Community Calendar Announcement



May 26, 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 workshop.

Energy Commission staff will conduct a workshop to discuss the proposed Blythe Energy Project as follows:

WEDNESDAY, June 7, 2000
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
California Energy Commission
2nd Floor Conference Room
1516 Ninth Street
Sacramento, California
(Wheelchair Accessible)

The purpose of this workshop is to discuss data responses from the applicant, Blythe Energy, LLC, about the Application for Certification process. These areas will include but are not limited to, air quality; biological, cultural, and geological resources; hazardous materials; land use; power plant reliability; public health; traffic and transportation; transmission system engineering; visual resources; worker safety; water management; soil and water resources; and project overview.

The Blythe Energy Project would be a 520-megawatt, natural-gas-fired, electric generating facility. The proposed project site is located approximately five miles west of the City center of Blythe on Hobson way, near the airport.

Members of the public will have the opportunity to comment and ask questions during the workshop. Persons requiring information on how to participate in the Energy Commission's review of the proposed project should contact Roberta Mendonca, the Energy Commission's Public Adviser, at (916) 654-4489 or toll free in California at (800) 822-6228, or by e-mail at .

Information about the proposed project is available on the Energy Commission's web page at:

www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/blythe

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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