0606-05.doc - STATE WATER RESOURCES CONTROL BOARD WORKSHOP OFFICE OF CHIEF COUNSEL JUNE 6 2001 ITEM 5 SUBJECT PETITION OF VOICES OF THE WETLANDS

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May 25, 2001STATE WATER RESOURCES CONTROL BOARDWORKSHOP -- OFFICE OF CHIEF COUNSELJUNE 6, 2001ITEM 5SUBJECTPETITION OF VOICES OF THE WETLANDS, MONTEREY PARKWAY, AND CAROLYN NIELON FOR REVIEW OF WASTE DISCHARGE REQUIREMENTS NO. 00-041 (NPDES NO. CA0006254; MOSS LANDING POWER PLANT) ISSUED BY THE CALIFORNIA REGIONAL WATER QUALITY CONTROL BOARD, CENTRAL COAST REGION. SWRCB/OCC FILE A-1339, A-1339(a), AND A-1339(b)LOCATIONThe power plant and the water bodies potentially affected by its operation are located in Monterey County.DISCUSSIONThe Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board issued a permit to Duke Energy for theoperation of the Moss Landing Power Plant. Of seven generating units operated by PG&E, the former owner of Moss Landing, only two remained in service. Duke proposes to replace the fivenon-operating units with two new ones. Because the new generating units constitute a new discharge, Duke was required to comply with the terms of the State Board’s Thremal Plan.Three petitions for review were received. Among them one significant issue was raised: whether the waste discharge requirements contained enforceable conditions that will assure compliance with the Thermal Plan. The proposed order concludes that additional language should be added to the order to assure compliance with the Thermal Plan and amends the order to include such language.POLICY ISSUEIs it necessary to amend the waste discharge requirements to assure compliance with the ThermalPlan?FISCAL IMPACTSlight increase in the level of required monitoring.RWQCB IMPACTNone.
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STAFF RECOMMENDATIONAdopte the order as proposed.
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D R A F TMay 25, 2001STATE OF CALIFORNIASTATE WATER RESOURCES CONTROL BOARDORDER WQ 2001-xxIn the Matter of the Petition ofVOICES OF THE WETLANDS, MONTEREY PARKWAY,AND CAROLYN NIELSONFor Review of Waste Discharge Requirements No. 00-041 (NPDES No. CA0006254)Issued by theCalifornia Regional Water Quality Control Board,Central Coast RegionSWRCB/OCC FILE A-1339, A-1339(a), and A-1339(b)BY THE BOARD:The Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board (Regional Board) issuedwaste discharge requirements to Duke Energy North America (Duke) for the operation of the Moss Landing Power Plant, Units 1, 2, 6, and 7 in Monterey County. The requirements were adopted by the Regional Board on October 27, 2000.Timely petitions were received from a group called Voices of the Wetlands, another group called Monterey Parkway, and an individual named Carolyn Nielson.
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