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Community Calendar Announcement

April 21, 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 conference.

The Committee overseeing the Application for Certification for the proposed SMUD Cosumnes Power Plant Project will hold a second prehearing conference as follows:

TUESDAY, APRIL 29, 2003
10 a.m. to 12 noon
California Energy Commission
Hearing Room B
1516 Ninth Street
Sacramento, California
(Wheelchair Accessible)
-or-
Teleconference: 1-888-788-1721
Passcode: SMUD
Leader: Garret Shean

This conference will provide the Committee an opportunity to assess the applicant's readiness for the second set of evidentiary hearings, identify areas of agreement and dispute, and discuss procedures for the hearings. The topics to be covered will include air quality, alternatives, biology, land use, traffic and transportation, and worker safety.

The Cosumnes Power Plant, proposed by the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), would be a 1,000-megawatt, natural gas-fired, combined cycle power plant, built in two phases, located near the former Rancho Seco Nuclear Plant, 25 miles southeast of the City of Sacramento, in Sacramento County.

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/smud

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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