[California Energy Commission Letterhead]


Energy Resources Conservation
and Development Commission

In the Matter of:                     )     Docket No. 99-AFC-5
Application for Certification         )     NOTICE OF MAY 22, 2000
for the Otay Mesa Generating Project  )     STATUS CONFERENCE
(PG&E Generating)                     )


On March 23, 2000, the Committee issued a Revised Scheduling Order based on Applicant's agreement to extend the 12-month schedule pending release of the Preliminary Determination of Compliance (PDOC) by the San Diego Air Pollution Control District. The revised schedule directs Staff to file its Preliminary Staff Assessment (PSA) on May 1, 2000 except for the air quality analysis, which will be filed 45 days after the PDOC is released. The Order also establishes a performance approach that imposes a day-for-day slip if Applicant does not provide necessary information in accordance with the dates indicated in the revised schedule.

Staff and Applicant filed Status Reports (#5) on April 18 and 20, respectively, stating that several issues will not be resolved by May 1, the PSA filing date. Staff, however, will file the PSA with incomplete analyses. To complete the analyses, Staff requires additional information on air quality, biological resources, transmission system engineering, and power plant efficiency and reliability (natural gas supply). Applicant is consulting with the responsible local, state, and federal agencies to resolve these issues.


The Committee will conduct a status conference to discuss the timetable for obtaining information required to complete Staff's analyses, the status of the PDOC, potential delays in completing the Final Determination of Compliance (FDOC), as well as any other pertinent scheduling matters as follows:

MONDAY, MAY 22, 2000
Beginning at 1:00 p.m.
Chula Vista Public Services Building
Council Chambers
276 Fourth Avenue
Chula Vista, California
(Wheelchair Accessible)


The Committee invites representatives from the responsible governmental agencies and SDG&E to participate at the status conference.

Members of the general public and other interested entities may also participate and offer comments on the scheduling matters identified above.

The Commission's Public Adviser, Roberta Mendonca, is available to provide information and to assist the public in participating at the conference. If you have questions about the process or would like information on how to participate, please call the Public Adviser at (916) 654-4489 or toll free at (800) 822-6228 or email at: pao@energy.state.ca.us


If you require special accommodations in order to participate, contact Robert Sifuentes at least five days before the Conference at (916) 654-5004 or email at: rsifuent@energy.state.ca.us

News media inquiries should be addressed to Claudia Chandler, Assistant Executive Director for media and public communications at (916) 654-4989 or email at: energia@energy.gov

Technical questions should be directed to Eileen Allen, the Staff's Project Manager at (916) 654-4082 or email at: eallen@energy.state.ca.us

Questions of a legal or procedural nature should be addressed to Susan Gefter, the Hearing Officer at (916) 654-3893 or email at: sgefter@energy.state.ca.us

Information concerning the project, as well as notices and other relevant Commission documents, may be found on the Commission's Webpage for this proceeding at:


Date On Line: April 28, 2000


ROBERT A. LAURIE, Commissioner
Presiding Member
Otay Mesa AFC Committee

ROBERT PERNELL, Commissioner
Associate Member
Otay Mesa AFC Committee

Mailed to List: #708

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