NOTICE OF DETERMINATION OF COMPLIANCE WITH PREVENTION OF SIGNIFICANT
The San Diego Air Pollution Control District (District) hereby gives notice that, in accordance with District Rule 20.3 and federal law, the Air Pollution Control Officer has made a final determination concerning compliance by the Palomar Energy Project proposed by Palomar Energy, LLC (the Palomar Energy Project), with all Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) requirements. The project consists of two power plant gas turbines, as described in application No. 976846, to be located west of Interstate 15 and south of State Highway 78, approximately 600 feet southwest of Vineyard Avenue and Enterprise Street in Escondido.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has reviewed the final Biological Opinion, dated February 3, 2003, from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services (FWS). This Biological Opinion addresses the impacts that the Palomar Energy Project may have on federally listed threatened and endangered species. The Biological Opinion also includes an analysis of the potential impacts to critical habitats of such species.
The Biological Opinion concludes that the proposed project is not likely to jeopardize the continued existence of any federally listed threatened or endangered species. However, Reasonable and Prudent Measures (RPM) are necessary and appropriate to minimize incidental take. Palomar Energy, LLC, has stated that the project will implement all RPM as well as all terms and conditions included in the Biological Opinion.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has determined that the Endangered Species Act (ESA) consultation process is now complete and the permit issuance to Palomar Energy, LLC, is consistent with the requirements of the ESA. Additionally, the California Energy Commission (CEC) has performed an environmental justice analysis and has concluded that the project impacts will not result in an environmental justice impact.
The Air Pollution Control Officer has considered the Biological Opinion from FWS, U.S Army Corps of Engineers? determination concerning the ESA and the CEC environmental justice analysis, and has adopted these analyses as its final analysis of endangered species and environmental justice issues. The Air Pollution Control Officer further determines that the Palomar Energy Project meets all PSD requirements of District Rule 20.3 and federal law. This determination supplements the Final Determination of Compliance (FDOC) issued December 6, 2002, and constitutes the final PSD permit action for purposes of review by the Environmental Appeals Board (EAB) of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA).
Any person who participated in this action may request the Air Pollution Control District Hearing Board to hold a public hearing to determine whether this action was properly taken, by filing a petition by April 1, 2003, with the Clerk of the Hearing Board, 1600 Pacific Hwy, Room, 402, San Diego, CA 92101, in accordance with the Air Pollution Control District Hearing Board Rules and Regulations.
Review of this action may also be available before the EAB, by filing a petition for review by April 1, 2003, with the EAB at the following address: Headquarters Hearing Clerk (A-110), Room M3708, USEPA, 401 M Street, SW, Washington, D.C. 20460. Please refer to 40 CFR section 124.19 or contact the USEPA for information about such appeal and filing requirement.
All pertinent documents including the FDOC, the Biological Opinion, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers? review and the CEC?s Staff Assessment, including CEC?s environmental justice analysis, are available for review at the District offices, 9150 Chesapeake Drive, San Diego, CA 92123.
Questions regarding this notice may be directed to Evariste Haury at (858) 650-4609 or Dan Speer at (858) 650-4607.
Pub. Feb. 28-k107731
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Department of Public Works of the County of San Diego will conduct a public hearing on a request for Map Modification of Parcel Map 15606 (TPM 18253), as follows:
Date: March 19, 2003
Time: 11:00 A.M.
Location: County Operations
5201 Ruffin Road, Suite D,
in the Department of Public
Works Conference Room.
PROJECT DESCRIPTION AND LOCATION:
The proposed modification is located in the Ramona area of the County of San Diego, on the north side of Washington Street, approximately 1600? east of the intersection of Washington Street and Pamo Road. The proposed change will realign access to the development. This is the only change requested under this map modification.
This public hearing is accessible to individuals with disabilities. If interpreter services for the hearing impaired are needed, please call the hearing secretary at (858) 694-3863, or California Relay Service, if notifying by TDD, no later than seven days prior to the date of the hearing.
If you challenge the action which may be taken on this proposal in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the above public hearing, or in written correspondence delivered to the Hearing Body at or before the hearing. Rules of the Hearing Body may limit or impose requirements upon the submittal of such written correspondence.
For additional information regarding this proposal, contact Ken Stephens at 5201 Ruffin Road, Suite D (MS 0336), San Diego, CA 92123, on or before March 12, 2003.
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