CALIFORNIA
ENERGY
COMMISSION

NOTICE OF EVIDENTIARY

HEARING

1516 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95825-5512
800-822-6228
www.energy.ca.gov

 

MIRANT DELTA’S Gateway POWER PROJECT, APPLICATION FOR CERTIFICATION, DOCKET NO. 00-AFC-1


Evidentiary Hearing —Purpose:

 

 

Hearing topics

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

(All other topics are uncontested.)

The California Energy Commission Committee is reviewing an application by Mirant to construct a 530-megawatt (MW) natural gas-fired combined cycle power plant. The project would be located at the existing Gateway power plant site formerly owned by Pacific Gas and Electric Company.

The purpose of the evidentiary hearings is to establish the factual record upon which this case will be decided through the taking of oral, written, or documentary evidence from the official parties to the proceeding on the topics listed in the side bar.

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 hearing topics can be submitted (original and 11 copies) to the Energy Commission, Docket Unit (00-AFC-1), 1516 - 9th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814. For consideration in the Committee’s Proposed Decision, written comments need to be submitted no later than April 25, 2001.

Whether made at the evidentiary hearing or submitted in writing, public comments will be entered into the record of the proceeding and may be used to supplement or explain the evidence in the record. Public comments by themselves, however, are not sufficient to support a finding of fact or a decision on an issue. In order to present evidence that is sufficient to support a finding of fact or decision on an issue, a citizen, group or agency must become an official party to the proceeding by filing a Petition to Intervene no later than April 18, 2001.

The Commission’s Public Adviser is available to provide information or to assist those interested in participating at the evidentiary hearing, but cannot act as the attorney for any party. The Public Adviser will also 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 Hearing — Date and Place:

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, April 25, 2001
2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Hearing Room A
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street

Sacramento, California



Public Comments:

The Committee will attempt to schedule an evening meeting on April 25, 2001, to take public comments at a location to be announced.

 

 

 

 

 

Documents for Evidentiary Hearing:

The Applicant's documentation is found in the Application for Certification. The staff of the Energy Commission has published an independent analysis in the Final Staff Assessment (FSA). The Final Staff Assessment also evaluates potential project impacts for each topic listed in the side bar.

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

www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/contracosta.

   

Evidentiary Hearing — Procedures:

Witnesses may appear by declaration instead of in person if the topic is uncontested. If a topic is contested, a witness must appear in person to testify under oath. A party sponsoring an expert witness, either by declaration or in person, shall establish the witness' qualifications.

Uncontested and contested topics were identified at the Pre-hearing Conference and are shown on the side bar of the preceding page.

   

Becoming a Party:

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 April 18, 2001. The Public Adviser 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

   
   
   

Help:

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/contracosta

   
   

Contacts:

Technical questions concerning the project should be addressed to the Energy Commission Staff’s Project Manager, Cheri Davis, at 916-657-4394 or e-mail at: cdavis@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: energia@energy.ca.gov

 

 

Dated: _____4-10-01_____

ENERGY RESOURCES CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION

______/s/___________________________

____________/s/_________________

WILLIAM J. KEESE

MICHAL C. MOORE, Ph.D.

Chairman and Presiding Member

Commissioner and Associate Member

Gateway Power Project AFC Committee

Gateway Power Project AFC Committee