DATA RESPONSE & ISSUE RESOLUTION WORKSHOP
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Blythe Energy Project II
DATA RESPONSE & ISSUE RESOLUTION WORKSHOP


Purpose:

The California Energy Commission staff will hold a Data Response and Issue Resolution Workshop for the proposed Blythe Energy Project Phase II (Docket no. 02-AFC-01), so that the Applicant's representatives, interested agencies, and the public can discuss the response to Data Requests (second round) provided by the applicant on March 14, 2003. Staff will also discuss the third round of Data Requests to be issued in early May 2003. The Data Response Workshop will be held at the Energy Commission in Sacramento, with conference call connection to Blythe City Hall. Subjects to be discussed will include: Transmission System Engineering and Soil and Water Resources.

Date:

The Informational Hearing will be preceded by a Site Visit at 1:00 p.m. Persons intending to attend the Site Visit should gather at the Blythe City Hall parking lot. The Applicant will provide bus transportation.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 2003
1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.

CA Energy Commission (Workshop Site)
Hearing Room B
1516 Ninth Street
Sacramento, California 95814
(Wheelchair Accessible)

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Blythe City Hall (Conference Call Connection)
Multi-purpose Room
235 North Broadway
Blythe, California 92225
(Wheelchair Accessible)


**A Toll-free conference number has been established for the workshop for those that cannot attend in person, but wish to participate or listen to the workshop. Please call 1-800-779-9977. The passcode is "44526" and the call leader is Bill Pfanner.



Project Summary:

On July 17, 2002, the Energy Commission deemed the Blythe Energy Project Phase II (BEP II), Application for Certification (AFC) data adequate, which began the Energy Commission's review process. The proposed project would be located in the City of Blythe, next to the Blythe Energy Project I that was approved by the Energy Commission and is currently under construction. If approved, the BEP II would be a nominally rated 520-megawatt combined-cycle power plant.

Public Participation:

The public is encouraged to participate and provide comments as early in our process as possible. For information on how to participate in the Energy Commission's review of the proposed project, please contact Roberta Mendonca, the Energy Commission's Public Adviser, at (916) 654-4489, toll free in California at (800) 822-6228, or by e-mail at: PAO@energy.state.ca.us. If you have a disability and need assistance in order to participate at the workshop, please contact Lourdes Quiroz of the Administrative Services Division at (916) 654-5146 at least five days before the meeting, or e-mail Lourdes at: lquiroz@energy.state.ca.us.

Questions:

General information, and documents on the proposed project are available on the Energy Commission's website at: www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/blythe2. Inquiries about the project should be directed to Bill Pfanner, Project Manager, at (916) 654-4206 or, by e-mail at: bpfanner@energy.state.ca.us. If you would like to obtain a hard copy of the Data Requests or Data Responses, please contact Evelyn Johnson, Siting Project Secretary, at (916) 653-1640 or, by e-mail at: ejohnson@energy.state.ca.us News media inquiries should be directed to Claudia Chandler, Assistant Executive Director, at (916) 654-4989 or, e-mail at: Energia@energy.state.ca.gov.



Dated: May 2, 2003

ENERGY RESOURCES CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION

WILLIAM J. KEESE
Chairman and Presiding Member
BLYTHE II AFC Committee

ARTHUR H. ROSENFELD
Commissioner and Associate Member
BLYTHE II AFC Committee




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