[California Energy Commission Letterhead]


Energy Resources Conservation
and Development Commission

In the Matter of:
Application for Certification
for the High Desert Power Project
Docket No. 97-AFC-1


The High Desert Power Project, Limited Liability Company (HDPP) is proposing to construct and operate a 680 to 720 MW 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 pipelines 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. Workshops to discuss water resources issues raised in the Staff Assessment were held on February 3, 1999 and February 16, 1999. As a result of those discussions, staff held another public workshop on March 12, 1999, to discuss water resources and biological resources. At the workshop, staff and parties agreed to continue the workshop to discuss water resource issue as follows:

March 16, 1999, 1:15 pm
Compliance Unit Conference Room
1516 Ninth Street, Sacramento, CA
or Via Conference call Dial:
(888) 622-5357 Participant Code 253631

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.

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