[Workshop Notice Letterhead]

Morro Bay Power Plant Project Workshops on the Preliminary Staff Assessment (00-AFC-12)


On May 29, 2001, the California Energy Commission staff issued its Preliminary Staff Assessment (PSA) on the Application for Certification (AFC) for the Morro Bay Power Plant Project (MBPP). The PSA contains the staff‚s draft analysis and recommendation on the MBPP. The PSA‚s technical topics will be discussed in a series of workshops as presented in the table below. The purpose of the workshops is to present the staff‚s evaluation and receive comments and questions from the applicant (Duke Energy LLC), other agencies, intervenors and the public. Information collected at the workshops will contribute to the staff‚s Final Staff Assessment (FSA) due in July.





Transmission Line


Air Quality

Public Health

Tuesday, June 5


2 pm to 9:30 pm

Veteran‚s Memorial Hall

Cultural Resources

Wednesday, June 6

5 pm to 10 pm

Community Center

Visual Resources

Thursday, June 7

2 pm to 9:30 pm

Community Center


Facility Design


Hazardous Materials

Waste Management

Tuesday, June 12

2 pm to 9:30 pm

Community Center



Groundwater Flooding



June 13

2 pm to 9:30 pm

Community Center



Land Use


Thursday, June 14

2 pm to 9:30 pm

Community Center

Biological Resources

Cooling Waters

Thermal Discharge

Thursday, June 21

2 pm to 9:30 pm

Veteran‚s Memorial Hall

Location: Veteran‚s Memorial Hall
209 Surf Street
Morro Bay, California

Morro Bay Community Center
Multipurpose Room
1001 Kennedy Way
Morro Bay, California
(805) 772-6261

These locations are wheelchair accessible

The topics will be discussed in the order in which they are listed. Except for the first topic of the day, it is not possible to judge at what time the topic discussions will begin or conclude. There will be at least one half-hour break on each day and the session will end when the topics planned are completed, but will not go any later than the stated time.

Project Summary:

Available at 1:30 p.m.: Duke Energy LLC proposes to construct and operate MBPP, a 1,200 MW, natural gas-fired, combined-cycle power plant. The proposed site is at the existing 1,030 MW Morro Bay Power Plant site, formerly owned by Pacific Gas and Electric Company, which is located on the coast in the City of Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo County. The project includes the demolition of the current fuel oil tank farm, plant building and 450-foot stacks.

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, the Energy Commission‚s Equal Employment Officer, at (916) 654-5004, at least five days prior to the workshop.

Agency Participation:

Energy Commission staff encourages attendance by representatives of those agencies that have either direct or indirect interests in the purposes of this workshop.


General information on the proposed power plant, including copies of the data requests, will be available on the CEC website at www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/morrobay. Inquiries about the project schedule or analysis should be directed to Kae Lewis, Energy Commission Project Manager, at (916) 654-4176, or by e-mail at klewis@energy.state.ca.us. News media inquiries should be directed to Claudia Chandler, Assistant Executive Director for Media and Public Communications, at (916) 654-4989, or e-mail at cchandle@energy.state.ca.us..

DATE ON LINE: May 29, 2001

Commissioner and Presiding Member

Mailed to lists: 7050,7051,7052

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