California Energy Commission Letterhead

In the Matter of:

Preparation of the
2009 Integrated Energy Policy Report

Docket No. 09-IEP-1K

NOTICE OF JOINT
COMMITTEE WORKSHOP

 

Notice of Joint Integrated Energy Policy Report
and Transportation Committee Workshop on
Transportation Fuel Infrastructure Issues

Documents for the Worskhop

In support of the 2009 Integrated Energy Policy Report (2009 IEPR), the California Energy Commission (Energy Commission) will conduct a combined Integrated Energy Policy Report and Transportation Committee workshop to discuss and receive comments on transportation fuel infrastructure issues that may affect the adequacy of California's petroleum and alternative fuel supplies. An agenda and a detailed outline of discussion topics will be provided on the Energy Commission's website at www.energy.ca.gov/2009_energypolicy/documents/ by April 2, 2009.

TUESDAY, APRIL 14, 2009
and
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2009

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

Remote Attendance

Web Conferencing - Presentations and audio from the meeting will be broadcast via the Energy Commission's WebEx web conferencing system. For details on how to participate via WebEx, please see the Participation through WebEx section at the end of this notice.

Webcast - Presentations and audio from this meeting will be broadcast over the Internet through Windows Media. For details, please go to: www.energy.ca.gov/webcast/.

Purpose

This joint committee workshop is to discuss transportation fuel infrastructure issues confronting California including production, delivery, distribution, and storage as well as the adequacy of California's supply of petroleum and alternative fuels. Specific topics include:

  • Crude Oil Infrastructure - Preliminary crude oil import forecast and potential expansion of the existing Petroleum Reserve to the Western States.
  • Marine Terminals - Adequacy of existing offloading and storage facilities to handle growing volumes of crude oil, petroleum, and renewable imports over the forecast period.
  • Distribution Terminals - Adequacy of existing facilities to store and dispense growing volumes of renewable fuels over the forecast period.
  • Retail Stations - Increased use of renewable fuels will require adequate development of the retail station infrastructure, including storage tanks and dispensers, acknowledging that supply and vehicle populations are necessary and interrelated elements.
  • Petroleum Product Pipelines - Regional and California projects and issues that could impact petroleum product pipeline infrastructure.

The workshop is intended to be a forum in which to receive input from industry stakeholders and the public on the issues and related policy concerns. A staff workshop was held in Sacramento on February 10, 2009, which discussed methods, data, and assumptions highlighting the transportation fuel price forecasts. The information from these workshops will be used in the development of the 2009 IEPR.

Background

As required by Senate Bill 1389 (Bowen, Chapter 568, Statutes of 2002) the Energy Commission conducts "assessments and forecasts of all aspects of energy industry supply, production, transportation, delivery and distribution, demand, and prices." In addition, the Energy Commission conducts workshops to receive input from the public and industry stakeholders to develop energy policies that conserve resources, protect the environment, ensure energy reliability, enhance the state's economy, and protect public health and safety. Public Resources Code PRC § 25302(a) and (d) directs the Energy Commission to adopt the IEPR every odd-numbered year and in even-numbered years an energy policy review is conducted to update analyses from the previous IEPR or to raise energy issues that have emerged since the previous proceeding.

Written Comments

Written comments on the workshop topics must be submitted by 5 p.m. on April 27, 2009. Please include the docket number 09-IEP-1K and indicate "2009 IEPR-Transportation Energy Forecasts" in the subject line or first paragraph of your comments. Please hand deliver or mail an original to:

California Energy Commission
Dockets Office, MS-4
Re: Docket No. 09-IEP-1K
1516 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814-5512

The Energy Commission encourages comments by e-mail. Please include your name or the name of your 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 Format (PDF) file to [docket@energy.state.ca.us]. One paper copy must also be sent to the Energy Commission's Docket Unit.

Participants may also provide an original copy 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.

Public Participation

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 Elena Miller, Public Adviser, at (916) 654-4489 or toll free at (800) 822-6228, by FAX at (916) 654-4493, or by email at [PublicAdviser@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.

Please direct all news media inquiries to the Media and Public Communications Office at (916) 654-4989, or by e-mail at [mediaoffice@energy.state.ca.us]. If you have questions on the technical subject matter of this forum, or would like to submit topics to discuss, please contact Keith O'Brien at (916) 651-9080, or by e-mail at [kobrien@energy.state.ca.us]. For general questions regarding the 2009 IEPR proceeding, please contact Lynette Esternon-Green, 2009 IEPR Project Manager, by phone at (916) 653-2728 or by e-mail at [lesterno@energy.state.ca.us].

The service list for the 2009 IEPR is handled electronically. Notices and documents for this proceeding are posted to the Energy Commission website at [http://www.energy.ca.gov/2009_energypolicy/index.html]. 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 www.energy.ca.gov/listservers/.

Participation through WebEx, the Energy Commission's on-line meeting service

Computer Logon with a Direct Phone Number:

  • Please go to https://energy.webex.com and enter the unique meeting number 923 216 419.
  • When prompted, enter your information and the following meeting password 09IEPR@9.
  • After you login, a prompt will appear on-screen for you to provide your phone number. In the Number box, type your area code and phone number and click OK to receive a call back on your phone for the audio of the meeting. International callers can use the "Country/Region" button to help make their connection.

Computer Logon for Callers with an Extension Phone Number, etc.:

  • Please go to https://energy.webex.com and enter the unique meeting number 923 216 419.
  • When prompted, enter your information and the following meeting password 09IEPR@9.
  • After you login, a prompt will ask for your phone number. CLICK CANCEL.
  • Instead call 1-866-469-3239 (toll-free in the U.S. and Canada). When prompted, enter the meeting number above and your unique Attendee ID number which is listed in the top left area of your screen after you login. International callers can dial in using the "Show all global call-in numbers" link (also in the top left area).

Telephone Only (No Computer Access):

Call 1-866-469-3239 (toll-free in the U.S. and Canada) and when prompted enter the unique meeting number above. International callers can select their number from https://energy.webex.com/energy/globalcallin.php.

If you have difficulty joining the meeting, please call the WebEx Technical Support number at 1-866-229-3239. Please be aware that the meeting's WebEx audio and on-screen activity may be recorded.

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JEFFREY D. BYRON
Commissioner and Presiding Member
Integrated Energy Policy Report Committee

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JAMES D. BOYD
Vice Chairman and Associate Member
Integrated Energy Policy Report Committee
Presiding Member, Transportation Committee

 

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KAREN DOUGLAS
Chairman and Associate Member
Transportation Committee

 

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