California Energy Commission
Special Business Meeting
WEDNESDAY, October 31, 2007
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.)
- NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY LABORATORY. Possible approval of Contract 500-07-015 for $10,000 with U. S. Department of Energy, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to co-sponsor the 20th NREL Venture Growth Forum, November 6-8, 2007 in Denver, Colorado. (ERPA funding.) Contact: Pramod Kulkarni.
- BEHAVIOR, ENERGY AND CLIMATE CHANGE RESEARCH CONFERENCE. Possible approval of $4,995.00, staff time and use of the Energy Commission's name for the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy's Behavior, Energy and Climate Change Research Conference in Sacramento November 7-9, 2007. (PIER electricity funding.) Contact: Brad Meister
IN ADDITION TO THE AGENDA THAT WAS DISTRIBUTED OCTOBER 17, 2007, THE COMMISSION WILL TAKE A VOTE TO ADD THE FOLLOWING ITEM TO THE CONSENT CALENDAR:TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY. Possible approval of Contract 500 07 016 for $12,500 with Texas A&M University, Energy Systems Laboratory to co-sponsor the International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations (ICEBO) 2007, November 1-2, 2007 in San Francisco. ICEBO is an annual international event dedicated to enhancing the performance of buildings through increased energy efficiency and reduced environmental impacts. (ERPA funding.) Contact: Norm Bourassa.
- CARLSBAD ENERGY CENTER. (07-AFC-6). Contact: James Reede. (10 minutes)
- Possible adoption of the Executive Director's data adequacy recommendation for the Carlsbad Energy Center.
- Possible appointment of a siting committee for the Carlsbad Energy Center.
- IVANPAH SOLAR ELECTRIC GENERATING SYSTEM (07-AFC-5). Contact: Jack Caswell. (10 minutes)
- Possible approval of the Executive Director's data adequacy recommendation for Solar Partners I, II, IV, and VIII, LLC Application for Certification of the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System.
- Possible appointment of a siting committee for the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System project.
- WESTERN GOVERNORS' ASSOCIATION. Possible approval of Contract RMB150 07 005 with the Western Governors' Association (WGA) to receive $204,003 from WGA to support California's preparation for federal nuclear waste shipments to the Waste Isolation Pilot Project in New Mexico. (Reimbursement contract funding.) Contact: Barbara Byron. (10 minutes)
- GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES. Possible approval of Contract 150-07-007R for $177,303 with the Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES) to fund state emergency response preparation for federal nuclear waste shipments in California to the Waste Isolation Pilot Project in New Mexico. (Reimbursement contract funding.) Contact: Barbara Byron. (5 minutes)
- STATE PLAN TO INCREASE THE USE OF ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION FUELS. Possible adoption of the State Plan to Increase the Use of Alternative Transportation Fuels in California in response to Assembly Bill 1007 (Pavley, Chapter 371, Statutes of 2005). This report describes actions and conditions needed to increase the use of alternative fuels to reduce petroleum use, curb greenhouse gases, and increase California biofuels production. Contact: Tim Olson. (60 minutes)
IN ADDITION TO THE AGENDA THAT WAS DISTRIBUTED OCTOBER 17, 2007, THE COMMISSION WILL TAKE A VOTE TO CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING ITEM. ONCE THE VOTE IS TAKEN THE COMMISSION WILL POSSIBLY CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING:
RENEWABLE ENERGY PROGRAM ANNUAL REPORT. Possible approval of the Renewable Energy Program 2007 Annual Report to the Legislature and its associated Appendix. The 2007 Annual Report must be submitted by November 1 and reports on the results of the Renewable Energy Program's activities and status of funding for the period of July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007. The Appendix contains detailed project descriptions, statistics, and financial data. Contact: Madeleine Meade. (10 minutes)
Approval of the October 10, 2007, 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.
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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:
Public Adviser - 916-654-4489 or 800-822-6228
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If you want to participate by 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 and provide the item number.
Please note that while the Energy Commission affords members of the public the opportunity to participate by telephone, the Commission strongly encourages public comments to be made in person because there are occasional technical problems with the Commission's telephone link. The Commission will make every effort to avoid these problems; however, it is the responsibility of the person wishing to make a comment to ensure that such comment is received by the Commission. If you intend to make comments by phone, the Commission recommends that a written comment also be submitted either by facsimile or e-mail to the Public Adviser by 5 p.m. two days before the scheduled business meeting.
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