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Docket Number: 08-AFC-5

Imperial Valley Solar (Formerly SES Solar Two) Power Plant Licensing Case
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Commission's Documents

California Energy Commission Final Decision,
publication # CEC-800-2010-006-CMF. Posted: October 12, 2010. (PDF file, 695 pages, 11.8 MB)

Transcript of the September 20, 2010, Committee Conference on the Presiding Member's Proposed Decision. Posted September 27, 2010. (PDF file, 117 pages, 173 kb)

Staff's Comments on the Presiding Members Proposed Decision. Dated September 16, 2010. Posted September 16, 2010. (PDF file, 107 pages, 496 kb)

Presiding Member's Proposed Decision, Includes Errata dated 9/29/10, inserted after title sheet.
publication # CEC-800-2010-006-PMPD. Posted: August 26, 2010. (PDF file, 775 pages, 5.1 MB)

Errata To The Presiding Member's Proposed Decision. Posted: September 29, 2010. (PDF file, 88 pages, 705 kb)

Comments on the PMPD. (PDF files)


Transcript of the August 16, 2010, Evidentiary Hearing. Posted August 19, 2010. (PDF file, 279 pages, 493 kb)

Reply Brief of the California Energy Commission Staff. Posted August 19, 2010. (PDF file, 79 pages, 457 kb)

Evidentiary Hearing Briefs and Testimony - For August 16, 2010, (PDF files, See inside for date)

California Energy Commission Staff's Opening Brief. Dated August 11, 2010. Posted August 12, 2010. (PDF file, 42 pgs, 394 kb)

Transcript of July 27, 2010, Evidentiary Hearing. Posted August 2, 2010. (PDF file, 496 pgs, 862 kb)

PART 2 - Supplemental Staff Assessment. Posted August 2, 2010. (PDF file, 554 pgs, 8.61 mb)

Transcript of July 26, 2010, Evidentiary Hearing. Posted July 30, 2010. (PDF file, 399 pgs, 697 kb)

Staff's Rebuttal Testimony and Errata. Posted July 21, 2010. (PDF file, 61 pages, 291 kb)

PART 1 - Supplemental Staff Assessment. Posted July 7, 2010. (PDF file, 1410 pgs, 20.8 mb)

Revised Committee Scheduling Order. Posted June 30, 2010. (PDF file, 4 pgs, 61 kb)

Supplemental Staff Assessment Status Report. Posted June 28, 2010. (PDF file, 3 pgs, 45 kb)

Transcript of June 21, 2010 Status Conference. Posted June 24, 2010. (PDF file, 72 pgs, 197 kb)

Transcript of Continuation of the May 24, 2010 Evidentiary Hearing held May 25, 2010. Posted June 7, 2010. (PDF file, 294 pgs, 543 kb)

Transcript of May 24, 2010 Evidentiary Hearing. Posted June 1, 2010. (PDF file, 356 pgs, 668 kb)

Staff Comments on Schedule Impacts of AFC Supplement. Posted May 17, 2010. (PDF file, 4 pgs, 192 kb)

Appendix 1, Seeley Wastewater Reclamation Facility Improvements. Dated March 18, 2010. (PDF file, 42 pgs, 2.1 mb)

Staff Assessment and Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Draft California Desert Conservation Area Plan Amendment. Full Document Download.
Posted February 12, 2010. (PDF file, 1571 pgs, 16.1 mb)

The BLM and Energy Commission staff are currently preparing an addendum to the Staff Assessment and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (SA/DEIS) to address comments received on the Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) prepared by the Seeley County Water District for the expansion of the Seeley Wastewater Treatment Facility, and the lack of adoption of the MND by the Seeley County Water District Board of Directors. The analysis in this addendum will be incorporated in the Supplemental SA/Final EIS that will be published following the 90-day comment period on the SA/DEIS.

