Community Calendar Announcement

October 26, 2001

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 Committe overseeing the Application for Certification for the proposed Valero Cogeneration Project will hold a committee conference and evidentiary hearing as follows:

Beginning at 3 p.m.
Benicia City Hall
Commission Room
250 East L Street
Benicia, California
(Wheelchair Accessible)

The evidentiary hearing will begin after the committee conference and will establish the record on air quality issues and discuss potential resolutions. The conference is being held so that the committee can receive comments on the Revised Presiding Member's Proposed Decision, released on October 9, 2001.

Valero Refining Co. has proposed a 102-megawatt power facility consisting of two combustion turbine generators equipped with water injection. The Valero Cogeneration Project would be located at the existing Valero Benicia refinery in Block 25.

Members of the public and interested agencies are invited to participate in the meeting. Time will be reserved to allow members of the public to comment. Those who wish further information about how to participate should contact Roberta Mendonca, the Commission's Public Adviser, at (916) 654-4489, toll free in California at (800) 822-6228, or by e-mail at

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

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


Mary Ann Costamagna
Information Officer

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