[California Energy Commission Letterhead]

STATE OF CALIFORNIA

Energy Resources Conservation
and Development Commission


In the Matter of                   )        DOCKET NO. 99-AFC-8							
                                   )
Application for Certification      )        NOTICE OF COMMITTEE
for the Blythe Energy Project      )        STATUS CONFERENCE
(Blythe Energy, LLC)               )	
___________________________________)


I. NOTICE OF STATUS CONFERENCE

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Committee designated to conduct proceedings in the above-captioned matter will hold a STATUS CONFERENCE to discuss the Blythe Energy Project as follows:

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2000
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION
1516 Ninth Street
Hearing Room A
Sacramento, California 95814
[Wheelchair Accessible]
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Members of the public, and interested agencies are invited to participate at this event, or any portion of this event, to offer their comments on the proposed project. The Commission's Public Adviser, Roberta Mendonca, will be present to assist interested individuals or organizations and to provide information on participating in the Commission's certification process. She may be reached at (916) 654-4489 or (800) 822-6228 or email: pao@energy.state.ca.us. To request a telephone conference, please contact the Public Adviser to make the arrangements.

II. BACKGROUND

On May 25, 2000, the Committee issued a Scheduling Order that is based on a twelve-month certification review period. The Scheduling Order stated that the Committee would conduct a Status Conference on September 22, 2000. That Order also provided that several deadlines were contingent on reviews by others and that the schedule might require modification based on the timing of those reviews.

The Order directed the filing of monthly status reports by the parties. Staff and Applicant have filed periodic Status Reports. These Status Reports indicate that the Final Staff Assessment (FSA) will be complete before the end of October, when it is due to be released, and that several other events are pending.

Purpose of the Status Conference

This Status Conference provides a public forum allowing the Applicant, Commission staff, interested parties, governmental agencies, and members of the public to indicate whether case development is progressing satisfactorily, and to bring potential schedule delays or other relevant matters to the Committee's attention. Applicant, Staff and other parties will also discuss proposed schedules and possible procedural or other issues that may be significant during this proceeding.

III. PROPOSED SCHEDULES AND ISSUE STATEMENTS

In order to assist the participants, Applicant and Staff shall, and other parties may, serve and file proposed changes and/or additions to the schedule for the certification review and an Issue Identification Report summarizing the potential major issues in this case, to be received by the Committee no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 6, 2000. Identify all filings with "Docket No. 99-AFC-8."

IV. INFORMATION

Members of the public may participate in all phases of the licensing process in a variety of ways. If you need information concerning public participation, please contact Roberta Mendonca, the Energy Commission's Public Adviser, at (916) 654-4489 or, toll free in California, at (800) 822-6228 or, email: pao@energy.state.ca.us

Technical questions concerning the project should be addressed to Lance Shaw, the Energy Commission's Project Manager, at (916) 653-1227 or, email at: lshaw@energy.state.ca.us

Questions of a legal or procedural nature should be directed to Ed Bouillon, the Hearing Officer, at (916) 651-9942 or, email at: ebouillo@energy.state.ca.us

If you require special accommodation to participate in this event, please contact Robert Sifuentes at least five days before the Hearing at (916) 654-5004 or, email at: rsifuent@energy.state.ca.us

Media inquiries should be directed to Claudia Chandler, Assistant Executive Director for Media and Public Communications at (916) 654-4989 or, email at: energia@energy.ca.gov

Information concerning the status of the project, as well as notices and other relevant documents, is also available on the Energy Commission's Internet home page at:

www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/blythe



DATE ON LINE: October 2, 2000


ENERGY RESOURCES CONSERVATION
AND DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION




WILLIAM J. KEESE
Chairman and Presiding Member
Blythe AFC Committee


ROBERT A. LAURIE
Commissioner and Associate Member
Blythe AFC Committee




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