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Notice of Staff Data Response and Issue Resolution
Workshop for the
Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System Project
(07-AFC-5)

The staff of the California Energy Commission and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will conduct a workshop to discuss Solar Partners, LLC (applicant) responses to staff's data requests and to work toward resolving outstanding issues pertaining to the proposed Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System (ISEGS) project. All interested agencies and members of the public are invited to participate. If deemed necessary the workshop will be continued within the following 10 days. An announcement to that effect will be made at the conclusion of the day's discussion. The workshop will be held:

MONDAY, JUNE 23, 2008
9:30 a.m.

PRIMM VALLEY RESORT
Banquet Room
31700 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Primm, NV 89019
(Wheelchair Accessible)
(Map to Location)

To participate in the meeting by telephone,
Please call: 1-888-552-9191
Passcode: 36860, Call Leader: Che McFarlin

Purpose

The purpose of this workshop is to discuss data responses that have been and are expected to be filed by the applicant in response to Energy Commission and BLM staff data requests for the ISEGS project and to work toward resolving issues. Data requests have been issued for the following technical areas: air quality, alternatives, biological resources, closure and restoration plan, cultural resources, land use, project description, traffic and transportation, transmission system engineering, waste management, soil and water soil resources, and visual resources. Staff's data requests are available, and the applicant's responses will be available, on the Energy Commission's website at http://www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/ivanpah/documents/index.html.

Background

On August 30, 2007, Solar Partners, LLC filed an Application for Certification (AFC) with the Energy Commission to develop a 400-megawatt solar thermal power plant on public lands managed by the BLM. Review of this proposed project is currently in the discovery phase of a joint state and federal agency environmental and engineering review proceeding.

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 of the workshop.

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/ivanpah/index.html. Please direct all news media inquiries to Susanne Garfield, Acting Assistant Director for Media and Public Communications, at (916) 654-4989 or email mediaoffice@energy.state.ca.us. You can subscribe to receive e-mail notification of all notices at http://www.energy.ca.gov/listservers.

For general or technical questions, please contact Che McFarlin, Project Manager, at (916) 651-0965 or by email at cmcfarli@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 XX, 20xx ENERGY RESOURCES CONSERVATION AND
DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION
 

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

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