Energy Resources Conservation
and Development Commission
In the Matter of:
Application for Certification
This Order is based on discussions occurring at the March 3, 1998, Informational Hearing. It sets forth the schedule for submissions due prior to the commencement of Evidentiary Hearings, and reflects events scheduled between the Informational Hearing and the date of this Order. It also directs the parties to respond to certain specific matters raised in the Staff's Issue Identification Report and generally discussed at the Informational Hearing.
The Committee may modify the schedule at any time either upon its own motion or that of a party. [20 Cal. Code of Regs., Section 1709.7(c).] The dates provided below for parties to request Committee conferences are for general guidance only. Parties may request conferences, or the Committee may schedule them at its own prerogative, as deemed necessary. The Committee intends that the parties use the periodic "status reports" referred to below to inform the Committee of whether case development is progressing satisfactorily, as well as to bring any potential delays or other relevant matters to its attention.
|Data responses due from Calpine||March 4, 1998|
|Committee issues Scheduling Order||March 18,1998|
|Western submits draft transmission system stability analysis||March 20, 1998|
|Issues workshop on air quality, hazardous materials, visual,
transmission routes and transmission line safety
|March 25, 1998|
|Issues workshop on water, biological resources, and drainage||March 31, 1998|
Parties submit status reports to Committee,
including responses to matters in Section II of
Scheduling Order; request conference if necessary
|April 15, 1998|
|Issues workshop on various topics as needed||Late April, 1998|
|Parties submit status reports to Committee request conference if necessary||May 14, 1998|
|Applicant submits letters of intent committing offsets for the project to the Air District||May 29, 1998|
|Parties submit status reports to Committee; request conference if necessary||June 24, 1998|
|Western completes final transmission stability analysis and interconnection study||June 30, 1998|
|Staff files Preliminary Staff Assessment (PSA)||July 1, 1998|
|Staff holds PSA workshops||During July, 1998|
|Parties submit status reports to Committee; request conference if necessary||August 7, 1998|
|Air District Issues Preliminary Determination of Compliance (DOC)||July 16, 1998|
|Parties submit status report to Committee; request conference if necessary||August 7, 1998|
|Committee holds Prehearing Conference||August 19, 1998|
|Staff files Final Staff Assessment (FSA)/Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS)||August 27, 1998|
|Local Air District files Final DOC||September 16, 1998|
The Committee directs the parties to address the following matters. Each party's response shall be sent to all on the Proof of Service List, and is due no later than 5:00 p.m., Friday, April 15, 1998.
A. Decommissioning/Closure. Each party shall discuss the scope of decommissioning/closure requirements appropriate for a merchant facility such as the Sutter Power Project. If the party believes such requirements are not appropriate, it shall specify the reasons and legal authority supporting such position. If, on the other hand, a party believes such requirements should apply, it shall generally specify the nature and extent of such requirements and shall recommend methods for developing and incorporating such requirements in this case.
B. Transmission. The parties shall identify all entities which must consider and approve any electrical transmission agreement, transmission system interconnection, and transmission system modification which may be required for the approval of this project. Given the fact that the Sutter Power Project will interconnect with the Western Area Power Authority's transmission system and that Western is a transmission owner not participating with the Independent System Operator (ISO), what role should the Independent System Operator (ISO) play in CEC certification of the Sutter Power Project? Sutter Power Project interconnection is being coordinated with Sacramento Area Transmission Planning Group (SATPG).
Dated: March 17, 1998
ENERGY RESOURCES CONSERVATION
AND DEVELOPMENT DIVISION
MICHAL C. MOORE
Commissioner Presiding Committee Member
WILLIAM J. KEESE
Chairman Associate Committee Member