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California Energy Commission
Business Meeting

Wednesday, March 19, 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/.


THE COMMISSION WILL CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:

  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. ELK HILLS POWER PROJECT (99-AFC-1C). Possible approval of a petition to modify air quality conditions of certification to allow for (1) "tendering" of PM10 emission reduction credits based on the outcome of initial source tests, and (2) temporary emission increases during the commissioning phase.


  2. RENEWABLE ENERGY PROGRAM. Possible approval of Renewables Committee recommendation to extend, from January 1, 2002, conditional funding award under the New Renewable Resources Account for the FPL Energy, LLC High Winds LLC Project, a 70-megawatt wind project in Solano County with a proposed on-line date of July 1, 2003.


  1. APPLIANCE EFFICIENCY - EMERGENCY RULEMAKING (Docket No. 02-APPL-01). Possible adoption of regulations in response to litigation in Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute v. Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission, E.D. Cal. No. CIV S 02-2437 WBS PAN. Contact: Jonathan Blees, JBlees@energy.state.ca.us (30 minutes)


  2. REVENUE BONDS. Commission consideration and possible approval for the Energy Commission to enter in to agreements necessary to complete the sale of a Revenue Bond, not to exceed $30 million, through the California Consumer Power and Conservation Financing Authority. The Bond would provide funds for the Energy Conservation Assistance Act Account for loans to qualifying local agencies. Contact: Daryl Mills, (916) 654-5070. (30 minutes)


  3. RENEWABLE ENERGY PROGRAM. Possible approval of Renewables Committee recommendations concerning undergeneration penalties for three on-line projects participating in the New Renewable Resources Account.
    1. Minnesota Methane Tulare Landfill Gas Project, 1.78-megawatts
    2. Minnesota Methane West Covina Landfill Gas Project, 5.69-megawatts
    3. Minnesota Methane Yolo Landfill Gas Project, 2.3-megawatts
    4. Contact: Suzanne Korosec, (916) 654-4516. (15 minutes)

    1. RENEWABLE ENERGY PROGRAM. Possible approval of restoration of full funding awards for New Renewable Resources Account projects that originally received reduced awards in the October 2000 and June 2001 auctions.
      1. NEO Colton Landfill Gas Project, proposed restored award, $1,207,919.45
      2. NEO Milliken Landfill Gas Project, proposed restored award, $2,409,668.65
      3. NEO Mid-Valley Landfill Gas Project, proposed restored award, $1,703,375.74
      4. Keating Associates, proposed restored award, $290,250
      5. El Dorado Irrigation District, proposed restored award, $3,994,560
      6. Contact: Suzanne Korosec, (916) 654-4516. (15 minutes)


    1. CYBERSPACE TECHNOLOGIES INTERNATIONAL, INC. Possible approval of Contract 700-02003 for $74,727 to provide temporary secretarial services, as needed, to directly support the Energy Commission's Energy Facility Licensing Program. Contact: David Maul, (916) 654-4313. (15 minutes)


    2. PRAXAIR, INC. Possible approval of Contract 600-02-007 for $500,000 to construct and operate a hydrogen generation and fueling station at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The hydrogen will be produced through electrolysis. The first year of this three year contract will have $115,000 grant funded by Dept. of Energy with an additional $385,000 the second year, if funds are available. Contact: Sandra Fromm, (916) 654-4651. (15 minutes)


    3. IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY. Possible approval of Contract 500-02-020 for $400,000 for a 3-year collaborative research with the National Building Controls Information Program (NBCIP) and the Iowa Energy Center (IEC). NBCIP is a long-term, multi- sponsored program dedicated to improving the design and operation of building HVAC control systems while the IEC is an energy research, demonstration and education organization which administers NBCIP. (PIER funded) Contact: Martha Brook, (916) 654-4086. (15 minutes)


    4. PETERS SHORTHAND REPORTING CORPORATION. Possible approval of three Contract amendments to extend the terms for one year and provide verbatim transcripts of workshops, hearings and other meetings, by retaining the services of trained court reporters. a. 150-01-005, Amendment 2, Commission Hearings, Workshops and Meetings, $26,000 b. 170-01-001, Amendment 2, Commission Siting Committee Hearings, $45,000 c. 150-01-006, Amendment 2, Commission Business Meetings, $12,500 Contact: Betty McCann, (916) 654-5029. (15 minutes)


    5. Minutes
      Approval of Minutes from March 5, 2003.


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


    7. 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)].


    8. Executive Director's Report

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


    9. Public Adviser's Report


    10. Public Comment
    11. People may speak up to five minutes on any matter concerning the Energy 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 15.

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