NOTICE OF RECEIPT OF PETITION TO
THE ENERGY COMMISSION DECISION FOR THE
TRACY PEAKER PROJECT
On February 6, 2003, the California Energy Commission
(Energy Commission) received a petition to amend the Energy
Commission Decision for the Tracy Peaker Project. The
Tracy Peaker Project is a nominal 169 MW natural gas-fired
power plant currently under construction. The facility
is located in an unincorporated portion of San Joaquin
County, southwest of the City of Tracy.
DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSED CHANGE: 1) Clarify and simplify
the methodology for tracking and reporting emissions
during startups and shutdowns, 2) eliminate the restriction
on the number of startups and shutdowns, 3) provide
a mechanism for reducing hourly, daily and annual
PM 10 emissions based on anticipated lower PM10 source
tests results, and 4) provide a mechanism for reducing
PM10 emission offset requirements in the event that
PM10 emission limits are lowered.
ENERGY COMMISSION REVIEW PROCEDURES
The purpose of the Energy Commission's review process
is to assess the impacts of this proposal on environmental
quality, public health and safety. The review process
includes an evaluation of the consistency of the proposed
changes with the Energy Commission's Decision and if the
project, as changed, will remain in compliance with applicable
laws, ordinances, regulations, and standards (Title 20,
Calif. Code of Regulations, section 1769). Energy Commission
staff is currently analyzing the request and will publish
an analysis in the next several weeks. A public hearing
for the purpose of approving or denying the amendment
proposal will subsequently be held at a regularly scheduled
Energy Commission business meeting.
This Notice of Receipt is being mailed to interested parties
and property owners adjacent to the project site who may
want to participate in the amendment process.
- If you would like to receive a copy of the petition to amend the project, staff's analysis, or the Energy Commission's order if the changes are approved, please complete the enclosed Information Request Form and return it to the address shown.
- If you have questions or wish to make comments regarding this proposed project change, please contact Connie Bruins, Compliance Project Manager, at (916) 654-4545, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org within 14 days of the date of this notice.
For further information on how to participate in this
proceeding, please contact Ms. Roberta Mendonca, the Energy
Commission's Public Adviser, at (916) 654-4489, or toll
free in California at (800) 822-6228. If you require special
accommodations, contact Lourdes Quiroz at (916) 654-5146.
News media inquiries should be directed to Assistant Director,
Claudia Chandler, at (916) 654-4989.
TERRENCE O'BRIEN, Deputy Director
Systems Assessment & Facilities Siting