[California Energy Commission Letterhead]


STATE OF CALIFORNIA
ENERGY RESOURCES
CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION


NOTICE OF RECEIPT
PETITION TO AMEND THE ENERGY COMMISSION DECISION FOR THE
OTAY MESA GENERATING PROJECT (99-AFC-5C)


On September 30, 2002, the California Energy Commission (Energy Commission) received a petition to amend the Energy Commission Decision for the Otay Mesa Generating Project (OMGP). OMGP is a nominal 510 MW combined cycle power plant currently under construction and located in Otay Mesa in the southwestern portion of San Diego County, California.

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSED CHANGE: The proposed modification will separate the turbine/HRSG exhaust stacks and increase the stack height from 144 to 160 feet. The petition also adds duct firing capability to the HRSG units and eliminates power augmentation (PAG) steam injection capability, clarifies the requirement for use of oxidation catalysts, adds provisions for a small auxiliary boiler and revises air emission rates including those related to startup and shutdown operations. These modifications to the facility design will improve the performance and reliability of the facility. The petition seeks to modify biological resources condition of certification BIO 11 to increase compensation to the Quino Checkersopot Butterfly Research Endowment if required due to potential increase in nitrogen deposition. The petition also seeks to modify the facility design condition of certification GEN 2 to modify Table 1 (Major Equipment List) and Table 2 (Major Structures and Equipment).

ENERGY COMMISSION REVIEW PROCEDURES

The purpose of the Energy Commission's review process is to assess the impacts of this proposal on environmental quality, public health and safety. The review process includes an evaluation of the consistency of the proposed changes with the Energy Commission's decision and if the project, as changed, will remain in compliance with applicable laws, ordinances, regulations, and standards (Title 20, California Code of Regulations, Section 1769). Energy Commission staff is currently analyzing the request and will publish an analysis in the next several weeks. A public hearing for the purpose of approving or denying the amendment proposal will subsequently be held at a regularly scheduled Energy Commission business meeting.

This Notice of Receipt is being mailed to interested parties and property owners adjacent to the project site who may want to participate in the amendment process.

  • If you would like to receive a copy of the petition to amend the project, staff’s analysis, or the Energy Commission’s order if the changes are approved, please complete the enclosed Information Request Form and return it to the address shown.
  • If you have questions or wish to make comments regarding this proposed project change, please contact Ila Lewis, Compliance Project Manager, at (916) 654-4678, or by e-mail at ilewis@energy.state.ca.us, within 14 days of the date of this notice.

For further information on how to participate in this proceeding, or if you require special accommodation, please contact Ms. Roberta Mendonca, the Energy Commission's Public Adviser, at (916) 654-4489, or toll free in California at (800) 822-6228. News media inquiries should be directed to Assistant Director, Claudia Chandler, at (916) 654-4989.



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TERRENCE O'BRIEN, Deputy Director
Systems Assessment & Facilities Siting



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