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Energy Resources
Conservation and Development Commission

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


On Friday, April 19, 2002, Commission staff informed the Committee that it would not be able to meet the April 22, 2002, filing date for Part 3 of the Final Staff Assessment (FSA). Part 3 of the FSA contains Staff's analysis on the topics of biology and alternatives. Staff anticipates serving this document upon all parties through electronic mail by Thursday, April 25, 2002. In an effort to reduce the inconvenience which Staff's delay may cause other parties in the case, the Committee has extended by three days the date on which all non-CEC parties must file their direct testimony on Group IV topics and their rebuttal to the FSA, Part 3. All other previously scheduled dates remain the same as per the attached adjusted schedule.

Further Information
Marc Pryor, the Commission's Project Manager, will respond to technical questions concerning the Morro Bay Power Plant Project at (916) 653-0159, or by e-mail at: mpryor@energy.state.ca.us. 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/morrobay/index.html.

Questions of a legal or procedural nature should be directed to the Hearing Officer, Gary Fay at (916) 654-3893.

4/22/02  4/25/02 Staff files FSA, Part 3 (Biology, Alternatives).
5/3/02 All parties file reply briefs on Group III topics .
5/10/02  5/13/02 All non-CEC parties file direct testimony and rebuttal to FSA, Part 3.
5/24/02 All parties file rebuttal to non-CEC testimony .
6/4/02 - 6/7/02 Evidentiary Hearings on Group IV topics .
6/28/02 All parties file opening briefs on Group IV topics.
7/12/02 All parties file reply briefs on Group IV topics.


Chairman and Presiding Member
Morro Bay AFC Committee

Chairman and Associate Member
Morro Bay AFC Committee

  1. Group III topics include: Air Quality, Public Health, Land Use, Visual, Soil & Water.
  2. Group IV topics include: Biological Resources, (including cooling options for mitigation), and Alternatives.
  3. The Committee anticipates concluding the Evidentiary Hearings by Thursday, June 6, 2002, but has reserved the following day in the event that additional time is required. The Committee will order expedited transcripts for the June evidentiary hearings.

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