California Energy Commission
Wednesday, September 22, 2004
1516 Ninth Street
Hearing Room A, First Floor
Sacramento, California 95814
Note: Audio from this meeting will be broadcast over the Internet.
Please see information at: www.energy.ca.gov/webcast/.
THE COMMISSION WILL CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:
- 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).
- CMC-ENGINEERING. Possible approval of Contract 500-03-037 Amendment 1, to correct an administrative mistake. This amendment adds language to the Terms and Conditions allowing the contractor to subcontract with an national lab using terms negotiated between the Energy Commission and the U.S. Department of Energy on behalf of the labs. No additional time or money is being requested. Contact: Allan Ward, (916) 651-6196.
- WESTERN GOVERNORS' ASSOCIATION. Possible approval of Contract 150-03-002 Amendment 3, for a no-cost nine-month time extension to continue preparation for transuranic waste shipments in California to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in New Mexico. As additional funding is received from DOE, WGA will be sending further increments to the Energy Commission throughout fiscal years 2004 and 2005. Contact: Barbara Byron, (916) 654-4976.
- GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES. Possible approval of Contract 150-03-003 Amendment 3, to approve a no-cost time extension to continue emergency response preparation for federal nuclear waste shipments to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in New Mexico. As additional funds are received from the U.S. Department of Energy and the Western Governors' Association to the Energy Commission, further increments will be provided throughout the Federal fiscal years 2004 and 2005. Contact: Barbara Byron, (916) 654-4976.
- CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL. Possible approval of Contract 150-03-004 Amendment 3, to provide a no-cost time extension to reimburse expenses for inspecting and/or escorting shipments of transuranic nuclear waste in California and to reimburse travel necessary to attend meetings to prepare for these shipments. Contact: Barbara Byron, (916) 654-4976.
- CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL. Possible approval of Contract 150-03-004 Amendment 2, for $18,850 to provide the next increment of funding to reimburse expenses for inspecting and/or escorting shipments of transuranic nuclear waste in California. These funds are in addition to the $6,150 provided to reach the total of $25,000 through September 30, 2004. Contact: Barbara Byron, (916) 654-4976.
- ENERGY EFFICIENCY REVENUE BOND PROGRAM. Possible approval of transfer of rights and responsibilities from the California Consumer Power and Conservation Financing Authority to the California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank (the I-Bank) regarding the Energy Efficiency Series 2003A and future bonds. Contact: Jane Heinz, (916) 654-4502. (15 minutes)
- COUNTY OF ALAMEDA. Possible approval of a $2,154,848 loan to the county of Alameda to install a 750-kilowatt natural gas, fuel cell co-generation plant at the Santa Rita detention facility. This project is estimated to save about $215,485 annually and has a simple payback of 10 years. (ECAA funded) Contact: Ram Verma, (916) 654-8435. (5 minutes)
- U. S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (USDOE)-CLEAN CITIES. Possible approval to enter into grant agreements with 13 project applicants that have been awarded grant funds under the 2004 USDOE Clean Cities SEP Grant Solicitation. (DOE funded) Contact: Peter Ward, (916) 654-4639. (5 minutes)
- GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES. Possible approval of Contract 150-03-003 Amendment 2, to provide $40,049 of additional funding to the $80,600 for OES to continue emergency response preparation for federal nuclear waste shipments to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in New Mexico. As additional funds are received from the USDOE and the Western Governors' Association (WGA), further increments will be provided throughout Federal fiscal years 2004 and 2005. (WGA funded) Contact: Barbara Byron, (916) 654-4976. (5 minutes)
- WESTERN GOVERNORS' ASSOCIATION. Possible approval of Contract 150-03-002 Amendment 2, to provide $71,399 in additional funding to the Energy Commission for planning and preparation for transuranic waste shipments in California. These funds are part of the total $165,149 (originally was $187,500, but DOE reduced overall funding to states) contract award. The combined first, second and third increments total $165,149. As additional funding is received, WGA will be sending further increments to the Energy Commission throughout fiscal years 2004 and 2005. (WGA funded) Contact: Barbara Byron, (916) 654-4976. (5 minutes)
- OREGON DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY. Possible approval of Contract R400-01-003 to receive $71,800 from the U. S. Department of Energy, State Technologies Advancement Collaborative to support our partnership in the Western Food Industry Collaborative being led by the Oregon Department of Energy. The Collaborative is an agreement among participants to create a network to improve energy and water efficiency and productivity of the food processing industry in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and California. (USDOE funded) Contact: Ricardo Amon, (916) 654-4019. (5 minutes)
Approval of the Minutes from the September 8, 2004 business meeting.
- Commission Committee and Oversight
A discussion on Commission Committee and Oversight matters may be held.
- 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)].
- Executive Director's Report
Closed session may be held on personnel matters.
[Authority: Government Code, Section 11126(a).]
- Legislative Director's Report
- Public Adviser's Report
- 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 14.
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