[Workshop Notice Letterhead]

Inland Empire Energy Center
Preliminary Staff Assessment Workshops
(01-AFC-4)


Purpose: On July 19, 2002, the staff of the California Energy Commission (Energy Commission) filed its draft independent analysis of the Inland Empire Energy Center (IEEC) project. The staff's draft analysis, known as the Preliminary Staff Assessment (PSA), is available for download from our web site at http://www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/inlandempire; or you may call Jim Bartridge, the project manager, (see below) to have it mailed to you. The purpose of these workshops is to receive comments on staff's technical analysis from the Applicant, members of the public, Intervenors in the proceeding, and local, State and federal agencies. Comments will be used to revise the PSA and will be incorporated into the Final Staff Assessment (FSA). Public comments are welcome and encouraged to be submitted in writing by August 30.

When: Wednesday, August 14, 2002 5 p.m. - no later than 10 p.m.
  Monday, August 26, 2002 4 p.m. - no later than 10 p.m.
  (Agenda will be posted on the Web Page listed above at least one week prior)

Location: Eastern Municipal Water District
Board Room [wheelchair accessible]
2270 Trumble Road
Perris, CA 92572 (see map on reverse)
Phone: (909) 928-3777

Project Summary: Inland Empire Energy Center, LLC, is seeking approval to construct and operate a 670-megawatt, natural gas-fired, combined-cycle, electric generating facility located on 46 acres near Romoland, Riverside County. The project site is bordered by McLaughlin Road to the south, San Jacinto Road to the east, Antelope Road to the west, and the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railway to the north. IEEC will generate and supply power to the Southern California Edison (SCE) Valley Substation less than one mile east of the project site.

Public Participation: The public is encouraged to participate and provide comments. For information on how to participate in the Commission's review of the proposed project, please contact Roberta Mendonca, the Commission's Public Adviser, at (916) 654-4489, toll free in California at (800) 822-6228, or by e-mail at: PAO@energy.state.ca.us. If you require special accommodations, contact Lourdes Quiroz at least five days prior to the workshop at (916) 654-5146.

Agency Participation: The Energy Commission staff encourages attendance by representatives of those federal, state, and local agencies that have either direct or indirect interests in the purposes of this workshop.

Questions: General information on the proposed power plant is available on the Energy Commission's Web Site at: http://www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/inlandempire. Inquiries about the project schedule or analysis should be directed to Jim Bartridge, Energy Commission Project Manager, at (916) 651-8839, or e-mail at: jbartrid@energy.state.ca.us. News media inquiries should be directed to Claudia Chandler, Assistant Director, at (916) 654-4989, or e-mail at energia@energy.ca.gov.



DATE ON LINE: August 6, 2002



[SIGNATURE]
Robert Pernell
Commissioner and Presiding Member


Agenda



Agenda: The agenda is as follows:

  Wednesday, August 14
5:00 p.m. Introductions
5:15 p.m. Biological Resources
6:00 p.m. Land Use
7:00 p.m. Visual Resources
9:00 p.m. General public comments


  Monday, August 26
4:00 p.m. Introductions
4:15 p.m. Air Quality
                Public Health
6:00 p.m. Dinner Break
7:00 p.m. Hazardous Materials
                Traffic and Transportation
8:30 p.m. General public comments

  Note: refreshemnts will be provided by Calpine

Questions: General information on the proposed power plant is available on the Energy Commission's Web Site at: http://www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/inlandempire

Inquiries about the project schedule or analysis should be directed to Jim Bartridge, Energy Commission Project Manager, at (916) 651-8839, or e-mail at: jbartrid@energy.state.ca.us.

News media inquiries should be directed to Claudia Chandler, Assistant Director, at (916) 654-4989, or e-mail at energia@energy.ca.gov.

This notice is being posted pursuant to Title 20, California Code of Regulations, section 1710(f).



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