Staff Assessment Divided into Three Parts. (For easier download) (PDF files)


SES Solar Two Project Status Report #5. Posted December 29, 2009. (PDF file, 4 pgs, 65 kb)

Transcript of November 10, 2009, Committee Conference. Posted December 1, 2009. (PDF file, 44 pgs, 76 kb)

Staff Comments on Schedule. Posted November 9, 2009. (PDF file, 4 pgs, 251 kb)

Letter from Terrence O'Brien to Ms. Wood in response to her letter regarding the Invitation to Participate in the section 106 Consultation of the SES Solar Two Project. Posted October 21, 2009. (PDF file, 4 pgs, 74.4 kb)

Status Report #4. Posted August 10, 2009. (PDF file, 7 pgs, 199 kb)

Data Requests Set 2, Part 2 (142-155), online July 29, 2009. (PDF file, 16 pgs, 150 kb)

Data Requests Set 2, Part 1 (128-141), online May 6, 2009. (PDF file, 12 pgs, 432 kb)

SES Solar Two Project Status Report #3, online May 6, 2009. (PDF file, 6 pgs, 127 kb)

SES Solar Two Project Status Report #2, online March 10, 2009. (PDF file, 7 pgs, 92 kb)

Energy Commission Staff's Workshop Presentation on Alternatives and Cumulative Impacts, dated February 10, 2009. (PDF file, 19 pg, 76 kb)

SES Solar Two Project Status Report #1, online January 15, 2009. (PDF file, 6 pgs, 112 kb)

Transcript of the November 24, 2008 Informational Hearing and Site Visit, online December 5, 2008. (PDF file, 113 pg, 541 kb)

Data Request Set 1 Part 2 (#53-127), dated December 2, 2008. (PDF file, 31 pg, 136 kb)

Committee Order Granting Petition to Intervene. Posted December 1, 2008. (PDF file, 2 pg, 28 kb)

Presentation from the November 24, 2008, Informational Hearing and Scoping Meeting, dated November 24, 2008. (PDF file, 26 pg, 1.36 MB)

Staff's Issues Identification Report, dated November 17, 2008. (PDF file, 13 pg, 140 kb)

Data Request Set 1 (#1 - 52), dated November 14, 2008. (PDF file, 20 pg, 143 kb)

Revised Data Adequacy Recommendation, dated October 2, 2008. (PDF file, 60 pgs, 25 MB)

Data Adequacy Recommendation, dated July 30, 2008. (PDF file, 97 pgs, 526 kb)

Notice of Receipt of an Application for Certification, for The Stirling Engine System Solar Two Project, dated July 9, 2008. (PDF file, 6 pgs, 147 kb)

Letter to Librarian Regarding Document Handling, dated July 9, 2008. (PDF file, 6 pg, 153 kb)

Request for Agency Participation, dated July 9, 2008. (PDF file, 6 pgs, 148 kb)



Bureau of Land Management (BLM)



Applicant's Documents

Applicant's Letter to the Energy Commission Requestion Revocation of Permit to Construct due to Their Change from Solar Thermal to PV. Posted: May 24, 2011. (PDF file, 1 page, 38.5 kb)

Applicant's Submittal of Phase 1 Initial Disturbance Areas for First 9MW. Posted: August 24, 2010. (PDF file, 8 pages, 2.3 mb)

Applicant's Post-Hearing Brief Regarding Mitigating for Cultural Resources Impacts. Posted: August 23, 2010. (PDF file, 11 pages, 401 kb)

Applicant's Submittal of Information Requested at the August 16, 2010 Hearing. Posted: August 23, 2010. (PDF file, 8 pages, 2.3 mb)

Estimated Allocation of Fire Facility Costs to Proposed Solar Energy installations. Posted: August 16, 2010. (PDF file, 21 pages, 956 kb)

Applicant's Post-Hearing Brief. Posted: August 12, 2010. (PDF file, 64 pages, 305 kb)

Applicant's Re-Submittal of Exhibit 129. Posted: August 11, 2010. (PDF file, 204 pages, 5.1 MB)

Applicant's Submittal of Air Quality Modeling Results Demonstrating Compliance with California 1-Hour NO2 Standard during First Year Construction. Posted: August 11, 2010. (PDF file, 424 pages, 1.1 mb)

Applicant's Submittal of Estimated First Year Construction Water Use Summary. Posted: August 9, 2010. (PDF file, 4 pages, 102 kb)

Applicant's Supplemental of Late Spring Botany Report. Posted: June 14, 2010. (PDF file, 72 pages, 3.19 mb)

Applicant's Submittal of SunCatcher Glint Conversion and Hazard Assessment. Posted: June 14, 2010. (PDF file, 16 pages, 2.09 mb)

Applicant's Brief Regarding Land Use Issues. Posted: June 14, 2010. (PDF file, 187 pages, 2.86 mb)

