Docket Log

Docket: 21-AFC-02
Project Title: Willow Rock Energy Storage Center
Generated On: 11/30/2022 7:02:42 PM

Include:     
TN #Docketed DateDocument TitleExhibit #ToFrom
24772311/28/2022 Willow Rock Energy Storage Center Status Report No 3

1 page(s)
 CEC/Docket UnitEllison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
24767911/23/2022 Willow Rock Energy Storage - Status Report

2 page(s)
 CEC/docket unitCalifornia Unions for Reliable Energy
24767611/23/2022 CEC Staff Status Report #3
monthly status report
1 page(s)
 CECCalifornia Energy Commission
24766211/22/2022 Repeated Application for Confidential Designation Biological Resources Information

1 page(s)
 CEC/Drew BohanEllison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
24766111/22/2022 20221027_WRESC_Data Request_Responses Set 2 Final PDF_and_Attachments

132 page(s)
 CEC/Docket OfficeGolder Associates
2475338/25/2022 Attachment DR2-1_EI_GEM-Construction_Month 26
 CEC/Drew BohanEllison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
2475328/25/2022 Attachment DR2-1_EI_GEM-Construction_Month 18
 CEC/Drew BohanEllison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
2475318/25/2022 Attachment DR2-1_Emission_GM Operation
 CEC/Docket UnitEllison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
2475308/25/2022 Attachment DR2-1_Emission Inventory_GEM
 CEC/Drew BohanEllison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
2475298/25/2022 Attachment DR2-1_Construction Off Site
 CEC/Drew BohanEllison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
24749511/16/2022 Repeated Application for Confidential Designation for Data Request Response Set 1, Workshop Responses (Biological Resources)

2 page(s)
 CEC/Drew BohanEllison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
24749411/16/2022 Willow Rock Energy Storage Center Data Request Response 1 Workshop Responses
This document provides GEM A-CAES LLC’s (the “Applicant”) written responses to data requests from California Energy Commission Staff’s Data Requests Set 1 regarding the Application for Certification for the Willow Rock Energy Storage Center (WRESC) (21-AFC-2). These data requests were the subject of discussion and resolution at the CEC Staff Workshop held on October 11, 2022, and subsequent information exchange held on October 19, 2022 between the Applicant and CEC Staff.
Biological Resources, Geology/Paleontology, Land Use
96 page(s)
 CEC/Docket UnitGolder Associates USA Inc.
24747511/15/2022 Notice of Ex Parte Communication

1 page(s)
 CEC/Docket UnitCalifornia Energy Commission
24746311/14/2022 CEC Notice of Ex Parte Communication

1 page(s)
 CEC/Docket UnitCalifornia Energy Commission
24744111/14/2022 CEC Response Letter to Willow Rock's 8-25-22 Application for Co9nfidentiality (TN 245701 & 245702)

4 page(s)
 Golder Associates USA, Inc./Dave A. SteinCalifornia Energy Commission
2474188/25/2022 Attachment DR36-1_Burrow and Den Characteristics

1 page(s)
 CEC/Drew BohanEllison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
2474178/25/2022 Attachment DR31-1_Desert Tortoise_2021

1 page(s)
 CEC/Drew BohanEllison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
2474168/25/2022 Attachment DR9-1 Slip Sheet_Biological Resources_GIS Data

1 page(s)
 CEC/Drew BohanEllison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
24739711/10/2022 APPLICANT'S NOTICE PURSUANT TO 20 CCR § 1716(f) FOR CEC STAFF’S DATA REQUESTS SET 2

2 page(s)
 CEC/Docket UnitEllison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
24739311/10/2022 Defenders of Wildlife Comments on Willow Rock Energy Storage Center

Biological Resources
18 page(s)
 CEC/Leonidas PayneDefenders of Wildlife
24731611/7/2022 CEC Response Letter to Willow Rock's Repeated Application for Confidentiality 8-25-22; TN 245699

2 page(s)
 Ellison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP/Samantha G. NeumyerCalifornia Energy Commission
24721811/1/2022 CEC Response Letter to Willow Rock's Repeated Application for Confidentiality 10-13-22; TN 246530

3 page(s)
 Ellison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP/Samantha G. NeumyerCalifornia Energy Commission
24718310/13/2022 Queue Cluster 13 Phase II Interconnection Study Report

77 page(s)
 CEC/Drew BohanEllison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
24718210/13/2022 QC13 Phase II Appendix L - Subsynchronous Control Interaction Screening Assessment Report

46 page(s)
 CEC/Drew BohanEllison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
24718110/13/2022 Queue Cluster 13 Phase II – Appendix F

152 page(s)
 CEC/Drew BohanEllison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
24718010/13/2022 Queue Cluster 13 Phase II – Appendix D

444 page(s)
 CEC/Drew BohanEllison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
24717910/13/2022 Queue Cluster 13 Phase II – Appendix C

29 page(s)
 CEC/Drew BohanEllison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
24717810/13/2022 Queue Cluster 13 Phase II – Appendix B

10 page(s)
 CEC/Drew BohanEllison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
24717710/13/2022 QC13 Phase 2 Area Report Appendix E

1 page(s)
 CEC/Drew BohanEllison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
24717610/13/2022 Area Report Appendix K

8 page(s)
 CEC/Drew BohanEllison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
24717510/13/2022 SCE's Northern Hemisphere Import Nomogram Study

10 page(s)
 CEC/Drew BohanEllison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
24717410/13/2022 Appendix G - Generation Sequencing Implementation (GSI)

30 page(s)
 CEC/Drew BohanEllison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
24717310/13/2022 Appendix H – SCD Results

8 page(s)
 CEC/Docket UnitEllison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
24717210/13/2022 Queue Cluster 13 Phase 2 Attachment 2

5 page(s)
 CEC/Drew BohanEllison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
24717110/13/2022 Appendix A – Q1782

42 page(s)
 CEC/Drew BohanEllison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
24717010/13/2022 Queue Cluster 13 Phase II – Attachment 1

13 page(s)
 CEC/Drew BohanEllison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
24716910/13/2022 Attachment 3

1 page(s)
 CEC/Drew BohanEllison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
24711810/28/2022 CEC Response to Willow Rock's Repeated Application for Confidentiality 8-25-22
2 page(s)
 Ellison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP/Samantha G. NeumyerCalifornia Energy Commission
24690410/26/2022 Willow Rock Energy Storage Center Status Report No 2

