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STATE OF CALIFORNIA


Energy Resources
Conservation and Development Commission




In the Matter of:                      )  Docket No.: 98-SIT-1
                                       )  
La Paloma Generating Company, LLC      )
Petition for Jurisdictional            )  NOTICE OF HEARING
Determination                          )  (Cal Code of Regs., tit. 20, §1232)
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I. BACKGROUND


On June 11, 1998, La Paloma Generating Company filed a "Petition for Jurisdictional Determination" under Public Resources Code section 25540.6{1}. Petitioner requests that the Commission determine whether La Paloma Generating Company's facility is exempt from the Notice of Intention (NOI) requirements of Public Resources Code section 25502. Petitioner contends that La Paloma Generating Company's facility is the result of the creation of the California Power Exchange which solicits energy bids on an hourly basis. The project will be operated to sell all or some of its output to the California Power Exchange.



II. NOTICE OF HEARING


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Commission's Energy Facility Siting Committee will conduct a public hearing to discuss the matters raised in this Petition. The hearing is scheduled as follows:

TUESDAY JULY 21, 1998
Beginning at 10 a.m.
California Energy Commission
First Floor, Hearing Room A
1516 Ninth Street
Sacramento, California

[Wheelchair Accessible]

The purpose of this public hearing is to discuss and receive comments on the Petition from all interested parties{2}. Petitioner is directed to submit oral testimony and/or documentary evidence concerning its request at the hearing. Interested parties and members of the public may question Petitioner's witness(es) at the hearing and comment upon the Petition.

Petitioner shall serve a written version of the evidence it intends to offer, and Commission staff shall serve a written statement discussing the matters raised in the Petition, upon all entities included on the Proof of Service List as well as those listed in Attachment A, no later than Wednesday, July 15, 1998. Identify all filings with "Docket No. 98-SIT-1." The Committee strongly recommends that any individual or entity intending to actively participate in this proceeding should file and serve, in accordance with the above, a written statement explaining its position.

Following the hearing, the Committee will assess the need for further information on this matter. Subsequently, we will prepare a recommendation concerning disposition of this Petition for consideration by the full Commission.

For information on how to participate at this hearing, contact Roberta Mendonca, the Commission's Public Adviser, at (916) 654-4489 or 1-800-822-6228. If you require reasonable accommodation to participate, contact Robert Sifuentes at (916) 654-5004. Procedural or legal questions may be directed to the Hearing Officer, Susan Gefter, at (916) 654-3893.


Dated: June 25, 1998


ENERGY RESOURCES CONSERVATION
AND DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION




_____//signed//_____
ROBERT A. LAURIE, Commissioner and Presiding Member
Energy Facility Siting Committee




_____//signed//_____
DAVID A. ROHY, Ph.D.
Vice Chair and Associate Member
Energy Facility Siting Committee




FOOTNOTES********************

  1. Public Resources Code section 25540.6 provides, in pertinent part, that no NOI is required for a powerplant which "...is the result of a competitive solicitation or negotiation for new generation resources and will employ natural gas-fired technology...".

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  2. A copy of the Petition and this Notice have been sent to the Proof of Service List as well as those listed in Attachment A (List 713).

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Date Mailed: June 25, 1998
Mailed to List: #713