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Notice of Data Response & Issue Resolution
Staff Workshop for the
Eastshore Energy Center
(06-AFC-6)

The California Energy Commission Staff will conduct a Data Response and Issue Resolution workshop for the Eastshore Energy Center. The purpose is to discuss the applicantŐs 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:

MONDAY, JANUARY 29, 2007
10:00 a.m.
CHABOT COLLEGE
Business Lecture Hall, Building 300, Room 317 (Park in Lot A)
25555 Hesperian Blvd.
Hayward, CA 94545
(Wheelchair Accessible)
Click for a map to the location

To participate in the meeting by telephone,
Please call: 1- 888-664-9852 by 10:00 a.m.
Passcode: PRESCOTT, Call Leader: Lorne C. Prescott

Purpose

The Energy Commission Staff is currently analyzing Eastshore Energy, LLC's Application for Certification (AFC) for the proposed development of the Eastshore Energy Center. Staff published Data Requests on December 15, 2006 for the following technical areas: air quality, biological resources, cultural resources, geology, paleontology, public health, soil and water resources, transmission system engineering, visual resources, and worker safety and fire protection. The staff workshop will focus on Eastshore Energy's Data Responses and work toward resolving project issues. Following the workshop, staff will consider the comments it receives and will publish a Preliminary Staff Assessment containing preliminary recommendations on the proposed project.

Background

On September 22, 2006, Eastshore Energy, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tierra Energy, submitted an AFC to construct and operate a nominal 115.5 megawatt (MW) natural gas-fired simple-cycle power plant, the Eastshore Energy Center, in the City of Hayward. The proposed project site is located at 25101 Clawiter Road in the City of Hayward, Alameda County, in an area zoned for industrial uses. The project site is a 6.22-acre parcel owned by Eastshore Energy. The Energy Commission is responsible for reviewing and ultimately approving or denying all applications for thermal electric power plants, with a capacity of 50 MW and greater, proposed for construction in California. On November 8, 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, Margret J. Kim, 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, copies of the staff's data requests and the applicant's data responses and other documents on the proposed project are available on the Energy Commission's website at http://www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/eastshore/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 Lorne C. Prescott, Project Manager, at (916) 654-4640 or by e-mail to lprescot@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.





  ENERGY RESOURCES CONSERVATION AND
DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION
Date: January 18, 2007

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

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