[California Energy Commission Letterhead]

STATE OF CALIFORNIA

Energy Resources Conservation
and Development Commission



In the Matter of:                )	Docket No. 98-AFC-3
                                 )
Application for Certification    )	NOTICE OF REVISED 
for the Delta Energy Center      )	SCHEDULE FOR EVIDENTIARY
(Calpine Corporation and         )	HEARINGS (Revised 10/07/99)
Bechtel Enterprises, Inc.)       )
_________________________________)



I. NOTICE OF REVISED SCHEDULE

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT the Committee has revised the schedule for evidentiary hearings in this proceeding. The Committee will conduct formal hearings on the following dates to receive evidence on the topics indicated in Attachment A. This NOTICE provides information regarding the dates and locations of the hearings to be held October 13, November 3, and November 10, 1999. This Notice also includes a schedule of witnesses for each topic, the dates for filing prepared testimony and exhibits [Attachment A-1]; the dates for filing briefs, and a summary of the schedule [Attachment B-2].

When Where
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1999
Beginning at 6 p.m.
DELTA DIABLO SANITATION DISTRICT
District Board Room
2500 Antioch-Pittsburg Hwy at Arcy Lane
Antioch, California
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 1999
Beginning at 6 p.m.
DELTA DIABLO SANITATION DISTRICT
District Board Room
2500 Antioch-Pittsburg Hwy at Arcy Lane
Antioch, California
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1999
Beginning at 5 p.m.

CANCELLED - SEE REVISED SCHEDULE ISSUED 10/27/99
DELTA DIABLO SANITATION DISTRICT
District Administration Building
2500 Antioch-Pittsburg Hwy at Arcy Lane
Antioch, California



II. BACKGROUND

On September 9, 1999, Committee issued a Notice of Evidentiary Hearings and Procedures setting forth the schedule for hearings, and the sequence for taking evidence on all the relevant topics of concern. Pursuant to that Notice, the Committee conducted hearings on October 5th. The hearing tentatively scheduled for October 6th as a continuation of the October 5th hearing was cancelled since it was not necessary.

Due to concern that the topics of air quality and public health may require extensive hearing time, the Committee has rescheduled the hearings on socioeconomics (including issues regarding environmental justice), air quality, and public health to Wednesday, November 10, 1999, at 5 p.m.


III. FILING REQUIREMENTS

During evidentiary hearings, the parties (Applicant, Staff, and Intervenors) will present evidence consisting of sworn testimony and exhibits on each topic area. Please take notice that the parties are directed to submit copies of their proposed exhibits and exhibit lists along with their prepared testimony.

The date for filing testimony on biological resources, and soil and water resources is October 20, 1999. Rebuttal testimony is due October 28, 1999. The date for filing supplemental testimony on socioeconomics, and testimony on air quality and public health is October 28, 1999, with rebuttal testimony due November 8, 1999.


The Committee has also established a briefing schedule as follows:


All filings shall be served upon all parties and the Energy Commission's Docket Unit, 1516 Ninth Street, MS 4, Sacramento, California 95814-5512. Each party is responsible for ensuring that its respective submittals are received no later than 5 p.m. on the dates indicated. Identify all filings with "Docket No. 98-AFC-3."


IV. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

Members of the public and interested governmental agencies are invited to attend these hearings and may offer unsworn public comment upon the matters discussed at the hearings. These public comments will be entered into the record of the proceeding and may be used to supplement or explain the evidence of record. Public comments by themselves, however, are not sufficient to support a finding of fact or a decision on an issue.

The Commission's Public Adviser, Roberta Mendonca, is available to provide information and to assist the public in participating at the hearings. If you have questions about the process or participation, you should contact the Public Adviser at (916) 654-4489 or (800) 822-6228 or email at: pao@energy.state.ca.us

If you require special accommodations in order to participate, contact Robert Sifuentes at least five days before the hearing you wish to attend at (916) 654-5004 or email at: rsifuent@energy.state.ca.us

News media inquiries should be addressed to Claudia Chandler, Assistant Executive Director for media and public communications at (916) 654-4989 or email at: energia@energy.ca.gov

Technical questions should be directed to Paul Richins, the Staff's Project Manager at (916) 654-4074 or email at: prichins@energy.state.ca.us

Questions of a legal or procedural nature should be addressed to Susan Gefter, the Hearing Officer at (916) 654-3893 or email at: sgefter@energy.state.ca.us

Information concerning the status of the project, as well as notices and other relevant Commission documents, may be found on the Energy Commission's Internet home page at: www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/delta



Dated: October 7, 1999

ENERGY RESOURCES CONSERVATION
AND DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION




WILLIAM J. KEESE
Chairman and Presiding Member
Delta Energy AFC Committee




ROBERT PERNELL
Commissioner and Associate Member
Delta Energy AFC Committee




 

 

ATTACHMENT A-1

TOPIC and WITNESS SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1999, Beginning at 6 p.m.
(Delta Diablo Sanitation District Board Room
)

TOPIC

WITNESSES

Transmission Line Safety and Nuisance (includes EMF discussion)

Applicant: Doug Buchanan

Staff: Obed Odoemelam

Community Health First:

Visual Resources

Applicant: Thomas Priestly

Staff: Joe Donaldson

Land Use

Applicant: Connie Thoman

Staff: Eric Knight

City of Pittsburg:

 

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 1999, Beginning at 6 p.m.
(Delta Diablo Sanitation District Board Room)

TOPIC

WITNESSES

Biological Resources

Applicant: Debra Crowe

Staff: Marc Sazaki

Soil and Water Resources

Applicant: John Dickey, Noel Williams

Staff: Joe O’Hagan, Nancy Monsen

 

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1999, Beginning at 5 p.m.
(Delta Diablo Sanitation District Administration Building)

TOPIC

WITNESSES

Socioeconomics (includes discussion on environmental justice)

Applicant: John Carrier

Staff: Amanda Stennick

CURE: Michael Yarbrough

Community Health First:

Air Quality

Applicant: Gary Rubenstein

Staff: Madgy Badr, BAAQMD witness)

CAP-IT:

Community Health First:

Californians for Reliable Energy:

Public Health

Applicant: John Lowe

Staff: Michael Ringer

CAP-IT:

Community Health First:

Californians for Reliable Energy:


 

ATTACHMENT B-1

REVISED SUMMARY HEARING SCHEDULE FOR DELTA ENERGY CENTER

DATE

EVENT

Mid-October

Applicant provides Final Determination of Compliance (FDOC) from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD)

October 10

Rebuttal testimony on land use filed.

October 18

Briefs on topics heard October 6

October 20

Testimony and copies of exhibits on biological resources, and soil and water resources filed.

October 25

Briefs on topics heard October 13

October 28

Testimony and copies of exhibits on socioeconomics (environmental justice), air quality, and public health filed.

October 28

Rebuttal testimony on biological resources, and soil and water resources filed.

November 8

Rebuttal testimony on socioeconomics (environmental justice), air quality, and public health filed.

October 13, November 3, and November 10

Committee conducts evidentiary hearings according to Attachment A-1.

November 17

Briefs on topics hearing November 3 and 10

 




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