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Palen Solar Power Plant Licensing Case
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Docket Number: 09-AFC-7

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Commission's Documents

Energy Commission Staff's Response to Intervenor Center for Biological Diversity's Petition For Reconsideration. Posted: February 4, 2011. (PDF file, 10 pages, 547 kb)

Commission Decision. Posted: December 22, 2010. (PDF file, 738 pages, 14.3 megabytes)

Errata to the Presiding Member's Proposed Decision. Posted: December 10, 2010. (PDF file, 26 pages, 279 kb)

Transcript of the December 2, 2010, Committee Conference Posted: December 8, 2010. (PDF file, 33 pages, 83 kb)

Commission Decision Re Data Concerning Cultural Resources on BLM Land. Dated July 14, 2010. Posted December 2, 2010. (PDF file, 14 pages, 190 kb)

California Energy Commission Staff's Additional Supplemental Air Quality Testimony. Posted: December 1, 2010. (PDF file, 14 pages, 190 kb)

Proposed Override Findings. Posted: December 1, 2010. (PDF file, 6 pages, 54 kb)

Staff's Comments on the Presiding Member's Proposed Decision and Supplemental Air Quality Testimony. Posted: December 1, 2010. (PDF file, 23 pages, 586 kb)

Staff Rebuttal Testimony - Cultural Resources. Dated October 11, 2010. Posted: November 30, 2010. (PDF file, 22 pages, 6.2 mb)

Supplemental Staff Assessment - Air Quality. Posted: November 30, 2010. (PDF file, 34 pages, 230 kb)

Presiding Member's Proposed Decision. Errata is added on 12/10/2010. Posted: November 12, 2010. (PDF file, 751 pages, 15 megabytes)

Transcript of the October 27, 2010, Evidentiary Hearing Posted: November 2, 2010. (PDF file, 188 pages, 346 kb)

Staff Rebuttal Testimony - Alternatives and Biological Resources Posted: October 26, 2010. (PDF file, 374 pages, 29 megabytes)

Transcript of the October 13, 2010, Evidentiary Hearing Posted: October 19, 2010. (PDF file, 29 pages, 53 kb)

Transcript of the October 5, 2010, PreHearing Conference Posted: October 13, 2010. (PDF file, 40 pages, 66.7 kb)

Staff's Pre-Hearing Conference Statement Posted: October 4, 2010. (PDF file, 7 pages, 76 kb)

Staff consideration of PSPP applicant's request - to delete BIO-27 by adding avoidance and minimization components of BIO-27 to BIO-8 and BIO-14. Posted: September 30, 2010. Dated May 12, 2010 (PDF file, 13 pages, 65 kb)

Staff Consideration of Applicant Requested Revision to AQ-SC11. Posted: September 28, 2010. (PDF file, 4 pages, 43 kb)

Revised Staff Assessment Part 2. Posted: September 16, 2010. (PDF file, 1346 pages, 65.5 megabytes - Please note large file size!)
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Transcript of the September 9, 2010 Mandatory Status Conference. Posted: September 14, 2010. (PDF file, 38 pages, 66 kb)

California Energy Commission Staff's Issues Statement. Posted: September 3, 2010. (PDF file, 5 pages, 390 kb)

Revised Staff Assessment Part 1. Posted: September 1, 2010. (PDF file, 710 pages, 14.3 megabytes - Please note large file size!)

Response to Invitation to Participate in the Section 106 Consultation. Posted: August 10, 2010. (PDF file, 2 pages, 393 kb)

Staff Emergency Response Matrix. Posted: August 5, 2010. (PDF file, 1 pages, 19 kb)

REAT Biological Resource Compensation/Mitigation Cost Estimate Breakdown. Posted: July 28, 2010. (PDF file, 1 pages, 55.3 kb)

Transcript of July 6, 2010, Status Conference. Posted: July 8, 2010. (PDF file, 20 pages, 33 kb)

Energy Commission Staff's Issues Statement. Posted: July 1, 2010. (PDF file, 2 pages, 20 kb)

Report of Conversation for Socio Resources. Posted: June 16, 2010. (PDF file, 2 pages, 680 kb)

Letter from Alan Soloman and Lisa DeCarlo to Ms. Klebaner and Mr. Holder of California Unions for Reliable Energy regarding their Expressed Concerns with Continuation Workshop. Posted: May 18, 2010. (PDF file, 3 pages, 30.6 kb)

Letter from Commission Project Manger to Applicant - Re: Follow-up from the April 16, 2010, Palen Solar Power Plant Workshop. Posted: April 19, 2010. (PDF file, 2 pages, 24 kb)

Letter from Commission Project Manger to Applicant - Regarding Project Configuration. Posted: April 14, 2010. (PDF file, 4 pages, 392 kb)

