[California Energy Commission Letterhead]

STATE OF CALIFORNIA

Energy Resources Conservation
and Development Commission





In the Matter of:                       )    Docket No. 99-AFC-1
                                        )
Application for Certification for the   )    NOTICE OF REVISED SCHEDULE
ELK HILLS Power Project                 )    FOR EVIDENTIARY HEARINGS
(ELK HILLS)                             )    (Revised 2/16/00)
________________________________________)


I. NOTICE OF REVISED SCHEDULE

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT the schedule for evidentiary hearings in this proceeding has been REVISED. The previously scheduled hearing on March 7, 2000, has been cancelled. Those topics (Biological and Soil and Water Resources) previously scheduled for March 7, 2000, have been moved to our previously scheduled backup day of March 9, 2000. The March 9 hearing likely will be extended into the evening hours (but no later than 9 p.m.) so that we may complete the topics. However, a new backup date for Biological and Soil and Water Resources is now March 23, 2000. All proceedings will be held in First Floor Hearing Room A.

The Revised Schedule for the Committee (Commissioners Moore and Pernell) to conduct Evidentiary Hearings is as follows:

CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION
First Floor Hearing Room A
1516 Ninth Street
Sacramento, California
(Wheelchair Accessible)

[Beginning at 9 a.m.]
Thursday, March 9, 2000
Thursday, March 23, 2000

At these hearings, the parties (Applicant, Staff, and Intervenors) will present evidence consisting of sworn testimony and exhibits on each topic area. Unless a party's written request for a change is granted, presentations will follow the agenda reflected on ATTACHMENT A.

ATTACHMENT B is a proposed Exhibit List for the proceedings thus far. Parties should submit their additions/modifications, or their own Exhibit List with their prefiled testimony.

We understand that the Final Determination of Compliance (FDOC) from the San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Quality Control District (SJVUAQCD) has been delayed. Accordingly, a separate revised schedule will be published to set hearings for Air Quality and Alternatives.

A. 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. 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.

B. PUBLIC ADVISER

The Commission's Public Adviser, Roberta Mendonca, is available to provide information or to assist those interested in participating at these hearings. She may be reached at (916) 654-4489 or, toll free, at 800-822-6228; her email address is: .

C. FURTHER INFORMATION

If you require special accommodations, contact Robert Sifuentes at (916) 654-5004 at least five days before the first hearing. News media inquiries should be directed to Claudia Chandler at (916) 654-4989 or, email: energia@energy.ca.gov.

Marc Pryor, the Commission's Project Manager, will respond to technical questions concerning the Elk Hills Power Project at (916) 654-0159 or, email: mpryor@energy.state.ca.us. Information concerning the status of the project, as well as notices and other relevant documents, is also available on the Energy Commission's Internet home page at:

www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/elkhills.

Questions of a legal or procedural nature should be directed to the Hearing Officer, Major Williams, Jr. (916) 651-2020 or email at: mwilliam@energy.state.ca.us.


III. REVISED HEARING ORDER

Based upon this Notice, the following filing schedule shall apply.

REVISED FILING SCHEDULE

DATE EVENT
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2000 Staff files Final Staff Assessment, including witness qualifications and statements for topic areas of Biological Resources, and Soil and Water Resources.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2000 Parties file Opening Briefs on all topics from January/February hearings.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2000 Other Parties file prepared testimony and resumes of witnesses on Biological Resources, and Soil and Water Resources.
WEDNESDAY MARCH 7, 2000 CANCELLED
THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 2000 Evidentiary hearings in topic areas of Biological and Soil and Water Resources as set forth in Attachment A.
THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2000 Evidentiary hearings [if needed] in topic areas of Biological and Soil and Water Resources as set forth in Attachment A.
10 days (holidays and weekends excluded) after the Parties *receive final transcripts of the Biological and Soil and Water Resources proceedings. Parties file Opening Briefs on Biological and Soil and Water Resources.
7 calendar days after filing of Opening Briefs on Biological and Soil and Water Resources. Parties file Reply Briefs on Biological and Soil and Water Resources.

* Parties will be deemed to have received the transcripts on the day they are posted on the Energy Commission's website at: www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/elkhills


IV. FILING REQUIREMENTS

Filings shall be served upon all parties to this proceeding and the Commission's Docket Unit, 1516 Ninth Street, MS-4, Sacramento, CA 95814. Each party is responsible for ensuring that its respective submissions are received no later than 5:00 p.m. on the dates indicated. Identify all documents with "Docket No. 99-AFC-1."



Date On Line: March 21, 2000



ENERGY RESOURCES CONSERVATION
AND DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION




MICHAL C. MOORE, Commissioner
Presiding Member
Elk Hills AFC Proceeding




ROBERT PERNELL, Commissioner
Associate Member
Elk Hills AFC Proceeding




ATTACHMENT A

TOPIC and WITNESS SCHEDULE

The Committee will hear topics according to the following agenda. Any requests for changes/substitutions, etc. should be made in the party's filing, or not later than February 25, 2000.

MARCH 9, 2000 (Sacramento) 9 a.m., Hearing Room A

TOPIC WITNESS
Biological Resources Applicant: John Little Wes Rhodehamel, Dennis Newman
Staff: Linda Spiegel
CURE: Victoria Harris, David Laabs
Soil & Water Resources Applicant: Gary Cronk, Donald Thompson
Staff: Joseph O'Hagan
CURE: J. Phyliss Fox


MARCH 23, 2000 (Sacramento) 9 a.m., Hearing Room A

TOPIC WITNESS
Topics continued from hearing on 3/9/00




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