The Florida Public Service Commission announces a prehearing conference and a hearing in the following Docket No. 070467-EI – Petition to determine need for Polk Unit 6 electrical power plant, by Tampa Electric Company to which all persons are invited.


    DATE AND TIME: Monday, September 24, 2007, 1:30 p.m.

    PLACE: Room 148, Betty Easley Conference Center, 4075 Esplanade Way, Tallahassee, Florida

    GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED: The purpose of this prehearing conference is to: (1) simplify the issues; (2) identify the positions of the parties on the issues; (3) consider the possibility of obtaining admissions of fact and of documents which will avoid unnecessary proof; (4) identify exhibits; (5) establish an order of witnesses; and (6) consider such other matters as may aid in the disposition of the action.


    DATES AND TIME: Wednesday-Thursday, October 10-11, 2007, 9:30 a.m.

    PLACE: Room 148, Betty Easley Conference Center, 4075 Esplanade Way, Tallahassee, Florida

    GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED: The purpose of this hearing is for the Commission to take final action to determine the need, pursuant to Section 403.519, Florida Statutes, for Tampa Electric Company’s (TECO) proposed electrical power plant to be constructed in Polk County, and to consider any motions or other matters that may be pending at the time of the hearing. The Commission may rule on any such motions from the bench or may take the matters under advisement. This proceeding shall: (1) allow TECO to present evidence and testimony in support of its petition for a determination of need for its proposed electrical power plant; (2) permit any intervenors to present testimony and exhibits concerning this matter; (3) permit members of the public who are not parties to the need determination proceeding the opportunity to present testimony concerning this matter; and (4) allow for such other purposes as the Commission may deem appropriate.

    Any member of the public who wishes to offer testimony should be present at the beginning of the hearing on Wednesday, October 10, 2007. By providing public testimony, a person does not become a party to the proceeding. To become an official party of record, you must file a Petition for Intervention at least five days before the final hearing, pursuant to the requirements contained in Rule 25-22.039, Florida Administrative Code. All witnesses shall be subject to cross-examination at the conclusion of their testimony.

    The hearing will be governed by the provisions of Chapter 120, Florida Statutes; Section 403.519, Florida Statutes; and Chapters 25-22 and 28-106, Florida Administrative Code.

    Only issues relating to the need for the electrical power plant will be heard at the October 10-11, 2007, hearing. Separate public hearings will be held before the Division of Administrative Hearings to consider environmental and other impacts of the proposed power plant, as required by the “Power Plant Siting Act,” Sections 403.501-.519, Florida Statutes.

    Any person requiring some accommodation at the prehearing conference or hearing because of a physical impairment should call the Office of Commission Clerk, (850)413-6770 at least 48 hours prior to the particular event. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the Florida Public Service Commission by using the Florida Relay Service, which can be reached at 1(800)955-8771 (TDD) or 1(800)955-8770 (Voice).

    For more information, you may contact: Florida Public Service Commission, Office of Commission Clerk, 2540 Shumard Oak Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0850.

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