SMUD - Notice of 2nd PreHearing Conference
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CALIFORNIA
ENERGY
COMMISSION

NOTICE OF EVIDENTIARY HEARING

 
SMUD COSUMNES POWER PLANT PROJECT
APPLICATION FOR CERTIFICATION
DOCKET NO. 01-AFC-19


Evidentiary Hearing
topics:


Air Quality
Alternatives*
Biology*

Compliance
Cultural Resources**
Efficiency**
Facility Design**
Geology**
Hazardous Materials
Land Use
Noise
Public Health**
Reliability**
Socioeconomics**
Traffic and Transportation
Transmission Line Safety**
Transmission System Engineering**
Waste Management**
Water Quality & Soils
Water Resources**
Worker Safety**
Visual Resources

*Reserved for FSA, Part 2, 2nd Prehearing Conference & 2nd Evidentiary Hearing

**Uncontested
 

The California Energy Commission SMUD Cosumnes Committee (Committee) is reviewing an Application for Certification (AFC) by SMUD to construct two 500 megwatt natural gas-fired combined cycle power plants near the Rancho Seco Nuclear Power Plant.

The purpose of the evidentiary hearing is to establish the factual record upon which this case will be decided through the taking of oral, written, or documentary evidence from the official parties to the proceeding on the topics listed in the side bar.

The parties, public, and interested agencies are encouraged to attend and make comments on the topics to be discussed listed in the side bar. Written comments on the topics can be submitted to the Energy Commission, Docket Unit (01-AFC-19), 1516 - 9th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 before March 13, 2003.

Whether made at the evidentiary hearing or submitted in writing, public comments will be entered into the record of the proceeding and may be used to supplement or explain the evidence in the record. Public comments by themselves, however, are not sufficient to support a finding of fact or a decision on an issue.

The CommissionŐs Public Adviser is available to provide information or to assist those interested in participating at the evidentiary hearing, but cannot act as the attorney for any party. Contact Roberta Mendonca, the Public Adviser at 916-654-4489 or toll-free 800-822-6228 or by e-mail at [pao@energy.state.ca.us]



 
 
Evidentiary Hearing -
Date & Place:

Wheel chair accessible

Thursday, March 13 & 14, 2003
Beginning at 9:30 a.m.
Hendrickson Hall
12746 Ivie Road
Herald, California
teleconference

Teleconference: As a convenience, parties and members of the public who cannot attend the hearing in person may participate by calling the toll-free number for the proceeding: 1-888-788-1721. (Passcode: "SMUD" Leader: "Garret Shean.")

 
 
 
Evidentiary Hearing -
Procedures:

Witnesses may appear by declaration instead of in person if the topic is uncontested. If a topic is contested, a witness must appear in person to testify under oath and may be subject to cross-examination by other parties. A party sponsoring an expert witness, either by declaration or in person, shall establish the witness' qualifications. The order of testimony for the Evidentiary Hearing is shown in Appendix A, attached.

 
Deadline for Filing and Service of Prepared Written Testimony:
SMUD - March 3rd;
Peasha - March 7th
In accordance with instructions given at the February 21, 2003, 1st Prehearing Conference, SMUD's prepared written testimony shall be filed and served on or before March 3, 2003 and Peasha's prepared written testimony shall be filed and served on or before March 7, 2003. Rebuttal testimony shall be oral, and thus not prepared in writing in advance of the Evidentiary Hearing.

 
 
 
Assistance:

800-822-6228
(toll free in California)

916-654-4489

Members of the public may participate in all phases of the licensing process in a variety of ways. If you need information concerning public participation, please contact Roberta Mendonca, the Energy CommissionŐs Public Adviser, at 916-654-4489 or, toll free in California, at 800-822-6228, or by e-mail at: [pao@energy.state.ca.us]. Persons requiring special assistance contact Lou Quiroz, (916) 654-5146, prior to the hearing.

Information concerning the status of the project, notices, and other relevant documents are available on the CommissionŐs Web Site at:

www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/smud/



 
 
Contacts:

Technical questions concerning the project should be addressed to the Energy Commission StaffŐs Project Manager, Kristy Chew, at 916-654-3929 or e-mail at: [kchew@energy.state.ca.us].

Questions of a legal or procedural nature should be directed to Garret Shean, the Hearing Officer, at 916-654-3893 or e-mail at: [gshean@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 by e-mail at: [energia@energy.ca.gov]

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Dated: February 25, 2003ENERGY RESOURCES CONSERVATION AND
DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION




ROBERT PERNELL
Commissioner and Presiding Member
SMUD AFC Committee
 
ARTHUR H. ROSENFELD
Commissioner and Associate Member
SMUD AFC Committee



Appendix A - Order of Testimony

Evidentiary Hearing
March 13 and 14, 2003

Date - Time

Activity

3/13 - Thursday

 

9:30 - 9:45

Introduction/ Preliminary Matters

9:45 - 12:00

 

 

Air Quality:

AQMD - Direct — Final Determination Of Compliance

SMUD — Direct & X-exam of Staff - Construction PM10

Peasha - Direct & X-exam of Staff - Diesel Vehicle & Equipment Impacts/PM10 Offsets

Roskey - X-exam of Staff - Air Quality Methodology

12:00 - 1:00

Lunch

1:00 - no later than 6:00 p.m.

Air Quality: Continued from morning

Hazardous Materials:

SMUD - Direct & X-exam of Staff - Proposed Condition HAZ-8

Hazardous Materials/Water Quality/Soils:

Peasha - Direct & X-exam of Staff - Retention Basin: Excavation Impacts & Leakage Impacts

Compliance:

SMUD - X-exam of Staff - Proposed Condition COM-8

Peasha - X-exam of Staff - General Compliance Provisions

   

3/14 - Friday

 

9:30 - 12:00

Visual Resources:

Peasha - Direct & X-exam of SMUD & Staff - Night Lighting Impacts & Plumes

Traffic & Transportation:

Peasha - Direct & X-exam of SMUD - Use of Clay East Rd. for operations & deliveries

Noise:

Peasha - Direct & X-exam of Staff — Noise Measuring

12:00 - 1:00

Lunch

1:00 - no later than 6:00 p.m.

Land Use:

Peasha - X-exam of SMUD - Laydown area

Application for Certification:

SMUD - Declarations - AFC, Data Responses, etc., on topics except Biology & Alternatives

Final Staff Assessment - Part 1:

Staff - Declarations - FSA, Part 1

Staff Rebuttal:

Staff - Oral Rebuttal Testimony on Evidentiary Hearings topic, subject to cross-examination

SMUD Rebuttal:

SMUD - Oral Rebuttal Testimony on Evidentiary Hearings topic, subject to cross-examination

Review status of BIOLOGY/ Public comments





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