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STATE OF CALIFORNIA

Energy Resources
Conservation and Development Commission




APPLICATION FOR CERTIFICATION          )     
OF THE                                 )     DOCKET NO. 02-AFC-4      
WALNUT ENERGY CENTER                   )     
BY TURLOCK IRRIGATION DISTRICT         )	  SCHEDULING ORDER	
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I. BACKGROUND

This Order is based on discussions at the January 24, 2003 Informational Hearing and the proposed schedules submitted by Staff on January 15, 2003, and by Applicant on January 17, 2003.

The Committee and the parties are in consensus that it would be unproductive to establish firm dates for the balance of the proceeding at this time. We therefore establish the scheduling guidance below only through issuance of the Preliminary Staff Assessment (PSA). We will reevaluate scheduling matters at that time, or at such other time as may become appropriate.

We have also required the filing of periodic status reports. The parties should use these reports to apprise the Committee of the progress of the case, as well as the emergence of any matters which may delay (or accelerate) issuance of the PSA. Of particular interest at the present time are the status of proposed emission reduction credits and the timeframe for the Air District's release of the Preliminary Determination of Compliance (PDOC).

Finally, we may schedule Conferences, as necessary, to assess the status of this proceeding; any party may also request that we conduct such an event. During the present phase of the case, Staff shall independently schedule such public workshops as are appropriate to identify, develop, and discuss information relevant to a thorough and objective analysis of the proposed project.



II. SCHEDULE

EVENT DATE
Staff files Data Requests As determined by Parties
Applicant files Data Responses As determined by Parties
Public Workshops As scheduled by Staff
Parties File Status Report #1 March 3, 2003
Parties File Status Report #2 April 2, 2003
Governmental Agencies file Preliminary Comments/Determinations April 17, 2003
Applicant provides PDOC April 17, 2003
Parties file Status Report #3 May 2, 2003
Staff issues PSA May 9, 2003


Date: _______________________________


ENERGY RESOURCES CONSERVATION
AND DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION



_____________________________________
JAMES D. BOYD
Commissioner and Presiding Member
Walnut Energy Center Committee



_____________________________________
ARTHUR H. ROSENFELD
Commissioner and Associate Member
Walnut Energy Center Committee



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