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In the Matter of: )      Docket No. 06-IEP-1D
    )         
2007 Integrated Energy Policy Report )      NOTICE OF COMMITTEE
(2007 IEPR) )      WORKSHOP
_________________________________________ )       


Notice of Committee Workshop on
Staff's Preliminary Natural Gas Assessment Report

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The California Energy Commission (Energy Commission) Integrated Energy Policy Report (IEPR) Committee will conduct a workshop to present staff and consultant's preliminary results of their natural gas assessment for the 2007 Integrated Energy Policy Report.

Chairman Jackalyne Pfannenstiel is the Presiding Member of the IEPR Committee. Commissioner John L. Geesman is the Associate Member. Other Commissioners may attend and participate in the workshop.

The workshop will be held:

THURSDAY, June 7, 2007
9 a.m.
CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION
1516 Ninth Street
First Floor, Hearing Room A
Sacramento, California
(Wheelchair Accessible)

Note: Audio from this hearing will be broadcast over the Internet.
For details on listening in, please go to: www.energy.ca.gov/webcast/

Parties unable to attend this IEPR Committee workshop will be able to comment by conference call. Parties connected by conference call are asked to keep their telecommunication speakers on mute until called upon for a question or comment. (Without muting, all sounds are amplified and broadcasted into Hearing Room A.)

The conference call information is:
USA Toll Free Number: (800) 857-6618 after 9:00 a.m.
Pass code: IEPR     Leader: LORRAINE WHITE

Purpose

This workshop will present preliminary results of the Energy Commission staff's natural gas reference case for supply, demand, price and infrastructure issues. In addition, two consultants (RW Beck and Jensen Associates) will make presentations on alternative scenarios to the reference case and on the worldwide LNG supply, demand, transportation, and infrastructure situation.

The draft staff/consultant report will be posted at:
www.energy.ca.gov/2007_energypolicy/documents/index.html under the Workshop & Meetings subheading.

Background

As required by Senate Bill 1389 (Stats. 2002, Ch. 568), the California Energy Commission conducts "assessments and forecasts of all aspects of energy industry supply, production, transportation, delivery and distribution, demand, and prices." The Energy Commission uses these assessments and forecasts to develop energy policies that conserve resources, protect the environment, ensure energy reliability, enhance the state's economy, and protect public health and safety. (Pub. Resources Codes § 25301(a) and 25302(d)).

On March 26, 2007, Energy Commission staff conducted a public workshop to discuss a different approach to the natural gas analysis staff was planning to use in the 2007 Natural Gas Assessment Report. In addition, staff requested comments to the inputs, assumptions, and issues staff was planning to use for its reference case. Staff received feedback from workshop participants as well as written comments from four entities. After a discussion with Energy Commission Natural Gas and IEPR Committees, staff incorporated some of the inputs from the workshop.

Workshop Participation and Comments

The IEPR Committee requests participation of interested parties in this workshop and proceeding and encourages them to present their views either orally at the workshop or through written comments. The IEPR Committee will take general comment from the public immediately following the workshop presentations.

Parties should provide comments both orally at the workshop and in writing. Written comments are requested by 5 p.m. on Friday, June 15, 2007. Comments submitted before the workshop will be used to facilitate the discussion. For comments on the Staff's Preliminary Natural Gas Assessment Report, include the docket number No. 06-IEP-1D and indicate June 7, 2007 Committee Workshop in the subject line or first paragraph of your comments. The Energy Commission encourages comments by e-mail. Please include your name or organization in the name of the file. Those submitting comments by electronic mail should provide them in either Microsoft Word format or as a Portable Document File (PDF) to [docket@energy.state.ca.us].

In addition to the electronic filing, one paper copy must also be mailed or hand-delivered to:

California Energy Commission
Dockets Office, MS-4
Re: Docket No. 06-IEP-1D
1516 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814-5512

Participants may also provide an original and 12 copies at the beginning of the workshop. All written materials relating to this workshop will be filed with the Dockets Unit and become part of the public record in this proceeding.

Additional Information

The Energy Commission's Public Adviser's Office provides the public assistance in participating in Energy Commission activities. If you want information on how to participate in this forum, please contact the Public Adviser's Office at (916) 654-4489 or toll free at (800) 822-6228, by FAX at (916) 654-4493, or by e-mail at [pao@energy.state.ca.us]. If you have a disability and require assistance to participate, please contact Lou Quiroz at (916) 654-5146 at least five days in advance.

The service list for the 2007 Integrated Energy Policy Report is handled electronically. Notices and documents for these proceedings are posted to the Energy Commission website [http://www.energy.ca.gov/2007_energypolicy/]. When new information is posted, an e-mail will be sent to those on the energy policy e-mail list server. We encourage those who are interested in receiving these notices to sign up for the list server through the website [http://www.energy.ca.gov/listservers/index.html].

Questions regarding the 2007 Integrated Energy Policy Report proceeding should be directed to Lorraine White, IEPR program manager, at (916) 654-4075 or by e-mail at [lwhite@energy.state.ca.us]. For technical questions regarding the Inputs, Assumptions and Issues for Natural Gas Assessment Report, please contact Ruben Tavares by phone at (916) 654-5171, or by e-mail at [rtavares@energy.state.ca.us]. Please direct all news media inquiries to Claudia Chandler, Assistant Executive Director, at (916) 654-4989, or by e-mail at [mediaoffice@energy.state.ca.us].

Date posted: May 25, 2007



JACKALYNE PFANNENSTIEL
Chairman and Presiding Member
Integrated Energy Policy Committee

JOHN L. GEESMAN
Commissioner and Associate Member
Integrated Energy Policy Committee

Note: California Energy Commission's formal name is State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission.

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