2 page(s)
 CEC/Docket UnitEllison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
24685510/26/2022 CEC Staff Status Report #2
monthly status report
1 page(s)
 CEC/Kourtney Vaccaro and Andrew McAllisterCalifornia Energy Commission
24683210/26/2022 Willow Rock Energy Storage - Status Report 2

3 page(s)
 CEC/Docket UnitCalifornia Unions for Reliable Energy
2467528/25/2022 Attachment DR95-1_QC13PII-SCE-Northern-Q1782TOT 1002-Gem-Appendiix A-Attachment 1

13 page(s)
 CEC/Drew BohanEllison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
2467518/25/2022 Attachment DR95-1_C132-North-Q1782-TOT 1002-Gem-Appendix A

42 page(s)
 CEC/Drew BohanEllison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
24675010/24/2022 CEC Response Letter to Willow Rock Regarding Application for Confidentiality

2 page(s)
 Ellison Schneider Harris & Donlan/Samantha NeumyerCalifornia Energy Commission
24672410/21/2022 Willow Rock Data Requests Set 2
data requests
Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Traffic and Transportation
14 page(s)
 Hydrostor, Inc./Curt HilderbrandCalifornia Energy Commission
24660410/17/2022 Attachment DR68-1 Willow Rock Energy Storage Center (21-AFC-02) Monthly Geotechnical Update – September 2022
Attachment DR68-1 Willow Rock Energy Storage Center (21-AFC-02) Monthly Geotechnical Update – September 2022
Geology/Paleontology
5 page(s)
 CEC/Docket UnitGolder Associates USA Inc.
24653010/13/2022 Repeated Application for Confidential Designation for Phase II Interconnection Study Documents

1 page(s)
 CEC/Drew BohanEllison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
24639810/10/2022 Agenda for October 11, 2022 remote workshop on Data Request objections
agenda providing order of topics to be discussed, including opportunities for providing public comment
1 page(s)
 CEC/Docket UnitCalifornia Energy Commission
2463109/30/2022 Notice of Willow Rock Energy Storage Center Workshop
October 11, 2022; 10:00 a.m. - workshop to discuss applicant objections to CEC staff data requests
4 page(s)
 CEC/Docket UnitCalifornia Energy Commission
2462199/27/2022 Attachment DR109-1 Data Response Set 1B
Transmittal email to Lon Payne and Attachment DR109-1
Transmission System Engineering
2 page(s)
 CEC/Leonidas PayneWSP Golder
2462109/26/2022 Willow Rock Energy Storage Center Data Request Response Set 1B
Data Request Response Set 1B
Biological Resources, Geology/Paleontology, Project Description
19 page(s)
 CEC/Docket UnitGolder Associates USA Inc.
2462099/26/2022 Willow Rock Energy Storage Center Status Report No 1

5 page(s)
 CEC/Docket UnitEllison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
2462089/26/2022 Willow Rock Energy Storage - Status Report 1
Status Report
2 page(s)
 CEC/Docket UnitTara C Rengifo/Adams Broadwell Joseph & Cardozo
2462079/26/2022 CEC Staff Status Report #1

2 page(s)
 CEC/Kourtney Vaccaro and Andrew McAllisterCalifornia Energy Commission
2460079/13/2022 LindaLouis Miller Comments - We are property owners next to the WillowRock Project and have never received information on this project
  Linda/Louis Miller
2459439/9/2022 Committee Order Granting Petition to Intervene Filed by California Unions for Reliable Energy

5 page(s)
 CEC/Docket UnitCalifornia Energy Commission
2459389/9/2022 CEC Agreement with Willow Rock

3 page(s)
 CEC/Docket OfficeCalifornia Energy Commission
2459119/8/2022 Kern County's Additional Comments

Noise and Vibration, Traffic and Transportation, Waste Management
11 page(s)
 CEC/Leonidas Payne Kern County Planning and Natural Resources Department
2457829/1/2022 CDFW comments
Comments from California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Biological Resources
28 page(s)
 CEC/Leonidas PayneCalifornia Energy Commission
2457548/31/2022 Willow Rock Energy Center Scheduling Order
***This Document Supersedes TN 245708***
9 page(s)
 CEC/Docket OfficeCalifornia Energy Commission
2457538/31/2022 Spanish - Willow Rock Scheduling Order (ORDEN DE PROGRAMACIÓN DEL COMITÉ)
ORDEN DE PROGRAMACIÓN DEL COMITÉ
10 page(s)
 CEC/Docket OfficeCalifornia Energy Commission
2457408/30/2022 Transcript for August 11, 2022 Gem Public Info Hearing

148 page(s)
 CEC/Docket OfficeCalifornia Energy Commission
2457088/26/2022 Willow Rock Energy Center Scheduling Order
***This document is replaced by TN 245754***
9 page(s)
 CEC/Docket OfficeCalifornia Energy Commission
2457028/25/2022 Willow Rock Application for Confidential Designation_Air Quality

4 page(s)
 CEC/Drew BohanEllison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
2457018/25/2022 Willow Rock Application for Confidential Designation_Air Quality

4 page(s)
 CEC/Drew BohanEllison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
2457008/25/2022 Willow Rock Repeated Application for Confidential Designation_Interconnection

1 page(s)
 CEC/Drew BohanEllison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
2456998/25/2022 Willow Rock Repeated Application for Confidential Designation_Biological Resources
  Ellison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
2456988/25/2022 Willow Rock Energy Storage Center Data Request Response Set 1
This document provides the responses to the Data Request Response for the Willow Rock Energy Storage Center
101 page(s)
 CEC/Docket UnitGolder Associates USA Inc.
2454608/19/2022 Direction to Change the Name of the Project in the Application for Certification

1 page(s)
 CEC/Docket UnitCalifornia Energy Commission
2454528/19/2022 Memo requesting Change of Project Title for Docket No 21-AFC-02

1 page(s)
 CEC/Docket UnitCalifornia Energy Commission
2450508/15/2022 Applicant's Notice Pursuant to 20 CCR § 1716(f) Regarding Staff's Data Requests Set 1

