs, 36.8 kb)

E-mail from Rebecca Apple to Michael McGuirt Regarding Clarification on Resource Evaluation and Impact Assessment. Dated April 7, 2009. Posted August 24, 2009. (PDF file, 5 pgs, 142 kb)

Staff's Status Report #10.
Posted: August 24, 2009. (PDF file, 4 pgs, 60.9 kb)

Edwards AFB Request for Environmental Impact Analysis.
Posted: August 24, 2009. (PDF file, 5 pgs, 244 kb)

Letter from Attorney John Musick Regarding Mineral and Water Rights on the Beacon Site.
Posted: August 13, 2009. (PDF file, 79 pgs, 18.8 mb)

Staff's Status Report #9.
Posted: July 8, 2009. (PDF file, 5 pgs, 68 kb)

Staff's Dialogue with Department of Toxic Substance Control Regarding Heat Transfer Fluid.
Posted: June 11, 2009. (PDF file, 8 pgs, 291 kb)

Staff's Status Report #8.
Posted: June 2, 2009. (PDF file, 5 pgs, 52 kb)

Staff's Status Report #7.
Posted: April 22, 2009. (PDF file, 5 pgs, 67kb)

California Energy Commission Staff Air Quality Modeling files.
Posted: April 17, 2009. (PDF file, 4 pgs, 63 kb)

Request For Agency Comments on the Preliminary Staff Assessment.
Posted: April 3, 2009. (PDF file, 4 pgs, 416 kb)
Correction Letter, dated April 7, 2009. (PDF file, 3 pgs, 56 kb)

Letter to the Energy Commission Librarian, Re: Document Handling for The Beacon Solar Energy Project PSA.
Posted: April 3, 2009. (PDF file, 6 pgs, 500 kb)
Correction Letter, dated April 7, 2009. (PDF file, 3 pgs, 56 kb)

Preliminary Staff Assessment.
Posted: April 1, 2009. (PDF file, 794 pgs, 16.1 MEGABYTES - Please note large file size!)

Staff's Objection to CURE's Motion to Compel.
Posted: March 25. (PDF file, 6 pgs, 308 kb)

Staff's Status Report #6.
Posted: March 10. (PDF file, 7 pgs, 80.9 kb)

Staff's Status Report #5.
Posted: February 13. (PDF file, 2 pgs, 48 kb)

Status Report #4.
Posted: December 31, 2008. (PDF file, 5 pgs, 60 kb)

Report of Conversation Regarding Alternative Site Layout.
Dated November 24, 2008. Posted: December 3, 2008. (PDF file, 3 pgs, 43.4 kb)

Staff's Status Report #3.
Posted: November 21 2008. (PDF file, 4 pgs, 92 kb)

Report of Conversation, by Eric Solorio, project manager, with Rachel Koss, CURE intervenor. Date posted: November 17, 2008 (PDF file 2 pgs, 524 kb)

Staff's Status Report #2.
Posted: October 8, 2008. (PDF file, 2 pgs, 38.2 kb)

Data Request 71-127.
Posted: September 12, 2008. (PDF file, 15 page, 112 kb)

Staff's Status Report #1.
Posted: August 8, 2008. (PDF file, 2 pgs, 43 kb)

July 21, 2008, Agenda for Staff Data Response and Issue Resolution Workshop.
Posted: July 21, 2008. (PDF file, 2 pgs, 68 kb)

June 9, 2008, Conference Call Agenda and Summary.
Posted: June 20, 2008. (PDF file, 8 pgs, 157 kb)

Transcript of June 11, 2008 ,Public Informational Hearing.
Posted: June 19, 2008. (PDF file, 89 page, 340 kb)

Data Request 1-70.
Posted: June 17, 2008. (PDF file, 30 page, 124 kb)

Power Point Presentation from the Informational Hearing and Site Visit.
Posted: June 12, 2008. (PDF file, 23 page, 446 kb)

D. Torres with R. Apple of EDAW Regarding Avoidance & Testing.
Posted: June 12, 2008. (PDF file, 1 page, 60 kb)

Conference Call Agenda for May 21, 2008.
Posted: June 3, 2008. (PDF file, 15 pgs, 3.36 mb)

Issues Identification Report.
Posted: June 2, 2008. (PDF file, 11 pgs, 144 kb)

Letter from M. Jones Regarding Application for Confidentiality.
Posted: May 29, 2008. (PDF file, 2 pgs, 88 kb)

Committee Order Granting Petition to Intervene.
Posted: May 22, 2008. (PDF file, 4 pgs, 84 kb)

Conference Call Notes from May 8, 2008.
Posted: May 9, 2008. (PDF file, 1 page, 64 kb)

