00-004564EPP In Re: Blue Heron Energy Center, Llc (Blue Heron Energy Center) Power Plant Siting Application No. Pa00-42 vs. *
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Settled and/or Dismissed prior to entry of RO/FO on Thursday, May 4, 2006.


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Summary: Applicant proved that site for proposed combined cycle, natural gas-fired electrical power plant was consistent and in compliance with land use plans and zoning ordinances.

1STATE OF FLORIDA

4DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS

8IN RE: CALPINE CONSTRUCTION )

13FINANCE COMPANY, L.P. (BLUE )

18HERON ENERGY CENTER) POWER ) Case No. 00 - 4564EPP

28PLANT SITING APPLICATION NO. )

33PA00 - 42, )

37)

38LAND USE RECOMMENDED ORDER

42Pursuant to notice, the Division of Administrative

49Hearings, by its duly - designated Administrative Law Judge,

58J. Lawrence Johnston, held a land use hearing in the above -

70styled case on February 6, 2002, in Vero Beach, Florida.

80APPEARANCES

81For Petitioner Calpine Construction Finance Company, L.P.:

88David S. Dee, Esquire

92Landers & Parsons

95310 West College Avenue

99Tallahassee, Florida 32301

102For the Florida Department of Environmental Protection:

109Scott A. Goorl and, Esquire

114Department of Environmental Protection

1183900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35

124Tallahassee, Florida 32399

127For Audubon of Florida and the Pelican Island Audubon

136Society:

137Kevin S. Doty, Esquire

141Hatch & Doty, P.A.

1451701 A1A, Suite 220

149Vero Beach, Florida 32963

153STATEMENT OF THE ISSUE

157Pursuant to Section 403.508(2), Florida Statutes, the sole

165issue for determination in this case is whether the proposed

175site for the Petitioner’s electrical power plant “is con sistent

185and in compliance with existing land use plans and zoning

195ordinances.” (All statutory references are to the 2001

203codification of the Florida Statutes.)

208PRELIMINARY STATEMENT

210On October 31, 2000, Calpine Construction Finance Company,

218L.P. (“Calp ine”), filed an application with the Florida

227Department of Environmental Protection (“Department” or “DEP")

235for authorization to construct and operate a nominal 1080

244megawatt (“MW”) natural gas - fired, combined cycle electrical

253power plant on a site located in unincorporated Indian River

263County, Florida. Calpine’s application is subject to the

271requirements of the Florida Electrical Power Plant Siting Act

280(“PPSA”), Sections 403.501 - .518, Florida Statutes. In

288compliance with Section 403.508(1), the land use hearing (“the

297Land Use Hearing”) in this case was scheduled for February 6,

3082002.

309On January 25, 2002, a “Prehearing Stipulation for Land

318Use Hearing” (“Prehearing Stipulation”) was filed by Calpine,

326DEP, the Florida Department of Community Affairs, the F lorida

336Department of Transportation, the Florida Public Service

343Commission, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation

350Commission, the St. Johns River Water Management District, the

359Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council, Indian River County

367("County"), St. Lucie County, Audubon of Florida and the

378Pelican Island Audubon Society. In the Prehearing Stipulation,

386all of the signatories, except Audubon of Florida and the

396Pelican Island Audubon Society (collectively referred to as

"404Audubon"), either agreed wit h or did not dispute Calpine’s

415assertion that the site of the proposed project is consistent

425and in compliance with existing land use plans and zoning

435ordinances.

436At the Land Use Hearing, Calpine called two witnesses:

445Jack Doolittle (accepted as an expert regarding electrical

453power plant siting and permitting, and environmental and land

462use impact assessments for power plants) and Stan Boling

471(accepted as an expert regarding land use planning and zoning

481issues). Calpine introduced exhibits 1 - 29 into evide nce

491without objection.

493Prior to the Land Use Hearing, Calpine requested the

502Administrative Law Judge to take judicial notice of certain

511excerpts from the Indian River County 2020 Comprehensive Plan

520("Comprehensive Plan"), and excerpts from The Code of In dian

532River County ("County Code"). Calpine's request was granted at

543the Land Use Hearing, subject to the ruling on any timely

554written objections. No objection to Calpine’s request was

562filed. (The excerpts from the Comprehensive Plan and County

571Code also were introduced into evidence at the Land Use

581Hearing, without objection.)

