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Notice of Data Response & Issue Resolution
Staff Workshop for the
Carlsbad Energy Center Project
(07-AFC-6)

The California Energy Commission staff will conduct a Data Response and Issue Resolution workshop for the Carlsbad Energy Center Project. The purpose is to discuss the applicant's responses to staff's data requests and to work toward resolving issues. All interested agencies and members of the public are invited to participate. The workshop will be held:

THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 2008

2:30 - 4:30 PM
(Afternoon Workshop Session)

5:00 - 7:00 PM
(Summary of Afternoon Session, followed by continuation of
Workshop discussion during an Evening Session)

CITY of CARLSBAD
Dove Library
SCHUMAN AUDITORIUM
1775 Dove Lane
Carlsbad, CA 92011
(760) 602-2049

(Wheelchair Accessible)
(Map to Location)

Purpose

The Energy Commission Staff is currently analyzing the proposed development of the Carlsbad Energy Center Project. Staff published data requests in regard to the project on November 21, 2007 for the technical areas of: Transmission System Engineering, Cultural Resources, Waste Management, Visual Resources, Soil and Water, Air Quality, and Land Use. The staff workshop will focus on Carlsbad Energy's data responses, work toward resolving project issues and clarify the information required to satisfy outstanding data requests. Staff will consider the comments it receives and subsequently will publish a Preliminary Staff Assessment containing initial recommendations on the proposed project.

Background

On September 14, 2007, Carlsbad Energy Center, LLC, submitted an Application for Certification (AFC) seeking approval from the Energy Commission to construct and operate the Carlsbad Energy Center Project (CECP), a 558 megawatt (MW) combined-cycle generating facility to be located in the City of Carlsbad, in San Diego County. The Energy Commission is responsible for reviewing and ultimately approving or denying all thermal power plants, 50-megawatt (MW) and greater, proposed for construction in California. On October 31, 2007 the Energy Commission accepted the AFC as complete, which initiated the Energy Commission staff's independent review of the proposed project.

Public Participation

The Energy Commission's Public Adviser provides the public with assistance in participating in Energy Commission activities. If you want information on how to participate in this proceeding, please contact the Public Adviser's Office at (916) 654-4489 or toll free at (800) 822-6228 or by email at pao@energy.state.ca.us. If you have a disability and require assistance to participate, please contact Lou Quiroz at (916) 654-5146 at least five days in advance of the workshop.

Questions and Access to Information

General information and documents on the proposed project are available on the Energy Commission's website at http://www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/carlsbad/. Please direct all news media inquiries to Assistant Executive Director Claudia Chandler at: (916) 654-4989 or email mediaoffice@energy.state.ca.us. For general or technical questions on the subject matter, please contact Carlsbad Project Manager Mike Monasmith at: (916) 654-4894 or email mmonasmi@energy.state.ca.us. If you are unable to attend the workshop, written comments may be sent to Mr. Monasmith electronically, or to the Energy Commission at 1516 9th Street in Sacramento. Please include "Docket No. 07-AFC-6" on all submitted letters or emails.



Date Posted: January 10, 2008 ENERGY RESOURCES CONSERVATION AND
DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION
 

________/signed/_______
TERRENCE O'BRIEN, Deputy Director,
Energy Facilities Siting Division

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