Senator Notification.
Dated May 8, 2008. Posted: May 9, 2008. (PDF file, 1 page, 64 kb)

Assembly Member Notification.
Dated May 8, 2008. Posted: May 9, 2008. (PDF file, 1 page, 68 kb)

Chairman Notification.
Dated May 8, 2008. Posted: May 9, 2008. (PDF file, 2 pgs, 88 kb)

Memo - Hearing Officer Assignment.
Dated May 7, 2008. Posted: May 9, 2008. (PDF file, 1 page, 28 kb)

Request for Agency Participation in the Review of the Beacon Solar Energy Project.
Dated April 30, 2008. Posted: April 30, 2008. (PDF file, 1 page, 49.5 kb)

Letter to the Librarian Regarding Document Handling.
Dated April 30, 2008. Posted: April 30, 2008. (PDF file, 2 page, 90 kb)

Data Adequacy Recommendation.
Dated April 25, 2008. Posted: April 28, 2008. (PDF file, 50 page, 535 kb)

Report of Conversation with USFWS, regarding linear facilities.
Dated April 22, 2008. Posted: April 23, 2008. (PDF file, 1 page, 52 kb)

Report of Conversation with USFWS.
Posted: April 16, 2008. (PDF file, 1 page, 60 kb)

Data Adequacy Recommendation.
(PDF file, 122 pgs, 1 mb)

Granted Cultural Resource: Application for Confidentiality.
(PDF file, 2 pgs, 86 kb)

Library Document Handling.
(PDF file, 4 pgs, 137 kb)

Request for Agency Participation (State & Federal).
(PDF file, 4 pgs, 143 kb)

Request for Agency Participation (Local).
(PDF file, 4 pgs, 145 kb)


Applicant's Documents

Motion for New Schedule.
Dated November 17, 2009. Posted: November 23, 2009. (PDF file, 4 pgs, 156 kb)

Applicant's Revised Final Determination of Compliance Permits Issued by Kern County Air Pollution Control District.
Posted: August 24, 2009. (PDF file, 28 pgs, 539 kb)

Applicant's Response to Letter from John Musick.
Posted: August 24, 2009. (PDF file, 4 pgs, 296 kb)

Project Design Refinements.
Posted: June 29, 2009. (PDF file, 68 pgs, 432 kb)

Figures and Attachments. (PDF files)

Application for Incidental Take of Threatened and Endangered Species.
Posted: January 20, 2009. (PDF file, 97 pgs, 6.5 mb)

Dry Cooling Evaluation.
Dated February 1, 2008. Posted: January 7, 2009. (PDF file, 24 pgs, 372)

Supplemental Response to CEC Data Requests 96, 98, 101-103, 112, 114-116, 118, 119, 121.
Posted: December 16, 2008. (PDF file, 44 pgs, 13 mb)

Status Report #3.
Dated November 24, 2008. Posted: November 26, 2008. (PDF file, 5 pgs, 187 kb)

Data Responses Supplement, responses to Energy Commission requests 16, 30 & 32, 101-103, 106-109, 112, 114-115, and 117-123.
Dated October 23, 2008. Posted: October 24, 2008. (PDF files)

Raven Monitoring, Management and Control Plan
Dated October 21, 2008. Posted: October 23, 2008. (PDF file, 15 pgs, 1.5mb)

Data Responses Set 2, responses to Energy Commission requests 14 and 71 through 127.
Dated October 13, 2008. Posted: October 20, 2008. (PDF files)

Status Report #2.
Dated September 30, 2008. Posted: October 2, 2008. (PDF file, 5 pgs, 97 kb)

Supplemental Responses to CEC Data Requests Set 1.
Posted: August 25, 2008. (PDF file, 112 pgs, 55 mb)

Status Report #1.
Dated July 31, 2008. Posted: August 7, 2008. (PDF file, 5 pgs, 671 kb)

Streambed Alteration Agreement.
Dated July 17, 2008. Posted: July 17, 2008. (PDF file, 600 pgs, 90 mb)

Draft Raven Monitoring - Management and Control Plan.
Dated July 17, 2008. Posted: July 17, 2008. (PDF file, 33 pgs, 3.7 mb)

Letter to Dept. of Fish and Game RE Streambed Alteration Agreement.
Dated July 17, 2008. Posted: July 17, 2008. (PDF file, 4 pgs, 564 kb)

Letter RE Raven Monitoring - Management and Control Plan.
Dated July 17, 2008. Posted: July 17, 2008. (PDF file, 3 pgs, 264 kb)

Signature Page for Notification of Lake or Streambed Alteration.
Dated July 17, 2008. Posted: July 17, 2008. (PDF file, 3 pgs, 580 kb)