584None of the signatories to the Prehearing Stipulation

592participated at the Land Use Hearing, except Calpine, DEP, and

602Audubon. Except for Calpine, the parties to this proceeding

611did not call any witnesses or proffer any exhibits. Although

621the public was given an opportunity to comment, no one from the

633public testified or proffered any exhibits at the Land Use

643Hearing.

644The transcript of the Land Use Hearing was filed with the

655Di vision of Administrative Hearings on February 8, 2002, and

665the parties were allowed until February 21, 2002, to submit

675proposed recommended orders. Calpine and DEP timely filed a

684joint proposed recommended order on February 21, 2002. To

693date, no other pa rty has filed a proposed recommended order.

704Based on all of the evidence of record, the following

714findings of fact are determined:

719FINDINGS OF FACT

722The Petitioner

7241. Calpine intends to license, construct, own, and

732operate a new electrical power plant i n unincorporated Indian

742River County, Florida. Calpine filed an application with DEP

751under the PPSA for the proposed electrical power plant, which

761is known as the Blue Heron Energy Center ("the Project").

773The Site for the Blue Heron Energy Center

7812. The site (“Site”) for the Blue Heron Energy Center is

792located in southeastern Indian River County, approximately 5

800miles southwest of the City of Vero Beach.

8083. The Site is approximately 50.5 acres in size and is

819currently undeveloped. The primary vegetati on on the Site is

829pine flatwoods. The Site contains two small wetlands that will

839be preserved.

8414. The general area surrounding the Site is a mixture of

852agricultural, industrial, institutional, utility and

857residential land uses. The Interstate 95 ("I - 95 ") corridor is

870adjacent to the west side of the Site. Just west of the I - 95

885corridor are two existing electrical transmission line

892corridors operated by Florida Power & Light Company ("FPL").

903There is an existing natural gas pipeline owned by Florida Gas

914Transmission Company located between the two electrical

921transmission line corridors. The Indian River County

928Correctional Institution is located directly northwest of the

936Site. Farther to the north are Indian River County's landfill

946and several industria l (citrus processing) facilities. There

954also is one single - family residence located north of the Site.

966The eastern boundary of the Site is adjacent to 74th Avenue,

977which is adjacent to a drainage ditch known as the Lateral C

989Canal. A citrus grove and an industrial wastewater sprayfield

998are located on the east side of the Lateral C Canal. The

1010southern boundary of the Site abuts the border between Indian

1020River County and St. Lucie County. The I - 95 corridor and

1032undeveloped lands lie south of the Site in S t. Lucie County.

1044Southeast of the Site, in St. Lucie County, is a residential

1055development known as Spanish Lakes Fairways. The Site is

1064separated from this residential development by a drainage

1072ditch, a berm, and an existing buffer of mature trees and den se

1085vegetation.

1086Description of the Proposed Blue Heron Project

10935. The Blue Heron Energy Center will involve the

1102construction and operation of a combined cycle, natural gas -

1112fired, electrical power plant that will generate approximately

11201080 MW (nominal). The Blue Heron Project will be built in two

1132phases, each generating approximately 540 MW (nominal). The

1140first phase of the Project will include two combustion

1149turbines, two heat recovery steam generators, a steam turbine,

1158exhaust stacks, cooling towers, a treatment and storage system

1167for process water, a treatment system and detention basin for

1177storm water, an operations control center, transformers and

1185related switching gear, and other ancillary structures and

1193features. The second phase of the Project w ill be similar to

1205the first phase.

12086. The Blue Heron Energy Center will connect to

1217Florida's electrical grid with two overhead transmission lines

1225that will extend west from the Site approximately 1400 feet

1235(over I - 95) to the existing FPL transmission li nes. The

1247Project will obtain natural gas by installing an underground

1256pipe that will extend from the Site approximately 1400 feet to

1267the west (under I - 95) to where the Project will interconnect

1279with the natural gas pipeline systems operated by Gulfstream

1288and Florida Gas Transmission Company. Calpine has obtained

1296options to purchase the land west of the Site where Calpine's

1307gas pipeline corridor and electrical transmission line corridor

1315will be located.

