[Workshop Notice Letterhead]

Draft Initial Study Workshop
Kings River Conservation District
Peaking Plant (03-SPPE-2)

Purposes: On February 11, 2004, the staff of the California Energy Commission filed its Draft Initial Study (DIS) for the Kings River Conservation District Peaker Project (03-SPPE-2). The staff's DIS is available for download from our web site at:www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/kingsriver; or you may contact the project secretary at the address below if you wish to have it mailed to you. The purpose of this workshop is to gather additional information and work through final issues in preparation of the Final Initial Study. Staff welcomes comments on the DIS from members of the public, the applicant, intervenors in the proceeding, and local, state and federal agencies. Written comments are needed by February 27, 2004.

Date: Monday, February 23, 2004
Schedule: 1:00 PM to approximately 5:30 PM
Location: Kings River Conservation District Headquarters Meeting Room
4886 E. Jensen Avenue
Fresno, CA
(wheelchair accessible)

Project Summary: Kings River Conservation District proposes to construct and operate a 97-megawatt (MW) generation plant called the Kings River Conservation District Peaker Plant (KRCDPP). The project is proposed to be located on a 9.5-acre site near the community of Malaga, at 2611 E. North Avenue, in Fresno County California. The 97-megawatt, natural gas-fired, simple cycle plant would consist of two General Electric LM 6000 SPRINT combustion turbines. Part of the proposed project includes the construction of approximately 0.75 miles of new 115-kV transmission line, approximately 700ft of natural gas supply line, a 750ft water supply line, and a wastewater line tying into existing Malaga County Water District resources.

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

Questions: Information about the proposed power plant is available on the Energy Commission's website at www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/kingsriver. Inquiries about the project should be directed to Jack W. Caswell, Energy Commission Project Manager, at (916) 653-0062, or at [jcaswell@energy.state.ca.us]. News media inquiries should be directed to Claudia Chandler, Assistant Executive Director, at (916) 654-4989, or e-mail at [energia@energy.state.ca.us].

Date online: February 17, 2004

Commissioner and Presiding Member

Mailed to POS and Mail Lists, 7176, 7177, 7178

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