[California Energy Commission Letterhead]



Notice Of A Workshop to Discuss Energy Commission
Staff Data Requests 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 13.6 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, and a 2 mile potable water pipeline to McKittrick.

The Energy Commission staff has begun its evaluation of the project and has prepared data requests to obtain additional information from La Paloma. The purpose of the workshop is to discuss and explain the data requests and to provide La Paloma and the public an opportunity to ask clarifying questions. Data requests are being made in the areas of land use, air quality, water resources, biological resources, paleontological and cultural resources. The workshop will be held:

THURSDAY, September 17, 1998
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Pioneer Senior Citizen Center
131 East First Street
Buttonwillow, Calif.



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 Ms. Roberta Mendonca, the Commission's Public Adviser, at (916) 654-4489 or toll free in California, at (800) 822-6228. 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 data requests are available on the Energy Commission's Internet web page 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: September 3, 1998




_____//signed//_____
ROBERT A. LAURIE
Commissioner and Presiding Member



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