Prehearing Conference and Committee Scheduling Order
[California Energy Commission Letterhead]


STATE OF CALIFORNIA

Energy Resources
Conservation and Development Commission



In the Matter of:                   )      Docket No. 01-AFC-6
                                    )
Application for Certification       )      APPLICATION ACCEPTED
of the MAGNOLIA POWER PROJECT       )
BY SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC       )      SEPTEMBER 25, 2001
POWER AUTHORITY                     )
____________________________________)

NOTICE POSTPONING PREHEARING CONFERENCE and NOTICE OF SCHEDULING CONFERENCE

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Prehearing Conference previously scheduled on March 11, 2002, has been POSTPONED upon Applicant's request.1 The Prehearing Conference will be rescheduled by separate notice.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that instead of the Prehearing Conference on March 11, 2002, the Committee will conduct a Scheduling Conference as follows:

MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2002
Beginning at 2 p.m.
California Energy Commission
First Floor Hearing Room A
1516 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

[Wheelchair Accessible]

Interested governmental agencies and members of the public are invited to participate either in person or via teleconference. For the convenience of those who cannot travel to Sacramento, you may call the following:

Toll Free Phone number: 1 888-390-2955
Conference Leader: Susan Gefter
Passcode: Magnolia

At the Scheduling Conference, the parties shall discuss issues related to Applicant's wastewater discharge plan and the status of its application for a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit from the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board. The parties shall also present their respective positions on whether Applicant is required to submit a draft revised NPDES permit prior to conclusion of the certification process. In addition, the parties shall identify any other substantive issues that remain disputed and indicate whether the disputes can be resolved prior to evidentiary hearings.

Applicant previously agreed that the six-month schedule would be extended to provide time for submittal of necessary information on wastewater discharge and other technical areas. Specifically, the Air District's Final Determination of Compliance (FDOC) is not expected to be available until March 8, 2002, about two months later than originally indicated. Thus, the schedule has slipped commensurately. The parties shall discuss these scheduling concerns and provide revised scheduling proposals for the remainder of the proceeding.

To assist the Committee in reviewing the concerns identified in Applicant's Request for Committee Scheduling Conference, the parties shall serve and file briefs on the NPDES permit issues no later than 5 p.m. on March 6, 2002. The parties shall also serve and file their revised scheduling proposals on March 6, 2002, and identify any other disputed issues that require more time for resolution prior to evidentiary hearings.

Information

For information about 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 email: [pao@energy.state.ca.us].

Please call Priscilla Ross in the Public Adviser's office, above, if you require special accommodation to participate at this event or email: [pross@energy.state.ca.us].

For technical questions about the project, contact James Reede, the Commission Staff's Project Manager, at (916) 653-1245 or email: [jreede@energy.state.ca.us].

Questions of a legal or procedural nature should be directed to Susan Gefter, the Hearing Officer, at (916) 654-3893 or email: [sgefter@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 email: [energia@energy.ca.gov].

Notices and other documents concerning this proceeding are posted on the Energy Commission's Web site at: [www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/magnolia].

Dated March 1, 2002, at Sacramento, California.

 


ROBERT A. LAURIE
Commissioner and Presiding Member
Magnolia AFC Committee

 


ARTHUR H. ROSENFELD
Commissioner and Associate Member
Magnolia AFC Committee




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1. See, Applicant's Request for Committee Scheduling Conference, dated March 1, 2002.



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