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Morro Bay Power Plant Project Habitat Enhancement Program Workshop

 
THE DATE OF THIS WORKSHOP MAY CHANGE IF DUKE DOES NOT FILE DATA RESPONSES ON OR BEFORE FRIDAY, AUGUST 30, 2002. IF RESPONSES ARE FILED LATER, STAFF MAY DELAY THE WORKSHOP UNTIL A TIME THAT IS NO EARLIER THAN TEN DAYS AFTER THE RESPONSES ARE FILED.

Purposes:  The Energy Commission is continuing its application for certification (AFC) process for the modernized Morro Bay Power Plant (00-AFC-12). The Committee ordered the applicant, Duke Energy, to file with the Energy Commission a proposed Habitat Enhancement Program (HEP), which it did on July 1, 2002. Energy Commission staff and the intervenor Coastal Alliance on Plant Expansion (CAPE) issued data requests pertaining to the HEP on July 15, and Duke's responses are expected on August 30. The purposes of the workshop will be for the parties and agencies to discuss, and clarify the HEP and Duke's responses to the data requests.

Members of the public will be allowed to provide verbal comments at the end of the workshop, but will be limited to three (3) minutes per person. Because workshops are not recorded, staff requests that comments also be provided in writing. To assist members of the public in providing written comments, forms will be provided at the beginning of the workshop. Written comments may either be given to the project manager at the workshop, or mailed (or e-mailed) to the Energy Commission's Public Adviser at the address given below under "Public Participation."

When: Tuesday, September 10, 2002
Location: Veteran's Memorial Hall
Assembly Room
209 Surf Street
Morro Bay, California 93442
This location is wheelchair accessible.

Time: 1:00 p.m. to no later than 9:00 p.m. (With a half-hour dinner break.)

Project Summary:  Duke Energy LLC proposes to construct and operate the Morro Bay Power Plant, 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 Energy 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]. The PAO's address is: Roberta Mendonca, Public Adviser, California Energy Commission, 1516 Ninth Street, MS-12 Sacramento, CA 95814. If you have a disability and need assistance to participate at these events, please contact Lou Quiroz at (916) 654-5146 at least five days prior to the event(s) you wish to attend.

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.

Questions:  General information on the proposed Morro Bay Power Plant is available on the Energy Commission's website at www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/morrobay. Inquiries about the project schedule or analysis should be directed to Marc Pryor, Energy Commission Project Manager, at (916) 653-0159, or by e-mail at [mpryor@energy.state.ca.us]. News media inquiries should be directed to Claudia Chandler, Assistant Director, at (916) 654-4989, or e-mail at [energia@energy.state.ca.gov].

Date online: August 28, 2002


WILLIAM J. KEESE, Chairman
Presiding Member

Mailed to Lists: Morro Bay POS, 721, 729, 730


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