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Metcalf Energy Center (99-AFC-3)
Preliminary Staff Assessment

Purpose: The staff of the Energy Commission recently filed its draft analysis of the Metcalf Energy Center Application for Certification. The staff's draft analysis is called the Preliminary Staff Assessment (PSA). These PSA workshops are designed to receive comment from the applicant, the public, intervenors in the proceeding, City of San Jose, and other local, state and federal agencies. Written input received on the PSA by June 30, 2000, will be used to revise the draft analysis and produce the Final Staff Assessment. Public comments are welcome and encouraged to be in writing.

When: June 13, 14, 15, 20, 21 and 22, 2000

Location: #412 Coyote Grange Hall (the location is wheelchair accessible) Coyote, California (located on the east side of Monterey Road between Metcalf Road and Bailey Avenue, south of San Jose - see map on reverse)

Schedule:

June 13* --10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ; 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. --Project Description and Need Conformance, Waste Management, Public Health, Air Quality*

June 14* -- 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ; 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. --Land Use, Visual Resources, Alternatives*

June 15 -- 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. --Cultural Resources, Socioeconomics, Safety and Fire Protection, Hazardous Materials Management

June 20* -- 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ; 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. --Facility Design, Power Plant Reliability, Power Plant Efficiency, Noise, Transmission System Engineering, Geology and Paleontology, Flood Hazard, Soil and Water Resources*

June 21* -- 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ; 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. --Traffic and Transportation, Compliance, and continued discussion of any subjects discussed in the preceding workshops*

June 22 -- 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. --Biological Resources and continued discussion of any subjects discussed in the preceding workshops if needed

Please note, subjects with an "*" will be discussed during the day as well as in the evening. All other subjects will be primarily discussed during the day, however, public comment on the subject may be provided during the evening session.

Project Summary: Calpine Corporation and Bechtel Enterprises, Inc. (Calpine/Bechtel) propose to develop the Metcalf Energy Center (MEC), a 600-megawatt, natural gas-fired, combined cycle power plant. The proposed site lies at the southern base of Tulare Hill in northern Coyote Valley of South San Jose to the west of Monterey Highway and south of the Metcalf Road intersection. The 14-acre site is bordered by Fisher Creek to the north and west, the Union Pacific Railroad right-of-way to the east, and Blanchard Road is to the south.

Public Participation: For information on how to participate in the Commission's review of the proposed project please contact Roberta Mendonca, the Commission's 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. If you require special accommodations, contact Robert Sifuentes, Equal Employment Officer, at (916) 654-5004, at least five days prior to the workshop.

Questions: General information on the proposed power plant and the PSA is available on the Energy Commission's website at http://www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/metcalf. Inquiries about the project schedule or analysis should be directed to Paul Richins, Energy Commission Project Manager, at (916) 654-4074. News media inquiries should be directed to Claudia Chandler, Assistant Executive Director, at (916) 654-4989 or e-mail at cchandle@energy.state.ca.us.



Date On-line: June 2, 2000




ROBERT A. LAURIE
Commissioner and Presiding Member


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