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Community Calendar Announcement

June 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 Preliminary Staff Assessment workshops on the proposed Walnut Energy Center project on:

TUESDAY, June 17, 2003
Beginning at 10 a.m.
(All subjects with the exception of air quality)

-and-

FRIDAY, June 20, 2003
9 a.m. - approximately 12 noon
(Air quality only)

Location:
California Energy Commission
Hearing Room B - June 17th
Siting Conference Room - June 20th
1516 Ninth Street
Sacramento, California
(Wheelchair Accessible)

-or-

Teleconference: 1-888-730-9136
Passcode: "19741" Call leader: Bob Eller

This workshop will provide the opportunity to discuss the Preliminary Staff Assessment issued on May 21, 2003. The discussion will include staff's technical evaluation of the project, additional information from the applicant, and information still needed to complete the Final Staff Assessment.

The Walnut Energy Center project, proposed by the Turlock Irrigation District, would be a 250-megawatt, natural gas-fired, combined-cycle power plant constructed on an 18-acre site in an industrially zoned area, near the intersection of West Main Street and Washington Road within the City of Turlock in Stanislaus 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:

http://www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/turlock

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

Sincerely,


Chris Davis
Information Officer

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