11 page(s)
 CEC/Docket UnitEllison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
2444768/11/2022 CURE Petition to Intervene Willow Rock Energy Center Storage
CURE Petition to Intervene Willow Rock Energy Center
Public Health, Reliability, Socioeconomics, Traffic and Transportation, Transmission Line Safety and Nuisance, Transmission System Engineering, Worker Safety and Fire Protection, Waste Management, Soil and Water, Greenhouse Gases, Air Quality, Alternatives, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Efficiency, Facility Design, Geology/Paleontology, Hazardous Materials, Land Use, Noise and Vibration, Project Description
9 page(s)
 CEC/Docket UnitTara Rengifo
2444028/9/2022 Presentation - Willow Rock Energy Storage Center for 8-11-22 Informational Hearing

15 page(s)
 CEC/Docket UnitEllison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
2443998/9/2022 Applicant's Response to CEC Staff's Issues Identification Report and Proposed Schedule

5 page(s)
 CEC/Docket UnitEllison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
2443988/9/2022 Presentation - Gem Energy Storage Center
Staff Presentation
6 page(s)
 CEC/Docket UnitCalifornia Energy Commission
2443318/5/2022 Applicant's Notice of Project Name Change

2 page(s)
 CEC/Docket UnitEllison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
2443138/4/2022 Issues Identification Report and Proposed Schedule
Issues ID Report and Proposed Schedule for the GEM Energy Storage Center
Compliance
7 page(s)
 CEC/Kourtney Vaccaro and Andrew McAllisterCalifornia Energy Commission
2442828/1/2022 Notice of Public Site Visit and Informational Hearing, and Committee Order
THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 2022 Site Visit begins at 3:00 p.m. Public Informational Hearing begins at 4:00 p.m.
9 page(s)
 CEC/Docket UnitCalifornia Energy Commission
2442818/1/2022 AVISO DE VISITA PÚBLICA AL LUGAR Y AUDIENCIA INFORMATIVA, Y ORDEN DE LA COMISIÓN
JUEVES 11 DE AGOSTO DE 2022 La visita al lugar comienza a las 3:00 p.m. La audiencia pública informativa comienza a las 4:00 p.m. ***Notice of public site visit and informational hearing, and committee order - Spanish version***
9 page(s)
 CEC/Docket UnitCalifornia Energy Commission
2442237/27/2022 Tribal Consultation Letters
Mailed on July 26, 2022
96 page(s)
 CEC/Docket UnitCalifornia Energy Commission
2442047/26/2022 CEC Letter to Kern County re CUP Extension

1 page(s)
 CEC/Docket UnitCalifornia Energy Commission
2442037/26/2022 Data Requests Set 1 for Gem Energy Storage Center

35 page(s)
 CEC/Docket UnitCalifornia Energy Commission
2440937/14/2022 Order Finding the Application for Certification Complete
Order No: 22-0713-5
2 page(s)
 CEC/Docket OfficeCalifornia Energy Commission
2439767/11/2022 Memo to Save the Date for Informational Hearing and Site Visit
Memo from the Hearing Officer to save the date of August 11, 2022 for a potential informational hearing and site visit in Rosamond, California.
1 page(s)
 All Parties and Persons InterestedEnergy Commission Hearing Office
2439735/19/2022 Data Adequacy Biological Resources Supplement Observed Suitable Burrows

2 page(s)
 CEC/Drew BohanEllison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
2439724/25/2022 Attachment DA52-3 Burrows

1 page(s)
 CEC/Drew BohanEllison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
2439714/25/2022 AFC Data Adequacy Supplement No 1 Attachment DA52-1 Biological Technical Report

178 page(s)
 CEC/Drew BohanEllison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
2438636/28/2022 Cultural Resources Assessment Report for Gem Energy Storage Center Project

142 page(s)
 CEC/Drew BohanEllison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
2438537/6/2022 CEC Response GEM Confidential Application June 28, 2022

2 page(s)
 S. Neumyer Ellison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP CEMCalifornia Energy Commission
2438397/5/2022 Letter from Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Comments
Comment Letter
7 page(s)
 CEC/Leonidas PayneLADWP
2438387/5/2022 Gem Data Adequacy Round 2 Executive Director Recommendation Memo
Executive Director memo to the Commission recommending that the Gem application be deemed complete, including revised data adequacy worksheets.
67 page(s)
 CEC/Chair and CommissionersCalifornia Energy Commission
2437426/28/2022 Repeated Application for Confidential Designation for Data Adequacy Response #3 (Cultural Resources)

2 page(s)
 CEC/Drew BohanEllison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
2437316/27/2022 Data Adequacy Response 3_Cultural Resources_Gem Energy Storage Center
Data Adequacy Response 3 for the Cultural Resources
Cultural Resources
16 page(s)
 CEC/Docket UnitGolder Associates USA Inc.
2436716/3/2022 Confidential Rosamond A-CAES Facility Project Cultural Resources Assessment Report

81 page(s)
 CEC/Drew BohanEllison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
2436706/3/2022 Confidential Appendix A Revised Records Search Results Maps

122 page(s)
 CEC/Drew BohanEllison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
2436695/20/2022 Att DA5

190 page(s)
 CEC/Drew BohanEllison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
2436685/19/2022 Att DA53-5a Rincon Gem Missing Reports Pt 1 (Confidential)
Replacement from document filed with TN 243083
532 page(s)
 CEC/Drew BohanEllison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
2436675/13/2022 Att DA53-5b Paleowest Confidential Revised Appendix E_Part 25

312 page(s)
 CEC/Drew BohanEllison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
2436665/13/2022 Att DA53-5b Paleowest Confidential Revised Appendix E_Part 2

173 page(s)
 CEC/Drew BohanEllison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
2436655/13/2022 Att DA53-5b Paleowest Confidential Revised Appendix E_Part 15

854 page(s)
 CEC/Drew BohanEllison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
2436645/13/2022 Att DA53-5b Paleowest Confidential Revised Appendix E_Part 1

965 page(s)
 CEC/Docket UnitEllison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
2436635/13/2022 Gem Additional Records Search (05 mi to 10 mi of Gem Site) and Gem Site Survey Coverage Map

88 page(s)
 CEC/Drew BohanEllison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
2436625/13/2022 Att DA53-2a Rincon Revised Records Search Maps for Original Transmission Routes

8 page(s)
 CEC/Drew BohanEllison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
2436615/13/2022 Att DA53-2b Appendix A Records Search Results Map Paleowest - Revised (Confidential)

21 page(s)
 CEC/Drew BohanEllison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
2436605/13/2022 Att DA53-3 Paleowest Revised Survey Results Maps for All Transmission Route Alternatives (Confidential)

