NOTICE OF RECEIPT PETITION TO CHANGE OWNERSHIP for the COSUMNES POWER PLANT PROJECT (01-AFC-19C)

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NOTICE OF RECEIPT

SACRAMENTO MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT FINANCING AUTHORITY
PETITION TO AMEND THE PROJECT DESCRIPTION AND OPERATING
PARAMETERS FOR THE COOLING TOWER AT THE COSUMNES POWER PLANT
(01-AFC-19C)

On November 7, 2007, Sacramento Municipal Utility District Financing Authority (SFA) filed a petition with the California Energy Commission requesting Energy Commission approval of an amendment to the Commission Decision on the Cosumnes Power Plant (CPP).

The 500-megawatt project was certified by the Energy Commission on September 9, 2003, and Phase 1 began commercial operation on February 21, 2006. The CPP is located 25 miles southeast of the City of Sacramento, in Sacramento County.

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSED MODIFICATION
SFA requests a modification to the Project Description and Air Quality conditions of certification relating to total dissolved solids (TDS) and particulate matter (PM10) emissions for the existing cooling tower at the CPP. The cooling tower constructed as part of Phase 1 differs from the cooling tower described in the Commission Decision. The proposed nine-cell cooling tower with one cell used as reserve was changed to an eight-cell cooling tower with no cell in reserve. This resulted in changes to the overall dimensions and water and air flow rates of the cooling tower. In addition, the SFA seeks Commission approval of changes to Conditions of Certification AQ-18, AQ-19 and AQ-24, relating to permitted emissions levels for TDS and PM10. The Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality District approved the TDS and PM10 changes on May 1, 2007.

ENERGY COMMISSION REVIEW PROCEDURES
The purpose of the Energy Commission's review process is to assess the impacts of this proposal on environmental quality, and 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, Calif. Code of Regulations, section 1769). Energy Commission staff is currently analyzing the request and will publish a staff analysis. A public hearing for the purpose of approving or denying the amendment proposal will be held at a regularly scheduled Energy Commission business meeting.

The petition is available on the Energy Commission's website at www.enerqy.ca.gov/sitingcases/smud/compliance/index.html. The staff analysis (when published), as well as the Energy Commission Order (if approved), will also be posted on the website. If you would like to receive a hard copy of the petition, staff's analysis, or, the Energy Commission Order if the changes are approved, please complete the enclosed Information Request Form and return it to the address shown.

If you have any comments or questions on the amendment, please contact Paula David, Compliance Project Manager, at (916) 654-4228, or by fax to (916) 654-3882, or via e-mail at: pdavid@energy.state.ca.us within 15 days of the date of this notice.

This Notice of Receipt is being mailed to all interested parties and property owners adjacent to the project site who are on the post-certification mailing list and who may want to participate in the amendment process.

For further information on how to participate in this proceeding, please contact, the Energy Commission's Public Adviser's Office toll free in California at (800) 822-6228, or by e-mail at pao@energy.state.ca.us. If you require special accommodations, please contact Lourdes Quiroz at (916) 654-5146. News media inquiries should be directed to Assistant Director, Claudia Chandler, at (916) 654-4989, or by e-mail at mediaoffice@enerqv.state.ca.us.



Date: ________________


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ROGER E. JOHNSON, Manager
Siting and Compliance Office
Systems Assessment & Facilities Siting Division




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