Adoption of Amendments to Geothermal Delegation of Power Plant Certification


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Energy Commission
Document Title
Adoption of Amendments to Geothermal Delegation of Power Plant Certification
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The CEC proposes to adopt regulations amending its procedures for a county to petition for, and the CEC to approve, a delegation of the CEC's exclusive geothermal licensing authority to a county that has adopted a geothermal element for its general plan and demonstrates an equivalent certification program.

Contact Information

Patricia Carlos
Agency Name
California Energy Commission
Job Title
Legal support manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Other Information
This regulation is applied to all of California

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Common Sense sec. 15061(b)(3)
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed regulations streamline the processes by which a county applies for, and the CEC approves, a delegation of the CEC’s exclusive certification authority for geothermal power plants with a generating capacity of at least 50 megawatts (MW). The proposed changes do not change the requirement that a thermal power plant undergo environmental review, nor do they predict whether or not the CEC would approve a delegation to a county. It can be seen with certainty that there is no possibility of the delegation process itself or the proposed changes to that process having a significant effect on the environment.
County Clerk


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