IT IS RULED that:
1. California-American Water Company shall develop reasonably detailed contingency plans that include time lines, permitting milestones, cost estimates, financial impacts and the pros and cons in regards to the following possible barriers to the successful and timely completion and operation of the Monterey Peninsula Water Supply Project:
a. Brackish Source Water: Salinas Valley Aquifer water becomes unavailable in whole or in part. What is the availability of alternative well or intake locations in event slant wells fail or do not reliably supply sufficient rate or volumes?
b. Facility Siting: Relocation of site for desalination plantfrom that proposed due to whatever cause. Availability of alternative site or sites?
c. Plant Failure or Periodic Interruption: Inability of desal plant to operate at required capacity for long or short time period. What is the availability of potable water from alternative sources and/or plan for reducing deliveries to customers?
d. Outfall Use for Brine Disposal: Access to needed capacity prevented in whole or part for long or short time period. What is the availability of alternate means of disposal?
e. Reduction in Demand Forecasts: Water demand lessens to the point where there would be significant excess capacity in the proposed project. What would be the impact on
project design, construction and operation?
f. Project Delay: Project delayed, extending completion beyond December 2016 Cease and Desist Order deadline. What would be the response plan or plans in event non-compliance with the deadline becomes foreseeable or occurs?
2. Those contingency plans shall be contained in a compliance report to be filed by November 1, 2012.
Dated August 30, 2012, at San Francisco, California.
/s/ GARY WEATHERFORD
Administrative Law Judge
Cal Am water supply project faces another delay Firm also must consider public partnerships, JIM JOHNSON Herald Staff Writer, 08/30/2012