Community Calendar Announcement




May 8, 2000

Dear Editor/Publisher:

If your publication, radio or television station offers a calendar of community events, you may want to include news of the following hearing. The committee overseeing certification for the proposed Elk Hills Power Project will conduct an evidentiary hearing on May 16, 2000. The hearing will proceed into the evening hours as needed in an attempt to complete the hearing in one day. If additional time is needed, however, a continuation date is scheduled for May 30, 2000. All proceedings will be held as follows:

CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION
First Floor Hearing Room A
1516 Ninth Street
Sacramento, California
(Wheelchair Accessible)

TUESDAY, MAY 16, 2000
[Beginning at 9:00 a.m.]

[Continuation Hearing Date, if necessary]
TUESDAY, MAY 30, 2000
[Beginning at 10:00 a.m.]

Elk Hills Power, LLC, is proposing to construct and operate a nominally rated 500-megawatt, natural gas-fired, combined cycle, electricity-generating facility in Kern County. The proposed plant would be built approximately 25 miles west of the city of Bakersfield in the Elk Hills region. The power plant and related facilities, such as electric transmission lines, a natural gas pipeline, and water lines, are under the California Energy CommissionŐs siting authority.

Members of the public and interested government agenceis are invited to participate in the May 16th hearing. For information concerning public participation, contact the CommissionŐs Public Advisor, Robert Mendonca, at (916) 654-4489, toll free at (800) 822-6228, or by e-mail at .

Information concerning this project, as well as relevant Commission documents, may be found on the Energy Commission's web site for this proceeding at .

Please contact me at (916) 654-4989 if you prefer to have your name removed from our mailing list. Thank you.

Sincerely,

Mary Ann Costamagna

Information Officer





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