13187. The primary source of cooling and process water for

1328the Blue Heron Energy Center will be surface water (storm

1338water), which will be obtained from the Lateral C Canal or the

1350County's proposed stormwater park. Potable water and domestic

1358wastewater services will be provided by Indian River County.

1367No gro undwater will be used by the Project. The Blue Heron

1379Project will not discharge any industrial or domestic

1387wastewater to any surface water or groundwater.

1394Existing Land Use Plans and Zoning Ordinances

14018. The Site is designated Agricultural (AG - 1) in In dian

1413River County's Comprehensive Plan. Under the Comprehensive

1420Plan, the AG - 1 designation allows for the construction of

1431electrical power plants, like the Project, as "public

1439facilities."

14409. Indian River County has adopted land development

1448regulations and zoning districts that implement the intent of

1457the County’s Comprehensive Plan. Under the zoning code, like

1466the Comprehensive Plan, the Site is located in an Agricultural

1476(A - 1) district. The County’s zoning code expressly allows the

1487construction of "p ublic and private utilities, heavy" as a

1497special exception use in A - 1 zoning districts. The County's

1508zoning code defines "utilities, public or private, heavy" to

1517include "all major electrical generation plants (generating

1524fifty (50) megawatts or more)." Thus, the A - 1 zoning

1535designation for the Site allows the development of the Project

1545as a special exception use.

1550Special Exception Use

155310. Section 971.05 of the County Code sets forth the

1563procedures and criteria for obtaining the County's approval of

1572a special exception use. Among other things, Section 971.05(9)

1581of the County Code requires an applicant for a special

1591exception use to demonstrate that the proposed project is

1600consistent with the County's Comprehensive Plan and zoning

1608code.

160911. Calpine ha s worked with the County to ensure that

1620every aspect of the Blue Heron Energy Center will comply with

1631the County's criteria. Consistent with the requirements of

1639Section 971.05 of the County Code, Calpine filed an application

1649with the County for approval o f a special exception use and

1661conceptual site plan for the Blue Heron Project. The Special

1671Use Exception Application ("SUEA") fully described the Project,

1681including the corridors for the proposed transmission lines and

1690natural gas pipeline.

169312. The Cou nty’s staff reviewed Calpine’s SUEA and

1702recommended approval, subject to certain conditions. On

1709August 9, 2001, the County's Planning and Zoning Commission

1718held a duly noticed public hearing and then recommended

1727approval of Calpine’s SUEA, with condition s. On September 18,

17372001, the Indian River County Board of County Commissioners

1746("County Commission") held a duly noticed public hearing and

1757then approved Calpine’s SUEA, with conditions. It is "typical"

1766for the County to include conditions as part of th e County's

1778approval for a special exception use. If Calpine complies with

1788the County's conditions for its special exception use, the

1797County will "automatically approve the final site plan" for the

1807Blue Heron Project. No one appealed the County Commission 's

1817approval of Calpine’s SUEA and the deadline for filing an

1827appeal has passed.

1830Consistency With Land Use Plans and Zoning Ordinances

183813. The County staff, the Planning and Zoning Commission,

1847and the County Commission considered whether the Project is

1856consistent and in compliance with the County's Comprehensive

1864Plan and zoning ordinances, pursuant to Section 971.05 of the

1874County Code, and then they approved the Project, with

1883conditions.

188414. The evidence presented in the Land Use Hearing

1893demonstrated tha t the Site is consistent and in compliance with

1904Indian River County’s Comprehensive Plan. The evidence also

1912demonstrated that the Site is consistent and in compliance with

1922Indian River County’s zoning ordinances.

192715. In the Prehearing Stipulation, India n River County,

1936St. Lucie County, the Florida Department of Community Affairs,

1945the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council, the Florida

1953Department of Environmental Protection, the Florida Department

1960of Transportation, the Florida Public Service Commission , the

1968Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the St.

1977Johns River Water Management District either agreed with or did

1987not dispute Calpine’s assertion that the Site is consistent and

1997in compliance with existing land use plans and zoning

2006ordina nces. Indian River County also stipulated that it

2015supports Calpine’s plan to construct and operate the Blue Heron

2025Project on the Site.

