NOTICE OF INSIGNIFICANT PROJECT CHANGE
MODIFICATION OF PROJECT DESCRIPTION
AT THE CITY OF VERNON'S
MALBURG GENERATING STATION PROJECT
The Malburg Generating Station Project is a 134 MW, natural gas-fired power plant that was certified in May 2003. Start of construction began in September 2003. MGS is located in the City of Vernon, Los Angeles County, California.
On November 14, 2003, the Project Owner, the City of Vernon, submitted a petition to the Energy Commission to add some additional fabrication/storage areas for fabrication of project components needed for construction and storage of construction-related equipment, components, and other materials.
DESCRIPTION OF REQUESTED CHANGE
The requested project modification is to add three temporary on-site and three temporary off-site areas to the MGS Project. All of the areas are near the project and all will be used for storage or construction fabrication purposes. All areas are paved and do not involve any ground disturbance. Best management practices will be used to prevent any waste from entering the storm drainage system. The Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan has been updated accordingly and reviewed by the Energy Commission staff and the delegate Chief Building Official for the project. All areas will be returned to their original condition after construction has been completed.
ENERGY COMMISSION STAFF REVIEW
Energy Commission staff have reviewed the petition and have determined that proposed project changes will not have a significant effect on the environment when all applicable and existing conditions are applied to the construction and use of the new fabrication/storage areas.
ENERGY COMMISSION REVIEW AND APPROVAL PROCESS
Pursuant to section 1769(a)(2), Title 20, California Code of Regulations, Energy Commission approval for the change is not required if Energy Commission staff determines that the modification will not:
- (1) have a significant effect on the environment,
- (2) result in a change or deletion of a condition of certification, or
- (3) prevent the project's compliance with applicable laws, ordinances, regulations, or standards.
Energy Commission staff has determined that the proposed addition of six temporary construction fabrication/storage areas complies with the foregoing criteria:
- The modifications will not have a significant effect on the environment because they are minor in nature, and the existing conditions of certification are adequate to avoid or minimize potential environmental impacts of the proposed modifications,
- No changes to, or deletion of, an existing condition of certification will be required,
- The additional fabrication/storage areas are in compliance with applicable laws, ordinances, regulations or standards, and
- These additional fabrication/storage areas are necessary to store equipment and materials associated with construction of the Malburg Generating Station Project.
Any person may file a written objection to staff's determination on the grounds that the project modification does not meet the criteria set forth in Section 1769(a)(2). All objections must be in writing and must be sent either by U.S. mail or other document delivery service to Steve Munro, Compliance Project Manager, at the above address, or by fax at (916) 654-3882. If no substantive objection is received by 5:00 on January 7, 2004, the requested project change will be approved.
If you have questions about this notice, please contact Steve Munro at (916) 654-3936, or send a fax to (916) 654-3882, or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mail List: #7095
Date: December 24, 2003 Original Signed By
TERRENCE O'BRIEN, Deputy Director
Systems Assessment & Facilities Siting Division
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