El Segundo - committee proposed schedule
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COMMITTEE PROPOSED SCHEDULE

 
EL SEGUNDO POWER REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT
APPLICATION FOR CERTIFICATION
DOCKET NO. 00-AFC-14

Discussion:

Following the November 20, 2001, Hearing on Project Status, the Committee promulgates this attached Proposed Schedule for final written comments by the parties. Thereafter, the Committee will institute a final schedule.

Comments:

The parties or interested agencies and public shall file comments on the Proposed Schedule on or before November 30, 2001.

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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 Commissionís 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 Commissionís Web Site at: www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/elsegundo

Contacts:

Technical questions concerning the project should be addressed to the Energy Commission Staff’s Project Manager, James W. Reede, Jr., at 916-653-1245 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: November 26, 2001

ROBERT PERNELL
Commissioner and Presiding Member
El Segundo AFC Committee

 

WILLIAM J. KEESE
Chairman and Associate Member
El Segundo AFC Committee



DRAFT EL SEGUNDO AFC SCHEDULE

DAY*
DATE
ACTIVITY
"n"
Dec-5
Initial Critical Path Items Required from Applicant -
- Preliminary Determination of Compliance (PDOC)
- Impingement & Entrainment Verification Study
- Noise Study
- Soil & Groundwater Remediation Plan
- Demonstration of NPDES Permit Compliance, if Necessary
- Responses to All Data Requests Not Previously Submitted
- Any Other Critical Path Item Known to Applicant
n + 15
Dec-21
Last Data Requests
Data Response Workshops (per Staff)
n + 60
Feb-4
Staff files and serves "Supplement to Staff Assessment"
Staff Workshops on Supplement to Staff Assessment (per Staff)
n +70
Feb-14*
PDOC is "noticed" for public and agency comments
n + 80
Feb-25
Staff Files and Serves "Final Staff Assessment"
n + 90
Mar-6*
"Report" adopted by Coastal Commission
n + 95
Mar-11
Committee Workshop(s)/Prehearing Conference
n + 95
Mar-11
Committee Hearing Order
n + 105
Mar-25
Testimony Filed and Served
n + 115
Apr-1
Evidentiary Hearing (Possibly Preceded by Committee Workshops)
n + 145
Apr-30
Presiding Member's Proposed Decision (PMPD) Issued (Based on 'noticed" PDOC); Begin 30-day Public Comment Period
n +160
May-15*
Final Critical Path Items Required from Applicant -
- Final Determination of Compliance (FDOC)
n + 170
May-24
Possible Hearing on FDOC and Final Agency Comments
n + 175
May-30
End of Public Comment Period on PMPD
n + 180
June-4
Decision on PMPD


Or, if Necessary


n + 185
"Revised" PMPD Issued; Begin 15-day Public Comment Period
n + 200
End of Public Comment Period on Revised PMPD
n + 205
Decision on Revised PMPD


* Schedule is tolled until required item is provided.




Explanatory Notes


Reopened Discovery

Given the continuing exchange of information from Applicant to other agencies, the CEC Staff, and other parties, the Committee believes that one more set of clarifying data requests may be needed. To the extent a staff workshop may expedite the information exchange, the Committee is providing for staff Data Response Workshops.


Determination of Compliance

The Applicant's represents that the Preliminary Determination of Compliance (PDOC) currently available is the likely document the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) will "notice" in the near future for public and agency review. This PDOC contains and limits options for PM10 offsets, namely, enhanced street sweeping or Priority Reserve. Based upon this information the Committee believes that Staff should proceed with its analysis for the Final Staff Assessment on the basis of this PDOC.

However, to assure consistency between the PDOC and the Staff Assessment, the SCAQMD must have "noticed" the PDOC for comment before Staff may release its Assessment. Staff shall have 10 days after the PDOC is "noticed" to review it for consistency with the information used to prepare the Air Quality section of the Assessment. The release of the Final Assessment and the remainder of the schedule will be tolled until the "noticed" PDOC is issued by SCAQMD.


California Coastal Commission Report

Pursuant to Public Resources Code section 25523(b), the Energy Commission's Decision shall include provisions to meet the objectives of the Coastal Act (PRC ß 30000 et seq.) as submitted in a Report prepared by the Coastal Commission, unless the Energy Commission finds the Report's provisions to result in a greater adverse effect on the environment or would not be feasible.

The Committee believes that the Energy Commission staff should proceed with Assessment using the Coastal Commission staff comments, in anticipation that the Coastal Commission will act on the Report before the Prehearing Conference. The adopted Report needs to be available before the Prehearing Conference so that any party may decide prior to the Prehearing Conference whether there is an issue related to a provision of the Report which it will contest. Therefore, the conduct of the Prehearing Conference and remainder of the schedule will be tolled until the Coastal Commission Report is adopted.