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Application For Certification Docket # 00-AFC-14

The California Energy Commission is the State agency granted exclusive authority to review and license proposals to construct and operate large electric power plants. El Segundo II, LLC., has filed a proposal to construct a replacement power plant project at the existing El Segundo Generating Station on Vista Del Mar in the City of El Segundo. A Committee of the Commission will begin the regulatory review process by conducting a Public Informational Hearing and Site Visit as described below:

Purpose of Hearing:

The Informational Hearing and Site Visit are the initial steps of the Commission's public power plant certification process, which contains requirements equivalent to those under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) to review all relevant environmental and engineering aspects of the proposed project.

At the Informational Hearing, members of the general public, landowners, and representatives of other governmental agencies will have an opportunity to obtain information and offer comments on the proposal. The Applicant, El Segundo II, LLC., will explain its plans for developing the proposed site and related facilities. The Energy Commission staff will explain the regulatory review process and staff's role as independent experts in analyzing the project. The Applicant and the staff will also discuss possible issues that may be significant during the remainder of the proceeding.

Hearing Date & Place:

Thursday, March 1, 2001
Beginning at 5:00 p.m.
City Council Chambers
El Segundo City Hall
350 Main Street
El Segundo, California

Site Visit:

The Informational Hearing will be preceded by a Site Visit during daylight hours, at 3:00 p.m. at the El Segundo Generating Station. Persons intending to attend the Site Visit should gather at El Segundo City Hall for bus transportation to the power plant site. The bus will return to City Hall before 5:00 p.m.

Reservations Required:
(by Feb. 26, 2001)

Persons intending to attend the Site Visit should make a reservation for bus transportation with the Commission's Public Adviser at (916) 654-4489 or toll free at (800) 822-6228 or via e-mail pao@energy.state.ca.us no later than February 26, 2001.

Project Description:

EL Segundo Power II LLC proposes to replace existing El Segundo Generating Station (ESGS) Units 1 and 2 in the City of El Segundo with a natural gas-fired combined cycle electric generation facility. The ESGS is a 33 acre site on Santa Monica Bay, bordered by the Chevron Marine Terminal to the north, Vista Del Mar and the Chevron Refinery to the east, and 45th Street in the City of Manhattan Beach to the south. The existing ESGS Units 3 and 4 located adjacent to Units 1 and 2 will not be modified by this project. The new combined cycle facility is expected to generate 630 megawatts (MW) under nominal conditions. This is 280 MW more than the old Units 1 and 2 were capable of generating when operating.

The project will use Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR), a dry, low NOx combustor and an oxidation catalyst system to reduce air emissions. The project will not require new off-site transmission lines or natural gas pipelines. The new units will use the existing seawater cooling system without modifying the intake or outfall structures and lines, and without modifying the flow rates and capacity. New pipelines include two water supply lines occupying a single trench in El Segundo city streets and a sanitary discharge pipeline within Manhattan Beach city streets. An ammonia pipeline will be installed in the directly adjacent Chevron marine terminal property to deliver ammonia to the site for SCR.

More Information:

In order to assist participants in understanding the project, the Commission Staff will prepare and file by February 23, 2001 an Issue Identification Report summarizing the potential major issues in the proceeding. Copies of this document may be obtained by calling the Commission's Public Adviser's Office at (916) 654-4489 or through the Commission's Web Site.

The environmental and engineering details of the proposed project are contained in the Application for Certification (AFC). Copies of the AFC are available locally at the El Segundo Public Library, 111 West Mariposa Avenue, El Segundo, California.


(toll free in California)


Members of the public may participate in all phases of the licensing process in a variety of ways. If you need information concerning public participation, please contact Roberta Mendonca, the Energy Commission's Public Adviser, at 916-654-4489 or, toll free in California, at 800-822-6228, or by e-mail at: pao@energy.state.ca.us.

Information concerning the status of the project, notices and other relevant documents are available on the Commission's Web Site at: www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/elsegundo

If you require special accommodation to participate in the Informational Hearing and/or Site Visit, please contact Robert Sifuentes at least five (5) days before the hearing at (916) 654-5004 or email at: rsifuent@energy.state.ca.us.


Technical questions concerning the project should be addressed to the Energy Commission Staff's Project Manager, James Reede, at 916-654-1245 or e-mail at: jreede@energy.state.ca.us.

Questions of a legal or procedural nature should be directed to Garret Shean, the Hearing Officer, at 916-654-3893 or e-mail at: gshean@energy.state.ca.us.

Media inquiries should be directed to Claudia Chandler, Assistant Executive Director for Media and Public Communications, at 916-654-4989 or by e-mail at: mediaoffice@energy.state.ca.us.

Dated: 02-16-01


Commissioner and Presiding Member
El Segundo AFC Committee

Commissioner and Associate Member
El Segundo AFC Committee

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