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California Energy Commission
Business Meeting

Wednesday, November 5, 2003

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


  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. GILBERT ASSOCIATES, INC. Possible approval of a $19,440 contract with Gilbert Associates, Inc. to provide financial and compliance auditing services for the Energy Commission's $28 million Energy Efficiency Master Trust Revenue Bond Series 2003A. Contact: Jane Heinz, (916) 654-4502.

  1. PETITION FOR RECONSIDERATION. Consideration of the Petition for Reconsideration of Intervenor Peasha in the SMUD Cosumnes Application for Certification proceeding. (01-AFC-19) Contact: Garret Shean, (916) 653-6421. (1 hour)

  2. COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY (MTA). Possible approval of a loan to the County of Los Angeles, Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) for $306,250 to install T-8 lamps, electronic ballasts, and energy saving motor controllers on a total of 125 motors in various MTA county facilities. This project is estimated to save about $71,038 annually and has a simple payback of 4.3 years. Contact: Bradley Meister, (916) 653-1594. (15 minutes)

  3. RESIDENTIAL CLOTHES WASHER STANDARDS [Docket # 03-AAER-01(RCW)]. Possible continuation of previously-noticed adoption to allow more time for submission of written comments and possible publication of 15-day language; however, any interested person will still be able to make written or oral comments on November 5. The adoption hearing will be held on December 3, 2003 or December 17, 2003 and will be separately noticed. Contact: Michael Martin, (916) 654-4039. (15 minutes)

  4. 2005 BUILDING ENERGY EFFICIENCY STANDARDS. Possible approval of an Initial Study and adoption of a Negative Declaration for the environmental analysis of the 2005 Building Energy Efficiency Standards. Contact: Tony Rygg, (916) 653-7271. (15 minutes)

  5. 2005 BUILDING ENERGY EFFICIENCY STANDARDS. Possible adoption of the 2005 Building Energy Efficiency Standards. Contact: Bill Pennington, (916) 654-5013. (1 hour)

  6. NEO-MONTAUK GENCO, LLC. Possible approval of the following funding award agreements under the New Renewable Resources Account.

    1. NM Colton Genco LLC, Colton Landfill Gas Project, 1.25 MW, proposed conditional award $300,809.09, came on-line 4-18-03;

    2. NM Mid-Valley Genco LLC, Mid-Valley Landfill Gas Project, 2.5 MW, proposed conditional award $601,618.19, came on-line 4-18-03;

    3. NM Milliken Genco LLC, Milliken Landfill Gas Project, 2.29 MW, proposed conditional award $601,618.19, came on-line 7-18-03. Contact: Suzanne Korosec, (916) 654-4516. (15 minutes)

  1. CLEAN ENERGY GROUP. Possible approval of a PIER contract with Clean Energy Group for collaborative research in the Clean Energy States Alliance in the amount of $240,000. Contact: Michael Kane, (916) 654-7119. (15 minutes)

  2. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (USDOE) SEP AWARD. Possible approval to accept and have PIER administer a $299,985 competitive grant from the USDOE's State Energy Program to create the Pacific Combined Heat and Power Regional Application Center Network. Regents of the University of California is the subawardee for this grant. The Regional Application Center Network is a collaborative effort between the UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, and San Diego State University. The primary objective of this network is to promote information exchange, education, and technical assistance in the Pacific region (which includes California, Nevada, Hawaii, and the Pacific Territories) regarding combined heat and power technologies. Contact: Allan Ward, (916) 651-6196. (15 minutes)

  3. ELECTRICITY RATE SURCHARGE. Possible consideration and approval of the Electricity Surcharge Rate for calendar year 2004. Chapter 1124, Statutes of 2002, authorizes the Energy Commission to fix the electricity surcharge rate at a public meeting each November for the calendar year starting the following January. Contact: Randy Roesser, (916) 654-4390. (15 minutes)

  4. Minutes

    Approval of minutes from the October 22, 2003 business meeting.

  5. Commission Committee and Oversight

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

  6. Chief Counsel's Report

    The Commission may adjourn to a 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)].

  7. Executive Director's Report

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

  8. Public Adviser's Report

  9. 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 16.

    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:
    Margret J. Kim, Public Adviser -- (916) 654-4489 or (800) 822-6228

Should you wish to participate via telephone, call toll free 1-888-823-5065 on Business Meeting days after 10:01 a.m. (PDT). When asked, please answer "Business Meeting and Mr. Jerome Lee" and the operator will connect you into the meeting. Should you want to speak on a specific item, please inform the operator that you want to speak and the item number. Please be aware that while the Commission makes this opportunity to participate by telephone available in an effort to make its hearings inclusive, parties who have comments that they consider to be essential for the Commission to hear should consider attending the hearing in person because there are occasional technical problems with our telephonic link. The Commission will make every effort to avoid these problems but it cannot accept responsibility for them.

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