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Notice Of A Data Adequacy Workshop

For The High Desert Power Project
Application For Certification


On June 30, 1997, High Desert Power Project, Limited Liability Company (LLC), filed an Application for Certification (AFC) with the California Energy Commission (Energy Commission) to construct and operate the 680 to 830 megawatt (MW) High Desert Power Project (HDPP). The project is proposed to be located in the northeast corner of the Southern California International Airport (formerly George Air Force Base), near the city of Victorville, in San Bernardino County, California. The applicant has identified three alternative natural gas-fired design configurations for the HDPP: a simple cycle combustion turbine design consisting of five combustion turbines with a combined rating of 832 megawatts (MW), a combined cycle consisting of three combustion turbines and three steam turbines with a combined rating of 720 MW, and a combined cycle consisting of two combustion turbines and two steam turbines with a combined rating of 678 MW.

The power plant and related facilities, such as the electric transmission line, natural gas pipeline and water lines, are under the Energy Commission's siting authority. The power plant certification process examines engineering and environmental aspects of power plant proposals and contains requirements similar to those contained in the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The first phase of the certification process consists of Energy Commission staff and agency reviewing the AFC to determine whether or not the AFC contains the information required by the Energy Commission's data adequacy regulations. [Cal. Code Regs., tit. 20, § 1704, Appendix B] On July 22, 1997, the Energy Commission staff will conduct a public workshop to discuss staff's preliminary data adequacy review comments on the AFC. The first part of the workshop will be used to provide a brief overview of the Energy Commission's certification process and to provide information on how members of the public can participate in the process.

July 22, 1997
9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Victorville City Hall
Conference Room A
14343 Civic Drive
Victorville, California

The location of the meeting is wheelchair accessible. If you require special accommodations, contact Robert Sifuentes, at (916) 654-5004, five days prior to the workshop.

Persons wanting information on how to participate in the Energy Commission's review of the project, should contact Ms. Roberta Mendonca, the Energy Commission's Public Adviser, at (916) 654-4489, or toll free in California at (800) 822-6228.

Technical or project schedule questions should be directed to Richard K. Buell, Siting Project Manager, in the Energy Facilities Siting & Environmental Protection Division, at (916) 653-1614, or E-mail at rbuell@energy.state.ca.us.

The status of the project and other relevant documents is available on the Energy Commission's Internet home 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: July 8, 1997

ROBERT L. THERKELSEN, Deputy Director for
Energy Facilities Siting and Environmental Protection

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