[California Energy Commission Letterhead]

In the Matter of:                          )
                                           )    Docket No. 99-AFC-3
Application for Certification for the      )	
Metcalf Energy Center [Calpine Corporation )    NOTICE OF STATUS 
and Bechtel Enterprises, Inc.]             )    CONFERENCE

The Committee will conduct a public Status Conference as follows:


Beginning at 7 p.m.
Small Gym
285 Blossom Hill Road
San Jose, CA 95123

[Wheelchair Accessible]

The purposes of this conference are to discuss the progress of the case thusfar, to assess any effects of recent developments upon the project schedule, and to receive public comment upon these and other reasonably related matters.

In recent months, the Applicant has filed two supplements to the original Application for Certification; these supplements require additional review and may cause the filing of additional data requests. Moreover, responses are still outstanding for existing data requests. Further, we understand that the Bay Area Air Quality Management DistrictÕs (BAAQMD) preliminary evaluation of the proposed projectÕs air quality impacts has been delayed, as has the California Independent System OperatorÕs (CAL ISO) transmission system review.

These factors could cause the Preliminary Staff Assessment (PSA), (currently due December 7, 1999) to be delayed, or issued in an incomplete form. A late or incomplete PSA could, in turn, affect the timing and consideration of necessary entitlement actions by the City of San Jose. The combination of these elements creates confusion and uncertainty to the concerned public participating in this proceeding.

Therefore, the Applicant and Staff shall, and other parties may: 1) update the status of discovery (i.e. data responses and requests); 2) provide expected dates for delivery of necessary determinations by other entities such as the BAAQMD and CAL ISO and, if necessary, from federal agencies such as the United States Fish and Wildlife Service; 3) discuss the practicability of issuing the PSA on its scheduled date; 4) explain the process for, and timing of, necessary actions by the City of San Jose; and 5) address any other relevant matters. Landowners, members of the public and interested agencies are invited to attend this event.

Members of the public may participate in all phases of the licensing process in a variety of ways. If you need information concerning public participation, please contact Roberta Mendonca, the Commission's Public Adviser, at (916) 654-4489 or, toll free in California, at (800) 822-6228 or email: PAO@energy.state.ca.us Please contact Robert Sifuentes at (916) 654-5004 if you require special accommodation to participate at this conference. Media inquiries should be directed to Claudia Chandler, Assistant Executive Director for Media and Public Communications, at (916) 654-4989 or email at: energia@energy.ca.gov

Technical questions concerning the project should be addressed to Paul Richins, the Commission's Project Manager, at (916) 654-4074 or email: prichins@energy.state.ca.us Questions of a legal or procedural nature should be directed to Stanley W. Valkosky, the Hearing Officer, at (916) 654-3893.

Information concerning the status of the project, as well as notices and other relevant documents, is also available on the Energy Commission's Internet home page at: www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/metcalf

DATE ON LINE: November 2, 1999


Robert A. Laurie
Commissioner and Presiding Member

Associate Member
Metcalf AFC Committee

Mailed to list: 700

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