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STATE OF CALIFORNIA

Energy Resources
Conservation and Development Commission





In the Matter of:                           )     Docket No. 99-AFC-3
                                            )
Application for Certification for the       )     COMMITTEE RULING RE: PETITION
Metcalf Energy Center [Calpine Corporation  )     BY INTERVENOR WILLIAMS FOR
and Bechtel Enterprises, Inc.]              )     ORDER LENGHTHENING TIME, ETC.
____________________________________________)




I. BACKGROUND

On November 21, 2000, Intervenor filed a "Petition by Robert F. Williams for Order Lengthening Time by 15 Days for Prehearing Conference" (Petition). Mr. Williams also alludes to a Motion which "...seeks the appointment of a new Siting Committee for the Metcalf Energy Center..." (Motion).


II. DISCUSSION

We noticed the November 30, 2000, Prehearing Conference on October 23, 2000. In our view, delaying it at this point in time would create confusion and is unwarranted.

The pertinent statutory provision [Public Resources Code, Section 25211] is clear that only the full Commission may appoint a "committee of not less than two members" to conduct appropriate proceedings such as powerplant licensing proceedings. We have therefore calendared consideration of IntervenorŐs Motion before the full Commission at its regularly scheduled December 6, 2000 Business Meeting at Commission headquarters in Sacramento.


III. RULING

The Petition is denied. The full Commission will consider the Motion at its December 6, 2000, Business Meeting.


Date On Line: November 27, 2000


ENERGY RESOURCES CONSERVATION
AND DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION




ROBERT A. LAURIE, Commissioner
Presiding Member
Metcalf AFC Committee




WILLIAM J. KEESE, Chairman
Associate Member
Metcalf AFC Committee




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