Blythe Energy Project - Notice
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STATE OF CALIFORNIA

Energy Resources
Conservation and Development Commission


NOTICE OF RECEIPT
BLYTHE ENERGY PROJECT - 99-AFC-8C
Request For Post-Certification Change

The California Energy Commission has received a petition from Blythe Energy, LLC to amend the Commission Decision for the Blythe Energy Project in Blythe, California. Blythe Energy, LLC proposes to add 66 acres to its current project site. The reason for this change is to reconfigure the project's evaporation ponds and water retention basin to achieve efficiencies and eliminate potential overcrossing of the evaporation ponds with the transmission lines as will occur under the current project configuration given space restraints.


Commission Review Procedures

The purpose of the Energy Commission's review process is: 1) to assess the impacts of this proposal on environmental quality and public health and safety; and 2) to determine whether the project, as changed, complies with applicable laws, ordinances, regulations, and standards (Title 20, Calif. Code of Regulations, section 1769).

Upon receipt of an amendment request, Energy Commission staff notifies interested parties, completes an analysis, and schedules the amendment proposal to be heard at a regularly scheduled business meeting.

Part of the Energy Commission's review process involves consideration of public comments on proposed changes. If you would like to receive a copy of the amendment petition, the staff analysis when it is available, or the Energy Commission's order if this change is approved, please complete the Information Request Form and return it to the address shown on the form within 14 days of the date of this Notice. If you have any questions, or wish to make comments regarding this petition, please contact Steve Munro, Compliance Project Manager, toll-free at (800) 858-0784, by mail, or by e-mail to: [smunro@energy.state.ca.us].

For information on how you may participate in the amendment process, or if you require special accommodations, please contact Ms. Roberta Mendonca, the Energy Commission's Public Adviser, at (916) 654-4489 or toll-free in California at (800) 822-6228. News media inquiries should be directed to Assistant Executive Director, Claudia Chandler, at (916) 654-4989.

ROBERT L. THERKELSEN, Deputy Director
Systems Assessment and
Facilities Siting Division

Date Online: February 4, 2002






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