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Notice of Staff Data Response & lssue Resolution
Workshop for the
Chula Vista Energy Upgrade Project
(07-AFC-4)

The California Energy Commission staff will conduct a Data Response and lssue Resolution workshop for the Chula Vista Energy Upgrade Project. The purpose is to discuss the applicant's responses to staffs 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 17, 2008
6:00 p.m.
OTAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
1651 ALBANY AVENUE
CHULA VISTA, CA
(Wheelchair Accessible)
(Map to Location)

Purpose

The Energy Commission staff is currently analyzing MMC Energy Inc's (MMC Energy) Application for Certification (AFC) for the proposed development of the Chula Vista Energy Upgrade Project (CVEUP). Staff published data requests on November 7, 2007 for the following technical areas: Air Quality, Cultural Resources, Soil and Water Resources, and Transmission System Engineering. The staff workshop will focas on MMC Energy's December 7, 2007 data responses and work toward resolving project issues. MMC Energy has requested more time for responses to some of staffs data requests in the area of Transmission System Engineering as the Facilities Study and the California Independent System Operator's (CAISO's) new deliverability study' are currently being completed. Following the workshop, staff will consider the comments it receives, if necessary submit a second round of data requests, and publish a preliminary Staff Assessment containing a preliminary analysis of issues and recommendations for mitigation and conditions of certification.

Background

On August 10, 2007, MMC Energy submitted an Application for Certification (AFC) to construct and operate the CVEUP, a simple cycle electrical power plant facility in the city of Chula Vista, San Diego County. The CVEUP would be a natural gas-fired !simple cycle power plant and would have a nominal capacity of 100 megawatts. Primary equipment for the generating facility would include two General Electric LM6000 combustion tubine currently serves the existing 44.5 MW Chula Vista Energy Project. If approved, the proposed project would be constructed on the northern portion of the existing 44.5 MW Chula Vista Energy Project site. As part of the proposed project, the existing 44.5 MW power plant would be decommissioned, dismantled, and removed.

Public Participation

The Energy Commission's Public Adviser's Office 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 e-mail at pao@energy.state.ca.us. If you have a disability and require assistance to participate, please contact Lou Quiroz at (91 6) 654-5146 at least five days in advance.

Questions

General information and documents on the proposed project are available on the Energy Commission's website at http://www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/chulavista/index.html. Please direct all news media inquiries to Claudia Chandler, Assistant Executive Director, at (916) 654-4989 or e-mail at mediaoffice@energy.state.ca.us. For technical questions on the subject matter, please contact Christopher Meyer, Project Manager, at (916) 1639 or by e-mail to cmeyer@energy.state.ca.us. If you are unable to attend the workshop, written comments may be sent to the staffs project manager or to the Energy Commission's street address shown on the letterhead of this notice.



Date Posted: January 4, 2008 ENERGY RESOURCES CONSERVATION AND
DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION
 

________/signed/_______
Terrence O'Brien, Deputy Director
Energy Facilities Siting Division

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