[California Energy Commission Letterhead]


STATE OF CALIFORNIA

Energy Resources
Conservation and Development Commission



Notice of Addition of a Socioeconomics Related Topic
to the Air Quality Workshop
For the La Paloma Generating Project
Application for Certification
DOCKET NUMBER 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 ElectricÕs 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 DistrictÕs (District) Preliminary Determination of Compliance and possible changes that will be contained in the DistrictÕs Final Determination of Compliance. Staff has added a discussion to the workshop of the socioeconomics topic pertaining to fire truck acquisition. The workshop will be held:

MONDAY, May 17, 1999
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
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 CommissionÕs review of the project should contact Roberta Mendonca, the CommissionÕs 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 staffÕs comments on the Preliminary Determination of Compliance are available on the Energy CommissionÕs 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: May 11, 1999



_______________________________________
ROBERT A. LAURIE
Commissioner and Presiding Member



Mailed to Lists: La Paloma (713)




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