Purpose: California Energy Commission staff will hold a Preliminary Staff Assessment (PSA) Workshop for the proposed Blythe Energy Project Phase II (BEP II). The purpose of the workshop is to allow the applicant's representatives, interested agencies, and the public to discuss the Biological Resources section of the PSA published on November 14, 2003. The specific biological resource topic to be discussed is: reducing the effects on migratory birds of selenium build-up in the project's evaporation ponds. If you have questions, please contact Bill Pfanner, Project Manager, identified below.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2005
1:00 P.M. to 3:00 PM
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814-5512
4th Floor, South Conference Room
NOTE: Call-in number is 1-877-448-8783
Project Summary: The proposed project is located in the City of Blythe, in eastern Riverside County, next to the Blythe Energy Project I, currently in operation. If approved, the BEP II would be a nominally-rated 520-megawatt combined-cycle power plant. While workshops are normally held soon after the release of the PSA, staff delayed this workshop in order to obtain all of the information needed for public discussion.
Public Participation: The public is encouraged to participate and provide comments. For information on how to participate in the Energy Commission's review of the proposed project, please contact Ms. Margret J. Kim, the Energy Commission's Public Adviser, toll free in California, at (800) 822-6228, or via e-mail at [firstname.lastname@example.org]. If you have a disability and need assistance in order to participate at the workshop, please contact Lourdes Quiroz in the Administrative Services Division at (916) 654-5146, at least five days before the workshop.
Questions: The PSA and general information/documents on the project are on the Energy Commission's website at: http://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: [email@example.com] If you would like to obtain information on where to view a copy of the PSA, please contact Evelyn Johnson, Siting Project Secretary, at (916) 653-1640, or by e-mail at:[firstname.lastname@example.org] News media inquiries should be directed to Claudia Chandler, Assistant Director, at (916) 654-4989, or by e-mail at [email@example.com]
Dated: February 4, 2005, in Sacramento, CA
WILLIAM J. KEESE
Chairman and Presiding Member
Mailed to POS, 7086, 7087, 7088