2029Public Notice of the Land Use Hearing

203616. On December 11, 2000, Calpine published a “Notice of

2046Filing of Application for Electrical Power Plant Site

2054Certification” in the Vero Beach Press - Journal , which is a

2065newspaper of general circulation published in Indian River

2073County, Florida.

207517. On October 9, 2001, the Administrative Law Judge

2084issued an “Order Granting Continua nce and Re - Scheduling Land

2095Use Hearing” and served a copy of his Order on all of the

2108parties to this proceeding. The Judge’s Order stated that the

2118Land Use Hearing would be conducted on February 6, 2002.

212818. On December 14, 2001, Calpine published a “Not ice of

2139Land Use and Zoning Hearing on Proposed Power Plant Facility”

2149in the Vero Beach Press - Journal .

215719. On December 14, 2001, the Department published notice

2166of the Land Use Hearing in the Florida Administrative Weekly.

217620. The public notices for t he Land Use Hearing satisfy

2187the informational and other requirements set forth in Section

2196403.5115, and Rules 62 - 17.280 and 62 - 17.281(4), Florida

2207Administrative Code.

2209CONCLUSIONS OF LAW

221221. The Division of Administrative Hearings has

2219jurisdiction over th e parties to and subject matter of this

2230proceeding pursuant to Sections 120.569, 120.57(1), and

2237403.508.

223822. Calpine and DEP published timely public notice of the

2248Land Use Hearing, in compliance with the requirements contained

2257in the PPSA and Chapter 62 - 17, Florida Administrative Code.

226823. Pursuant to Section 403.508(2), the sole issue for

2277determination in this proceeding is whether the proposed Site

2286of the Blue Heron Energy Center is consistent and in compliance

2297with existing land use plans and zoning ordinances.

230524. The competent, substantial, and unrebutted evidence

2312presented by Calpine at the Land Use Hearing demonstrated that

2322the Site for the Blue Heron Project is consistent and in

2333compliance with the applicable provisions of the existing land

2342use plans and zoning ordinances, including but not limited to

2352Indian River County’s comprehensive land use plan and zoning

2361code.

2362RECOMMENDATION

2363Based on the foregoing Findings of Facts and Conclusions

2372of Law, it is RECOMMENDED that the Governor and Cabinet,

2382sitting as the Siting Board, enter a Land Use Final Order in

2394this case finding that the Site of the Blue Heron Energy Center

2406is consistent and in compliance with the existing land use

2416plans and zoning ordinances.

2420DONE AND ORDERED this 5th day of March, 20 02, in

2431Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida.

2435___________________________________

2436J. LAWRENCE JOHNSTON

2439Administrative Law Judge

2442Division of Administrative Hearings

2446The DeSoto Building

24491230 Apalachee Parkway

2452Tallahassee, Florida 32399 - 3060

2457(850) 488 - 9675 SUN COM 278 - 9675

2466Fax Filing (850) 921 - 6847

2472www.doah.state.fl.us

2473Filed with the Clerk of the

2479Division of Administrative Hearings

2483this 5th day of March, 2002.

2489COPIES FURNISHED:

2491James V. Antista, General Counsel

2496Florida Fish and Wildlife

2500Conservation Commis sion

2503Bryant Building

2505620 South Meridian Street

2509Tallahassee, Florida 32399 - 1600

2514Ross Stafford Burnaman, Esquire

2518Florida Fish and Wildlife

2522Conservation Commission

2524Bryant Building

2526620 South Meridian Street

2530Tallahassee, Florida 32399 - 1600

2535Paul Bangel, Es quire

2539County Attorney's Office

25421840 25th Street

2545Vero Beach, Florida 32960

2549Kathy Beddell, Esquire

2552Harold Mclean, General Counsel

2556Florida Public Service Commission

25602540 Shumard Oak Boulevard

2564Tallahassee, Florida 32399 - 0850

2569David S. Dee, Esquire

2573Landers & Parsons

2576310 West College Avenue

2580Tallahassee, Florida 32301

2583Kevin S. Doty, Esquire

2587Hatch & Doty, P.A.

