California Energy Commission Letterhead

In the Matter of:

Requirements Relating to Greenhouse Gas
Emission Impacts of Power Plants
Preparation of the 2009 Integrated Energy Policy Report (2009 IEPR)

Docket No. 08-GHG OII-1 and 09-IEP-1P

NOTICE OF JOINT
COMMITTEE WORKSHOP

 

Committee Workshop on the Framework for Evaluating Greenhouse Gas Implications of Natural Gas-Fired Power Plants in California

The Siting Committee and the Integrated Energy Policy Report (IEPR) Committee will hold a joint public workshop to present the recently-released MRW & Associates Consultant Report: Framework for Evaluating Greenhouse Gas Implications of Natural Gas-Fired Power Plants in California (Framework Report) [www.energy.ca.gov/2009publications/CEC-700-2009-009/CEC-700-2009-009.PDF], and to take comments and discuss its potential use in the Energy Commission's siting program and its environmental review of new power plants. Commissioner Jeffrey D. Byron is the Presiding Member of the IEPR and the Siting committees. Vice Chair James D. Boyd is the Associate Member of the IEPR Committee. Chairman Karen Douglas is the Associate Member of the Siting Committee.

TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 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 our 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

Purpose

The workshop will cover: (1) presentation of the MRW Framework Report; and (2) discussion of comments on the report's contents and conclusions, and staff's proposed questions regarding the report (see the questions).

It is anticipated that the MRW report could be used by the Energy Commission to inform its work related to greenhouse gas emissions for siting individual power plants and contribute to the development of the Energy Commission's 2009 Integrated Energy Policy Report.

Background

The MRW report was initiated under the Greenhouse Gas Order Instituting Investigation Proceeding and the workshops held in late October and November 2008. The June 23, 2009 Joint IEPR and Siting Committee workshop responds to the October 8, 2008 Commission Order Instituting Informational Proceeding on Methods for Satisfaction of California Environmental Quality Act Requirements Relating to Greenhouse Gas Emission Impacts of Power Plants (Order No. 08-1008-11).

Written Comments

Written comments must be submitted by 5 p.m. on June 30, 2009. Please include the docket number 09-IEP-1P and 08-GHG OII-1 and indicate Greenhouse Gas Emission Impacts of Power Plants in the subject line or first paragraph of your comments. Please hand deliver or mail an original copy to:

California Energy Commission
Dockets Office, MS-4
Re: Docket No. 09-IEP-1P and 08-GHG OII-1
1516 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814-5512

The Energy Commission encourages comments by e-mail. Please include your name or organization's 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 (PDF) 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 and ten 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.

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 e-mail 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, please call please call Paul Richins at (916) 654-4074, or by e-mail at prichens@energy.state.ca.us. For general questions regarding the IEPR proceeding, please contact Lynette Esternon-Green, 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 www.energy.ca.gov/2009_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.

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

Computer Log on with a Direct Phone Number:

  • Please go to https://energy.webex.com and enter the unique meeting number
    922 616 054
  • When prompted, enter your information and the following meeting password
    GHGFrame123! (Please note, password is case sensitive.)
  • After you log in, 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 Log on for Callers with an Extension Phone Number, etc.:

  • Please go to https://energy.webex.com and enter the unique meeting number
    922 616 054
  • When prompted, enter your information and the following meeting password
    GHGFrame123! (Please note, password is case sensitive.)
  • After you log in, a prompt will ask for your phone number. CLICK CANCEL.
  • Instead call 1-866-229-3239 (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 log in. 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 1-866-229-3239 (toll-free in the U.S. and Canada) and when prompted enter the unique meeting number 922 616 054. 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
Siting Committee

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

 

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KAREN DOUGLAS, J.D.
Chairman and Associate Member
Siting Committee

 

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