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Notice of Staff Assessment Workshop for the
LODI ENERGY CENTER PROJECT

The California Energy Commission (Energy Commission) Staff will conduct a workshop on the proposed Lodi Energy Center (LEC) Staff Assessment (SA). The workshop will provide an opportunity for agencies, the public and other interested parties to present questions and comments on the SA. All interested agencies and members of the public are invited to participate. The workshop will be held:

Monday, December 14, 2009
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION
1516 Ninth Street
First Floor, Hearing Room B
Sacramento, California
(Wheelchair Accessible)
(Map)

Purpose

Energy Commission staff recently filed its SA on the LEC Application for Certification (AFC). The purpose of this SA workshop is to receive comments on staff's analysis from the applicant, public, intervenors in the proceeding, and local, state and federal agencies. Discussions will include all topics contained in the SA, with a focus on Air Quality, Biology, Cultural Resources, and Visual Resources. All other topics related to the SA will be discussed as appropriate. The SA will serve as staff's testimony in evidentiary hearings. Staff may prepare an addendum to the SA, as necessary. Public comments on the SA are welcome and encouraged to be submitted in writing by January 3, 2010, to Rod Jones Project Manager.

Background

On September 10, 2008, the Northern California Power Agency (NCPA) filed an AFC with the Energy Commission for the LEC generating facility. NCPA is seeking Energy Commission approval to construct and operate a natural gas-fired, combined-cycle, nominal 296-megawatt (MW) plant. If approved, the generating facility would be built on approximately 4.4 acres of land owned and incorporated by the city of Lodi, 6 miles west of the Lodi city center, located near Interstate-5 (I-5) approximately 1.7 miles south of State Route 12.

Written Comments

Written comments on the SA should be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on January 3, 2010. Please include the docket number 08-AFC-10 in the subject line or first paragraph of your comments. Please hand-deliver or mail to:

Rod Jones, Project Manager
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street, MS# 15
Sacramento, CA 95814-5512

The Energy Commission also encourages comments by e-mail. Please include your name or your organization's name in the e-mail. Those submitting comments via e-mail should provide them in either Microsoft Word format, or as a Portable Document (PDF), to: rjones @energy.state.ca.us. One original paper copy must also be provided by regular mail or hand delivery. Public Participation

The Energy Commission's Public Adviser, Loreen McMahon, provides the public with assistance in participating in Energy Commission activities. If you want information on how to participate in this proceeding, please contact the Public Adviser's Office at (916) 654-4489 or toll free at (800) 822-6228, by FAX at (916) 654-4493, or by e-mail at [pao@energy.state.ca.us]. If you have a disability and require assistance to participate, please contact Lou Quiroz at (916) 654-5146 at least five days in advance.

Please direct all news media inquiries to Claudia Chandler, Assistant Executive Director, at (916) 654-4989 or e-mail at energia@energy.ca.gov.

For technical questions on the subject matter, please call Rod Jones, Project Manager at (916) 654-5191 or at: rjones @energy.state.ca.us.

TERRY O'BRIEN, Manager
Energy Facilities Siting and Compliance Office


Date online: December 3, 2009

Proof of Service List: Mail Lists: 7328, 7329, 7330