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Application for Certification for the

Docket No. 07-AFC-6


Notice of Hearing on Intervenor Center for Biological Diversity's Petition to Compel Data Responses

On September 26, 2008, Intervenor Center for Biological Diversity (Center) issued Data Requests to Carlsbad Energy Center, LLC (the Applicant). On October 14, 2008, Applicant filed objections to each of those requests. Intervenor Center responded on November 10, 2008, by filing a Petition for Order Directing Response to Data Requests (Petition) for all of the Data Requests.

The Committee has reviewed the briefs filed by the parties and finds that further argument and discussion of the Petition is necessary. Pursuant to Energy Commission regulations [Cal. Code Regs., tit. 20, section 1716(g)] the Committee has scheduled a hearing on the Motion as follows:

MONDAY, December 15, 2008
Beginning at 1:00 p.m.

California Energy Commission
Hearing Room B
1516 Ninth Street
Sacramento, California 95814

TELECONFERENCE OPTION: The following toll-free phone number will be available on December 15, 2008, at 1 p.m. for callers to participate in the hearing:

Call: 800-369-1703

Use Passcode: "CARLSBAD"
Conference Leader: "Paul Kramer"

The purpose of this hearing is to hear arguments on the Center's Petition, focusing on the following issues:

  • Whether good cause exists for allowing the data requests;
  • The relevance of the data;
  • Availability of the data; and
  • The burden on the applicant to respond.

Contact Information

The Energy Commission's Public Adviser's Office is available to provide the public with an understanding of a proceeding and to give advice about how to participate. For assistance, contact Elena Miller, the Public Adviser, at 916-654-4489 or 800-822-6228 or e-mail:

Questions of a legal or procedural nature should be directed to Paul Kramer, the Hearing Officer, at (916) 654-5103 or e-mail:

Technical questions concerning the Project should be addressed to Mike Monasmith, the Staff Project Manager, at (916) 654-4894, or e-mail:

Media inquiries should be directed to the Office of Media and Public Communications at (916) 654-4989 or e-mail:

If you have a disability and need assistance to participate, please contact Lourdes Quiroz at 916-654-5146 or e-mail:

Information concerning the status of the project, as well as notices and other relevant documents, may be viewed on the Energy Commission's Internet web page at:

Dated December 3, 2008, at Sacramento, California.

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Vice Chair and Presiding Member
Carlsbad AFC Committee

Commissioner and Associate Member
Carlsbad AFC Committee