For Immediate Release: June 10, 2010
Media Contact: Michele Demetras - 916-654-4989
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MEDIA ADVISORY

Revised Staff Assessment Released on
Marsh Landing Generating Station



(Sacramento) - The California Energy Commission staff released its revised staff assessment (RSA) of the proposed Marsh Landing Generating Station power plant project today.

In its assessment, staff concludes that with implementation of staff's recommended mitigation measures described in the conditions of certification, the proposed 760-megawatt plant would comply with all laws, ordinances, regulations, and standards (LORS).

The staff assessment provides the detailed environmental impact assessment required by the California Environmental Quality Act. It represents the Energy Commission staff's thorough and independent review of the project's potential impacts on the environment, public health, and safety.

The staff assessment is not a decision or proposed decision on the planned facility. It will serve as staff's testimony at the evidentiary hearing on the project expected mid-summer 2010 by the hearing officer and the committee of two commissioners reviewing this case.

The proposed plant would be located on a 27-acre industrial site on Wilbur Avenue, one mile northeast of the city of Antioch, on the southern bank of the San Joaquin River. Immediately south, west and east of the site are the existing Pacific Gas & Electric substation, the Contra Costa Power Plant and the Pacific Gas & Electric Gateway Generating Station.

For more information on the Marsh Landing Generating Station, the revised staff assessment, and technical project details, please visit: http://www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/marshlanding/index.html



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