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WORKSHOP - Sept. 20, 2004


Important Notice to the Public & Agencies:

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.

On August 23, 2004, the Applicant submitted a proposal regarding the topic of Aquatic Biology. The purpose of the workshop is to receive comments from parties regarding this new proposal, including its suggested revision to Condition of Certification BIO-4.

The Committee notes that the Applicant's proposed BIO-4 addresses a study, to be completed in conjunction with the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board (LARWQCB), to fulfill the Phase II 316(b) regulations. The Committee wishes that, as a result of this workshop, it will have received sufficient information from LARWQCB, regarding the development of that study, so that the Committee can fully evaluate the Applicant's proposal. Therefore, the Committee requests that LARWQCB provide an informational briefing as to its plans to initiate the upcoming 316(b) Study for an NPDES operating permit which will be required for El Segundo's existing cooling water intake structure.

To provide a framework for the workshop, the Committee asks that the Applicant, Staff, agencies, intervenors, and the public address the following:

  1. Applicant's Proposal, dated August 23, 2004, for additional enhancements to BIO-4 regarding both the specifics and the proposed schedules therein.

  2. Staff's proposed "fully mitigated option" for aquatic biology as outlined in its April 27, 2004, filing.

  3. The sufficiency of a LARWQCB-directed 316(b) study to address potential project impacts.

  4. The development and oversight of the design of the 316(b) study.

  5. The necessity and timing of a project-related 316(b) study.

Workshop Date & Place:

Monday, September 20, 2004
Beginning at 10:00 a.m.
City Council Chambers
El Segundo City Hall
350 Main Street
El Segundo, California

Requested Attendance:


The Committee intends to advance this proceeding, as expeditiously as possible, in order to bring a proposed decision to the full Commission for consideration. This workshop will be important to this process. Therefore, the Commission will accept comments on the various proposals submitted by the parties in the area of Aquatic Biology.

The Committee requests that each agency with aquatic biology-related interests attend the workshop with a representative who has sufficient authority to negotiate and reach agreements on behalf of his/her agency regarding potential stipulations of fact or proposed Conditions of Certification.

Further, the Committee anticipates that each agency shall file comments prior to the workshop so that oral statements made by the agencies during the workshop will only summarize those comments, thus creating more time for question/answer sessions of the workshop participants.

Written comments on the workshop topics can be submitted to the Energy Commission, Docket Unit (00-AFC-14), 1516 - 9th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 on or before September 17, 2004.

Public Participation:

(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 Margret J. Kim, 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:



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: energia@energy.ca.gov

Dated: September 3, 2004


Chairman and Presiding Member
El Segundo AFC Committee

Commissioner and Associate Member
El Segundo AFC Committee

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