[Graphic of Energy Commission Letterhead] Notice Of Data Request Workshop
For The

High Desert Power Project

Application For Certification

(97-AFC-1)


The High Desert Power Project, Limited Liability Company (LLC) is proposing to construct and operate a 680 to 830 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 December 3, 1997, the Energy Commission deemed the Application for Certification (AFC) for the project complete. The Energy Commission staff, in consultation with local, state and federal agencies has begun its review of the AFC. Staff has requested additional information from the applicant in the form of data requests. Please contact Richard Buell (see below) if you wish to receive a copy of staff's data requests. On December 30, 1997, the Energy Commission staff will conduct a public workshop to allow the applicant to request clarification regarding staff's engineering and environmental data requests. The workshop will also be used to exchange information regarding both engineering and environmental topics related to the Energy Commission's review of the project. A workshop summary will be posted on the Energy Commission's Internet home page (see address below). This public workshop will be held:

Tuesday, December 30, 1997
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
California Energy Commission
Hearing Room B
1516 Ninth Street, Sacramento CA 95814-5512



The staff request for data is available on line in an Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format file.



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, at (916) 653-1614, or E-mail at rbuell@energy.state.ca.us. The status of the project and other relevant documents are available on the Energy Commission's Internet home page at www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/highdesert. News media inquiries should be directed to Claudia Chandler, Assistant Executive Director, at (916) 654-4989.


DATE: December 16, 1997



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


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