Applicant's Supplemental and Rebuttal Testimony. Posted: May 24, 2010. (PDF file, 62 pages, 3.33 mb)

Applicant's Response to CURE Letter of May 2010. Posted: May 19, 2010. (PDF file, 348 pages, 6 mb)

Applicant's Submittal of Testimony Compilation. Posted: May 19, 2010. (PDF file, 381 pages, 7.1 mb)

Applicant's Supplement to the AFC. Posted: May 10, 2010. (PDF file, 1021 pages, 17.6 mb)

Applicant's Submission of Sediment Transport Analysis Posted: April 29, 2010. (PDF file, 74 pages, 1.5 mb)

Applicant's Submission of Early Spring Botany Survey Report Posted: April 29, 2010. (PDF file, 62 pages, 1.9 mb)

Applicant's Submission of Glint and Glare Study Posted: April 29, 2010. (PDF file, 52 pages, 2.6 mb)

Applicant's Comments on SA/DEIS, dated March 12, 2010. Posted: March 17, 2010. (PDF file, 148 pgs, 2.7 mb)

Applicant's Status Report # 8, dated March 9, 2010. Posted: March 15, 2010. (PDF file, 7 pgs, 1.2 mb)

Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail Visual Impact Analysis (VIA). Dated January 22, 2010. Posted March 4, 2010. (PDF file, 48 pages, 1.9 mb)

Additional Information Related to the Seeley Wastewater Reclamation Facility Iprovements. Posted March 2, 2010. (PDF file, 53 pages, 1.4 mb)

Applicant's Status Report #7. Posted February 17, 2010. (PDF file, 4 pages, 644 kb)

Applicant's Responses to Energy Commission and BLM Data Requests 142-150. Posted November 18, 2009. (PDF file, 36 pages, 5.3 mb)

Response of Solar One and Solar Two To Joint Committee Request for Schedule Information. Posted November 12, 2009. (PDF file, 13 pages,280 kb)

Additional Supportive Materials - Biology and Water Resources. Posted November 3, 2009. (PDF file, 14 pages, 1.73 MB)

Applicant's Status Report #4. Posted August 10, 2009. (PDF file, 3 pages, 1 MB)

Applicant's Responses to CURE Data Requests, Set Two ( Requests 143-178).
Dated July 2, 2009. Posted August 5, 2009. (PDF file, 47 pages, 900 kb)

Applicant's Response to Energy Commission & BLM Data Requests 128-141. Posted July 20, 2009. (PDF file, 47 pages, 12.1 MB - note size!)

Applicant's Responses to Energy Commission & BLM Data Requests 31 & 32 DESCP-SWPP-Volume 1 & 2 (Full Document). Posted: July 13, 2009. (PDF file, 602 pgs, 56 MB)

Due to the above documents size, we have broken it into three parts below.
Applicant's Responses to Energy Commission & BLM Data Requests 31 & 32 DESCP-SWPP-Volume 1. Posted: July 13, 2009. (PDF file, 270 pgs, 15.4 MB)

Appendix B, Erosion Control Plan. Posted: July 13, 2009. (PDF file, 59 pgs, 33.5 MB)

Applicant's Responses to Energy Commission & BLM Data Requests 31 & 32 DESCP-SWPP-Volume 2. Posted: July 13, 2009. (PDF file, 273 pgs, 8.8 MB)

Reclaimed Water and Hydrogen System Supplement to Application for Certification. Posted: June 15, 2009. (PDF file, 245 pgs, 10.5 MB)

Applicant's Response to CURE Data Requests 1-143. Posted: May 13, 2009. (PDF file, 260 pgs, 8.5 MB)

Supplemental Cumulative Analysis. Posted: May 1, 2009. (PDF file, 108 pgs, 11 MB)

Responses to CEC and BLM Data Requests 53-110. Posted: April 8, 2009. (PDF file, 267 pgs, 3 MB)

Responses to CEC and BLM Data Requests 1-3, 5-10, 14, 24-26, 31-33, 36-38, 44 and 111-127. Posted: March 23, 2009. (PDF file, 129 pgs, 7.5 MB)

Draft Federal and State Surface Waters Review in Response to CEC & BLM Data Request 7. Posted: March 23, 2009. (PDF file, 39 pgs, 3.8 MB)

