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[California Energy Commission Letterhead]

Notice of Data Response & Issue Resolution
Staff Workshop for the
Vernon Power Plant

The California Energy Commission staff will conduct a Data Response and Issue Resolution workshop for the Vernon Power Plant project. The purpose is to discuss the applicant's responses to staff's and intervenor's data requests and to work toward resolving issues. All interested agencies and members of the public are invited to participate. This workshop is being held in the City of Commerce at its Council's request.

3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
City of Commerce
City Hall Council Chambers
5565 Jillson St., Commerce, CA 90040
(Wheelchair Accessible)
(Map to Location)


The Energy Commission staff is analyzing the City of Vernon's Application for Certification (AFC) for the proposed development of the Vernon Power Plant project. Staff has served the applicant two sets of data requests dated December 15, 2006, and February 2, 2007; intervenor data requests were served on February 16, 2007. The staff workshop will focus on the applicant's responses to staff's and intervenor's data requests in the areas of air quality, public health, and environmental justice, and work toward resolving project issues. Other areas as necessary may be discussed. Before discussing individual technical areas, staff will explain the Energy Commission's permitting process. Staff's and intervenor's data requests and applicant's responses can be found on the Energy Commission's website: http://www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/cityofvernon/.

Following the workshop, staff will consider the comments it receives and will publish a Preliminary Staff Assessment containing its preliminary recommendations on the proposed project.


On June 30, 2006, the City of Vernon, submitted an AFC to construct and operate a nominal 943-megawatt (MW) natural gas-fired combined cycle power plant, the Vernon Power Plant, in the City of Vernon. The proposed Vernon project site is located at the southeast corner of Fruitland and Boyle Avenues in the City of Vernon, Los Angeles County, in an area zoned for industrial uses. The proposed project site is a 13.7-acre portion of a 27-acre parcel that is currently being purchased the City of Vernon.

The Energy Commission is responsible for reviewing and ultimately approving or denying all thermal electric power plants, 50 MW and greater, proposed for construction in California. On September 14, 2006, the Energy Commission accepted the AFC as complete, which initiated 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, 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 (916) 654-5146 at least five days in advance.


General information and documents on the proposed project are available on the Energy Commission's website at http://www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/cityofvernon/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. You can subscribe to receive e-mail notification of all notices at http://www.energy.ca.gov/listservers/. For technical questions on the subject matter, please contact James W. Reede, Jr., Project Manager, at (916) 653-1245 or by e-mail to jreede@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.

Date Posted: April 3, 2007   ______________________________
    TERRENCE O'BRIEN, Deputy Director
Energy Facilities Siting Division
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