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On July 2, 2004, the California Energy Commission received a petition from the City of Vernon (the City) to modify the Malburg Generating Station Project (MGS). The 134-megawatt combined-cycle project was certified on May 20, 2003, construction was initiated on September 9, 2003, and the project is approximately 30 percent complete. The facility is located in the City of Vernon, County of Los Angeles.


The City is seeking approval to use an off-site, approximately 300 x 860 foot parcel at the 5001 Soto Street and 2750 East 50th Street intersection (the former Chefs Solutions Company location) for equipment fabrication, storage, and contractor employee parking. The property is located directly across the street from the project site. The City states in its petition that it will implement the Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan requirements and Best Management Practices to control storm water, chemical, and dust pollution for all activities conducted at the site, and the Traffic Control Plan has been revised to include use of the site for parking. The petition was posted to the Energy Commission website on September 14, 2004 at http://www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/vernon/compliance/index.html. The City also states that it will comply with all conditions of certification in the Energy Commission Decision for the MGS Project, which are applicable to the use of the site.


Pursuant to section 1769(a)(2), Title 20, California Code of Regulations, Energy Commission approval for the modification is not required if Energy Commission staff determine that:

  • There is no possibility that the modification may have a significant effect on the environment, and

  • The modification will not result in a change or deletion of a condition of certification, or make changes that would cause the project not to comply with applicable laws, ordinances, regulations, or standards.

  • Energy Commission staff have determined that the proposed modification meets this criteria because:

  • The City will take all necessary steps to prevent any environmental impacts through implementation of the SWPPP requirements and any other applicable requirements of the Energy Commission Decision for the MGS Project;

  • Existing conditions of certification are sufficient to cover the proposed modification without changes to or deletion of a condition of certification; and

  • The modification will maintain full compliance with applicable laws, ordinances, regulations or standards.

  • Any person may file a written objection to staff's determination within 14 days of service of this notice 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, e-mail, or other document delivery service to Steve Munro, Compliance Project Manager, at the address shown below:

    California Energy Commission
    1516 9th Street, MS 2000
    Sacramento, CA 95814

    Comments may be submitted by fax to (916) 654-3882, or by e-mail to smunro@energy.state.ca.us. If no substantive objection is received in writing by 5:00 p.m. on October 7, 2004, the requested project modifications will be deemed approved, and a description of the change will be placed in the project file.

    If you have questions about this notice, please contact Steve Munro at (916) 654-3936, or by fax or e-mail using the above information.

    Date: 9/23/04

    Original Signed By

    TERRENCE O'BRIEN, Deputy Director
    Systems Assessment & Facilities Siting Division

    Mail List: #7095

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