Draft Raven Monitoring and Control Plan in Response to CEC & BLM Data Request 7. Posted: March 23, 2009. (PDF file, 31 pgs, 3 MB)

Draft Noxious Weed Management Plan in Response to CEC & BLM Data Request 7. Posted: March 23, 2009. (PDF file, 80 pgs, 5 MB)

Draft Landscaping Plan in Response to CEC & BLM Data Request 44. Posted: March 23, 2009. (PDF file, 12 pgs, 7 MB)


SES Solar Two, LLC Presentation for the Alternatives and Cumulative Impacts Workshop, 02-10-08 . Posted February 9, 2009. (PDF file, 31 pgs, 2.3 MB)

Letter Regarding SES Solar Schedule - Dated January 27, 2009. Posted January 28, 2009. (PDF file, 3 pgs 480 kb)

Status Report 1 - Dated January 15, 2009. Posted January 23, 2009. (PDF file, 4 pgs 776 kb)

Data Response Set 1, Response to Data Requests 1-52. Posted: December 15, 2008. (PDF file, 326 pgs, 22.4 MB)

Applicant's Comments on Staff Issues Identification Report & Proposed Schedule. Posted: November 21, 2008. (PDF file, 4 pgs, 80 kb)

Supplemental Information in Response to CEC Data Adequacy Requests and BLM Minimum Requirement Comments. Posted: September 30, 2008. (PDF file, 335 pgs, 44.5 MB Please Note File size)

Air Quality Data Adequacy Items for the Solar Two Project. Posted: July 25, 2008. (PDF file, 2 pgs, 780 kb)

Cover Letter for Application for Certification from Robert Linden, Executive Vice President of SES Solar Two LLC, dated June 30, 2008. (PDF file, 36 kb)

Application for Certification, Volume 1, 2, and 3, filed June 30, 2008.
(Adobe Acrobat PDF files. Please note that some files are VERY large. Right click the link to download them [option-click on a Macintosh].)



Intervenors' and Others' Documents

Public Comments. (See inside for Posted Date, PDF Files)


Quechan Indian Tribe's Protest of BLM's Proposed Resource Management Plan Amendment for the California Desert Conservation Area Plant. Dated August 24, 2010. Posted September 22, 2010. (pdf file, 44 pages, 3 megabytes)

US Environmental Protection Agency Comments Regarding the Final Environmental Impact Statment. Posted September 7, 2010. (pdf file, 8 pages, 432 kb)

Reply Brief of CURE. Posted August 24, 2010. (pdf file, 20 pages, 672 kb)

Opening Brief of the CA Native Plan Society. Posted August 24, 2010. (pdf file, 5 pages, 78 kb)

Quechan Indian Tribe Comments to BLM on Section 106 Consultation. Posted August 24, 2010. (pdf file, 2 pages, 49 kb)

Opening Brief of CURE. Posted August 24, 2010. (pdf file, 52 pages, 803 kb)

CA Unions for Reliable Energy EXHIBIT 499S - Rebuttle Testimony of C. Nissley. Posted August 24, 2010. (pdf file, 20 pages, 803 kb)

REVISED Letter from E. Garcia regarding the August 16th CEC Hearing. Posted August 24, 2010. (pdf file, 2 pages, 41 kb)

Flat-tailed Horned Lizard Rangewide Management Strategy. Posted August 11, 2010. (pdf file, 116 pages, 2.1 mb)

Grant and Doherty Monitoring of the Flat-Tailed Horned Lizard With Methods Incorporating Detection Probability. Posted August 11, 2010. (pdf file, 7 pages, 143 kb)

US EPA's Comments re Joint DEIS & Staff Assessment. Posted June 16, 2010. (pdf file, 30 pages, 624 kb)

Opening Testimony for the California Unions for Reliable Energy. Posted May 24, 2010. (pdf file, 2276 pages, 91.6 mb - Please Note Large File Size. Right click the link to download [option-click on a Macintosh].)