Beacon Solar Energy Project's Data Responses 1-70.
Dated July 16, 2008. Posted: July 17, 2008. (PDF file, 404 pgs, 35 mb)

Beacon Solar Energy Project's Request for Extension of Time to Respond to Data Requests.
Dated July 07, 2008. Posted: July 08, 2008. (PDF file, 7 pgs, 108 kb)

Informational Hearing Presentation.
Dated June 11, 2008. Posted: June 16, 2008. (PDF file, 27 pgs, 1.13 mb)

Applicant's Report of Waste Discharge.
Dated May 23, 2008. Posted: May 26, 2008. (PDF file, 3 pgs, 178 kb)
Oversized document, must be ordered

Applicant's Response to April 22 Comments by Kern County Planning Department.
Dated May 2, 2008. Posted: May 7, 2008. (PDF file, 4 pgs, 120 kb)

Request for Confidentiality, for Cultural Resource Studies and Records Search Map.
Note: Does not include confidential attachments.
Dated April 10, 2008. Posted: April 22, 2008. (PDF file, 3 pgs, 96 kb)

Data Adequacy Supplement Volume 3.
Dated April 18, 2008. Posted: April 22, 2008. (PDF file, 31 pgs, 1.6 mb)

Application for Incidental Take, Section 2081.
(PDF file, 116 pgs, 8 mb)

Applicant's letter RE: Request for Confidential Designation of Confidential Cultural Resources Report.
(PDF file, 3 pgs,96 kb)

Application For Certification (PDF files, posted 3/17/08)


Intervenors' and Others' Documents

Kern County Board of Supervisors determination of Mitigation of Impacts on Public Services Posted: July 6, 2010. (PDF file, 20 pages, 158 kb)

Public Comment from Kim Collins Regarding Benefits of the Beacon Project
Dated March 17, 2010. Online: March 25, 2010. (PDF file, 1 page, 16 kb)

Public Comment Regarding Property Access Concerns
Dated March 9, 2010. Online: March 17, 2010. (PDF file, 1 page, 21.6 kb)

California City Supplemental Information Regarding Recycled Water Option Response
Dated: February 15, 2010. Online: March 17, 2010. (PDF file, 5 pages, 165 kb)

Email from LADWP Regarding an Update on the Beacon Solar Project
Dated March 16, 2010 (PDF file, 1 page, 16 kb)

City of California City Groundwater Data.
Posted March 4, 2010. (PDF file, 381 pages, 24.6)

Additional Kern County Planning Department Comments - Impacts on Public Services.
Posted January 19, 2010. (PDF file, 122 pages, 1.4)

Letter from County of Kern Planning Department Regarding Request for Position of Support on the Proposed Power Project
Dated December 1, 2009. Posted December 31, 2009. (PDF file, 13 pg, 570 kb)

Envirowater Management, Inc. Offer to Provide "Local Total Water Service"
Dated November 27, 2009. Posted December 31, 2009. (PDF file, 11 pg, 3.22 mb)

California Department of Transportation Comments on on the Final Staff Assessment
Dated November 12, 2009. Posted November 23, 2009. (PDF file, 1 pg, 88 kb)

Comments on Visual Impacts by the Friends of Jawbone
Dated October 21, 2009. Posted November 23, 2009. (PDF file, 2 pg, 68 kb)

John Musick, Vice President and General Counsel for Envirowater, Offer of Non-Potable Water
Dated September 21, 2009. Posted September 28, 2009. (PDF file, 1 pg, 224 kb)

Rosamond Community Services District Letter of Intent (Updated) - to provide tertiary water service to the Beacon Solar Energy Project
Dated August 14, 2009. Posted August 20, 2009. (PDF file, 13 pgs, 1 mb)

California CIty Recycled Water Supply Proposal.
Posted: August 13, 2009. (PDF file, 16 pgs, 2.36 mb)

Rosamond Community Services District Letter of Intent - to provide tertiary water service to the Beacon Solar Energy Project
Posted July 7, 2009. (PDF file, 13 pgs, 916 kb)

City of California City Letter of Support for Rosamond CSD Recycled Water for Beacon Solar Project.
Posted June 26, 2009. (PDF file, 5 pgs, 40 kb)

Comments of the California Unions for Reliable Energy on the PSA.
Posted June 10, 2009. (PDF file, 82 pgs, 970 kb)

California Regional Water Quality Control Board Comments on the PSA.
Posted May 15, 2009. (PDF file, 24 pgs, 1.3 mb)

Evaluation of Groundwater Resources in California City.
Dated April, 2009. Posted: May 13, 2009. (PDF file, 220 pgs, 25.6 mb)

California Department of Fish and Game Technical Memorandum Regrding Streambed Alteration.
Dated February 19, 2009. Posted: March 11, 2009. (PDF file, 10 pgs, 174 kb)

