[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 June 30, 2003, 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 requests changing the allowable noise level in Condition of Certification Noise-6 from 39 dBA to not exceeding the ambient background noise level by more than 5 dBA at the nearest sensitive receptor. The request is based upon new ambient noise monitoring completed in March 2003 that indicates the ambient noise level has increased since originally measured in May 1997.

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). Included in this notice is a copy of the Energy Commission staff's analysis for this request. 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, 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.

If you have questions regarding 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



Enclosure
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