NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF THE PROPOSED DECISION/ NOTICE OF COMMITTEE CONFERENCE AND COMMISSION HEARING
[California Energy Commission Letterhead]


BEFORE THE ENERGY RESOURCES
CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT
COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA


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   APPLICATION FOR CERTIFICATION    )      
   FOR THE LOS ESTEROS CRITICAL     )    Docket No. 03-AFC-2       
   ENERGY FACILITY 2, PHASE 1       )    
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NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF THE PROPOSED DECISION/
NOTICE OF COMMITTEE CONFERENCE
AND COMMISSION HEARING

I. NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY

On February 11, the Energy Commission released a Presiding Member's Proposed Decision for the Los Esteros Critical Energy Facility 2, Phase 1. For a printed copy, phone the Energy Commission's Publications Unit at 916-654-5200 and ask for Publication No. CEC 800-2005-002-PMPD. The document may also be viewed and/or downloaded by accessing the Energy Commission's Internet Web Site at: [www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/losesteros2].

Members of the public and governmental agencies will have an opportunity to comment on the PMPD. The public comment period ends March 16, 2005. However, twelve copies of all written comments must be received no later than 3:00 p.m. on March 11, 2005 by the Energy Commission's Docket Unit, MS-4, 1516 Ninth Street, Sacramento, CA 95814. Please identify all comments with "Docket No. 03-AFC-2."


II. NOTICE OF COMMITTEE CONFERENCE ON THE PROPOSED DECISION

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Committee will conduct a public Conference to discuss the document as follows:

Monday, March 14, 2005
Beginning at 10 a.m.
California Energy Commission
First Floor Hearing Room A
1516 9th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
[Wheelchair Accessible]

The Committee requests that the parties, intervenors, and active agencies file and serve their comments on the PMPD by 3:00 p.m. on Friday, March 11, 2005. Members of the general public wishing to participate at this conference are encouraged - but not required to submit written comments by the same date.


III. NOTICE OF COMMISSION HEARING

PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the Energy Commission will conduct a hearing to consider formal adoption of the Proposed Decision. The hearing will be part of the Energy Commission's regularly scheduled business meeting held at the following time and location:

WEDNESDAY, March 16, 2005
Beginning at 10 a.m.
First Floor Hearing Room A
1516 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
[Wheelchair Accessible]

Members of the public are invited to participate and to offer comments at the hearing.

Information on Public Participation

For information concerning public participation at the Committee Conference and at the Commission hearing, contact the Commission's Public Adviser, Margret J. Kim, at 916-654-4489 or, toll free, at 1-800-822-6228; or e-mail: [pao@energy.state.ca.us].

Technical questions concerning the project should be addressed to Bob Eller, the Staff Project Manager, at (916) 651-8835 or email at: [beller@energy.state.ca.us].

Questions of a legal or procedural nature should be directed to Ed Bouillon, the Hearing Officer, at (916) 651-2020.

If you require special accommodation to participate in either event, contact Lou Quiroz at (916) 654-5146 or email at: [lquiroz@energy.state.ca.us]. Media inquiries should be directed to Claudia Chandler, Assistant Executive Director for Media and Public Communications, at (916) 654-4989 or email at: [mediaoffice@energy.state.ca.us].

Information concerning the status of the project, as well as notices and other relevant documents, will be posted on the Energy Commission's Internet web page at: [http://www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/losesteros2/index.html].

Schedule for Remainder of Proceedings
EVENT DATE TIME
Comments Due for Committee Conference 3/11/05 3 p.m.
Committee Conference 3/14/05 Begins at 10 a.m.
Commission Hearing on PMPD 3/16/05 Begins at 10 a.m.

By Order of the Committee.

Dated February 25, 2005, at Sacramento, California.



_____/ original signed /_____
WILLIAM J. KEESE
Chairman and Presiding Member
Los Esteros 2 Committee

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JACKALYNE PFANNENSTIEL
Commissioner and Associate Member
Los Esteros 2 Committee




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