Actions Taken under U.S. Department of Energy Emergency Orders Regarding Operation of the Potomac River Generating Station in Alexandria, Virginia
On December 20, 2005, the Secretary of Energy issued an emergency order, DOE Order 202-05-03, requiring Mirant’s Potomac River Generating Station in Alexandria, Virginia, to operate under limited circumstances. On September 28, 2006, the Secretary extended the Order, including all of its terms and conditions, DOE Order 202-06-2, until December 1, 2006. This SEA includes descriptions of the DOE emergency orders; assessments of the direct, indirect, and cumulative impacts resulting from the emergency orders; and descriptions of alternative actions for potential future decision-making that include mitigation. This SEA covers a period of about 24 months beginning in December 2005.