[Workshop Notice Letterhead]

TSE - 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. 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 may include: Air Quality, Biology, Soil and Water Resources, Transmission System Engineering, Visual Resources, and Hazardous Materials. if you have questions in a particular technical area, please contact Bill Pfanner, Project Manager, identified below, five days in advance of the meeting date so that appropriate technical staff can plan to attend.

Time: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 2003
9:30 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. and 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Location: CA Energy Commission (Workshop Site)
Hearing Room A
1516 Ninth Street
Sacramento, California 95814
(Wheelchair Accessible)

-- OR --

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 1-888-730-9134. The passcode is "Pfanner Call" 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 Commissions 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.


General information, and documents on the proposed project are available on the Energy Commission's website at: . 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 on April 15, 2003 in Sacramento, CA

Chairman and Presiding Member

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