THE NATURAL GAS PIPELINE
FOR THE PICO POWER PROJECT
The Pico Power Project is a nominal 122 megawatt natural gas-fired combined-cycle power plant that was certified by the California Energy Commission (Energy Commission) in September 2003. It is currently under construction, and scheduled for commercial operation in February 2005. The power plant is located on a 2.85-acre parcel located at 850 Duane Avenue in the City of Santa Clara, California. On March 8, 2004, the project owner, Silcon Valley Power (SVP), filed a petition to amend the Energy Commission Decision for the Pico Power Project as described below.
DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSED MODIFICATIONS
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: 1) that there is no possibility that the modification may have a significant effect on the environment, and 2) that 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 the criteria because:
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 sent either by U.S. mail or other document delivery service to Nancy Tronaas, Compliance Project Manager, at the address above, or by fax at (916) 654-3882, or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. If no substantive objection is received by 5:00 P.M. on April 12, 2004, the requested project change will be approved.
If you have any questions, please contact Nancy Tronaas at (916) 654-3864.
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