3 page(s)
 CEC/Drew BohanEllison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
2436595/13/2022 Att DA53-4 Gem Missing DPR Forms Pt 1

197 page(s)
 CEC/Docket UnitEllison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
2436585/13/2022 Att DA53-4 Gem Missing DPR Forms Pt 2

174 page(s)
 CEC/Docket UnitEllison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
2436575/13/2022 Att DA53-4 Gem Missing DPR Forms Pt 3

178 page(s)
 CEC/Drew BohanEllison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
2436565/13/2022 Att DA53-4 Gem Missing DPR Forms Pt 4

209 page(s)
 CEC/Drew BohanEllison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
2436555/13/2022 Att DA53-4 Gem Missing DPR Forms Pt 5

101 page(s)
 CEC/Docket UnitEllison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
2436545/13/2022 Att DA53-4 Gem Missing DPR Forms Pt 6

154 page(s)
 CEC/Drew BohanEllison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
2436535/13/2022 Att DA535a Rincon Gem Missing Reports Pt 1 Confidential
This document is replaced under the application TN 243156
532 page(s)
 CEC/Docket UnitEllison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
2436525/13/2022 Att DA53-5a Rincon Gem Missing Reports Pt 2 (Confidential)

123 page(s)
 CEC/Docket UnitEllison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
2436515/13/2022 Att DA53-5a Rincon Gem Missing Reports Pt 3 (Confidential)

123 page(s)
 CEC/Drew BohanEllison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
2436505/13/2022 Att DA53-5a Rincon Gem Missing Reports Pt 4 (Confidential)

127 page(s)
 CEC/Drew BohanEllison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
2436495/13/2022 Att DA53-5a Rincon Gem Missing Reports Pt 5 (Confidential)

276 page(s)
 CEC/Docket UnitEllison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
2436485/13/2022 Att DA53-5a Rincon Gem Missing Reports Pt 6 (Confidential)

345 page(s)
 CEC/Drew BohanEllison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
2436475/13/2022 Att DA53-5a Rincon Gem Missing Reports Pt 7 (Confidential)

183 page(s)
 CEC/Drew BohanEllison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
2436465/13/2022 Att DA53-5a Rincon Gem Missing Reports Pt 8 (Confidential)

136 page(s)
 CEC/Drew BohanEllison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
2436455/13/2022 Att DA53-5b Paleowest Confidential Revised Appendix E_Part 10

214 page(s)
 CEC/Drew BohanEllison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
2436445/13/2022 Att DA53-5b Paleowest Confidential Revised Appendix E_Part 3

246 page(s)
 CEC/Docket UnitEllison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
2436435/13/2022 Att DA53-5b Paleowest Confidential Revised Appendix E_Part 4

267 page(s)
 CEC/Docket UnitEllison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
2436425/13/2022 Att DA53-5b Paleowest Confidential Revised Appendix E_Part 5

344 page(s)
 CEC/Docket UnitEllison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
2436415/13/2022 Att DA53-5b Paleowest Confidential Revised Appendix E_Part 6

260 page(s)
 CEC/Drew BohanEllison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
2436405/13/2022 Att DA53-5b Paleowest Confidential Revised Appendix E_Part 7

222 page(s)
 CEC/Drew BohanEllison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
2436395/13/2022 Att DA53-5b Paleowest Confidential Revised Appendix E_Part 8

531 page(s)
 CEC/Drew BohanEllison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
2436336/22/2022 CEC Response Letter to Repeated Application for Confidentiality
For request letters dated May 11, 2022; May 19, 2022; May 20, 2022; and June 3, 2022.
3 page(s)
 Ellison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP/Samantha G. NeumyerCalifornia Energy Commission
2435436/15/2022 Order and Final Commission Decision
*** THIS DOCUMENT SUPERCEDES TN 243536 *** - Commission Order and Final Decision on Exemption from Notice of Intention
21 page(s)
 CEC/Docket UnitCalifornia Energy Commission
2435366/15/2022 Adoption Order on the Joint Decision Regarding Exemption From the Notice of Intention Process
*** This document is replaced by TN 243543 *** - Order No: 22-0608-3b
3 page(s)
 CEC/Docket UnitCalifornia Energy Commission
2435076/13/2022 Gem A-CAES LLC Letter Regarding Cultural Resources Data Adequacy

1 page(s)
 CEC/Drew BohanEllison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
2434966/9/2022 Rosamond Municipal Advisory Council Comments - Request for Inclusion on Distribution List(s) for GEM Energy

Land Use, Noise and Vibration, Project Description, Public Health, Transmission Line Safety and Nuisance, Transmission System Engineering, Soil and Water, Air Quality, Executive Summary, Facility Design, Compliance, Geology/Paleontology, Hazardous Materials
1 page(s)
 CEC/Docket UnitRosamond Municipal Advisory Council
2434886/8/2022 Presentation - Item 3 - Proposed Joint Decision at June 8th Public Hearing
Presentation to the Commission in support of the Proposed Joint Decision Regarding Exemption from the Notice of Intention Process for Pecho and Gem
6 page(s)
 CEC/Docket UnitCalifornia Energy Commission
2434406/6/2022 Edward Goodwin Comments - Concerns

1 page(s)
 CEC/Docket UnitEdward Goodwin
2434256/3/2022 Supplemental Application for Confidential Designation for AFC Data Adequacy Response #2

2 page(s)
 CEC/Drew BohanEllison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
2433806/1/2022 Back Up Materials June 8, 2022 California Energy Commission Business Meeting

2 page(s)
 CEC/Docket UnitCalifornia Energy Commission
2433766/1/2022 Proposed Adoption Order on Joint Decision Regarding Exemption from the Notice of Intention Process

3 page(s)
 CEC/Docket UnitCalifornia Energy Commission
2433696/1/2022 CEC Response Letter for the Application for Confidentiality (4-25-22)

