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Community Calendar Announcement

January 9, 2003

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 response and issue resolution workshop on the proposed Pico power project as follows:

TUESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2003
1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
California Energy Commission
Hearing Room A
1516 Ninth Street
Sacramento, California
(Wheelchair Accessible)
-or-
Teleconference: 1-888-455-9639
Passcode: 20043


This workshop will provide Staff with an opportunity to discuss the Applicant's data responses in technical areas that include, but are not limited to, air quality, biological resources and visual resources. Staff will also try to resolve any outstanding issues, specifically, nitrogen deposition and mitigation of impacts to the bay Checkerspot butterfly.

Proposed by Silicon Valley Power, the Pico Power Project is a natural gas-fired, combined-cycle power plant with a generating capacity of 122 megawatts and the ability to peak fire to 147 megawatts. The facility would be built on 2.86 acres located north of Silicon Valley Power's Kifer Receiving Station in the City of Santa Clara.

Members of the public and other 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 email at [ pao@energy.state.ca.us ].

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

www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/picopower

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,


Chris Davis
Information Officer

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