BEFORE THE ENERGY RESOURCES CONSERVATION AND
OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA
) ) Application for Certification for the ) Docket No. 01-AFC-17 Inland Empire Energy Center, LLC (IECC) ) ( AFC Accepted 12/19/01) ___________________________________ )
COMMITTEE SCHEDULING ORDER
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:
- to assist us to determine whether case development is progressing satisfactorily,
- to bring potential schedule delays to the Committee's attention, and
- to reveal other relevant matters about which the Committee should be cognizant.
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.
COMMITTEE SCHEDULE FOR INLAND EMPIRE
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
Informational Hearing & Site Visit
Applicants responses to DR-Set 1 due
Committee issues Scheduling Order
Staff conducts Data Response/Issues Resolution Workshop
Applicant and Staff file Status Report # 1
Applicant and Staff file Status Report # 2
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
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
Applicant files Final Determination of Compliance (FDOC)
Mid-to late June
Applicant and Staff file Status Report # 5
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: [firstname.lastname@example.org].
Please contact Priscilla Ross in the Public Adviser's office at (916) 653-6631, or email, [email@example.com], 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 [firstname.lastname@example.org]. Questions of a legal or procedural nature should be directed to Major Williams, Jr., the Hearing Officer, at (916) 654-3893 or, email at: [email@example.com].
Media inquiries should be directed to Claudia Chandler, Assistant Executive Director for Media and Public Communications, at (916) 654-4989 or by email at: [firstname.lastname@example.org]
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 www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/inlandempire/index.html.
Dated February 14, 2002, at Sacramento, California.
IEEC AFC Committee
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