3 page(s)
 Ellison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP/Samantha G. NeumyerCalifornia Energy Commission
2433515/27/2022 NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF THE PROPOSED JOINT DECISION REGARDING EXEMPTION FROM THE NOTICE OF INTENTION PROCESS; NOTICE OF PUBLIC
Notice of Availability of the Proposed Joint Decision regarding Exemption from the Notice of Intention Process; Notice of Public Comment Period; Notice of Intent to Prepare Hearing Record; and Notice of California Energy Commission Hearing
5 page(s)
 CEC/Docket UnitCalifornia Energy Commission
2433495/27/2022 AVISO DE DISPONIBILIDAD DE LA PROPUESTA DE DECISIÓN CONJUNTA RELATIVA A LA EXENCIÓN DEL PROCESO DE AVISO DE INTENCIÓN, AVISO DEL
AVISO DE DISPONIBILIDAD DE LA PROPUESTA DE DECISIÓN CONJUNTA RELATIVA A LA EXENCIÓN DEL PROCESO DE AVISO DE INTENCIÓN, AVISO DEL PERÍODO DE COMENTARIOS PÚBLICOS, AVISO DE LA INTENCIÓN DE PREPARAR EL REGISTRO DE AUDIENCIA, Y AVISO DE LA AUDIENCIA DE LA COMISIÓN DE ENERGÍA DE CALIFORNIA
5 page(s)
 CEC/Docket UnitCalifornia Energy Commission
2433475/27/2022 Proposed Joint Decision Regarding Exemption from the Notice of Intention Process

19 page(s)
 CEC/Docket UnitCalifornia Energy Commission
2432355/23/2022 General Orders Regarding Motions, Electronic Filing, Service of Documents, and Other Matters

6 page(s)
 CEC/Docket UnitCalifornia Energy Commission
2432315/23/2022 ÓRDENES GENERALES EN RELACIÓN CON LAS PROPUESTAS, LA PRESENTACIÓN DE DOCUMENTOS ELECTRÓNICOS, LA NOTIFICACIÓN DE DOCUMENTOS Y OT

7 page(s)
 CEC/Docket UnitCalifornia Energy Commission
2432025/20/2022 Application for Confidential Designation for Data Adequacy Response #2 (Cultural Resources)

2 page(s)
 CEC/Drew BohanEllison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
2431695/19/2022 Application for Confidential Designation for AFC Data Adequacy Supplement Biological Resources Figures

3 page(s)
 CEC/Drew BohanEllison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
2431565/19/2022 Repeated Application for Confidential Designation for Data Adequacy Response #2 (Cultural Resources)

2 page(s)
 CEC/Drew BohanEllison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
2431525/19/2022 Kern County Planning and Natural Resources Department Comments - Agency Participation in Review of AFC for GEM Energy Storage Center Project

Land Use
19 page(s)
 CEC/Docket UnitKern County Planning and Natural Resources Department
2430835/13/2022 Repeated Application for Confidential Designation for Data Adequacy Response #2 (Cultural Resources)

2 page(s)
 CEC/Drew BohanEllison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
2430195/11/2022 Att DA53-6 Architectural History Survey Report

221 page(s)
 CEC/Docket UnitGolder Associates
2430185/11/2022 Gem_Data Adequacy Master Response No 2

11 page(s)
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2430175/11/2022 Hydrostor Gem Data Adequacy Supplement No 2 Cover Letter

2 page(s)
 CEC/Docket UnitGolder Associates
2429275/4/2022 Joint Committee Conference transcript
Transcript of Joint Committee Conference on April 25, 2022
36 page(s)
 CEC/Docket UnitCalifornia Energy Commission
2428014/25/2022 GEM Application for Confidential Designation for AFC Data Adequacy Supplement Biological Resources Figures

4 page(s)
 CEC/Drew BohanEllison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
2427994/25/2022 Att DA20-1 A-CAES Historical Operational Summary

10 page(s)
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2427964/25/2022 Att DA51-3 EKAPCD completeness determination

2 page(s)
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2427944/25/2022 AttDA515-1_Groundwater Drawdown

13 page(s)
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2427934/25/2022 Att DA56-1_Updated Land Use 56

4 page(s)
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2427924/25/2022 Att DA54-1 Geologic Figures

2 page(s)
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2427914/25/2022 Att DA52-6_52-Bio Section

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2427904/25/2022 Att DA52-5_Field Notes_Part 5 of 5

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2427854/25/2022 Att DA52-4_BioResumes
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2427844/25/2022 Att DA52-3_Wetland Delineation_Part 5 of 5

129 page(s)
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2427834/25/2022 Att DA52-3_Wetland Delineation_Part 4 of 5

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2427824/25/2022 Att DA52-3_Wetland Delineation_Part 3 of 5

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2427814/25/2022 Att DA52-3_Wetland Delineation_Part 2 of 5

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2427804/25/2022 Att DA52-3_Wetland Delineation_Part 1 of 5

89 page(s)
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2427794/25/2022 Att DA52-1__Biological Technical Report_WITH SELECT FIGS REDACTED PER CEC STAFF

167 page(s)
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2427784/25/2022 Att DA51-1 - Revised AFC Section Public Health

172 page(s)
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2427764/25/2022 Gem_Data Adequacy Master Response No 1

41 page(s)
 CEC/Drew BohanGolder Associates
2427754/25/2022 Hydrostor Gem Data Adequacy Supplement 1 Cover Letter

1 page(s)
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2426934/15/2022 NOTICE OF JOINT COMMITTEE CONFERENCE (CLOSED SESSION)
April 25, 2022 - 2 p.m.
9 page(s)
 CEC/Docket UnitCalifornia Energy Commission
2426914/15/2022 AVISO DE CONFERENCIA CONJUNTA DEL COMITÉ (A PUERTA CERRADA)
Notice of Joint Committee Conference (Closed Session) - Spanish version
10 page(s)
 CEC/Docket UnitCalifornia Energy Commission
2426324/12/2022 El Popular proof of publication
proof of publication of Spanish language newspaper ad
1 page(s)
 CEC/Docket UnitCalifornia Energy Commission
2426024/6/2022 Procedural Inquiry - Gem (21-AFC-02) and Pecho (21-AFC-01)

1 page(s)
 CEC/Andrew McAllisterEllison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
2424873/29/2022 Rosamond News proof of publication
Proof of publication of English language newspaper ad
1 page(s)
 CEC/Docket UnitCalifornia Energy Commission
2424863/29/2022 Agency mailing list
mailing list of agencies which received notification of project application
1 page(s)
 CEC/Docket UnitCalifornia Energy Commission
2424493/24/2022 Order Amending Committee Assignments
Order No: 22-0324-01
2 page(s)
 CEC/Docket UnitCalifornia Energy Commission
2423263/15/2022 CEC Notice Letter to Agencies
Request for Agency Participation in the Review of the GEM Energy Storage Center Project
6 page(s)
 Agency Distribution ListCalifornia Energy Commission
2423043/14/2022 Notice of Agenda Item to Consider Assignment of Commissioners to Committees

