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Notice of Rescheduled Public Hearing
for the Proposed Revisions to the Regulations
Governing the Rules of Practice and Procedure
and Power Plant Site Certification
(04-SIT-2)

The California Energy Commission has rescheduled its Public Hearing originally scheduled for February 14, 2007, to:

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2007
10:00 a.m.
CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION
1516 Ninth Street, Hearing Room A
Sacramento, California
(Wheelchair Accessible)
Map

To participate in the meeting by telephone,
Please call: 1-888-425-9158 at 10:00 a.m.
Passcode: Business Meeting, Call Leader: Jerome Lee

Purpose

The Energy Commission's Siting Committee is proposing revisions to the regulations governing the Rules of Practice and Procedure and Power Plant Site Certification. On February 13, 2007, the Commission filed a Notice of Proposed Change (NOPC). The notice may be viewed at http://www.energy.ca.gov/siting/rulemaking/notices. The Energy Commission had originally scheduled a final public hearing for February 14, 2007; given the NOPC, it has rescheduled the final hearing as an agenda item at its regular Business Meeting on February 28, 2007, at 10:00 a.m. This hearing will focus on the staff's proposed revisions, comments received, suggested changes to the proposed revisions and possible adoption of the regulations.

Background

On October 6, 2004, the Energy Commission issued an Order Instituting Rulemaking (Order) for the proposed adoption, amendment to, and repeal of regulations governing the Rules of Practice and Procedure and Power Plant Site Certification Regulations. Energy Commission staff has recommended a number of revisions to the regulations identified in the Order (04-SIT-2). The Energy Commission delegated its authority for this rulemaking proceeding to the Siting Committee composed of two Commissioners. The Committee is empowered to take all actions necessary to comply with all applicable legal requirements of the Public Resources Code and the Administrative Procedure Act (Govt. Code § 11340 et seq.). Its authorization extends to implementing regulations including submitting, after a Commission hearing, all necessary documents to the Office of Administrative Law, and issuing notices for all hearings and workshops.

Written Comments

If you have any comments regarding the proposed changes outlined in the NOPC, the Energy Commission is accepting written comments until February 27, 2007. All written comments must be submitted to the Commission no later than 5:00 p.m. on February 27, 2007, and addressed to:

Docket Unit, Attention (04-SIT-2)
California Energy Commission
1516 - 9th Street, M/S 15
Sacramento, CA 95814

Public Participation

The Energy Commission's Public Adviser's Office provides the public with assistance in participating in Energy Commission activities. If you want information on how to participate in this proceeding, please contact the Public Adviser's Office 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, please contact Lou Quiroz at (916) 654-5146 at least five days in advance of the workshop.

Please direct all news media inquiries to Claudia Chandler, Assistant Director, at (916) 654-4989 or e-mail at mediaoffice@energy.state.ca.us.

For questions on the subject matter or to request a copy of the proposed revisions, please contact James W. Reede, Jr., Project Manager at (916) 653-1245 or at: jreede@energy.state.ca.us.




JOHN L. GEESMAN
Commissioner and Presiding Member Siting Committee
 


JEFFREY BYRON
Commissioner and Associate Member Siting Committee

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