SMUD - Notice of Evidentiary Hearing
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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
Land Use
Traffic and Transportation
Worker Safety

(Subject to revision
following the April 29, 2003 2nd Prehearing Conference)
 

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 this second and final 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 May 12, 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 Commission's 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]



Staff Final Assessment - Part 3: Available April 22, 2003

The Energy Commission Staff will complete, file and serve its Final Staff Assessment -Part 3 on or before April 22, 2003. The Final Staff Assessment will be available on the Energy Commission's web site at:

www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/smud

 
 
 
Evidentiary Hearing
Date & Place:

Wheel chair accessible

Monday & Tuesday, May 12 & 13 (if necessary), 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 - May 5rd;
Peasha - May 8th

SMUD's prepared written testimony shall be filed and served on or before May 5, 2003, and Peasha's prepared written testimony shall be filed and served on or before May 8, 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 Commission's 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 Commission's Web Site at:

www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/smud

 
 
 
Contacts:

Technical questions concerning the project should be addressed to the Energy Commission Staff's 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].



 
Dated: April 21, 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

May 12 & 13, 2003.


Date - Time

Activity

5/12 - Monday

 

9:30 - 9:45

Introduction/ Preliminary Matters

9:45 — 11:00

Biology:

All Parties — Direct & X-exam

11:00 — 12:00

Alternatives:

All Parties — Direct & X-exam

12:00 - 1:00

Lunch

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

Air Quality: (carryover topic)

Peasha - X-exam of AQMD
Peasha - X-exam of Staff re wood stove replacement program

Water Resources: (carryover topic)

Peasha - X-exam of Staff

Hazardous Materials/Worker Safety:

Committee questions, including Herald Fire Department Chief

Traffic & Transportation: (recall topic)

Committee questions regarding possible roadway signage, construction and/or permanent, advising of the presence of school children, and the stopping of school buses

Land Use: (recall topic)

Peasha — X-exam of SMUD re possible future projects on SMUD property related to security training

Public Comment

   

5/13 - Tuesday

 

9:30

Continuance of topics from May 12, 2003, if necessary.





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