2 page(s)
 CEC/Docket UnitCalifornia Energy Commission
2422243/8/2022 Joint Reply to CEC Staff's Response to Applicants' Filing Requesting Exemption from the NOI Process

19 page(s)
 CEC/Docket UnitEllison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
2421913/2/2022 Gem NOR text translated into Spanish
Spanish translation of NOR text for use in mailed notice to nearby owners and residents and ad placement in a Spanish language newspaper
4 page(s)
 CEC/Docket UnitCalifornia Energy Commission
2419822/28/2022 Notice of Receipt
notice of receipt of application for certification
6 page(s)
 CEC/Docket UnitCalifornia Energy Commission
2419362/23/2022 Gem NOI staff response
response to applicant filing re NOI issue
8 page(s)
 CEC/David Hochschild, Siva Gunda, Karen Douglas, J. Andrew McAllister, and Patty MonahanCalifornia Energy Commission
2415032/9/2022 Joint Response of Pecho and Gem Supporting NOI Exemption And Request For Commission Order

14 page(s)
 CEC/Docket UnitEllison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
24142812/2/2021 CONFIDENTIAL Appendix 3A, Interconnection Study Documents

253 page(s)
 CEC/Drew BohanEllison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
2413712/2/2022 CEC Application for Certification
Letter
1 page(s)
 CEC/Docket UnitCalifornia Energy Commission
2413181/28/2022 Hearing Officer Assignment

1 page(s)
 CEC/Karen Douglas, Andrew McAllister and All PartiesCalifornia Energy Commission
2413051/27/2022 Response Letter to GEM A-CAES LLC Application for Confidential Designation
*** This document supersedes TN 241101 ***
5 page(s)
 Ellison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP/Samantha Neumyer California Energy Commission
2412911/27/2022 Order
Order No: 22-0126-6
3 page(s)
 CEC/Docket UnitCalifornia Energy Commission
24110112/31/2021 CEC Response Letter Gem Energy Storage Facility Confidential Application of Dec 2, 2021
5 page(s)
 Ellison Schneider Harris & Donlan/Samantha NeumyerCalifornia Energy Commission
24109712/30/2021 Staff's Data Adequacy Recommendation

92 page(s)
 CEC/David Hochschild, Siva Gunda, Karen Douglas, J. Andrew McAllister, and Patty MonahanCalifornia Energy Commission
24103212/3/2021 Appendix E Previous Studies Conducted within 025 Miles of Project Area Part 10 of 10
 CEC/Drew BohanEllison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
24103112/3/2021 Appendix E Previous Studies Conducted within 025 Miles of Project Area Part 9 of 10
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24103012/3/2021 Appendix E Previous Studies Conducted within 025 Miles of Project Area Part 8 of 10
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24102912/3/2021 Appendix E Previous Studies Conducted within 025 Miles of Project Area Part 7 of 10
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24102812/3/2021 Appendix E Previous Studies Conducted within 025 Miles of Project Area Part 6 of 10
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24102712/3/2021 Appendix E Previous Studies Conducted within 025 Miles of Project Area Part 5 of 10
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24102612/3/2021 Appendix E Previous Studies Conducted within 025 Miles of Project Area Part 4 of 10
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24102512/3/2021 Appendix E Previous Studies Conducted within 025 Miles of Project Area Part 3 of 10
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24102412/3/2021 Appendix E Previous Studies Conducted within 025 Miles of Project Area Part 2 of 10
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24102312/3/2021 Appendix E Previous Studies Conducted within 025 Miles of Project Area Part 1 of 10
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24102212/3/2021 Appendix D DPR Forms - Part 12 of 12
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24102112/3/2021 Appendix D DPR Forms - Part 11 of 12
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24102012/3/2021 Appendix D DPR Forms - Part 10 of 12
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24101912/3/2021 Appendix D DPR Forms - Part 9 of 12
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24101812/3/2021 Appendix D DPR Forms - Part 8 of 12
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24101712/3/2021 Appendix D DPR Forms - Part 7 of 12
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24101612/3/2021 Appendix D DPR Forms - Part 6 of 12
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24101512/3/2021 Appendix D DPR Forms - Part 5 of 12
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24101412/3/2021 Appendix D DPR Forms - Part 4 of 12
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24101312/3/2021 Appendix D DPR Forms - Part 3B of 12
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24101212/3/2021 Appendix D DPR Forms - Part 3A of 12
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24101112/3/2021 Appendix D DPR Forms - Part 2 of 12
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24101012/3/2021 Appendix D DPR Forms - Part 1 of 12
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24100912/3/2021 Appendix C Map Showing Location of Survey Area and Identified Cultural Resources within Project Area
 CEC/Drew BohanEllison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
24100812/3/2021 Appendix A Records Search Results Maps
 CEC/Drew BohanEllison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
24100512/21/2021 CEC Response Letter GEM A-CAES Confidential Application of Dec 3, 2021

2 page(s)
 Ellison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP/S. NeumyerCalifornia Energy Commission
24082012/3/2021 Application for Confidential Designation for Confidential Appendices to the AFC Appendix 53B Cultural Resources
 CEC/Drew BohanEllison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
24078812/3/2021 Section 5_2_Biological_Resources_Gem Energy Storage Center
***This Document Supersedes TN 240751-8*** This section discusses the biological resources and regulatory setting as well as, includes an analysis of potential impacts associated with the Applicant’s Advanced Compressed Air Energy Storage (A-CAES) facility in unincorporated Kern County, California (CA).
Biological Resources
61 page(s)
 CEC/Docket UnitGolder Associates USA Inc.
24078412/2/2021 Application for Confidential Designation for AFC Appendix 3A, Phase I Interconnection Study Documents

