[California Energy Commission Letterhead]  


Energy Resources Conservation
and Development Commission

In the Matter of:
Application for Certification
for the La Paloma Generating Project
Docket No. 98-AFC-2


La Paloma Generating Company, LLC is proposing to construct and operate a nominally rated 1,048 megawatt (MW), natural gas-fired, combined cycle electric generating power plant in Kern County. The plant is proposed to be built approximately 40 miles west of the city of Bakersfield and 2 miles east of the unincorporated community of McKittrick. In addition, the project will require construction of a 370 foot natural gas pipeline, a 14.2 mile 230 kilovolt (kV) transmission line that will interconnect with Pacific Gas and Electric's Midway Substation at Buttonwillow, an 8 mile water line connected to the California Aqueduct, a 700,000 gallon water storage tank, and a 2 mile potable water pipeline to McKittrick.

Energy Commission staff has scheduled a workshop to discuss comments on the San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District's (District) Preliminary Determination of Compliance and possible changes that will be contained in the District's Final Determination of Compliance. The workshop will be held:

MONDAY, May 17, 1999
1 pm - 4 pm
County of Kern Administration Building
1st Floor Conference Room
2700 "M" Street
Bakersfield, CA

The location of the meeting is wheelchair accessible. If you require special accommodations, contact Robert Sifuentes at (916) 654-5004, at least five days prior to the workshop. Persons wanting information on how to participate in the Commission's review of the project should contact Roberta Mendonca, the 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. Technical or project schedule questions should be directed to Marc Pryor, Siting Project Manager, in the Energy Facilities Siting and Environmental Protection Division, at (916) 653-0159, or e-mail at mpryor@energy.state.ca.us. The status of the project and a copy of the staff's comments on the Preliminary Determination of Compliance are available on the Energy Commission's Internet webpage at www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/lapaloma. News media inquiries should be directed to Assistant Executive Director, Claudia Chandler, at (916) 654-4989.

Date On-line: May 7, 1999



Commissioner and Presiding Member

Mailed to Lists: La Paloma (713)

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