Notice of Decision
[California Energy Commission Letterhead]


STATE OF CALIFORNIA

Energy Resources
Conservation and Development Commission



NOTICE OF EXEMPTION

To:

Office of Planning and Research
P.O. Box 3044
1400 Tenth Street, Room 222
Sacramento, CA 98512-3044

California Resources Agency
1416 9th Street, Room 1311
Sacramento, CA 95814

Clearinghouse No: 2000129018
From: California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street, MS-2000
Sacramento, CA 95814
 
Subject:

Filing of Notice of Decision in compliance with Public Resources Code Section 21080.5 and Title 20, California Code of Regulations, Section 1768

Project Title: ELK HILLS POWER PROJECT--TENDERING OF PM10 EMISSION REDUCTION CREDITS AND TEMPORARY INCREASE IN EMISSIONS DURING COMMISSIONING
Project Location: Located within the Elk Hills Oil and Gas field, approximately 25 miles west of Bakersfield between the communities of Buttonwillow and Taft in Kern County.

Energy Commission Docket Number: _99-AFC-1C_

Energy Commission Contact Person: __Nancy Tronaas__ Telephone: __916-654-3864__

Project Location: EHPP is a 500 megawatt natural gas-fired power plant currently under construction located within the Elk Hills Oil and Gas field, approximately 25 miles west of Bakersfield between the communities of Buttonwillow and Taft in Kern County.

Project Description: Post-certification project change to allow Elk Hills Power to (1) tender PM10 emission reduction credits to the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District, with the final ERC surrender based on the outcome of initial source tests, and (2) allow for a temporary increase in criteria air polluntants during the commissioning phase.

On March 19, 2003, the California Energy Commission approved the above-described project pursuant to a regulatory program certified by the California Secretary of Resources under Section 21080.5 of the California Public Resources Code.

  1. The project will not have a significant effect on the environment.

  2. Mitigation measures were made a condition of approval of the project.

  3. A statement of Overriding Considerations was not adopted for the project.

The Energy Commission's docket files containing the final Commission Decision and other information regarding the project are available to the public at: California Energy Commission, 1516 9th Street, Sacramento, California, 95814. The final Decision and other information regarding the project are also available on the Commission's web site--www.energy.ca.gov.

  
  Nancy Tronaas            March 19, 2003          Compliance Project Manager  
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