[California Energy Commission Letterhead]


DELTA ENERGY CENTER ISSUE
AND DATA RESPONSE
WORKSHOP APPLICATION FOR
CERTIFICATION (98-AFC-3)

On December 18, 1998, the joint partnership of Calpine Corporation and Bechtel Enterprises, Inc. filed an Application for Certification (AFC) seeking approval from the California Energy Commission (Energy Commission) to construct and operate the 880-megawatt (MW) Delta Energy Center. The project is proposed to be located on an undeveloped 20-acre parcel at the Dow Chemical Company facility generally north and west of the adjacent Delta Diablo Sanitation District treatment facility in the City of Pittsburg.

The Energy Commission is responsible for reviewing and ultimately approving or denying licenses for thermal electric power plants, 50 MW and greater, proposed for construction in California. The Energy Commission's facility certification process carefully examines public health and safety, environmental impacts and engineering aspects of proposed power plants, and all related facilities such as electric transmission lines, natural gas pipelines, and water lines. The Energy Commission's responsibilities are similar and equivalent to those of a lead agency under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

In preparation for the completion of our Preliminary Staff Assessment for the Delta Energy Center, we will be conducting a staff sponsored workshop to discuss air quality, visible plume modeling, visual resource issues, and transmission system engineering. The public is encouraged to attend and participate. The workshop will be held:

TUESDAY, May 18, 1999
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
East County Boys and Girls Club 1001
Stoneman Avenue, Pittsburg, California
(map on reverse)

The location of the meeting is wheelchair accessible. If you require special accommodations contact Robert Sifuentes, at (916) 654-5004, at least five days prior to the workshop. Persons who would like information on how to participate in the Commission's review of the project should contact Roberta Mendonca, the Commission's Public Adviser, at (916) 6544489 or toll free in California at (800) 822-6228, or e-mail . Technical or project schedule questions should be directed to Paul Richins, Energy Commission Project Manager, at (916) 654-4074, or e-mail . Information about the project as well as staff’s data requests, which are the subject of this workshop, are available on the Energy Commission's web page at . News media inquiries should be directed to, Assistant Director of Media and Communication Office, Claudia Chandler at (916) 654-4989.



DATE PLACED ON LINE: May 7, 1999



___________________________________
WILLIAM J. KEESE
Chairman and Presiding Member

Mailed to Lists 744, 745, & 746
file:S/projects/delta/notices/wkshp51899.doc




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