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Docket No. 07-AFC-5


Notice of Committee Conference

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that, the Committee designated by the Energy Commission to conduct proceedings on the Application for Certification (AFC) for the IVANPAH SOLAR ELECTRIC GENERATING SYSTEM PROJECT has scheduled a Committee Conference as follows:

The Committee Conference will be conducted on:

Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Beginning at 10 a.m.
California Energy Commission
Hearing Room B
1516 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

TELECONFERENCE OPTION: The following toll-free phone number will be available on October 15, 2008, at 10 a.m. for callers to participate in the hearing:

Call: 1-877-918-1353
Use Passcode: "Ivanpah"
Conference Leader: "Paul Kramer"

The purpose of the Conference is to consider the progress of the AFC to date and allow the Committee and parties to discuss ways in which the matter may most efficiently proceed to evidentiary hearings and to discuss any other matters relevant to the application. In addition to the formal parties, we invite the attendance of the Energy Commission's federal agency partners from the Bureau of Land Management district (Needles) and statewide (Sacramento) offices. The parties and BLM are encouraged to file any written comments they wish to make in advance of the Conference by 3:00 p.m. on Friday, October 10, 2008.

Following the Committee Conference, if necessary, the Committee will issue a revised schedule for the proceeding.

Public Adviser and Public Participation

The Energy Commission Public Adviser's Office is available to assist the public in participating in the application review process. For those individuals who require general information on how to participate, please contact the Public Adviser's Office at (916) 654-4489 or 1-800-822-6228 or e-mail: If you have a disability and need assistance to participate in this event, contact Lourdes Quiroz at 916-654-5146 or e-mail:


Questions of a legal or procedural nature should be directed to Paul Kramer, the Hearing Officer, at (916) 654-5103 or e-mail:

Technical questions concerning the Project should be addressed to Che McFarlin, the Staff Project Manager, at (916) 653-0062, or e-mail at:

Technical questions concerning the BLM permitting process should be addressed to Tom Hurshman, Project Manager at (970)240-5345, or e-mail at:

Media inquiries should be directed to the Office of Media and Public Communications at (916) 654-4989 or e-mail at:

Information concerning the status of the project, as well as notices and other relevant documents, may be viewed on the Energy Commission's Internet web page at:

Dated: October 3, 2008, at Sacramento, California.

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Commissioner and Presiding Member
Ivanpah AFC Committee

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Vice Chair and Associate Member
Ivanpah AFC Committee