4 page(s)
 CEC/Drew BohanEllison Schneider Harris & Donlan LLP
24078012/2/2021 Appendix 5_3B_Non-confidential CR Technical Report_Gem Energy Storage Center
Appendix 5.3B - non-confidential cultural resources technical report.
Cultural Resources
101 page(s)
 CEC/Docket UnitGolder Associates USA Inc.
24077112/2/2021 Appendix 5_3A and 5_3C_Cultural Resources
Supporting documentation to support section 5.3 Cultural Resources. Appendix 5.3A is the NAHC Consultations, and Appendix 5.3C contains staff resumes of those who prepared this section.
Cultural Resources
96 page(s)
 CEC/Docket UnitGolder Associates USA Inc.
24077012/2/2021 Section 2_Project Description_Gem Energy Storage Center
*** THIS DOCUMENT SUPERSEDES TN 240751-3 *** - This section provides detailed information on the applicants Section 2, Project Description for the Gem Energy Storage Center.
Project Description
33 page(s)
 CEC/Docket UnitGolder Associates USA Inc.
240768-112/1/2021 List of Acronyms_Gem Energy Storage Center

8 page(s)
 CEC/Docket UnitGolder Associates USA Inc.
240768-212/1/2021 Table of Contents_Gem Energy Storage Center

36 page(s)
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240768-312/1/2021 Appendix 1A-C

27 page(s)
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240768-412/1/2021 Appendix 2A-E_Engineering Design Criteria

53 page(s)
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240768-512/1/2021 Appendix 5_1A-G_Air Quality

214 page(s)
 CEC/Docket UnitGolder Associates USA Inc.
240768-612/1/2021 Appendix 5_2A-D_Biological Resources

56 page(s)
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240768-712/1/2021 Appendix 5_7A-D_Noise

19 page(s)
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240768-812/1/2021 Appendix 5_9A-F

142 page(s)
 CEC/Docket UnitGolder Associates USA Inc.
240768-912/1/2021 Appendix 5_10A_Environmental Justice

6 page(s)
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240768-1012/1/2021 Appendix 5_12A-C_Traffic and Transportation

48 page(s)
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240768-1112/1/2021 Appendix 5_13A_Visual Resources

19 page(s)
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240768-1212/1/2021 App 5_13_B Psychrometric Analysis for Decompressed Air Discharge

3 page(s)
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240768-1312/1/2021 Appendix 5_14A_GEM Phase 1

198 page(s)
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240768-1412/1/2021 Appendix 5_15A

12 page(s)
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240768-1512/1/2021 Appendix 5_15B

