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California Energy Commission
Business Meeting

Wednesday, January 22, 2003

1516 Ninth Street
Hearing Room A, First Floor
Sacramento, California 95814
10 a.m.
(Wheelchair Accessible)

Note: Audio from this meeting will be broadcast over the Internet.
Please see our page at: www.energy.ca.gov/realaudio/.


  1. CONSENT CALENDAR. (Items on the Consent Calendar will be taken up and voted on as a group. A Commissioner may request that an item be discussed and moved to later on the agenda)

    1. COMMISSION CO-SPONSORSHIPS. Possible approval of two co-sponsorship requests for which the Energy Commission might provide financial support, the participation of key speakers, provide guidance in the selection of speakers, permit the use of its name, plus staff time for a speaker and include promotional materials with regularly scheduled mailings.
      - U.S. Department of Energy Solid State Energy Conversion Alliance (SECA) Core Technology Meeting, February 19-20, 2003, Radisson Hotel Sacramento, Sacramento, California.

      - International Radiant Heating Conference and Trade Show, May 7-10, 2003, Sacramento Convention Center, Sacramento, California.

    2. CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, SACRAMENTO FOUNDATION. Possible approval of Contract 200-96-010 Amendment 4, for no money, to add University faculty, staff and research assistants, to amend Exhibit A, Work Statement to reflect not only student assistants but CSU faculty, staff and research assistants, and to add Exhibit C, and Technical Descriptions.

    3. DEPARTMENT OF WATER RESOURCES (DWR). Possible approval of Contract 500-02-017 for $23,104 to produce a bibliography of publications and a report that address the impacts of global climate change on water resources in California and a Water Management Case Study of California Water Policy and Climate Change for the DWR. This California experience may offer valuable insights into how to integrate science and policy at the regional level. A final product will also be prepared and presented at the March 2003 World Water Forum in Kyoto, Japan.

  2. BATTERY BACK-UP PROGRAM. Possible approval of Battery Back-up System Grants to 62 cities and counties totaling $2,893,209. The grants will be used to purchase Battery Back-up Systems for intersections with LED traffic signals. Contact: David Rubens, (916) 651-9857. (15 minutes)

  3. CALIFORNIA OIL PRODUCERS ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE. Possible approval of Contract 500-02-016 for $1,000,000 to develop and provide distributed generation options from offgases at California oil well sites. (PIER funded) Contact: Paul Roggensack, (916) 654-6460. (15 minutes)

  4. FUEL EFFICIENCY TIRE PROGRAM. Possible adoption by the Commission of the recommendations requested by SB 1170 for the Governor and Legislature for a California State Fuel-Efficiency Tire Program. Recommendation will include a consultant report and appendix. Contact: Bernard Treanton, (916) 654-4512. (15 minutes)

  5. EMERGENCY RULEMAKING ON APPLIANCE EFFICIENCY REGULATIONS. Commission consideration and possible adoption of some or all of the items covered in Docket No. 02-APPL-01 - Emergency Rulemaking on Appliance Efficiency Regulations. Contact: Michael Martin, (916) 654-4039. (15 minutes)

  6. Minutes

    Approval of Minutes from January 8, 2003.

  7. Commission Committee and Oversight

    A discussion on Commission Committee and Oversight matters may be held.

  8. Chief Counsel's Report

    The Commission may adjourn to closed session with its legal counsel to determine whether facts and circumstances exist that warrant the initiation of litigation [Government Code section 11126(e)(3)] or whether facts and circumstances exist that constitute a significant exposure to litigation against the Commission [Government Code section 11126(e)(2)].

  9. Executive Director's Report

    Closed session may be held on personnel matters.
    [Authority: Government Code, Section 11126(a).]

  10. Public Adviser's Report

  11. Public Comment

People may speak up to five minutes on any matter concerning the Commission.

The Commission may recess the meeting and continue it later for purposes of a general discussion of Commission internal organization and policy. No action will be taken at such a continued session. The Commission will announce whether it plans to continue the meeting in this manner and the time and location at the end of Item 11.

If you require special accommodations, contact Lourdes Quiroz at (916) 654-5146, five days prior to the meeting.

News media inquiries should be directed to: Claudia Chandler, Assistant Director -- (916) 654-4989

Questions about participation in the Business Meeting should be directed to: Roberta Mendonca, Public Adviser -- (916) 654-4489 or (800) 822-6228

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