Oakley Generating Station Project
09-AFC-04 (Application For Certification)
09-AFC-4C (Compliance Proceeding)
Project Status: Licensed; In Compliance Phase.
The California Energy Commission approved this project's Application for Certification on May 18, 2011. The Commission monitors the power plant's construction, operation and eventual decommissioning through a compliance proceeding.
Committee that oversaw Original Licensing Proceeding:
James Boyd, , Vice Chair, Presiding Member
Carla Peterman, Commissioner, Associate Member
Hearing Officer: Kourtney Vaccaro
- 6/30/09 - Application for Certification (AFC) filed
- 9/23/09 - Commission accepts AFC as "data adequate."
- 10/5/09 - Project Name Change
- 1/14/2011 - Commission staff releases Preliminary Staff Assessment.
- 3/1/2011 - Commission staff releases Final Staff Assessment.
- 4/12/2011 - Committee releases Presiding Member's Proposed Decision.
- 5/18/2011 - Commission approves Application For Certification.
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT
On June 30, 2009, Contra Costa Generating Station, LLC submitted an Application for Certification (AFC) to construct and operate the Oakley Generating Station (Formerly Contra Costa), in the City of Oakley, in Contra Costa County. The project proposes to be a natural gas-fired, combined-cycle electrical generating facility rated at a nominal generating capacity of 624 megawatts (MW).
Energy Commission Facility Certification Process
The California Energy Commission is the lead agency (for licensing thermal power plants 50 megawatts and larger) under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and has a certified regulatory program under CEQA. Under its certified program, the Energy Commission is exempt from having to prepare an environmental impact report. Its certified program, however, does require environmental analysis of the project, including an analysis of alternatives and mitigation measures to minimize any significant adverse effect the project may have on the environment.
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