[California Energy Commission Letterhead]

NOTICE OF A STAFF WORKSHOP
FOR THE HIGH DESERT POWER PROJECT
APPLICATION FOR CERTIFICATION
(97-AFC-1)



The High Desert Power Project, Limited Liability Company (HDPP) is proposing to construct and operate a 680 to 720 megawatt natural gas fueled electricity generation power plant. The proposed project is to be located in the northeast corner of the Southern California International Airport (formerly George Air Force Base), in the city of Victorville, in San Bernardino County, California. The power plant and related facilities, such as the electric transmission line, natural gas pipeline and water lines, are under the California Energy Commission's (Energy Commission) siting authority.

On January 21, 1999, the Energy Commission staff published its Staff Assessment. This document contains staff's findings and recommendations on the High Desert Power Project Application for Certification (AFC), based on the information received to date. A workshop to discuss water and biological resources issues raised in the Staff Assessment was held on February 3, 1999. As a result of those discussions, staff will hold another public workshop on HDPP's proposed groundwater mitigation plan and associated biological resource issues as follows:

Tuesday, February 16, 1999
9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Mojave Water Agency
22450 Headquarters Drive
Board Room
Apple Valley, California


The meeting location is wheelchair accessible. If you require special accommodations, contact Robert Sifuentes, at (916) 654-5004, at least five days prior to the workshop. Persons requiring information on how to participate in the Energy Commission's review of the project should contact Roberta Mendonca, the Energy Commission's Public Adviser, at (916) 654-4489, (800) 822-6228, or email pao@energy.state.ca.us. Technical or scheduling questions should be directed to Richard K. Buell, Siting Project Manager, at (916) 653-1614, or email at rbuell@energy.state.ca.us. The status of the project, a copy of the Staff Assessment, and other relevant documents are available on the Energy Commission's Internet page at www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/highdesert. News media inquiries should be directed to Assistant Executive Director, Claudia Chandler, at (916) 654-4989.




DATE: February 5, 1999


ENERGY RESOURCES CONSERVATION
AND DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION




_____//signed//_____
JANANNE SHARPLESS
Commissioner
Presiding Member






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