[California Energy Commission Letterhead]


STATE OF CALIFORNIA

Energy Resources
Conservation and Development Commission





In the Matter of:                      )     Docket No. 99-AFC-1
                                       )
Application for Certification for the  )     NOTICE OF COMMITTEE CONFERENCE
ELK HILLS Power Project                )              and
(ELK HILLS)                            )     NOTICE OF EVIDENTIARY HEARING
_______________________________________)



I. NOTICE OF COMMITTEE CONFERENCE

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Committee will hold a Committee Conference to receive comments on the Presiding Member's Proposed Decision (PMPD), as follows:

Monday, OCTOBER 23, 2000 IS CANCELLED.

Thursday, OCTOBER 26, 2000, IS THE NEW HEARING DATE
for the Committee Conference and Evidentiary Hearing.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2000 (NEW DATE)
Beginning at 9 a.m.
California Energy Commission
First Floor Hearing Room A
1516 Ninth Street
Sacramento, California
(Wheelchair Accessible)

SEE NEW HEARING NOTICE AT:
www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/elkhills/notices/2000-10-04_notice.html

MONDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2000
beginning at 9 a.m.
California Energy Commission
First Floor Hearing Room A
1516 Ninth Street
Sacramento, California
(Wheelchair Accessible)

Applicant, Commission Staff, and CURE must file written comments prior to the Conference on the PMPD. These written comments shall be served and filed no later than 3:00 p.m., Monday, October 16, 2000. Written comments by intervenors and members of the general public wishing to participate at the Conference may also be filed no later than 3:00 p.m., Monday, October 16, 2000.


II. NOTICE OF EVIDENTIARY HEARINGS

Immediately following the Committee Conference, the Committee will conduct an Evidentiary Hearing on the water supply issues, which are set forth in the Notice of Availability (p.2) filed with the PMPD on August 25, 2000. All parties should be prepared to complete the evidentiary hearing on October 23.

Applicant, Staff, and CURE must file written briefs, witness lists, and prefiled testimony as set forth in the Notice of Availability prior to the evidentiary hearing. Written briefs, witness lists, and prefiled testimony shall be served and filed no later than 3:00 p.m., Monday, October 16, 2000.

A. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

Members of the public and interested governmental agencies are invited to attend the evidentiary hearing, and may offer unsworn public comment upon the matters discussed. These public comments will be entered into the record of the proceeding and may be used to supplement or explain the evidence of record. Public comments by themselves, however, are not sufficient to support a finding of fact or a decision on an issue.

B. PUBLIC ADVISER

The Commission's Public Adviser, Roberta Mendonca, is available to provide information or to assist those interested in participating at these hearings. She may be reached at (916) 654-4489 or, toll free, at 800-822-6228; her email address is: pao@energy.state.ca.us

C. FURTHER INFORMATION

If you require special accommodations, contact Robert Sifuentes at (916) 654-5004 at least five days before the hearings. News media inquiries should be directed to Claudia Chandler at (916) 654-4989 or, email: energia@energy.ca.gov

Marc Pryor, the Commission's Project Manager, will respond to technical questions concerning the Elk Hills Power Project at (916) 654-0159 or, email: mpryor@energy.state.ca.us Information concerning the status of the project, as well as notices and other relevant documents, is also available on the Energy Commission's Internet home page at: www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/elkhills

Questions of a legal or procedural nature should be directed to the Hearing Officer, Major Williams, Jr., at (916) 651-2020.

Each party is responsible for ensuring that its respective submissions are received no later than 3:00 p.m. on the dates indicated. Identify all documents with "Docket No. 99-AFC-1."



Dated: September 15, 2000

ENERGY RESOURCES CONSERVATION
AND DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION




MICHAL C. MOORE, Ph.D., Commissioner
And Presiding Committee Member
Elk Hills AFC Committee


ROBERT PERNELL, Commissioner
And Associate Committee Member
Elk Hills AFC Committee




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