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Energy Resources
Conservation and Development Commission

In the Matter of:                 }            Docket No. 00-AFC-12
Application for Certification of  }            Application complete 	 		
Duke Energy for the               }            January 10, 2001	
Morro Bay Power Plant Project     }


In its Status Report filed on June 27, 2001, Duke Energy (Applicant) acknowledged the desirability of having a draft National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit available to Commission staff prior to completion of the Final Staff Assessment (FSA). In its Status Report, Commission staff also noted the need for a draft NPDES permit in order to complete the Biological Resources section of the FSA, adding that the Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board may not file its draft NPDES permit until the first week in August. In addition, Staff points out that additional information is still required from Applicant and from other agencies. Thus, both Applicant and Staff agree that certain information deficiencies necessitate a delay in issuing the FSA.

Accordingly, the Committee will revise and extend the Committee Schedule issued on April 2, 2001. Thus, Staff was not required to issue the FSA on July 7 and no Prehearing Conference is scheduled at this time. However, to inform the Committee of progress in the case and to help determine realistic dates for a revised schedule, the parties are ordered to file and serve on all parties a Status Report which details the state of negotiations and agreements among various parties and regulatory agencies. Status Reports must be filed no later than close of business on Wednesday, July 18, 2001.

So Ordered.

Date Online: July 11, 2001, at Sacramento, California.

Commissioner and Presiding Member
Morro Bay AFC Committee

Chairman and Associate Member
Morro Bay AFC Committee

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