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California Energy Commission
Business Meeting

Thursday, October 28, 2010

1516 Ninth Street
Hearing Room B, First Floor
Beginning at 10 a.m.
Sacramento, California
(Wheelchair Accessible)

Note: this meeting will be broadcast over the Internet.
See broadcast information.


THE COMMISSION WILL CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:

  1. ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND CONSERVATION BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM GUIDELINES. Possible adoption of changes to the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program Guidelines to clarify conditions under which partnerships and individual jurisdictions may be reimbursed for expenses incurred before the execution of a funding award agreement. Contact: John Sugar. (10 minutes)
  2. ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND CONSERVATION BLOCK GRANTS. Possible approval of an Energy Commission resolution to revise grant agreement terms, as necessary, to clarify the conditions under which partnerships and individual jurisdictions may be reimbursed for expenses incurred before the execution of the grant agreement. Contact: John Sugar. (5 minutes)
  3. CALICO SOLAR PROJECT (08-AFC-13). Possible approval of the Presiding Member's Proposed Decision and possible Errata for the Calico Solar Project. The proposed project will be constructed on an approximate 4,613-acre site in San Bernardino County approximately 37 miles east of Barstow, on lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management. The facility will produce a nominal 663.5 megawatts of electricity using SunCatcher technology. Contact: Paul Kramer. (35 minutes)
  4. Chief Counsel's Report: The Energy Commission may adjourn to closed session with its legal counsel [Government Code Section 11126(e)] to discuss any of the following matters to which the Energy Commission is a party:
    1. California Communities Against Toxics et al v. South Coast Air Quality Management District (Los Angeles County Superior Court, BS124624);
    2. Western Riverside Council of Governments v. Department of General Services (Riverside County Superior Court RIC10005849);
    3. In the Matter of U.S. Department of Energy (High Level Waste Repository),(Atomic Safety Licensing Board, CAB-04, 63-001-HLW);
    4. Public Utilities Commission of California (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. EL10-64-000); and Southern California Edison Company, et al. (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Docket No. EL10 66 000).
    The Energy Commission may also discuss any judicial or administrative proceeding that was formally initiated after this agenda was published; or determine whether facts and circumstances exist that warrant the initiation of litigation; or that constitute a significant exposure to litigation against the Commission.
  5. Executive Director's Report: A closed session may be held on personnel matters. [Government Code, Section 11126(a).]
  6. Public Comment: People may speak up to five minutes on any matter concerning the Energy Commission, with the exception of items appearing elsewhere on this agenda or items related to pending adjudicative (certification or enforcement) proceedings.

If you require special accommodations, contact Lourdes Quiroz at 916-654-5146, five days before the meeting.


News media inquiries should be directed to:
      Media and Public Communications - 916-654-4989

Questions about participation in the Business Meeting should be directed to:
Public Adviser's Office - 916-654-4489 or 800-822-6228.


Participating by Telephone at a Business Meeting
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 for your pass code and call leader's name, please answer "Business Meeting and Harriet K" and the operator will connect you into the meeting. Should you wish 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. Fax (916) 654-4493 or e-mail publicadviser@energy.state.ca.us.


The Business Meeting is broadcast via WebEx, the Energy Commission's on-line meeting service. To listen to the meeting and view any presentations, please click the following link or paste it into your browser:

https://energy.webex.com/energy/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=927863388

You may also go to https://energy.webex.com/ec and enter Meeting Number 927 863 388. The meeting password is mtg@10am.


The Energy Commission building has wireless Internet access available in the atrium, coffee shop, and library.


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