[California Energy Commission Letterhead]


STATE OF CALIFORNIA
ENERGY RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT AND
CONSERVATION COMMISSION


Notice of Staff Workshop

WORKSHOP ON HYDROPOWER ROADMAPS
PIER ENVIRONMENTAL AREA


The California Energy Commission's (Commission) Public Interest Energy Research-Environmental Area (PIER-EA) Team is preparing three roadmaps to identify research needed to address the effects of hydropower operation on California's freshwater ecosystems.

THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 2003
9:00 a.m.
CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION
901 P Street
Bonderson Building, Hearing Room A
Sacramento, California 95814

The three roadmaps being prepared specifically address research needs for fish passage, water quality and instream flow assessment as they relate to hydropower. Each roadmap briefly reviews the scientific literature and current research efforts as they relate to the topic, identifies information gaps that need to be addressed, and gives the priority of these research efforts.

Drafts of these roadmaps are available on the web at:
www.energy.ca.gov/review/PIEREA/

The goal of this program is to identify, develop and fund research that will improve our understanding of these issues, and to provide a sound knowledge base for decision-making regarding hydropower and aquatic resources. Following the workshop, comments will be incorporated, as appropriate, into the final roadmaps which will serve as a basis for a request for proposals to fund the high priority research.


Public Participation

The Energy Commission's Public Adviser, Roberta Mendonca, provides the public assistance in participating in Energy Commission activities. If you would like information on how to participate in this workshop, please contact the Public Adviser's Office by phone at (916) 654-4489 or toll free at (800) 822-6228, by FAX at (916) 654-4493, or by e-mail at [pao@energy.state.ca.us]. If you have a disability and require assistance to participate in this workshop, please contact Lou Quiroz at (916) 654-5146 at least five days in advance of the workshop.

If you have questions on the technical questions of the subject matter of this notice, please call Joe O'Hagan, Energy Commission Specialist II, at (916) 653-1651 or e-mail: [johagan@energy.state.ca.us]

News media inquires should be directed to Claudia Chandler, Assistant Executive Director, at (916) 654-4989.




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