During the 20-day comment period, the District received 12 requests for a contested case hearing and 312 comment letters on the Electro Purification permit application. At its July 12 meeting, the Board of Directors unanimously approved the following procedural matters relating to this permit application. The Board's motions:
- Confirmed the General Manager’s determination that a contested case hearing will be held on the application;
- Referred the permit application to the State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH) to conduct the contested case hearing including the preliminary hearing;
- Designated a Board subcommittee to select special counsel.
The District expects the preliminary hearing to be held before the end of September 2018, which at that time the SOAH judge will determine the “parties” and a schedule for the hearing on the merits of the contested case.
For full details, official documents, and timeline visit: EP Production Permit Application Notice Page