Staff Assessment and Draft Environmental Impact Statement. Posted: March 18, 2010. (PDF file, 1,432 page, 33.4 MEGABYTES - Note file size!)
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Transcript of the January 25, 2010, Information Hearing. Posted: February 22, 2010. (PDF file, 42 page, 95 kb)

Transcript of the Common Matter of the Informational hearing. Posted: February 2, 2010. (PDF file, 27 page, 70.5 kb)

Staff's Issues Identification Report. Posted December 17, 2009. (PDF file, 12 pages, 272 kb)

Data Requests Set 1 (#1-280). Posted December 8, 2009. (PDF file, 120 pages, 6.5 MB)

Revised Data Adequacy Recommendation. Posted December 7, 2009. (PDF file, 89 pages, 1 mb)

California Energy Commission Staff's Data Adequacy Recommendation - Posted September 24, 2009. (PDF file, 100 pages, 475 kb)


Public Advisor Documents


Applicant's Documents

Applicant's Golden Eagle Survey Results, Resource Area: Biological Resources. Dated September 13, 2010. Posted December 2, 2010. (PDF file, 6 pages, 328 kb)

Applicant's Prehearing Conference Statement. Dated October 5, 2010. Posted December 1, 2010. (PDF file, 22 pages,172 kb)

Applicant's Comments on the Presiding Member's Proposed Decision. Posted December 1, 2010. (PDF file, 8 pages, 127 kb)

Applicant's Fall Botanical Surveys - Resource Area, Biology. Dated October 26, 2010 .Posted November 30, 2010. (PDF file, 38 pages, 3.2 mb)

Applicant's Rebuttal Testimony: Biological Resources. Dated October 22, 2010 .Posted November 30, 2010. (PDF file, 43 pages, 377 kb)

Applicant's Opening Testimony: Air Quality & Soil & Water Resources. Dated October 15, 2010 . Posted November 30, 2010. (PDF file, 43 pages, 377 kb)

Applicant's Spring 2010 Survey Results Corrected and Preliminary impact Calculations for Biological Resources. Dated June 15, 2010. Posted July 28, 2010. (PDF file, 14 Pages, 1.91 mb)

Applicant's Wildlife Movement and Desert Tortoise Habitat Connectivity. Dated May 15, 2010. Posted July 28, 2010. (PDF file, 21 Pages, 3.18 mb)

Applicant's Initial Comments on the Biological Resources Section of the Staff Assessment/Draft Environmental Impact Statement. Dated May 15, 2010. Posted July 28, 2010. (PDF file, 33 Pages, 267 kb)

Applicant's Initial Comments on the Staff Assessment/Draft Environmental Impact Statement, (PDF file, 128 Pages, 8.13 mb)

Applicant's Supplemental Information: Reconfigured Alternative 2 & Reconfigured Alternative 3, (PDF file, 104 Pages, 21.1 mb)

Responses to CEC Data Requests Set 1 Volumes A and B, (PDF, Excel, Zipped files)

Application for Certification, (PDF files)


Intervenors' and Others' Documents

Intervenor Center for Biological Diversity Petition for Reconsideration of Adoption of Commission Order No. 10-1215-19. Posted January 28, 2011. (PDF file, 11 pages, 659 kb)

Draft Environmental Impact Statements from the US Environmental Protection Agency. Dated July 12 2010. Posted December 2, 2010. (PDF file, 12 pages, 659 kb)

CURE Issues Statement Three. Dated September 8, 2010. Posted December 2, 2010. (PDF file, 7 pages, 512 kb)

CURE Issues Statement Two. Dated July 1, 2010. Posted December 2, 2010. (PDF file, 10 pages, 524 kb)

Brendan Hughes Comments on Staff Assessment/Draft EIS. Dated July 1, 2010. Posted December 2, 2010. (PDF file, 1 page, 29 kb)

Center for Biological Diversity Comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Staff Assessment and Possible California Desert Conservation Area Plan Amendment. Dated July 1, 2010. Posted December 2, 2010. (PDF file, 33 pages, 242 kb)

Western Watersheds Comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Staff Assessment and Possible California Desert Conservation Area Plan Amendment. Dated July 1, 2010. Posted December 2, 2010. (PDF file, 11 pages, 135 kb)

CNRCC Comments on SA/DEIS. Dated July 1, 2010. Posted December 2, 2010. (PDF file, 13 pages, 2.5 mb)

The Wilderness Society Natural Resources Defense Council Defenders of Wildlife Comments on the DEIS and California Desert Conservation Area Plan Amendment. Dated July 1, 2010. Posted December 2, 2010. (PDF file, 12 pages, 279 kb)

Intervenor Center for Biological Diversity's Suggested Changes on Conditions of Certification in the Proposed Revised Staff Assessment. Dated October 1, 2010. Posted December 2, 2010. (PDF file, 6 pages, 156 kb)

