California Energy Commission
WEDNESDAY, November 8, 2006
1516 Ninth Street
Hearing Room A, First Floor
Beginning at 10 a.m.
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 moved and discussed later in the meeting.)
- RESEARCH CONFERENCE ON GASOLINE AND OIL MARKETS. Possible approval of a co-sponsorship for $3,000, staff time, and use of the Energy Commission's name for the University of California Energy Institute's Center for the Study of Energy Markets' Research Conference on Gasoline and Oil Markets December 1, 2006, in Berkeley, California. (ERPA funding). Contact: Chuck Mizutani.
- BOTTLE ROCK POWER, LLC. Possible approval of a name change for Bottle Rock Power Corporation, the recipient of a Geothermal Resources Development grant (Resolution No. 06-0215-02), to Bottle Rock Power, LLC. There is no change in the technical personnel, scope of the project, or funding requested. Contact: Hassan Mohammed
- ROBERT BOSCH CORPORATION. Possible approval of Amendment 1 to Memorandum of Understanding 600 05-004 with Robert Bosch Corporation for a no-cost, one-year time extension. Under this agreement, Robert Bosch Corporation will loan the Energy Commission up to 14 light duty diesel vehicles (at no cost to the Energy Commission) to demonstrate advanced clean diesel cars to Commissioners, staff, and key legislative staff and to evaluate their impressions of diesel cars. Contact: Gary Yowell.
- SMITHER'S SCIENTIFIC SERVICES, INC. Possible approval of Amendment 1 to Contract 600-04-017 for a no-cost, one-year time extension to complete work on the Low Rolling Resistance Tire Study. The remaining tasks include analysis of the rolling resistance testing, development of a plan to compare low and high rolling resistance, tire recycling, and final reports. Contact: Mike Trujillo.
- CALIFORNIA INTEGRATED WASTE MANAGEMENT BOARD (CIWMB). Possible approval of Amendment 1 to Contract R600-03-039 for a no-cost time extension, allowing the Energy Commission to accept funding from CIWMB to complete work on the Low Rolling Resistance Tire Study. The remaining tasks include the analysis of the rolling resistance testing, development of a plan to compare low and high rolling resistance, tire recycling, and final reports. Contact: Mike Trujillo.
- EASTSHORE ENERGY CENTER PROJECT.
- Possible approval of the Executive Director's data adequacy recommendation for Eastshore Energy's Application for Certification of the Eastshore Energy Center Project (Docket 06-AFC-6). Contact: Lorne C. Prescott. (10 minutes)
- Possible committee assignment for the Eastshore Energy Center Project.
- HUMBOLDT BAY REPOWERING PROJECT.
- Possible approval of the Executive Director's data adequacy recommendation for Pacific Gas & Electric Company's Application for Certification of the Humboldt Bay Repowering Project (Docket 06-AFC-7). Contact: John S. Kessler. (10 minutes)
- Possible committee assignment for the Humboldt Bay Repowering Project.
- PANOCHE ENERGY CENTER.
- Possible approval of the Executive Director's data adequacy recommendation for the Panoche Energy Center (Docket 06-AFC-7). Contact: James W. Reede, Jr. (10 minutes)
- Possible committee assignment for the Panoche Energy Center.
- PETERS SHORTHAND REPORTING CORPORATION. Possible approval of Amendment 3 to Contract 150-04-002, adding $50,000 through July 2007 to continue reporting services for Commission hearings, workshops and other meetings. (ERPA funding). Contact: Susanne Garfield-Jones. (10 minutes)
- THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, MERCED. Possible approval of a clause to clarify the selection and use of royalty payment provisions in contract 500-05-021 with the Regents of the University of California, Merced. Contact: Michael Lozano (10 minutes)
- LANDFILLS +, INC. Possible approval of Amendment 1 to Contract 500-05-039 with Landfills +, Inc. to extend the contract one year and change the terms and conditions. The time extension is needed because Landfills +, Inc. was delayed in finalizing the subcontracts due to the retention requirement under the terms and conditions. The change to the terms and conditions will remove the 10 percent retention requirement from the two public subcontractors, U. S. Department of Agriculture and Florida State University. The Contractor's own expenditures will remain subject to the 10 percent requirement. Contact: Brian Ellis. (10 minutes)
- UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY. Possible approval of Contract 600 06 001 for $16,039 with the University of California, Berkeley, to conduct a macro-economic impact study of government initiatives to increase the use of alternative transportation fuels in California. Required for the AB 1007 report, this study will inform decision makers about possible economic impacts of higher use of alternative transportation fuels, quantifying the impact to various industries and consumers. (ERPA funding.) Contact: Asish Gautam. (10 minutes)
- CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS. Possible approval of a contract for $300,000 to lease approximately 4,289 square feet of office space from December 1, 2006 through June 30, 2009, at the California Department of Veteran's Affairs building, 1267 "O" Street in Sacramento. (ERPA funding.) Contact: Jerome Lee. (10 minutes)
- ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION SURCHARGE RATE. Possible approval of the Electricity Consumption Surcharge Rate for calendar year 2007. Chapter 1124, Statutes of 2002, authorizes the Energy Commission to set the electricity consumption surcharge rate at a public meeting each November for the calendar year beginning in the following January. Contact: Randy Roesser. (10 minutes)
- Minutes Approval of the October 30, 2006, Business Meeting Minutes.
- Commission Committee Presentations/Discussion
A discussion by the Commissioners regarding Committee Oversight matters may be held.
- Chief Counsel's Report
The Energy 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 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 the last regular item. If you require special accommodations, contact Lourdes Quiroz at 916-654-5146, five days before the meeting.
News media inquiries should be directed to:
Claudia Chandler, Assistant Executive Director - 916-654-4989
Questions about participation in the Business Meeting should be directed to:
Margret Kim, Public Adviser - 916-654-4489 or 800-822-6228
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