NOTICE OF INSIGNIFICANT PROJECT CHANGE
The Cosumnes Power Plant (CPP) project is a nominal 1000 megawatt (MW) natural gas-fired, combined-cycle electric generating facility located approximately 25 miles southeast of the City of Sacramento, in Sacramento County. The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), project owner and operator, is proposing to construct the project in two 500 MW phases. The total project will be located on approximately 30-acres of an overall 2,480-acre site owned by SMUD.
Phase 1 of the project was certified on September 9, 2003, and SMUD commenced construction on October 31, 2003, with approximately 16 percent of the construction completed. Phase 1 is scheduled to be on line in September 2005. SMUD will decide at a later date whether or not to seek approval to proceed with the construction of Phase 2.
On April 8, 2004, the Energy Commission staff received a petition to modify the project description for the CPP project (Phase 1), specifically; SMUD wants the option of relocating a one-mile segment of the natural gas pipeline.
Pursuant to section 1769(a)(2), Title 20, California Code of Regulations, Energy Commission approval for this change is not required if Energy Commission staff determines: 1) that there is no possibility that the modification may have a significant effect on the environment, and 2) that the modification will not result in a change or deletion of a condition of certification, or make changes that would cause the project not to comply with applicable laws, ordinances, regulations, or standards. Energy Commission staff has determined that the proposed modification to the natural gas pipeline meets these criteria because:
If you object to staff's determination, please submit the objection in writing to Ms. Jeri Zene Scott, Compliance Project Manager, at the address above, or by fax at (916) 654-3882, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. If no objection is received by Monday, April 26, 2004, at 5:00 P.M., the requested change will be approved.
This Notice is also posted on the Energy Commission's website at
If you have questions, please contact Ms. Jeri Zene Scott at (916) 654-4228.
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