Quechan Indian Tribe Comment on the Imperial Valley Solar Project. Posted May 24, 2010. (pdf file, 19 pages, 12.7 mb)

Tom Budlong's Letter to the California Energy Commission Regarding Applicant's Submittal and Opening Testimony. Posted May 24, 2010. (pdf file, 1 page, 33.2 kb)

California Unions for Reliable Energy Notice Regarding their Opening Testimony. Posted May 24, 2010. (pdf file, 6 pages, 80.5 kb)

Opening Affirmative Testimony on Alternative Water Supply of Witness Edie Harmon for Intervenor Tom Budlong. Posted May 24, 2010. (pdf file, 193 pages, 22.5 mb)

Opening Testimony of Intervenor Tom Budlong on Remaining Topics. Posted May 24, 2010. (pdf file, 24 pages, 244 kb)

Request of Intervenor for Additional Time to Respond to Supplemental Applicant Submission. Posted May 19, 2010. (pdf file, 9 pages, 584 kb)

SDG&E Comments on the Imperial Valley Solar Project. Posted May 19, 2010. (pdf file, 2 pages, 820 kb)

CURE's May 2010 letter re: Imperial Valley Solar Project Testimony Concerning New Water Supply. Posted May 19, 2010. (pdf file, 9 pages, 136 kb)

CURE's Partial Rebuttal Testimony. Posted May 19, 2010. (pdf file, 751 pages, 30.6 mb)

National Park Service Comments on Draft EIS - Impacts to Anza National Historic Trail . Posted May 6, 2010. (pdf file, 9 pages, 236 kb)

Intervenor H. Alimamaghani Brief and Exhibits. Posted April 20, 2010. (pdf file, 8 pages, 556 kb)

Opening Testimony of Intervenor Tom Budlong. Posted April 20, 2010. (pdf file, 52 pages, 828 kb)

Prehearing Conference Statement of CURE. Posted March 25, 2010. (PDF file, 65 pages, 1.3 MB)

CURE's Letter Regarding Revision and Recirculation of SA/DEIS. Dated March 2, 2010. Posted March 4, 2010. (PDF file, 13 pages, 572 kb)

CURE's Status Report No. 7. Posted February 17, 2010. (PDF file, 7 pages, 514 kb)

CURE's Status Report No. 6. Posted January 20, 2010. (PDF file, 7 pages, 108 kb)

National Park Service Letter on Cooperating Agency Status. Posted December 30, 2009 (PDF file, 2 pages, 684 kb)

National Park Service Letter on Section 106 Consultation. Posted December 30, 2009 (PDF file, 3 pages, 740 kb)

Letter from Loulena Miles Regarding CEQA Requirements for Review of Water Supply. Posted November 25, 2009 (PDF file, 5 pages, 144 kb)

CURE's Comments on Schedule. Posted November 10, 2009 (PDF file, 11 pages, 140 kb)

Imperial County Air pollution Control District's Determination of Compliance. Posted October 21, 2009 (PDF file, 19 pages, 488 kb)

CURE's Status Report #3. Posted August 10, 2009 (PDF file, 5 pages, 138 kb)

California Unions for Reliable Energy Data Request Set 2 (143 - 178) Posted June 12, 2009 (PDF file, 19 pages, 216 kb)

California Unions for Reliable Energy Data Request Set 1 (1 - 143) Posted April 9, 2009 (PDF file, 45 pages, 3.58 MB)

Exhibit A of CURE's Data Request Set 1 Posted April 9, 2009 (PDF file, 128 pages, 3.39 MB)

Imperial County Air Pollution Control District - Letter on SES Solar Two Authority to Construct Application. Posted March 12, 2009 (PDF file, 1 page, 48 kb)

The SES Solar Two Power Project (08-AFC-5) Application Completeness Letter received on March 10, 2009, (PDF file, 1 page, 28 kb)

"The SES Solar Two Power Project (08-AFC-5) Informational Hearing and Site Visit", presentation by Loreen McMahon, Energy Commission Associate Public Adviser, November 24, 2008. (PDF file, 11 pages, 464 kb)

U.S. EPA Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement/Staff Assessment and Proposed Land Use Plan Amendment. (PDF file, 10 pgs, 476 kb)

Letter from County of Imperial Public Works Department Regarding the Pre-application Package received on July 3, 2008. (PDF file, 3 pgs, 443 kb)



Figures and Maps

Figure 1 - Regional Overview. (PDF file, 1 pgs, 2.10 mb)

Figure 2 - Project Overview. (PDF file, 1 pgs, 1.26 mb)

Figure 3 - Soil and Water Resources. (PDF file, 1 pgs, 382 kb)

Figure 4 - Visual Resource - Project Layout. (PDF file, 1 pgs, 328 kb)