Prehearing Conference Statement of Intervenor Center for Biological Diversity. Dated October 4, 2010. Posted December 2, 2010. (PDF file, 10 pages, 254 kb)

Prehearing Conference Statement of CURE. Dated October 4, 2010. Posted December 1, 2010. (PDF file, 8 pages, 516 kb)

Riverside County Fire Department Comments on the PMPD. Dated November 26, 2010. Posted: December 1, 2010. (PDF file, 1 pages, 106 kb)

South Coast Air Quality Management District's Comments on the Air Quality Supplemental Staff Assessment. Posted: December 1, 2010. (PDF file, 3 pages, 65.5 kb)

South Coast Air Quality Management District's Comments on the Presiding Members Proposed Decision. Posted: December 1, 2010. (PDF file, 3 pages, 57 kb)

South Coast Air Quality Management District's Final Determination of Compliance. Posted: December 1, 2010. (PDF file, 53 pages, 930 kb)

Comments on the PMPD from Intervenor Center for Biological Diversity. Posted: December 1, 2010. (PDF file, 11 pages, 393 kb)

Prehearing Conference Statement of Intervenor Basin and Range Watch. Dated October 4, 2010. Posted: December 1, 2010. (PDF file, 6 pages, 70 kb)

CURE Joint Statement and Cover Letter. Dated October 5, 2010. Posted November 30, 2010. (PDF file, 10 pages, 618 kb)

The Center For Biological Diversity Revised Exhibit List and Additional Exhibits. Posted November 30, 2010. (PDF file, 4 pages, 315 kb)

The Center for Biological Diversity Opening Testimony. Posted November 24, 2010. (PDF file, 1838 pages, 46 MEGABYTES - Note file size!)
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Comments from the California Department of Toxic Substances Control. Posted July 21, 2010. (PDF file, 4 pages, 963 kb)

California ISO - Redacted Phase II Study - Posted July 30, 2010. (PDF file, 27 pages, 184 kb)

Comment Letter from the US Environmental Protection Agency.
Posted July 21, 2010. (PDF file, 12 pages, 660 kb)

Comment Letter from the South Coast Air Quality Management District.
Posted July 20, 2010. (PDF file, 3 pages, 123 kb)

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Renewable Energy Development and Common Raven Predation on the Desert Tortoise - Summary.
Posted June 1, 2010. (PDF file, 3 pages, 29 kb)

Comments by Kenneth B Waxlax of Peter Murray and Associates Real Estate on the SA/EIS of NextEra Genesis project, and Solar Millennium Blythe and Palen Projects. Dated May 7, 2010. Posted May 10, 2010. (PDF file, 3 pages, 140 kb)

Comment Letter from Riverside County Department of Environmental Health. Posted May 5, 2010. (PDF file, 2 pages, 92 kb)

Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office Comments on the Draft Desert Tortoise Relocation/Translocation Plan for the Palen and Blythe Solar Energy Projects. Posted April 29, 2010. (PDF file, 5 pages, 68 kb)

Comment Letter from the CA Dept. of Transportation. Posted April 27, 2010. (PDF file, 3 pages, 200 kb)

Comment Letter from Defenders of Wildlife. Posted April 27, 2010. (PDF file, 2 pages, 112 kb)

Colorado River Board of California Comments Regarding Request for Agency Participation in the Review of Blythe and Palen. Posted April 15, 2010. (PDF file, 5 pages, 370 kb)

Letter from Jennifer Guigliano, AECOM, Re: Revised Habitat Mitigation and Monitoring Plan Impacts and Compensation Tables. Posted March 10, 2010. (PDF file, 4 pages, 284 kb)

Riverside County Planning Department Comments - Posted February 17, 2010. (PDF file, 5 pages, 292 kb)

Riverside County Fire Department Comments - Posted February 17, 2010. (PDF file, 2 pages, 80 kb)

Riverside County Fire Department Responses to Survey Questions - Posted January 19, 2010. (PDF file, 4 pages, 104 kb)

Scoping Comments from Center for Biological Diversity - Posted January 19, 2010. (PDF file, 23 pages, 744 kb)

Scoping Comments from Western Watersheds Project - Posted January 19, 2010. (PDF file, 7 pages, 88 kb)

Scoping Comments From the Wildlands Conservancy - Posted January 14, 2010. (PDF file, 7 pages, 100 kb)

Letter from EPA RE Notice of Intent to Prepare Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Chevron Energy Solutions Palen Solar project - Posted: December 15, 2009. (PDF file, 14 pages, 902 kb)

Letter from the Department of Toxic Substances Control Regarding Request For Agency Participation - Posted: November 24, 2009. (PDF file, 5 pages, 224 kb)


Figures and Maps

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