[California Energy Commission Letterhead]


Energy Resources Conservation
and Development Commission

In the Matter of:                )     Docket No. 99-AFC-4
Application for Certification    )
for the Moss Landing             )     COMMITTEE
Power Plant Project              )     SCHEDULING ORDER

This Scheduling Order is based on discussions at the September 7, 1999, Informational Hearing and the proposed schedule submitted by Staff in its August 26, 1999, Issue Identification Report.

The following Committee Schedule contains an initial list of events that must occur in order to complete the certification review in twelve months. This schedule only covers the period through the release of the Final Staff Assessment and, thus, differs from Staff's proposed schedule. The balance of the schedule will be determined at the Prehearing Conference. To satisfy the statutory directive that the Commission issue a decision within twelve months from the date an application is deemed complete [see, Pub. Resources Code, secs. 25522(a), 25540.6(a)], the Committee intends to present a recommendation to the Commission for consideration not later than August 9, 2000.

Several deadlines are contingent upon reviews to be conducted by federal, state, and local agencies. The Committee recognizes that the completion of those reviews may necessitate schedule modifications. The Commission staff is responsible for meeting all Committee deadlines for the filings produced by the staff. The Applicant bears the burden of proof in this proceeding and must be responsible for the timeliness of its own filings as well as those of all other agencies outside the Commission. A delay by an agency other than the Commission staff in filing a required document may result in a necessary extension to the 12-month schedule.

The Committee may modify the schedule at any time either upon its own motion or that of a party. [Cal. Code of Regs., tit. 20, sec. 1709(c)]. The schedule requires periodic status reports from the parties to determine whether case development is progressing satisfactorily, and to bring potential schedule delays or other relevant matters to the Committee's attention.

As indicated in the Committee schedule, the Applicant's contracts and/or signed options for emission reduction credits (ERCs) should be filed at least three weeks prior to release of the Final Staff Assessment (FSA). The Committee encourages Applicant to meet these deadlines to provide sufficient review time for the responsible agencies.

for the
Moss Landing Power Plant Project
(On Line October 21, 1999)



Commission deems AFC data adequate August 11, 1999
Applicant’s responses to Coastal Commission’s data requests are due. August 31
Staff issues first set of data requests to Applicant September 3
Informational Hearing & Site Visit September 7
Applicant initiates local, state, and federal permit or approval processes September-October
Public workshops on topics of concern and data responses October-December
Applicant files responses to CEC staff data requests October 4
All parties file Status Report #1 October 7
All parties file Status Report #2 November 8
All parties file Status Report #3 December 7
Cal-ISO approval of Preliminary Facilities Study December 10
Applicant provides Preliminary Determination of Compliance (PDOC) from Monterey Bay Unified Air Pollution Control District (MBUAPCD) December 10
Applicant provides California Coastal Commission report December 10
Applicant provides Draft Section 316(b) entrainment studies completed by the Regional Water Control Board Early January 2000
All parties file Status Report #4 January 7

CEC staff files Preliminary Staff Assessment(PSA)

January 11
Applicant submits contracts and/or signed options for ERCs January 21
Staff holds various PSA workshops Jan. 24 – Feb. 11
All parties file Status Report #5 February 7
Applicant provides Final Determination of Compliance (FDOC) from MBUAPCD February 11
Staff conducts workshop on air quality and FDOC Late February
Parties file Prehearing Conference Statements To be announced*
Committee conducts Prehearing Conference To be announced*
Staff releases Final Staff Assessment (FSA) as testimony March 28

For information on public participation, contact Roberta Mendonca, the Public Adviser, at (916) 654-4489 or (800) 822-6228 or e-mail: pao@energy.state.ca.us

Technical questions concerning the project may be addressed to Paul Richins, the Commission Staff's Project Manager at (916) 654-4074 or e-mail at: prichins@state.ca.us

Legal or procedural questions should be directed to Gary Fay, the Hearing Officer, at (916) 654-3893 or e-mail at: gfay@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 e-mail at: energia@energy.ca.gov

Information concerning the status of the project is available on the Energy Commission's Internet home page at: www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/mosslanding

Date On Line: October 21, 1999


Chairman and Presiding Member
Moss Landing AFC Committee

Commissioner and Associate Member
Moss Landing AFC Committee

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