25911701 Highway A1A, Suite 220

2596Vero Beach, Florida 32963 - 2206

2602Scott A. Goorland, Esquire

2606Department of Environmental Protection

26103900 Commonwealth Boulev ard

2614The Douglas Building, Mail Station 35

2620Tallahassee, Florida 32399 - 3000

2625Charles Lee, Sr., Vice President

2630Florida Audubon Society

26331331 Palmetto Avenue

2636Suite 110

2638Winter Park, Florida 32789

2642Terry E. Lewis, Esquire

2646Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A.

26511700 Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard

2656Suite 1000

2658West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

2663Daniel S. McIntyre, Esquire

2667St. Lucie County

26702300 Virginia Avenue

26733rd Floor Administrative Annex

2677Fort Pierce, Florida 34952

2681Cari L. Roth, Esquire

2685Department of Community Affairs

26892555 Shum ard Oak Boulevard

2694Tallahassee, Florida 32399 - 2100

2699Roger G. Saberson, Esquire

270370 Southeast Fourth Avenue

2707Delray Beach, Florida 33483

2711Colin M. Roopnarine, Esquire

2715Department of Community Affairs

27192555 Shumard Oak Boulevard

2723Tallahassee, Florida 32399 - 210 0

2729Jennifer B. Springfield, Esquire

2733St. Johns River Water Management District

2739Post Office Box 1429

2743Palatka, Florida 32178 - 1429

2748Sheauching Yu, Esquire

2751Department of Transportation

2754605 Suwannee Street

2757Haydon Burns Building, Mail Station 58

2763Tallahassee, Florida 32399 - 0458

2768Kathy C. Carter, Agency Clerk

2773Office of General Counsel

2777Department of Environmental Protection

27813900 Commonwealth Boulevard

2784The Douglas Building, Mail Station 35

2790Tallahassee, Florida 32399 - 3000

2795Teri L. Donaldson, General Counsel

2800Departme nt of Environmental Protection

28053900 Commonwealth Boulevard

2808The Douglas Building, Mail Station 35

2814Tallahassee, Florida 32399 - 3000

2819NOTICE OF RIGHT TO SUBMIT EXCEPTIONS

2825All parties have the right to submit written exceptions within

283515 days from the date of this Land Use Recommended Order. Any

2847exceptions to this Land Use Recommended Order should be filed

2857with the agency that will issue the Final Order in this case.

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Proceedings: Joint Status Report and Request to Close Docket filed.
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Date: 11/01/2005
Proceedings: Notice of Substitution of Counsel for Department of Community Affairs (filed by K. Martinson).
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Date: 11/28/2001
Proceedings: Notice of Appearance (filed by C. Roopnarine via facsimile).
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Date: 10/05/2001
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Date: 05/22/2001
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Date: 04/26/2001
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Date: 11/27/2000
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Date: 11/22/2000
Proceedings: St. Johns River Water Management District`s Response to Initial Order (filed via facsimile).
PDF:
Date: 11/22/2000
Proceedings: Notice of Appearance (filed by J. Springfield via facsimile).
PDF:
Date: 11/21/2000
Proceedings: Notice of Appearance (filed by T. Lewis via facsimile).
Date: 11/17/2000
Proceedings: Site Certification Application (Volumes 1 through 4) filed.
PDF:
Date: 11/17/2000
Proceedings: Notice of Filing of Site Certification Application filed by S. Goorland.
PDF:
Date: 11/16/2000
Proceedings: Joint Response to DOAH`s Initial Order (filed via facsimile).
PDF:
Date: 11/15/2000
Proceedings: Statement of Completeness (filed by DEP via facsimile).
Date: 11/09/2000
Proceedings: Initial Order (not available for viewing).
PDF:
Date: 11/07/2000
Proceedings: Notice of Receipt of Power Plant Siting Application and Request for Assignment of Administrative Law Judge (filed via facsimile).

Case Information

Judge:
J. LAWRENCE JOHNSTON
Date Filed:
11/07/2000
Date Assignment:
11/09/2000
Last Docket Entry:
05/04/2006
Location:
Vero Beach, Florida
District:
Southern
Agency:
Department of Environmental Protection
Suffix:
EPP
 

Counsels

Related Florida Statute(s) (4):