Committee Scheduling Order
[California Energy Commission Letterhead]


Application for Certification for the ) Docket No. 01-AFC-17
Inland Empire Energy Center, LLC (IECC) ) ( AFC Accepted 12/19/01)
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This Scheduling Order is based on the Informational Hearing and Site Visit of January 30, 2002, and the proposed schedules submitted by the Applicant on January 23 and by Commission Staff on January 14 (in its Issues Identification Report).

The following Committee Schedule lists the events that must occur in order to conduct the review process in 12 months. Several deadlines are contingent upon reviews to be conducted by federal, state, and local agencies. The Committee recognizes that delays in the completion of those reviews may necessitate schedule modifications. Although the Commission staff is responsible for meeting Committee deadlines for the filings produced by the Staff, the Applicant bears the ultimate burden of proof in this proceeding. Therefore, the Applicant must be responsible for the timeliness of its own filings as well as those of all other agencies outside the Commission. Thus, a delay by an agency other than the Commission staff in filing a required document may result in a necessary extension to the 12-month schedule.

The Committee may modify its schedule at any time upon either its own motion or that of a party. [Title 20, Cal. Code of Regs., §1709(c).] Here, the Committee Schedule (Schedule) requires periodic status reports from the parties that function:

For the Commission to issue a Final Decision within 12-months from the date the application was deemed complete [See, Pub. Resources Code, §§ 25522 (a); 25540.6 (a).], the Committee has determined that it should conclude evidentiary hearings in this proceeding by September 2002.




Commission deems AFC data adequate

December 19, 2001

Staff submits Data Requests (DR-Set 1) to Applicant

January 14, 2002

Staff files Issue Identification Report

January 14

Informational Hearing & Site Visit

January 30

Applicant’s responses to DR-Set 1 due

February 13

Committee issues Scheduling Order

February 14

Staff conducts Data Response/Issues Resolution Workshop

February 26

Applicant and Staff file Status Report # 1

March 5

Applicant and Staff file Status Report # 2

April 4

Applicant files Preliminary Determination of Compliance (PDOC) from the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD)

Mid to late April

Applicant and Staff file Status Report # 3

May 2

Staff releases Preliminary Staff Assessment (PSA)

Early to mid-May

Staff conducts PSA/DEA workshops

Late May to early June

Applicant and Staff file Status Report # 4

June 4

Applicant files Final Determination of Compliance (FDOC)


Mid-to late June

Applicant and Staff file Status Report # 5

July 2

Staff releases Final Staff Assessment

Mid to late July

Committee conducts Prehearing Conference and Evidentiary Hearings


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 Commission's Public Adviser, at (916) 654-4489 or, toll free in California at (800) 822-6228 or by email: [].

Please contact Priscilla Ross in the Public Adviser's office at (916) 653-6631, or email, [], if you require special accommodation to participate at this meeting.

Technical questions concerning the project should be addressed to Jim Bartridge the Commission's Project Manager, at (916) 651-8839 or email at []. Questions of a legal or procedural nature should be directed to Major Williams, Jr., the Hearing Officer, at (916) 654-3893 or, email at: [].

Media inquiries should be directed to Claudia Chandler, Assistant Executive Director for Media and Public Communications, at (916) 654-4989 or by email at: []

Information concerning the status of the project, as well as notices and other relevant documents, is also available on the Energy Commission's Internet home page at

Dated February 14, 2002, at Sacramento, California.

Presiding Member
IEEC AFC Committee

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