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STATE OF CALIFORNIA

Energy Resources
Conservation and Development Commission



This Scheduling Order is based on discussions which were held at the July 12, 1999, Informational Hearing and on the proposed schedule submitted by staff in its July 2, 1999, Issue Identification Report.

The following Committee Schedule lists the events that must occur in order to meet the 12-month review period. Several deadlines are contingent upon reviews to be conducted by federal, state, and local agencies. The Committee recognizes that delays in the completion of those reviews may necessitate schedule modifications. The Commission staff is responsible for meeting all Committee deadlines for the filings produced by the staff. The Applicant bears the burden of proof in this proceeding and must be responsible for the timeliness of its own filings as well as those of all other agencies outside the Commission. Thus, a delay by an agency other than the Commission staff in filing a required document may result in a necessary extension to the 12-month schedule.

The Committee may modify the schedule at any time either upon its own motion or that of a party. (Title 20, Cal. Code of Regs., section 1709(c)). The schedule requires periodic status reports from the parties to determine whether case development is progressing satisfactorily, and to bring potential schedule delays or other relevant matters to the Committee's attention. In order to comply with the statutory directive that the Commission issue a final decision within 12 months from the date an application is deemed complete [see, Pub. Resources Code, sections 25522(a), 25540.6(a)], the Committee must conclude evidentiary hearings in this proceeding by early February, 2000.

Staff has requested that Applicant's ERCs be banked with the San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District (SJVUAPCD) and letters of intent be filed prior to the Preliminary Staff Assessment (PSA) release date. The Committee encourages Applicant to meet these deadlines to provide sufficient review time for the responsible agencies.

COMMITTEE SCHEDULE for ELK HILLS POWER PROJECT

EVENT DATE
Commission deems AFC data adequate June 9, 1999
Staff files Issue Identification Report July 2
Informational Hearing & Site Visit July 12
Committee issues Scheduling Order July 27
Applicant files responses to staff data requests August 3
Status Report #1 due to Committee August 9
Public workshops on issues of concern August-October
Applicant provides Cal-ISO's comments on PG&E's Detailed Facilities Study August 16
Status Report #2 due to Committee September 10
Applicant provides ISO findings on Transmission Line Interconnection Study October 7
Applicant provides Preliminary Determination of Compliance October 7
Status Report #3 due to Committee October 8
Status Report #4 due to Committee November 8
Staff releases Preliminary Staff Assessment (PSA) November 19
Staff conducts PSA workshops November-December
Applicant provides Final Determination of Compliance from SJVUAPCD December 6
Parties file Prehearing Conference Statements and Status Report #5 December 9
Committee Prehearing Conference December 16
Staff releases Final Staff Assessment (FSA) as testimony January 5
Applicant and all other parties submit testimony January 12
Evidentiary Hearings Jan. 19, 2000 - Feb. 4

Members of the public may participate in all phases of the licensing process in a variety of ways. For information on public participation, contact Roberta Mendonca, the Public Adviser, at (916) 654-4489 or (800) 822-6228 or e-mail: pao@energy.state.ca.us

Technical questions concerning the project may be addressed to Marc Pryor, the Project Manager at (916) 653-0159 or e-mail at: mpryor@energy.state.ca.us

Legal or procedural questions should be directed to Gary Fay, the Hearing Officer, at (916) 654-3893 or e-mail at: gfay@energy.state.ca.us

Media inquiries should be directed to Claudia Chandler, Assistant Executive Director for Media and Public Communications at (916) 654-4989.

Information concerning the status of the project, as well as notices and other relevant documents, is available on the Energy Commission's Internet home page at:

www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/elkhills



Dated: July 30, 1999



ENERGY RESOURCES CONSERVATION
AND DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION



______________________________
DAVID A. ROHY, Ph.D., Vice Chair
Presiding Member
Elk Hills AFC Committee

______________________________
MICHAL C. MOORE, Commissioner
Associate Member
Elk Hills AFC Committee



ELKHILLS SCHEDORD
Mailed to Proof of Service List




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