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Community Calendar Announcement

October 8, 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 hearings.

The Committee overseeing the Application for Certification for the proposed East Altamont Energy Center will hold evidentiary hearings as follows:

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2002
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2002
MONDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2002
- and only if necessary -
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2002
Beginning at 10 a.m.
Tracy Elks Lodge #2031
6400 East 11th Street
Tracy, California
(Wheelchair Accessible)

Evidentiary hearings are held to establish the factual record necessary to reach a decision in this case. This is accomplished by taking oral, written, or documentary evidence from the parties. Formal evidentiary hearings are more structured than Committee conferences or staff workshops.

The East Altamont Energy Center, proposed by East Altamont Energy Center LLC, is a 1,100-megawatt, natural gas-fired, combined cycle facility. It would be built on a 174-acre parcel located approximately 1 mile west of the San Joaquin County line and 1 mile southeast of the Contra Costa County line.

Members of the public are encouraged to participate and will have the opportunity to comment and ask clarifying questions on any of the subjects. 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/eastaltamont

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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