Commission Order Approving Project Modifications
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Energy Resources
Conservation and Development Commission

(Expansion of Construction Laydown Area, etc.)

The Sunrise Power Project is a 320 MW simple-cycle, natural gas-fired power plant that commenced operation in June 2001. This power plant is currently being expanded to a nominal 585 MW combined-cycle power plant that is scheduled for commercial operation in summer 2003. The power plant is located approximately 35 miles southwest of Bakersfield, and one mile southwest of the intersection of State Route 33 and Shale Road in Kern County, California. The project owner submitted a petition to the Energy Commission on December 18, 2001, stating that, based on final engineering design studies, they would like to modify the project as follows:

Pursuant to section 1769, Title 20, California Code of Regulations, Energy Commission approval for the change is not required if Energy Commission staff determines that the change does not (1) affect a condition of certification, (2) cause a significant effect on the environment, and (3) cause the project to be out of compliance with any applicable laws, ordinances, regulations, or standards.

Energy Commission staff has determined that the proposed change meets the above criteria. Any person may file an objection to staff's determination within 14 days of service of this notice on grounds that the change does not meet the criteria set forth in section 1769. If no objection is filed, no further Energy Commission action will be taken other than placing a description of the change in the project file.

If you would like to obtain a copy of the applicant's petition to modify the project description, please complete and return the Information Request Form. If you wish to file an objection to the staff determination, please contact Nancy Tronaas, Compliance Project Manager, with 14 days of the date of this notice at the address above, or call (916) 654-3864, Fax (916) 654-3882, or e-mail at [].

Date online: January 24, 2002


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