Community Calendar Announcement



July 7, 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 has scheduled a workshop to discuss the proposed Blythe Energy Project. The workshop will be held as follows:


TUESDAY, July 11, 2000
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
California Energy Commission
Second Floor Conference Room
1516 Ninth Street
Sacramento, California
(Wheelchair Accessible)


The purpose of this workshop is to discuss data requests related to the application process for the Blythe Project. The topics of discussion will be in the areas of Air Quality, Biological and Cultural, Resources; Land use; Public Health, Socioeconomics; Visual Resources and Project Overview. The applicant has requested time to present project changes and responses to staff questions from the first data response workshop held June 7, 2000.

The proposed Blythe Energy Project is a 520-megawatt, natural, gas-fired, electric generating facility. The proposed project site is located approximately five miles west of the city of Blythe on Hobsonway near the airport.

Members of the public will have the opportunity to comment and ask questions during the workshop. For more information on how to participate, contact the Energy Commission's Public Adviser, Roberta Mendonca, at (916) 654-4489, toll free at (800) 822-6228, or by e-mail at pao@energy.state.ca.us.

The Commission's Web Site contains current information on the proposed project at:

www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/blythe

Please feel free to 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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