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Notice of Preliminary Staff Assessment Workshop
for the
Humboldt Bay Repowering Project
(06-AFC-7)

The California Energy Commission Staff will conduct a workshop for the proposed Humboldt Bay Repowering Project Preliminary Staff Assessment (PSA). The workshop will provide an opportunity for agencies, the public and other interested parties to present questions and comments on the PSA. All interested agencies and members of the public are invited to participate. The workshop will be held:

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2007
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
PG&E's Humboldt Bay Power Plant
Assembly Building
1000 King Salmon Avenue
Eureka, California 95503
(Wheelchair Accessible)
(Map to Location)

Discussion Topics: All topics in the PSA with a focus on Air Quality, Biology,
Cultural Resources, Land Use and Public Health.

To participate in the meeting by telephone,
please call: 1-888-577-8993 by 10:00 AM
Passcode: 41327
Call Leader: John Kessler

Purpose

California Energy Commission staff recently filed its PSA on the Humboldt Bay Repowering Project Application for Certification (AFC). The purpose of this PSA workshop is to receive comments on staff's analysis from the applicant, public, intervenors in the proceeding, and local, state and federal agencies. Environmental and engineering related topics and any outstanding issues will be discussed. Discussions will include all topics contained in the PSA with a focus on: Air Quality, Biology, Cultural Resources, Land Use and Public Health. Comments will be used to revise the PSA and complete the Final Staff Assessment which will become staff's testimony in evidentiary hearings. Public comments on the PSA are welcome and encouraged to be submitted in writing by January 2, 2008, to John Kessler, Project Manager, at the address on this letterhead or by email to jkessler@energy.state.ca.us.

Background

On September 29, 2006, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) submitted an AFC to construct and operate a nominal 163 megawatt (MW) power plant consisting of ten natural gas and diesel dual fuel reciprocating engine-generator units rated at 16.3 MW each. The proposed project site is located at 1000 King Salmon Avenue, approximately 3 miles south of the City of Eureka, Humboldt County. The facility would be located on 5.4 acres within a 143-acre parcel currently occupied by the existing PG&E Humboldt Bay Power Plant. The Energy Commission is responsible for reviewing and ultimately approving or denying all applications for thermal electric power plants, with a capacity of 50 MW or greater, proposed for construction in California.

Public Participation

The Energy Commission's Public Adviser provides the public with assistance in participating in Energy Commission activities. If you want information on how to participate in this proceeding, please contact the Public Adviser's Office at (916) 654-4489 or toll free at (800) 822-6228, by FAX at (916) 654-4493, or by email at pao@energy.state.ca.us. If you have a disability and require assistance to participate, please contact Lou Quiroz at (916) 654-5146 at least five days in advance.

Questions and Access to Information

General information and documents on the proposed project are available on the Energy Commission's website at http://www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/humboldt/. Please direct all news media inquiries to Claudia Chandler, Assistant Executive Director, at (916) 654-4989 or email mediaoffice@energy.state.ca.us. For general or technical questions on the subject matter, please contact John Kessler, Project Manager, at (916) 654-4679 or email jkessler@energy.state.ca.us. If you are unable to attend the workshop, written comments may be sent to the staff's project manager electronically or to the Energy Commission's street address shown on the letterhead of this Notice.



Date Posted: Month 30, 2007 ENERGY RESOURCES CONSERVATION AND
DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION
 

________/signed/_______
TERRENCE O'BRIEN, Deputy Director,
Energy Facilities Siting Division

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