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Energy Resources
Conservation and Development Commission

Notice of a Workshop to Discuss Energy Commission
Staff Data Requests for the Metcalf Energy Center
Application For Certification
Docket Number 99-AFC-3

Calpine Corporation and Bechtel Enterprises, Inc. (Calpine/Bechtel) jointly are proposing to develop the Metcalf Energy Center (MEC), a 600 megawatt, natural gas-fired, combined cycle power plant. The proposed site for the MEC is adjacent to the base of Tulare Hill in the northern Coyote Valley of south San Jose, west of Monterey Highway and south of the Metcalf Road intersection. The power plant will occupy approximately 14 acres (10 acres in Santa Clara County, 4 acres in the City of San Jose). The site is bordered by Fisher Creek to the north and west, and the Union Pacific Railroad right-of-way to the east. Blanchard Road is to the south. The site is currently zoned for agricultural use.

The Energy Commission staff has begun its evaluation of the project and has prepared data requests to obtain additional information from Calpine/Bechtel. The purpose of the workshop is to provide Calpine/Bechtel and the public an opportunity to ask clarifying questions about the data requests. Data requests are in the areas of air quality, alternatives, biological resources, cultural resources, power plant efficiency, facility design, hazardous materials management, land use, noise, public health, socioeconomics, traffic and transportation, transmission system engineering, and visual resources.

August 3, 1999
1 to 4 p.m.
#412 Coyote Grange Hall
Coyote, California
East Side of Monterey Road, Between Metcalf Rd. and Bailey Ave.
South of San Jose

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. Questions about the project schedule or analysis should be directed to Lorraine White, Siting Project Manager, in the Energy Facilities Siting and Environmental Protection Division, at (916) 654-4075, or e-mail at lwhite@energy.state.ca.us. News media inquiries should be directed to Assistant Executive Director, Claudia Chandler, at (916) 654-4989. General information about the proposed power plant, Calpine/BechtelÕs Application for Certification, and copies of the staffÕs data requests are available on the Energy CommissionÕs Internet web-page at www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/metcalf.

DATE ON LINE: July 27, 1999

ROBERT A. LAURIE, Commissioner
Presiding Member

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