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CALIFORNIA
ENERGY
COMMISSION

NOTICE OF COMMITTEE
WORKSHOP, PREHEARING CONFERENCE

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

Contents:

This NOTICE contains the dates and locations, as well as procedures, for:

  1. Committee Workshop
  2. Prehearing Conference
  3. Procedures to Intervene

Important Notice to Public & Agencies:

Workshop, Prehearing Conference topics:

Air Quality
Alternatives
Biology
Compliance
Cultural Resources
Efficiency
Facility Design
Geology
Hazardous Materials
Land Use
Noise
Public Health
Reliability
Socioeconomics
Traffic and Transportation
Transmission Line Safety
Transmission System Engineering
Waste Management
Water Quality & Soils
Water Resources
Worker Safety
Visual Resources

The California Energy Commission El Segundo Committee (Committee) is reviewing an Application for Certification (AFC) by the EL Segundo Power II LLC to replace existing El Segundo Generating Station (ESGS) Units 1 and 2 in the City of El Segundo with a 630-megawatt, natural gas-fired, combined cycle electric generation facility.

The Committee will conduct a workshop covering all impacts of the proposed power plant. The public and interested agencies are encouraged to attend and make comments on the topics to be discussed listed in the side bar. Written comments on the workshop topics can be submitted to the Energy Commission, Docket Unit (00-AFC-14), 1516 - 9th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 before November 4, 2002.

Documents: The Applicant’s information concerning the potential impacts as well as proposed conditions is found in its AFC and data responses. In addition, the staff of the Energy Commission has published an independent analysis in the Final Staff Assessment (FSA) released September 11, 2002. The Staff Assessment also evaluates potential project impacts, mitigation, and proposed conditions of certification for each topic listed in the side bar.

The Final Staff Assessment is available in a printed version as well as for viewing on the Energy Commission Web Site:

[www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/elsegundo]

You can obtain a printed copy of the Final Staff Assessment by contacting James W. Reede, Jr., Project Manager, at 916-653-1245 or
[jreede@energy.state.ca.us]

Workshop and Pre-Hearing Conference - Date & Place:

Thursday, November 7 and, if necessary, 8, 2002
Beginning at 10:00 a.m.
Hacienda Hotel
525 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
El Segundo, California

Committee Workshop & Prehearing Conference - Purpose:

The purpose of the workshop is to carefully examine public health and safety, environmental impacts and engineering aspects of the proposed power plant and all related facilities. The Committee is conducting a public workshop as an informal (non-legalistic) forum to have the Applicant, Staff, agencies, intervenors, and the public respond to the analyses of the proposed project. Participants in the Committee workshop may be aided by the Final Staff Assessment (FSA), which may be compared with the Applicant’s AFC and proposed mitigation.

For the Committee, the goal is to attempt early consensus on undisputed matters; this could include a complete description of a potential project impact and satisfactory conditions or alternatives to mitigate the associated potential impact, all sufficient for inclusion in the Presiding Member’s Proposed Decision. Participants at the workshop may discuss adding, deleting, or modifying project impacts, mitigation measures, and/or Conditions of Certification. Therefore, the workshop representative of a party (Applicant, Staff, or Intervenor) must have authority to make agreements or settlements on behalf of that party.

Alternatively, any party to the proceeding may indicate at the pre-hearing conference concluding the workshop that it cannot reach consensus on a matter and may seek to adjudicate a material dispute of fact in a subsequent, formal evidentiary hearing.

Prehearing Conference - Procedures:

 

 

 

 

 

Prehearing Conference Statements filed by November 4, 2002

Prior to the conclusion of the workshop, the Committee will conduct a Pre-hearing Conference to assess readiness for evidentiary hearings, to identify areas of agreement and dispute, and discuss procedures for the evidentiary hearing. Only parties may present evidence that will become part of the record upon which the Proposed Decision is based, members of the public, groups, or agencies may petition to become an intervenor in the proceeding. (See below for details and deadline)
During the Prehearing Conference, the Hearing Officer will maintain a list of topics (See Appendix A) which will include, among other things, an indication of whether any party requests an opportunity to present evidence or cross-examine a witness on that topic and the nature of the expected testimony.

Any party intending to present a witness at the evidentiary hearing shall file and serve a statement identifying the issue to be presented and the name of the witness(es) on or before November 4, 2002. The statement shall include a description of any potential legal issue and a description of the factual evidence potentially in dispute and the nature of the party's intended testimony.

Becoming an "Intervenor:"

 


Intervenor deadline:

Anyone with a legitimate interest relevant to the siting of the proposed power plant may file a Petition to Intervene and become a formal party to this proceeding. Party status provides the rights to present independent evidence, receive pertinent documents, and cross-examine witnesses; it also imposes the duty to comply with various orders, procedures, and filing requirements, as well as be subject to cross-examination by other parties.

In this proceeding, a Petition to Intervene shall be filed no later than November 8, 2002. The Energy Commission, through its Public Adviser's office, will assist anyone interested in preparing a Petition to Intervene.

Contact Roberta Mendonca, the Public Adviser, at 916-654-4489 or toll-free 800-822-6228 or by e-mail at [pao@energy.state.ca.us]

Evidentiary Hearings - Dates and Place:

The date(s) and place(s) of the evidentiary hearing will be discussed at the Prehearing Conference.

Assistance:
800-822-6228

(toll free in California)

916-654-4489

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]

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.gov]

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: October 7, 2002

ENERGY RESOURCES CONSERVATION AND
DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION

ROBERT PERNELL
Commissioner and Presiding Member
El Segundo AFC Committee

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








Appendix A

ORDER OF TOPICS

COMMITTEE WORKSHOP & PREHEARING CONFERENCE
November 7 and 8, 2002

TOPIC

HEARING REQUESTED?
EXPLAIN ISSUE

Noise

 

Biology

 

Water Resources

 

Water Quality & Soils

 

Visual Resources

 
   

Air Quality

 

Alternatives

 

Public Health

 

Traffic/Trans

 

Socioeconomic

 
   

Land Use

 

Trans. Sys. Eng.

 

Trans. Line Safety

 

Efficiency

 

Geology

 
   

Facility Design

 

Reliability

 

Worker Safety

 

Cultural Resources

 

Waste Management

 
   

Hazardous Materials

 

Compliance