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NOTICE OF EVIDENTIARY

HEARING

MOUNTAINVIEW POWER PLANT
Application For Certification Docket # 00-AFC-2












Evidentiary Hearing
- Purpose:




Hearing topics
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The California Energy Commission Committee is reviewing an application by the Mountainview Power company to construct a 1056-megawatt (MW) natural gas-fired combined cycle power plant. The project would be located at the existing power plant site formerly owned by Southern California Edison (SCE) at the corner of San Bernardino Avenue and Mountain View, now annexed to the City of Redlands.

The purpose of the evidentiary hearings is to establish the factual record upon which this case will be decided through the taking of oral, written, or documentary evidence from the official parties to the proceeding on the topics listed in the side bar.

The public and interested agencies are encouraged to attend and make comments on the topics to be discussed listed in the side bar. Written comments on the hearing topics can be submitted to the Energy Commission, Docket Unit (00-AFC-2), 1516 - 9th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814. For consideration in the Committee's Proposed Decision, written comments need to be submitted no later than November 16, 2000,

Whether made at the evidentiary hearing or submitted in writing, public comments will be entered into the record of the proceeding and may be used to supplement or explain the evidence in the record. Public comments by themselves, however, are not sufficient to support a finding of fact or a decision on an issue. In order to present evidence that is sufficient to support a finding of fact or decision on an issue, a citizen, group or agency must become an official party to the proceeding by filing a Petition to Intervene no later than November 7, 2000.

The Commission's Public Adviser is available to provide information or to assist those interested in participating at the evidentiary hearing, but cannot act as the attorney for any party. The Public Adviser will also assist anyone interested in preparing a Petition to Intervene. Contact Roberta Mendonca, the Public Adviser at 916-654-4489 or toll-free 800-822-6228 or by e-mail at pao@energy.state.ca.us

Evidentiary Hearing -
Date and Place:
Thursday, November 16, 2000
10:00 a.m.
Fisk Room, San Bernardino County Museum (Wheelchair accessible)
2024 Orangetree Lane
Redlands, California (Map attached)
Documents for Evidentiary Hearing:

As a test case, the Committee directed the Applicant to condense essential information from its multi-volume Application for Certification (AFC) into a prescribed Matrix format. Through tables and text, the Matrix provides the Applicant's assessment of potential impacts for all the topics listed in the side bar and mitigation or conditions to eliminate or reduce any potential impacts.

In addition, the staff of the Energy Commission has published an independent analysis in the Staff Assessment (SA). The Staff Assessment also evaluates potential project impacts for each topic listed in the side bar.

Both the Matrix and the Staff Assessment will be available in a printed version as well as for viewing on the Energy Commission Web Site: www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/mountainview. You can obtain a printed copy of the Matrix and/or the Staff Assessment by contacting Roberta Mendonca, the Public Adviser at toll-free 800-822-6228 or 916-654-4489.

Evidentiary Hearing -
Procedures:

Witnesses may appear by declaration instead of in person if the topic is uncontested. If a topic is contested, a witness must appear in person to testify under oath and be subject to cross-examination by other parties. A party sponsoring an expert witness, either by declaration or in person, shall establish the witness' qualifications.

Uncontested and contested topics will be identified at the Pre-hearing Conference to be held at the conclusion of the November 6, 2000 workshop at approximately 2:00 p.m., in the Fisk Room, San Bernardino County Museum, 2024 Orangetree Lane, Redlands, California. See Notice of Committee Workshops & Pre-Hearing Conference on the Energy Commission Web Site: www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/mountainview

Electronic Submission
of Evidence:

To assist the Committee in the preparation of the Proposed Decision, each party submitting evidence to the record for the purpose of having the Committee rely upon it in making a finding shall submit that evidence in electronic, Word 97-compatable form on or before November 16, 2000.

Becoming a Party:

Anyone with a legitimate interest relevant to the siting of the proposed power plant may file a Petition to Intervene and become a formal party to this proceeding. Party status provides the rights to present independent evidence, receive pertinent documents, and cross-examine witnesses; it also imposes the duty to comply with various orders, procedures, and filing requirements, as well as be subject to cross-examination by other parties.

In this proceeding, a Petition to Intervene shall be filed no later than November 7, 2000. The Public Adviser will assist anyone interested in preparing a Petition to Intervene. Contact Roberta Mendonca, the Public Adviser at 916-654-4489 or toll-free 800-822-6228 or by e-mail at pao@energy.state.ca.us

Help:

800-822-6228
(toll free in California)

916-654-4489

Members of the public may participate in all phases of the licensing process in a variety of ways. If you need information concerning public participation, please contact Roberta Mendonca, the Energy Commission's Public Adviser, at 916-654-4489 or, toll free in California, at 800-822-6228, or by e-mail at: pao@energy.state.ca.us

Information concerning the status of the project, notices and other relevant documents are available on the Commission's Web Site at: www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/mountainview

Contacts:

Technical questions concerning the project should be addressed to the Energy Commission Staff's Project Manager, James Reede, at 916-654-1245 or e-mail at: jreede@energy.state.ca.gov

Questions of a legal or procedural nature should be directed to Garret Shean, the Hearing Officer, at 916-654-3893 or e-mail at: gshean@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 by e-mail at: energia@energy.ca.gov





Date On Line: November 2, 2000



ENERGY RESOURCES CONSERVATION
AND DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION




MICHAL C. MOORE, PH.D.
Commissioner and Presiding Member
Mountainview AFC Committee

ROBERT PERNELL
Commissioner and Associate Member
Mountainview AFC Committee




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