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Notice of Data Response & Issue Resolution
Staff Workshop for the
Colusa Generating Station
(06-AFC-9)

The California Energy Commission Staff will conduct a Data Response and Issue Resolution workshop for the proposed Colusa Generating Station project. All interested agencies and members of the public are invited to participate. The workshop will be held:

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2007
9:00 a.m.
CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION
1516 Ninth Street
First Floor, Hearing Room B
Sacramento, California
(Wheelchair Accessible)
(Map)

To participate in the meeting by telephone,
Please call: 1-888-791-6044 by 9:00 a.m.
Passcode: 50804, Call Leader: Mr. Jack Caswell

Purpose

The purpose of the workshop is to discuss the applicant's responses to staff's data requests and to work toward resolving issues. The Energy Commission Staff is currently analyzing E&L Westcoast, LLC's (E&LW) Application for Certification (AFC) request to develop the Colusa Generating Station. Staff published Data Requests on January 12, 2007 for the following technical areas: air quality, alternatives, biological resources, cultural resources, geology, land use, socioeconomics, traffic and transportation, transmission system engineering, soils and water resources, visual resources, worker safety and fire protection. Staff's Data Requests can be found on the Energy Commission's website: http://www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/colusa/index.html. E&LW's Data Responses will be available at the above web site after February 13, 2007. Following the workshop, staff will consider the comments it receives and will publish a Preliminary Staff Assessment analysis containing preliminary recommendations on the proposed project.

Background

On November 6, 2006, E&LW submitted an AFC to the Energy Commission to construct a nominal 660 megawatt (MW) natural gas-fired combined cycle power plant. The proposed project site is located on 31 acres of a 100-acre parcel leased from the Holthouse Ranch. The site location is 14 miles north of Williams, California, and 4 miles west of Intestate I-5 at the end of Dirks Road. The Energy Commission is responsible for reviewing and ultimately approving or denying all thermal electric power plants, 50-megawatt (MW) and greater, proposed for construction in California. On December 13, 2006, 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'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 (916) 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/colusa/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 Jack W. Caswell, Project Manager, at (916) 653-0062 or by e-mail to jcaswell@energy.state.ca.us. If you are unable to participate in 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: February 09, 2007. ENERGY RESOURCES CONSERVATION AND
DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION





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

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