NOTICE OF A WORKSHOP TO DISCUSS ENERGY COMMISSION
STAFF DATA REQUESTS FOR THE ELK HILLS POWER PROJECT
APPLICATION FOR CERTIFICATION
DOCKET NUMBER 99-AFC-1
Elk Hills Power, LLC (EHP), a subsidiary of Occidental of Elk Hills, is proposing to construct and operate a nominally rated 500 megawatt (MW), natural gas-fired, combined cycle electric generating power plant in Kern County. The plant is proposed to be built approximately 25 miles west of the city of Bakersfield in the Elk Hills region. The project will require construction of a 2,500-foot long natural gas pipeline, a 9-mile long, 230 kilovolt (kV) bundled transmission line that will interconnect with Pacific Gas and Electric's (PG&E) transmission system at either a new substation near Tupman, California, or at PG&E's Midway Substation at Buttonwillow, a 10-mile long raw water supply line connected to the West Kern Water District pumping station adjacent to Highway 119 and Tupman Road, and a 4-mile long wastewater pipeline to new deep injection wells south of the project site on Occidental property.
The Energy Commission staff has prepared a data request to obtain additional Cultural Resources information from an intervenor, California Unions for Reliable Energy (CURE). The purpose of the workshop is to discuss CURE's response to the data request, and to provide CURE, EHP and the public an opportunity to ask clarifying questions. The workshop will be held:
WEDNESDAY, January 12, 2000
9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION
Hearing Room 'B'
1516 Ninth Street
(see map on reverse)
The workshop will have two components. Due to the need to protect cultural resources in the project area by keeping such information confidential, the first component will be limited to representatives of staff, CURE, and EHP. The purpose of this component will be to discuss the information CURE is being asked to provide about additional cultural resource sites that the staff and EHP may need to analyze. The second component will be open to the public and will address non-confidential aspects such as conditions of certification to protect, preserve, or avoid sensitive cultural resources.
- 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 wanting information on how to participate in the Commission's review of the project should contact Roberta Mendonca, the Commission's Public Adviser, at (916) 654-4489 or toll free in California at (800) 822-6228, or by e-mail at PAO@energy.state.ca.us.
- Technical or project schedule questions should be directed to Marc Pryor, Siting Project Manager, in the Energy Facilities Siting and Environmental Protection Division, at (916) 653-0159, or e-mail at email@example.com. The status of the project is available on the Energy Commission's Internet website at www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/elkhills. News media inquiries should be directed to Assistant Executive Director, Claudia Chandler, at (916) 654-4989.
DATE CANCELLATION & ON LINE: January 10, 2000
David A. Rohy, Ph.D.
Commissioner and Presiding Member
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