[California Energy Commission Letterhead]

In the Matter of:               )     Docket No. 98-AFC-4 
                                )     NOTICE OF EVIDENTIARY
Application for Certification   )     HEARINGS --and-- HEARING ORDER
of the Sunrise Cogeneration     )
and Power Plant Project         )		


This Notice is to inform you that the Committee designated to conduct proceedings on the Application for Certification of the Sunrise Cogeneration and Power Project will hold EVIDENTIARY HEARINGS as listed below:

January 10, 11 and 13, 2000
Beginning at 9 a.m.

California Energy Commission
First Floor Hearing Room A
1516 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA
[Wheelchair Accessible]

The subjects to be addressed at the hearing are listed in Attachment A which follows. Members of the public and interested agencies are invited to attend all of the evidentiary hearings. Time will be reserved at each hearing to allow members of the public to comment.

A. Formal Evidentiary Hearing Procedures

The purpose of the evidentiary hearings is to establish the factual record in this case through the taking of written and oral testimony as well as documentary exhibits from the parties. The evidentiary hearings are, by law, more structured than the informal workshops which have already occurred. All witnesses must file their testimony in writing prior to testifying at the evidentiary hearings. Where appropriate, multiple witnesses may testify as a panel. Witnesses will testify under oath or affirmation and be subject to cross-examination by other parties which have intervened in the case.

At the evidentiary hearing, a party sponsoring a witness shall briefly establish the witness' qualifications and have the witness orally summarize the prepared testimony before requesting that the testimony be moved into evidence. Relevant documentary exhibits may be offered into evidence at that time as well. At the conclusion of a witness' direct testimony, the Committee will provide the other parties an opportunity for cross-examination, followed by redirect examination and recross as appropriate.

B. Public Participation

Members of the public and interested governmental agencies are invited to attend these hearings and may offer unsworn public comment upon the matters discussed. These public comments will be entered into the record of the proceeding and may be used to supplement or explain the evidence of 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, Roberta Mendonca, is available to provide information or to assist those interested in participating at these hearings. She may be reached at (916) 654-4489 or, toll free, at 800-822-6228; her email address is: pao@energy.state.ca.us

Technical questions concerning the project should be addressed to Marc Pryor, the Commission's Project Manager, at (916) 653-0159 or email: mpryor@energy.state.ca.us Questions of a legal or procedural nature should be directed to Gary Fay, the Hearing Officer, at (916) 654-3965 or email: gfay@energy.state.ca.us If you require special accommodations, contact Robert Sifuentes at 654-5004, five days prior to the meeting. Information about the project is available on the Energy Commission's web site at: http://www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/sunrise


The Commission staff is directed to file its Final Staff Assessment of the topic areas listed in Attachment A no later than 5 p.m. Friday, December 17, 1999. The Applicant and other parties are directed to filed their written testimony no later than 5 p.m. Monday, January 3, 2000. The Committee will take evidence based on the Topic and Witness Schedule for Evidentiary Hearings which is attached. Unless a party requests otherwise, presentation of evidence will follow the agenda reflected in ATTACHMENT A.

Date On LIne: December 8, 1999


MICHAL C. MOORE, Commissioner
Presiding Member
Sunrise AFC Committee

DAVID A. ROHY, Ph.D., Vice Chair
Associate Member
Sunrise AFC Committee


For Evidentiary Hearings

Sunrise Cogeneration and Power Plant Project
Docket No. 98-AFC-4

The Committee will hear topics according to the following agenda.

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, January 10, 11 and 13, 2000
First Floor Hearing Room A
Beginning at 9 a.m.

Air Quality Applicant: Stein/Fields/Srackengast/Clark/Soares
Staff: Loyer, Hesters
Air District: Witness may be sponsored by staff
CURE: Fox/Sears
Public Health Applicant Stein/Fields/Srackengast
Staff: Odoemelam
Biological Resources Applicant: Vanherweg/Booze/Soares
Staff: York
Soil and Water Resources Applicant: Rogalla/Cudzilo
Staff: O'Hagan

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