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CALIFORNIA
ENERGY
COMMISSION

NOTICE OF HEARING
ON PROJECT STATUS

BLYTHE ENERGY PROJECT II
APPLICATION FOR CERTIFICATION
DOCKET NO. 02-AFC-1

Project Status Hearing:

On January 22, 2004, the Committee conducted a hearing on the project status of the Blythe II Energy Project. The purpose of the hearing was to review the status of the proceeding, the timeliness and completeness of Applicant's data submissions, and the remaining schedule for the proceeding.

Discussion:

Both the Staff and Applicant, Caithness Blythe II, filed Status Reports regarding the topics listed in Appendix A of the Committee's Notice of Hearing on Project Status. Based upon these filings, the Committee determined that there are several topics, listed in the attached Appendix A, for which the Applicant must supply data in order for the Commission staff to have sufficient information to complete and file its Final Staff Assessment. Also included in the Appendix is a Schedule for this proceeding through the evidentiary hearings. The Committee fully expects the Final Staff Assessment to be filed no later than May 22.



Dated: February 4, 2004

ENERGY RESOURCES CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION

WILLIAM J. KEESE
Chairman and Presiding Member
BLYTHE II AFC Committee

ARTHUR H. ROSENFELD
Commissioner and Associate Member
BLYTHE II AFC Committee



 

Mailed to Lists: 7086, 7087, 7088

Appendix A

Subject

Information to be provided by Applicant for completion of the Final Staff Assessment

 

AQ Final Determination of Compliance

The FDOC is to be provided by the end of February.

BIO Biological Assessment
BIO Burrowing Owl Plan

Following action by the City of Blythe to determine whether there are "outside-the-fenceline" project activities, USF&WS may provide a concurrence letter. (60 days*)

CUL City Confirmation

The Applicant shall provide notification of action by the City of Blythe to grant a height variance for the exhaust stacks. (60 days*)

LAND City Height Variance

The Applicant shall provide notification of action by the City of Blythe to grant a height variance for the exhaust stacks. (60 days*)

LAND ALUC Override

The Applicant shall provide notification of action by the City of Blythe to override the ALUC determination. (60 days*)

TRANS Alt Traffic Route

The Applicant shall provide notification of a requirement by the City of Blythe, if any, to provide an alternative to the Hobsonway route to transport heavy or oversized loads to the site. (60 days*)

WRES Discharge Ponds
WRES Waste Discharge

The Applicant shall provide a final determination of the waste discharge requirements, including the days of capacity of the evaporation ponds. (30 days**)

WORKER Fire Needs

The Applicant shall provide a statement from the City of Blythe as to its requirements for firefighting and emergency response at the project. (60 days*)


Schedule Blythe II AFC
02-AFC-01

Feb. 29**

Final Determination of Compliance/Waste Discharge Requirements Due

Mar. 22*

All others from Appendix A Due

May 22

Staff files Final Staff Assessment

Mid-June

Committee Prehearing Conference

Mid-June

Evidentiary Hearings



* Sixty (60) days from Project Status Hearing (1/22/04)
** Thirty (30) days from Project Status Hearing

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