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NOTICE OF RECEIPT
PG&E PETITION TO ADD WATER TANKS
FOR THE GATEWAY GENERATING STATION
(00-AFC-1C)

On November 15, 2007, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) filed a petition with the California Energy Commission requesting approval to add two water tanks at the Gateway Generating Station (formerly known as the Gateway Power Plant Unit 8).

The 530-megawatt project was certified by the Energy Commission on May 30, 2001. Construction of the facility started late in 2001 and was suspended in February of 2002 due to financial difficulties of the owner Mirant Delta, LLC.. On July 19, 2006, the Energy Commission approved the addition of PG&E as co-owner of the project with Mirant. On January 3, 2007, the Energy Commission approved PG&E's petition to remove Mirant as a co-owner and change the name of the facility to the Gateway Generating Station. PG&E restarted construction in February of 2007. The facility is located on Wilbur Avenue, east of the city of Antioch, in Gateway County.

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSED MODIFICATION

PG&E is seeking approval to add two new above ground tanks; a new 100,000 gallon supply service tank and a new 40,000 gallon wastewater tank. The supply service tank will eliminate the need to discharge boiler blowdown during certain operating conditions and to allow for the reuse of this water. The wastewater tank will reduce wastewater surges to the wastewater discharge lines.

ENERGY COMMISSION REVIEW PROCEDURES

The purpose of the Energy Commission's review process is to assess the impacts of this proposal on environmental quality, and public health and safety. The review process includes an evaluation of the consistency of the proposed changes with the Energy Commission's Decision and if the project, as changed, will remain in compliance with applicable laws, ordinances, regulations, and standards (Title 20, Calif. Code of Regulations, section 1769). Energy Commission staff is currently analyzing the request and will publish a staff analysis. A public hearing for the purpose of approving or denying the amendment proposal will be held at a regularly scheduled Energy Commission business meeting.

The petition is available on the Energy Commission's website at http://www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/gateway/compliance/index.html. The staff analysis and recommendations, as well as the Energy Commission Order (if approved), will also be posted on the website. If you would like to receive a hard copy of the petition, staff analysis, or the Energy Commission Order, if the changes are approved, please complete the enclosed Information Request Form and return it to the address shown.

If you have any comments or questions on the amendment, please contact Ron Yasny, Compliance Project Manager, at (916) 651-1227, or by fax to (916) 654-3882, or via e-mail at: ryasny@energy.state.ca.us within 15 days of the date of this notice.

This Notice of Receipt is being mailed to all interested parties and property owners adjacent to the project site who are on the post-certification mailing list and who may want to participate in the amendment process.

For further information on how to participate in this proceeding, please contact, the Energy Commission Public Adviser's Office toll free in California at (800) 822-6228, or by e-mail at pao@energy.state.ca.us. If you require special accommodations, please contact Lourdes Quiroz at (916) 654-5146. News media inquiries should be directed to Assistant Director, Claudia Chandler, at (916) 654-4989, or by e-mail at mediaoffice@energy.state.ca.us.




Date Posted: November 27, 2007 ________/signed/_______
ROGER E. JOHNSON, Manager
Siting and Compliance Office
Energy Facilities Siting Division
Enclosure: Information Request Form
Mail List #755
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