California Department of Fish and Game response to California Unions for Reliable Energy Request.
Dated February 9, 2009. Posted: March 11, 2009. (PDF file, 4 pgs, 55.6 kb)

Kern County Air Pollution Control District Letter Responding to Commission Comments.
Dated February 17, 2009. Posted: February 25, 2009. (PDF file, 4 pgs, 216 kb)

California Department of Fish and Game Recommendations of Streambed Alterations.
Dated January 26, 2009. Posted: February 3, 2009. (PDF file, 9 pgs, 841 kb)

Letter from the USFWS Regarding Beacon Solar Energy Project's Regional Monitoring and Management Plan.
Dated January 29, 2009. Posted: February 3, 2009. (PDF file, 2 pgs, 128 kb)

California Regional Water Quality Control Board Regarding Review of Draft Report of Waste Water Discharge.
Dated January 12, 2009. Posted: January 16, 2009. (PDF file, 23 pgs, 1.4 mb)

Notice of Proposed Preliminary Determination of Compliance, by Kern County Air Pollution Control District.
Dated December 23, 2008. Posted: January 7, 2009. (PDF file, 81 pgs, 5.7 mb)

Report of Conversations between S. Sanders and A. Karl.
Posted: December 31, 2008. (PDF file, 2 pgs, 348 kb)

Memo from Alice Karl Fence Walking Desert Tortoise.
Posted: December 31, 2008. (PDF file, 3 pgs, 596 kb)

Draft Initial Study/Proposed Negative Declaration Samda Water Exploration Fremont Valley Ranch Water Management Project.
Posted: November 18, 2008. (PDF file, 275 pgs, 15.5 mb)

California Unions for Reliable Energy's Status Report 2.
Posted: October 3, 2008. (PDF file, 3 pgs, 71.5 kb)

Comments - Kern County Planning Department.
Posted: September 23, 2008. (PDF file, 6 pgs, 2.7 mb)

Letter from the Department of Fish and Game Regarding the Re-routing of Pine Creek and other Unnamed Tributary.
Dated August 8, 2008. Posted: August 15, 2008. (PDF file, 2 pgs, 231 kb)

California Unions for Reliable Energy's Status Report #1.
Dated July 31, 2008. Posted: August 7, 2008. (PDF file, 4 pgs, 173 kb)

Department of Fish and Game Letter.
Dated June 19, 2008. Posted: July 1, 2008. (PDF file, 9 pgs, 184 kb)

Petition to Intervene by CURE.
Dated May 12, 2008. Posted: May 15, 2008. (PDF file, 6 pgs, 88 kb)

Kern County Air Pollution Control District Letter.
Dated May 7, 2008. Posted: May 15, 2008. (PDF file, 1 page, 56 kb)

California Regional Water Control Board Comments.
Dated April 30, 2008. Posted: May 7, 2008. (PDF file, 2 pgs, 120 kb)

Kern County Planning Department Preliminary Agency Comments.
Dated April 22, 2008. Posted: May 5, 2008. (PDF file, 3 pgs, 114 kb)

Communication for Lyndon Quon Regarding Biological Surveys.
Dated April 29, 2008. Posted: April 30, 2008. (PDF file, 3 pgs, 105 kb)

Application for State incidental Take Permit.
Dated April 29, 2008. Posted: April 30, 2008. (PDF file, 6 pgs, 243 kb)

Comments from Nick Panchev Regarding the Beacon Solar Energy Project.
Dated April 28, 2008. Posted: April 30, 2008. (PDF file, 73 pgs, 1.11 mb)

Letter from the Department of Toxic Substances Control Regarding the Beacon project.
Dated April 15, 2008. Posted: April 28, 2008. (PDF file, 4 pgs, 124 kb)

Preliminary Agency Comments, by Kern County. Dated April 22. Posted: April 23, 2008.
(PDF file, 3 pgs, 124 kb)

Kern County Air Pollution Control District Application Receipt Notice. Posted: April 22, 2008.
(PDF file, 1 pgs, 48 kb)

Caltrans Request for Agency Participation. Posted: April 21, 2008.
(PDF file, 2 page, 64 kb)

Air Resources Board Comments on the Beacon Solar Energy Project.
(PDF file, 1 page, 36 kb)

Comments from County of Kern Roads Department Regarding Traffic and Transportation Section of the Project.
(PDF file, 2 pgs, 56.5 kb)

Letter from Bob Russell in Support of the Beacon Solar Project.
(PDF file, 2 pgs, 52.3 kb)


Figures and Maps

Beacon Vicinity & Location Maps.
(PDF file, 2 pgs, 1.12 mb)