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Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission

In the Matter of: ) Docket No. 99-AFC-7
Application for Certification ) COMMITTEE SCHEDULING ORDER
for the Pastoria Energy Facility )
(Enron North America Corp.) )
_____________________________________________ )

The Committee conducted an Informational Hearing and Site Visit on March 13, 2000. At the hearing, Pastoria Energy Facility (Applicant) requested additional time to develop a proposed schedule in coordination with Commission staff. On March 31, 2000, Staff filed a "Joint Applicant-CEC Staff Proposed Schedule," which is the basis for this scheduling Order.

The following schedule contains an initial list of events that must occur in order to complete the certification review in a timely manner. The schedule only covers the period through release of the Preliminary Staff Assessment (PSA) as requested by Applicant and Staff. Both Applicant and Staff "desire project schedule flexibility from the PSA to the hearings to finalize existing issues and incorporate the actions and comments of other agencies and interested parties." (Joint Applicant-CEC Staff Proposed Schedule, dated March 31, 2000.) The Committee will determine the post-PSA schedule at the Prehearing Conference (or Status Conference, if necessary.)

Several schedule milestones are contingent upon reviews conducted by federal, state, and local agencies. The Committee recognizes that completion of such reviews may necessitate schedule modifications. Since it would be speculative to identify exact dates for certain submittals, the Committee has established deadlines within 10-day increments: early in the month (days 1-10), middle (days 11-20), and late (days 21-31). The Committee encourages Applicant to provide sufficient review time for the responsible agencies to meet these deadlines.

The Committee may modify the schedule at any time either upon its own motion or that of a party. [Cal. Code of Regs., tit. 20, section 1709(c)]. The schedule requires periodic status reports from the parties to determine whether case development is progressing satisfactorily, and to bring potential schedule delays or other relevant matters to the Committee's attention. If Applicant cannot provide necessary information by the dates set forth in the schedule, the Committee will utilize a performance approach that would result in a day-for-day slip in the balance of the schedule.


DATE (2000)

Commission deems AFC data adequate

January 26

Staff issues data requests to Applicant

March 3

Informational Hearing & Site Visit

March 13

Staff conducts data request workshops

March 14-15

Applicant files first set of data responses

April 3

Applicant submits evidence of Emission Reduction Credits (ERCs), draft Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) and Biological Resources Mitigation Implementation and Monitoring Plan (BRMIMP), and the Water Supply and Wastewater Discharge Plans

April 17

Staff issues second set of data requests, if necessary


Parties file Status Report # 1 to the Committee

April 24

Applicant files SCE’s Detailed Facilities Study (DFS) and provides it to Cal-ISO


Parties file Status Report # 2 to the Committee

May 15

Applicant files second set of data responses, if requested


Applicant files Preliminary Determination of Compliance (PDOC) issued by the San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District (SJVUAPCD)


Staff conducts public workshops on topics of concern, including air quality


Cal-ISO comments on SCE’s Detailed Facilities Study


Parties file Status Report # 3 to the Committee

June 12

Applicant provides ERC contracts


Parties file Status Report #4 to the Committee (if Status Conference is not necessary)

June 26

Committee conducts Status Conference, if necessary


Staff releases Preliminary Staff Assessment (PSA)

July 10

Staff conducts PSA workshops

To Be Noticed


For information on public participation, contact Roberta Mendonca, the Public Adviser, at (916) 654-4489 or (800) 822-6228 or email: pao@energy.state.ca.us

Technical questions concerning the project may be addressed to Kae Lewis, the Commission Staff's Project Manager at (916) 654-4176 or email at: klewis@energy.state.ca.us

Legal or procedural questions should be directed to Susan Gefter, the Hearing Officer, at (916) 654-3893 or email at: sgefter@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 email at: energia@energy.ca.gov

Information concerning the status of the project is available on the Energy Commission's Internet home page at: www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/pastoria

ROBERT A. LAURIE, Commissioner MICHAL C. MOORE, Commissioner
Presiding Member Associate Member
Pastoria AFC Committee Pastoria AFC Committee

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