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STATE OF CALIFORNIA

Energy Resources Conservation
and Development Commission

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

NOTICE OF CHANGE IN STAFF
WORKSHOP LOCATION AND TIME



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 April 30, 1999, the Energy Commission Staff issued a workshop notice for Water and Biological Resources to be held on Thursday, May 13, 1999, 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM and 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM, at the Victorville City Council Chambers, 14343 Civic Drive, Victorville, CA. The purpose of that workshop was to discuss the applicant's proposed mitigation plan. That plan was based in part on a ground water modeling study submitted on April 12, 1999. Staff has identified inaccuracies in that modeling study, and therefore, believes it premature to conduct the workshop as scheduled. The workshop on that May 13, at the Victorville City Council Chambers is canceled. However, staff will conduct a conference call on May 13, 1999, to discuss the modeling analyses to be conducted for the project and the schedule for staff and other parties to provide their review of the applicant's mitigation proposal and modeling analyses. The conference call will be conducted as follows:

May 13, 1999, 1:30 p.m.
Compliance Unit Conference Room
1516 Ninth Street, Sacramento, CA
OR VIA TOLL FREE CONFERENCE CALL DIAL:
(888) 329-9246 Participant Code 248460

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 On-line: May 11, 1999


ENERGY RESOURCES CONSERVATION
AND DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION




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ROBERT A. LAURIE
Commissioner and Presiding Member




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