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Community Calendar Announcement

September 4, 2002

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.

The California Energy Commission Staff will conduct a data request and issue resolution workshop to discuss the proposed Blythe Energy Project Phase II as follows:

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2002
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Blythe City Hall
Multi-Purpose Room
235 North Broadway
Blythe, California
(Wheelchair Accessible)

The workshop allows parties involved to discuss project issues and data requests. Topics to be disucussed include: air quality, biology, cultural resources, land use, noise, public health, socioeconomics, soil and water resources, traffic and transportation, transmission system engineering, visual resources, and waste.

The Blythe Energy Project Phase II, proposed by Caithness Blythe II LLC, is a 520-megawatt, natural gas-fired, combined cycle facility. It would be built within the property boundaries of the existing project which is located near Interstate 10 and the Blythe Airport, about 5 miles west of the City of Blythe in Riverside County.

Members of the public and interested agencies are invited to participate and provide comments. 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 pao@energy.state.ca.us .

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

www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/blythe2

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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