[California Energy Commission Letterhead]

STATE OF CALIFORNIA

Energy Resources
Conservation and Development Commission



In the Matter of:                  )     Docket No. 99-AFC-4 
                                   )
Application for Certification      )     NOTICE OF EVIDENTIARY
for the Moss Landing Power         )     HEARINGS -and- HEARING ORDER
Plant Project                      )
___________________________________)



I. NOTICE OF EVIDENTIARY HEARINGS

This Notice is to inform you that the Committee designated to conduct proceedings on the Application for Certification of the Moss Landing Power Plant Project will hold EVIDENTIARY HEARINGS as listed below:

WEDNESDAY, June 7, 2000
Beginning at 10:00 a.m.
First Floor Hearing Room A

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THURSDAY, June 8, 2000
Beginning at 10.00 a.m.
First Floor Hearing Room A
-at -
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA
[Wheelchair Accessible]

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THURSDAY, June 15, 2000
Assembly Room
Moss Landing Power Plant
Intersection of Highway 1 and Dolan Road
(Enter at Dolan Road Gate.)
Moss Landing, California

NOTE: LOCATION CHANGE!

THURSDAY, June 15, 2000
Beginning at 9 a.m.
First Floor Hearing Room A
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA
[Wheelchair Accessible]

An additional evidentiary hearing is scheduled for TUESDAY, June 20, 2000 at a location to be announced by separate notice.

Members of the public and interested agencies are invited to attend all of the evidentiary hearings. Time will be reserved at each hearing to allow members of the public to comment.

A. Formal Evidentiary Hearing Procedures

The purpose of the evidentiary hearings is to establish the factual record in this case through the taking of written and oral testimony as well as documentary exhibits from the parties. All witnesses must file their testimony in writing prior to testifying at the evidentiary hearings. The dates for filing testimony in each subject area are noted in Attachment A. Where appropriate, multiple witnesses may testify as a panel. Except where testimony is received by declaration, witnesses will testify under oath or affirmation and be subject to cross-examination by other parties, which have intervened in the case.

At the evidentiary hearing, a party sponsoring a witness shall briefly establish the witness' qualifications and have the witness orally summarize the prepared testimony before requesting that the testimony be moved into evidence. Relevant documentary exhibits may be offered into evidence at that time as well. At the conclusion of a witness' direct testimony, the Committee will provide the other parties an opportunity for cross-examination, followed by redirect examination and recross as appropriate.

B. Public Participation

Members of the public and interested governmental agencies are invited to attend these hearings and may offer unsworn public comment upon the matters discussed. These public comments will be entered into the record of the proceeding and may be used to supplement or explain the evidence of record. Public comments by themselves, however, are not sufficient to support a finding of fact or a decision on an issue.

The CommissionŐs Public Adviser, Roberta Mendonca, is available to provide information or to assist those interested in participating at these hearings. She may be reached at (916) 654-4489 or, toll free, at 800-822-6228; her email address is: pao@energy.state.ca.us

Technical questions concerning the project should be addressed to Richard Buell, the Commission's Project Manager, at (916) 653-1614 or email: rbuell@energy.state.ca.us After June 6, 2000, technical questions should be directed to Paul Richins, at (916) 654-4074 or email: prichins@energy.state.ca.us Questions of a legal or procedural nature should be directed to Gary Fay, the Hearing Officer, at (916) 654-3965 or email: gfay@energy.state.ca.us

If you require special accommodations, contact Robert Sifuentes at 654-5004, five days prior to a meeting.

Information about the project is available on the Energy Commission's web site at:

http://www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/mosslanding


II. HEARING ORDER

The Commission staff (Staff) shall file Part 1 of its Final Staff Assessment (FSA) no later than close of business on May 15, 2000. {The Final Staff Assessment (Part 1) for the Moss Landing Power Project is expected to include testimony in all the topic areas except: Air Quality, Land Use, Biological Resources, Soil and Water Resources, and Alternatives. The latter topics will be filed on the dates indicated in Attachment A.} For each topic area, the Applicant and other parties shall serve their written testimony at the same time as Staff files testimony for the topic area. Filings shall be served upon all parties to this proceeding and the CommissionŐs Docket Unit, MS-4, 1516 Ninth Street, Sacramento, CA 95814. Each party is responsible for ensuring that its respective submissions are received no later than 5:00 p.m. on the filing dates indicated. Identify all documents with "Docket No. 99-AFC-4."