28 page(s)
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240751-112/1/2021 Cover Letter_Gem Energy Storage Center re AFC
Cover letter to the CEC regarding the Application for Certification of the Gem Energy Storage Center
1 page(s)
 CEC/Drew BohanGolder Associates USA Inc.
240751-212/1/2021 Section 1_Introduction_Gem Energy Storage Center
Section 1 Introduction introduces the Gem Energy Storage Center Project
10 page(s)
 CEC/Drew BohanGolder Associates USA Inc.
240751-312/1/2021 Section 2_Project Description
*** THIS DOCUMENT IS REPLACED BY TN 240770 *** - Section 2 provides the details of Gem Energy Storage Center project
33 page(s)
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240751-412/1/2021 Section 3_Electric Transmission_Gem Energy Storage Center
Section 3 discusses the transmission interconnection between the Gem Project and the existing electrical grid, and the potential effects that operation of the facility will have on the flow of electrical power in the project region.
19 page(s)
 CEC/Drew BohanGolder Associates USA Inc.
240751-512/1/2021 Section 4_Natural Gas Supply_Gem Energy Storage Center
Section 4 provides information regarding natural gas supply for the Gem Energy Storage Center
1 page(s)
 CEC/Drew BohanGolder Associates USA Inc.
240751-612/1/2021 Section 5_Environmental Analysis
Section 5 provides an introduction to the 16 individual sections that represent the standard environmental, public health and safety, and local impact assessments needed for the application for certification of the Gem Energy Storage Center
1 page(s)
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240751-712/1/2021 Section 5_1_Air Quality_Gem Energy Storage Center
This section presents the methodology and results of an analysis performed to assess potential impacts of airborne emissions from the construction and operation of the Gem Energy Storage Center (GESC or Gem) and the Project’s compliance with applicable air quality requirements.
31 page(s)
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240751-812/1/2021 Section 5_2_Biological Resources
61 page(s)
 CEC/Drew BohanGolder Associates USA Inc.
240751-912/1/2021 Section 5_3_Cultural Resources_Gem Energy Storage Center
This section analyzes the potential effects the Gem Energy Storage Center or its appurtenances may have on known or previously unrecorded cultural resources located within the study area.
33 page(s)
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240751-1012/1/2021 Section 5_4_Geological Hazards and Resources_Gem Energy Storage Center
This section provides an evaluation of the proposed Advanced Compressed Air Energy Storage (A-CAES) facility at the Gem Energy Storage Center (GESC) in terms of potential exposure to geological hazards and potential to affect geologic resources of commercial, recreational, or scientific value. The information presented in the following sections is based on readily available information provided online and is limited to surficial soils only. Construction of the proposed GESC involves the construction of various surface facilities and features (i.e., buildings, air processing facility, compressors, turbines, etc.), the excavation of deep vertical shafts on the order of 2,000 feet deep below the existing ground surface, the excavation of an underground cavern, and the construction and filling of a hydrostatic compensation surface reservoir. A site-specific geotechnical exploration has not been performed at the proposed project location to characterize the site-specific surface and subsurface conditions.
17 page(s)
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240751-1112/1/2021 Section 5_5_Hazardous Materials_Gem Energy Storage Center
5.5-1 5.5 Hazardous Materials Handling This section discusses the use and storage of hazardous materials associated with the Gem Energy Storage Center (Gem or GESC) and the potential effects on human health and the environment. Section 5.5.1 describes the existing environment that may be affected, and Section 5.5.2 identifies potential impacts to the environment and on human health during construction and operations. Section 5.5.3 discusses potential cumulative effects; Section 5.5.4 identifies proposed mitigation measures; Section 5.5.5 presents laws, ordinances, and standards (LORS) applicable to hazardous materials. Section 5.5.6 identifies agencies involved and provides agency contacts. Section 5.5.7 describes permits and Section 5.5.8 provides all references used to develop this section
30 page(s)
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240751-1212/1/2021 Section 5_6_Land Use_Gem Energy Storage Center
This section discusses the environmental and regulatory setting as well as, includes an analysis of potential impacts associated with the Gem Advanced Compressed Air Energy Storage (A-CAES) facility in unincorporated Kern County, California. Herein, references to the A-CAES facility equate to the location of the proposed approximately 71-acre Gem Energy Storage Center (GESC). The GESC is located approximately one mile northeast of the community of Willow Springs and seven miles west of Rosamond, California. Gem A-CAES LLC has obtained site control of the approximate 61-acre parcel by virtue of a long-term lease and is expecting to obtain site control for the 10-acre parcel.
36 page(s)
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240751-1312/1/2021 Section 5_7_Noise_Gem Energy Storage Center
This section presents the noise impact assessment related to the Gem Energy Storage Center (Gem/GESC). Section 5.7.1 discusses the fundamentals of acoustics. Section 5.7.2 describes the affected environment, including baseline noise level survey methodology and results. Section 5.7.3 presents an environmental analysis of the construction and operation of the energy storage center and associated facilities. Section 5.7.4 discusses cumulative effects. Section 5.7.5 discusses mitigation measures. Section 5.7.6 presents applicable laws, ordinances, regulations, and standards (LORS). Section 5.7.7 presents agency contacts, and Section 5.7.8 presents permit requirements and schedules. Section 5.7.9 contains the references used to prepare this section.
32 page(s)
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240751-1412/1/2021 Section 5_8_Paleontological Resources_Gem Energy Storage Center
This section presents the potential effects to paleontological resources from the construction and operation of the Gem Energy Storage Center (GESC) in unincorporated Kern County, California.
15 page(s)
 CEC/Drew BohanGolder Associates USA Inc.
240751-1512/1/2021 Section 5_9_Public Health_Gem Energy Storage Center
This section discusses activities that could potentially affect public health as they relate to the construction and operation of the Gem Energy Storage Center (GESC or Gem). A Health Risk Assessment (HRA) was performed to assess potential effects and public exposure associated with airborne emissions from the GESC. Section 5.9.1 describes the affected environment. Section 5.9.2 presents an environmental analysis of the operation of the power facility and associated facilities. Section 5.9.3 discusses cumulative effects. Section 5.9.4 discusses mitigation measures. Section 5.9.5 presents applicable Laws, Ordinances, and Regulations (LORS), permit requirements, schedules, and agency contacts. Section 5.9.6 contains references cited or consulted in preparing this section.
26 page(s)
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240751-1612/1/2021 Section 5_10_Socioeconomics_Gem Energy Storage Center
This section describes the potential social and economic effects within the Project vicinity and region arising from the construction and operation of the GESC. This discussion considers Project-related effects to population, housing, public services and utilities, and county tax revenue as well as, evaluates the economic benefits that will arise from the Project.
28 page(s)
 CEC/Drew BohanGolder Associates USA Inc.
240751-1712/1/2021 Section 5_11_Soils_Gem Energy Storage Center
This section describes the potential affects the construction and operation of the proposed Advanced Compressed Air Energy Storage (A-CAES) project at the Gem Energy Storage Center (GESC) may have on soil resources at and in the vicinity of the project site.
13 page(s)
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240751-1812/1/2021 Section 5_12_Traffic and Transportation_Gem Energy Storage Center
This section describes the potential effects of the Gem Energy Storage Center (GESC) on traffic and transportation.
38 page(s)
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240751-1912/1/2021 Section 5_13_Visual Resources_Gem Energy Storage Center
This chapter of the Application for Certification (AFC) discusses the existing condition of visual resources of the landscape surrounding the Applicant’s (Hydrostor Inc.) Gem Energy Storage Center (Gem) proposed Advanced Compressed Air Energy Storage (A-CAES) facility in unincorporated Kern County, California (the Project) and the potential visual impacts associated with its construction and operation.
26 page(s)
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240751-2012/1/2021 Section 5_14_Waste Management_Gem Energy Storage Center
This section is designed to communicate the expected potential effects on human health and the environment from nonhazardous and hazardous waste generated at the Gem Energy Storage Center (“GESC” or the “Project”). The GESC for reference is a 500 MW Advanced Compressed Air Energy Storage (A-CAES) system in unincorporated Kern County, approximately 1 mile north of Willow Springs, CA as described in Section 2, Project Description. The Project will incorporate an Environmental and Sustainability Policy, that will reflect best economical available practices through the life cycle of the Project.
25 page(s)
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240751-2112/1/2021 Section 5_15_Water Resources_Gem Energy Storage Center
This section discusses the existing water resources near the Gem Energy Storage Center (Gem), a 500- megawatt (MW) Advanced Compressed Air Energy Storage (A-CAES) system in unincorporated Kern County, near Willow Springs, California, assesses the potential effects of construction and operations on water resources, and provides mitigation strategies to address the potential effects.
28 page(s)
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240751-2212/1/2021 Section 5_16_Worker Health and Safety_Gem Energy Storage Center
This subsection summarizes the worker health and safety issues that may be encountered during the construction and operation of the proposed Gem Energy Storage Center (GESC or Gem). Because of the subject matter, this subsection follows a slightly different format than other subsections in Section 5. Instead of a standard discussion of affected environment followed by the project’s environmental consequences and proposed mitigation measures for significant impacts, this subsection contains worker safety information, including the laws, ordinances, regulations, and standards (LORS) that apply to the GESC. Section 5.16.1 contains a brief description of the work environment and setting. Section 5.16.2 describes the health and safety programs in terms of analyses conducted to identify hazards and also the safety compliance and training programs that will be established onsite. Section 5.16.3 discusses the applicable LORS. Section 5.16.4 lists the regulatory agencies involved and key agency contacts. Section 5.16.
35 page(s)
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240751-2312/1/2021 Section 6_Alternatives_Gem Energy Storage Center
This section discusses alternatives to the proposed Gem Energy Storage Center (Gem / GESC). These include the “no project” alternative, site alternatives, transmission line route alternatives, technology alternatives, water supply alternatives, and excavated rock recycling or disposal alternatives. This discussion focuses on alternatives that could feasibly accomplish most of the basic objectives of the project and could avoid or substantially lessen one or more of the potential impacts.
16 page(s)
 CEC/Drew BohanGolder Associates USA Inc.
24073011/29/2021 Memo to Open New Docket

1 page(s)
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   Attachment DR58-1 Focused Burrowing Owl Survey Report

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   Attachment DR36-1 Desert Kit Fox Biological Memo Report

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   Attachment DR34-1 Desert Tortoise Summary Report

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   Attachment DR1151 BUOW and SWHA Shapefiles

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