STATE OF CALIFORNIA
Conservation and Development Commission
In the Matter of: ) Docket No. 99-AFC-3 ) Application for Certification ) for the METCALF ENERGY CENTER ) COMMITTEE BRIEFING ORDER ) _____________________________________)
At the close of evidentiary hearings in this proceeding parties may, though are not required to, submit written briefs. In the briefs parties argue their position and support their arguments with specific references to the evidentiary record of the case. Their purpose in doing so is to present logical arguments in support of their position and, through citations to the record, direct the Committee's attention to evidence which supports their argument.
Where an argument relies on an exhibit received into evidence, the appropriate exhibit number and page will be given. (Exhibit 5, p. 12.) If the argument is supported by a statement contained in the official reporter's transcript, the reference shall include the date of the reporter's transcript followed by the letters "RT" followed thereafter by the page number or numbers on which the statement appears. (2/28/01 RT 98-102.) Parties are encouraged to limit their briefs to only those topic areas in which they believe there is the need to present argument. There is no requirement to address every topic area or every issue presented at the hearings.
Schedule for Filing Briefs
The Committee directs that those parties who wish to file opening and reply briefs in the case submit the briefs according to the following schedule:
Opening Briefs for Group 1 and 2 Topic Areas* March 23, 2001 Reply Briefs for Group 1 and 2 Topic Areas April 4, 2001 Opening Briefs for Group 3 Topic Areas April 12, 2001 Reply Briefs for Group 3 Topic Areas April 24, 2001
Briefs must be received at the Commission Docket Unit and served on all parties listed on the Proof of Service List no later than close of business on the dates indicated. The Commission's Public Adviser, Roberta Mendonca, is available to provide information or to assist those interested in filing briefs. She may be reached at (916) 654-4489 or, toll free, at 1-800-822-6228; her e-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
News media inquiries should be directed to Claudia Chandler at (916) 654-4989, or e-mail: email@example.com
Paul Richins, the Commission's Project Manager, will respond to technical questions concerning the Metcalf Energy Center at (916) 654-4074, or e-mail: 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/metcalf
Questions of a legal or procedural nature should be directed to the Acting Hearing Officer, Gary Fay, at (916) 654-3893 or email: email@example.com
Date On Line: March 15, 2001
ENERGY RESOURCES CONSERVATION
AND DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION
ROBERT A. LAURIE, Commissioner
Metcalf AFC Committee
WILLIAM J. KEESE, Chairman
Metcalf AFC Committee
Mail to lists: 700, 701, 702 & Proof of Service List
* Group 1: Project Description; Compliance; Geology and Paleontology; Transmission Line Safety and Nuisance; Waste Management; Efficiency; Reliability; Facility Design; Worker Safety and Fire Protection; Cultural Resources.
Group 2: Noise; Soil & Water Resources; Traffic & Transportation; Hazardous Materials; Socioeconomics; Land Use.
Group 3: Biology; Visual; Air Quality; Public Health; Transmission System Engineering; Local System Effects; Alternatives.
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