[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 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 pipeline and water lines, are under the California Energy Commission's (Energy Commission) siting authority.

On July 15, 1999 staff filed its final air quality and hazardous materials management testimony. On August 16, 1999, staff will file its final water and soils resources, biological resources and socioeconomics testimony. These and other testimony filed earlier this year can be found at www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/highdesert/documents. Staff will hold a public workshop on August 26, 1999, to discuss staff's findings and recommendations contained in staff testimony. Staff also proposes to discuss staff's compliance monitoring plan and general conditions of certification, and other specific conditions for certification contained in staff's testimonies. The objective is to reach consensus on the proposed conditions with the interested agencies and parties to the High Desert Power Project before the evidentiary hearings scheduled for September and October 1999. The time and place of the workshop are as follows:

Thursday, August 26, 1999
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Mojave Water Agency
22450 Headquarters Drive
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, or toll free at (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: August 19, 1999


[Signtaure]
ROBERT A. LAURIE, Commissioner
and Presiding Member
ENERGY RESOURCES CONSERVATION
AND DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION






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