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Notice of Staff Workshop on
Data Responses and Issues Resolution for the
Carrizo Energy Solar Farm Project
(07-AFC-8)

The California Energy Commission staff will conduct a workshop for the proposed Carrizo Energy Solar Farm Project 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:

WEDNESDAY, March 12, 2008
Beginning at 5:00 p.m.

Carrisa Plains Heritage Association Community Center
10750 Carrisa Highway
(State Route 58, near Simmler and California Valley)
Approximately 44 miles east of Santa Margarita, CA 93453

(Wheelchair Accessible)

(Map to Location)

Purpose

The purpose of the workshop is to allow the applicant, staff, interested agencies, and the public to discuss responses submitted by the applicant to staff's data requests http://www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/carrizo/documents/index.html and to work towards resolving project issues. Subjects to be discussed include: Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Land Use, Noise, Traffic and Transportation, Soil and Water Resources, Visual Resources and Waste Management. Other areas may be discussed as necessary.

Background

On October 25, 2007, Ausra CA II, LLC (dba Carrizo Energy, LLC) submitted an Application for Certification (AFC) to the California Energy Commission to develop a nominal 177 megawatt (MW) net solar thermal power plant, in San Luis Obispo County, California. The proposed Carrizo Energy Solar Farm (CESF or proposed project) would be owned and operated by Carrizo Energy, LLC. On December 19, 2007, the Energy Commission accepted the AFC as complete which initiated the Energy Commission staff's independent review of the proposed project. The 640-acre proposed project site is located immediately adjacent to California State Route 58 (SR-58)/Carrisa Highway, approximately 3 miles west of Simmler in eastern San Luis Obispo County. The Energy Commission is responsible for reviewing and deciding whether to approve an application for a thermal power plant with a capacity of 50 MW or greater, proposed for construction in California.

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, by FAX at (916) 654-4493, 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/carrizo/. Please direct all news media inquiries to the Media Office, at (916) 654-4989 or email mediaoffice@energy.state.ca.us. For general or technical questions on the subject matter, please contact Mary Dyas, Project Manager, at (916) 651-8891 or email mdyas@energy.state.ca.us. If you are unable to attend the workshop, written comments may be sent to the staff's project manager electronically or to the Energy Commission's street address shown on the letterhead of this notice. Please include "Docket No. 07-AFC-8" in referring to the case.



Date Posted: February 26, 2008 ENERGY RESOURCES CONSERVATION AND
DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION
 

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

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