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Metcalf Energy Center (99-AFC-3)
Final Staff Assessment Workshop

Purpose: The staff of the Energy Commission recently filed its independent assessment of the Metcalf Energy Center. The Final Staff Assessment (FSA) is not the decision document of the Energy Commission but staff's testimony for the evidentiary hearings. At this workshop staff will provide an overview of their testimony, explain their analysis and any methods/modeling used, and answer questions of clarification. The following workshop has been scheduled to cover the subject areas that have received the most public interest during past workshops. The public, intervenors, and local, state, and federal agencies are encouraged to attend.

When: October 30 and 31, 2000

Where: #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)


October 30, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.-Introductions (1:00 to 1:30), Hazardous Materials Management and Traffic and Transportation (1:30 to 3:00), Alternatives (3:00 to 5:00).

October 30, 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.-Transmission System Effects, and Public Health and Air Quality

October 31, 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.-Visual Resources (9:30 to 10:30), Land Use (10:45 to 12:30), and Water Resources (1:30 to 3:00--water resources could be discussed before lunch)

The above times are approximate. If subjects are completed ahead of schedule we will move to the next subject. Staff will attempt to keep the subject matter discussions within the times allowed so participants can schedule their time accordingly.

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 electric generation facility. 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 20-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 FSA 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: October 23, 2000

Commissioner and Presiding Member

Mailed to lists 700, 701,and 702

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