The Committee will take evidence based on the Topic and Witness Schedule for Evidentiary Hearings which is attached (Attachment A). Unless a party requests otherwise, presentation of evidence will follow the agenda reflected in ATTACHMENT A.


Date On Line: May 18, 2000

ENERGY RESOURCES CONSERVATION
AND DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION



[Signtaure]
WILLIAM J. KEESE, Chairman
Presiding Member
Moss Landing AFC Committee
[Signtaure]
MICHAL C. MOORE
Associate Member
Moss Landing AFC Committee




ATTACHMENT A

TOPIC and WITNESS SCHEDULE

Moss Landing Power Plant Project

99-AFC-4

 

The Committee will hear topics according to the following agenda. Any requests for changes/substitutions, etc. should be made to the hearing officer at the earliest date possible.

 

HEARING DATE: JUNE 7-8, 2000

FILING DATE: MAY 15, 2000

TOPIC

WITNESSES

Project Overview, Project Description, Environmental Summary

Applicant: Mark Seedall

Staff: Paul Richins

Public Health

Applicant: Eric Walther

Staff: Obed Odoemelam

Worker Safety and Fire Protection

Applicant: Eric Walther

Staff: Kathi Hann/Chris Tooker

Transmission Line Safety and Nuisance

Applicant: Allen Jones/Robert Mason

Staff: Obed Odoemelam

Hazardous Materials Management

Applicant: Eric Walther

Staff: Rick Tyler

Waste Management

Applicant: Eric Walther

Staff: Mike Ringer

Traffic and Transportation

Applicant: Chris Cannon/Pascal Volet

Staff: Steve Brown

Noise

Applicant: Chris Cannon

Staff: Steve Baker

Visual Resources

Applicant: David Blau

Staff: David Flores

Cultural Resources

Applicant: Robert Mason

Staff: Dorothy Torres & Deborah K. McLean

Socioeconomics

Applicant: Chris Cannon

Staff: Amanda Stennick

 

 

HEARING DATE: JUNE 7-8, 2000, (Cont.)

FILING DATE: MAY 15, 2000

TOPIC

WITNESSES

Geology and Paleontology

Applicant: Dennis Padgett/Robert Mason

Staff: Robert Anderson

Facility Design

Applicant: Ted Muallem

Staff: M. Kisabuli

Power Plant Reliability

Applicant: Ted Muallem

Staff: Steve Baker

Power Plant Efficiency

Applicant:Ted Muallem

Staff: Steve Baker

Transmission System Engineering

Applicant: Allen Jones/Robert Mason

Staff: Al McCuen & Charles Vartanian

Compliance Monitoring & Facility Closure

Applicant: Randy Vigor

Staff: Jeri Zene Scott

 

 

HEARING DATE: JUNE 15, 2000

FILING DATE: MAY 31, 2000

TOPIC

WITNESSES

Air Quality

Applicant: Gary Rubenstein

Staff: Matthew Layton

Land Use

Applicant: Kirk Marckwald

Staff: Eric Knight

 

 

HEARING DATE: JUNE 20, 2000

FILING DATE: JUNE 6, 2000

TOPIC

WITNESSES

Biological Resources

Applicant: Dave Mayer/Rick Williams/John Little

Staff: Richard Anderson

Soils and Water Resources

Applicant: John Ruud/ Brian Waters/Scott Flake

Staff: Joe O’Hagan & Lorraine White

Alternatives

Applicant: Mark Seedall/John Ruud

Staff: Lisa DeCarlo & Paul Richins




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