Notice of Evidentiary Hearing
[California Energy Commission Letterhead]

STATE OF CALIFORNIA

BEFORE THE ENERGY RESOURCES
CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION
OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA





	
APPLICATION FOR CERTIFICATION         )     DOCKET NO. 03-SPPE-02
FOR A SMALL POWER PLANT EXEMPTION     )     
KINGS RIVER CONSERVATION DISTRICT     )
PEAKING PLANT (KINGS RIVER)           )
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NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF THE PROPOSED DECISION/
NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT A MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION
AND NOTICE OF COMMITTEE CONFERENCE


I. NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY

The Committee issued the Proposed Decision/Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration for the Kings River Conservation District Peaking Plant on April 13, 2004. Copies of the document were sent to the Office of Planning and Research, as well as to those on the Proof of Service List, and are also available from the Energy Commission's Publications Unit, 1516 Ninth Street, MS-13, Sacramento, CA 95814. For a printed copy, call the Publications Unit at 916-654-5200 and ask for Publication No. P800-04-010. The document may also be viewed on the Energy Commission's Internet Web Site at: [www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/kingsriver].

Members of the public and governmental agencies may submit written comments. The public comment period ends May 13, 2004. Twelve copies of all comments must be received no later than 5 p.m. on May 13, 2004 by the Energy Commission's Docket Unit, MS-4, 1516 Ninth Street, Sacramento, CA 95814. Please identify all comments with "Docket No. 03-SPPE-02."

II. NOTICE OF COMMITTEE CONFERENCE ON THE PMPD

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Committee will conduct a public Conference to discuss the document as follows:

Tuesday, May 4, 2004
Beginning at 8:30 a.m.
California Energy Commission
1516 9th Street
Hearing Room B
Sacramento, California 95814
(Wheelchair Accessible)

For the convenience of those who cannot travel to Sacramento for this event, you may participate via teleconference as follows:

Toll Free Phone number: 877-709-5339
Conference Leader: Major Williams
Passcode: Kings River

Applicant, Staff, and all other formal parties wishing to participate at the Conference must file written comments. Comments shall be served and filed no later than 3:00 p.m. on April 30, 2004. The comments shall also be sent by email to the parties and to the Hearing Officer. Members of the general public wishing to participate at this Conference are encouraged, but not required, to submit their written comments by the same date.

III. NOTICE OF COMMISSION HEARING

PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the Energy Commission will conduct a hearing on the Proposed Decision and Mitigated Negative Declaration at its regularly scheduled business meeting as follows:

WEDNESDAY, May 19, 2004
Beginning at 10 a.m.
First Floor Hearing Room A
1516 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
[Wheelchair Accessible]

The purpose of this hearing is to consider whether the Energy Commission should adopt the document. Members of the public are invited to participate and to offer comments at the hearing.

Information on Public Participation

For information concerning public participation at the Committee Conference and at the Commission hearing, contact the Commission's Public Adviser, Margret J. Kim, at 916-654-4489 or, toll free, at 1-800-822-6228; or e-mail: [pao@energy.state.ca.us].

Technical questions concerning the project should be addressed to Jack Caswell, the Staff Project Manager, at (916) 653-0062 or email at: [jcaswell@energy.state.ca.us].

Questions of a legal or procedural nature should be directed to Major Williams, Jr., the Hearing Officer, at (916) 654-3893.

If you require special accommodation to participate in either event, contact Lou Quiroz at (916) 654-5146 or email at: [lquiroz@energy.state.ca.us].

Media inquiries should be directed to Claudia Chandler, Assistant Executive Director for Media and Public Communications, at (916) 654-4989 or email at: [mediaoffice@energy.ca.gov].

Information concerning the status of the project, as well as notices and other relevant documents, will be posted on the Energy Commission's Internet web page at: [www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/kingsriver].



Schedule for Remainder of Proceedings

EVENT

DATE

TIME

Applicant, Staff, and Intervenor
Comments Due for Committee Conference

4/30/04

3 p.m.

Committee Conference

5/4/04

Begins at
8:30 a.m.

All Comments Due on Proposed Decision
Close of Comment Period

5/13/04

5 p.m.

Commission Hearing on PMPD

5/19/04

Begins at
10 a.m.



By Order of the Committee.

Dated April 14, 2004, at Sacramento, California.




JAMES D. BOYD
Commissioner and Presiding Member
KINGS RIVER SPPE Committee



WILLIAM J. KEESE
Chairman and Associate Member
KINGS RIVER SPPE Committee

 

 




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