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Energy Resources
Conservation and Development Commission

Application for Certification of ) Docket No. 02-AFC-3
The Pico Power Project ) (AFC Accepted 11/20/02)
by Silicon Valley Power )
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On November 20, 2002, the Energy Commission found the Application for Certification (AFC) eligible for the six month expedited review process established by Public Resources Code section 25550. The Commission designated a Committee of two Commissioners who held a public informational hearing on December 16, 2002, to discuss the schedule and other issues of concern

At the Informational Hearing, Commission staff proposed a schedule that anticipates six months to complete the review process. Applicant agreed with staff’s proposed schedule. The following Scheduling Order is based on Staff's proposed schedule and related discussion at the hearing.

The Committee Schedule contains an initial list of events that must occur in order to complete certification review in six months. The initial schedule covers the period up to the Prehearing Conference. The balance of the schedule will be determined at the Prehearing Conference.

Several deadlines listed in the schedule are contingent upon reviews and analyses to be conducted by other federal, state, and local agencies. If those reviews are not completed on the dates listed in the Committee Schedule, the Committee may need to modify the schedule.

The Commission staff is responsible for meeting all Committee deadlines for the filings. The Applicant bears the burden of proof in this proceeding and must be responsible for the timeliness of its own filings as well as those of all other agencies outside the Commission. A delay by an agency other than the Commission staff in filing a required document may result in a necessary extension of the Committee schedule. This is particularly true with the expedited review process.

The Committee may modify the Schedule at any time either upon its own motion or that of a party. [Cal. Code of Regs., tit. 20, sec. 1709(c)].

The attached schedule requires periodic status reports from the parties to determine whether case development is progressing satisfactorily and to bring potential schedule delays or other relevant matters to the Committee's attention.

For information on public participation, contact Roberta Mendonca, the Public Adviser, at (916) 654-4489 or (800) 822-6228 or email: pao@energy.state.ca.us

Technical questions concerning the project may be addressed to Mathew Trask, the Commission Staff's Project Manager at (916) 654-4067 or email at: mtrask@energy.state.ca.us

Legal or procedural questions should be directed to Gary Fay, the Hearing Officer, at (916) 654-3893 or email at: gfay@energy.state.ca.us

Media inquiries should be directed to Claudia Chandler, Assistant Executive Director for Media and Public Communications at (916) 654-4989 or email at: energia@energy.ca.gov

Information concerning the status of the project is available on the Energy Commission's Internet home page at: www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/picopower

Dated on December 20, 2002 at Sacramento, California.

Commissioner and Presiding Member
Pico Power Project AFC Committee

Commissioner and Associate Member
Pico Power Project AFC Committee





Day -38

October 7

Application filed.

Day -6

November 14

Staff recommendation on DA.

Day 0

November 20 (Wednesday)

CEC determines Data Adequacy.

Day 16

December 5

Staff files Data Requests.

Day 17

December 6

Staff files Issue Identification Report.

Day 26

December 16

Data Request Workshop, Info Hearing & Site Visit.

Day 34

December 23

Applicant files data responses.

Day 50

January 9

Workshop on Issues, & Data Responses.

Day 54

January 13

Parties file Status Reports #1.

Day 62

January 21

Applicant dockets local, state agencies' Preliminary Determinations.

Day 75

February 3

Staff Assessment issued.

Day 79

February 7

Parties files status Reports #2.

Day 85

February 13

Staff Assessment workshop.

Day 100

February 28

  • Applicant dockets local, state, federal, Final Determinations.
  • Last date to intervene.
  • Parties file Status Report #3.

Day 120

March 20

Staff Assessment Addendum.

Day 124

March 24

Prehearing Conference.

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