[California Energy Commission Letterhead]


STATE OF CALIFORNIA

Energy Resources
Conservation and Development Commission




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Application for Certification of       )
Duke Energy for the                    )    Docket No. 00-AFC-12
Morro Bay Power Plant Project          )      
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NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF THE PRESIDING MEMBER'S
PROPOSED DECISION
AND NOTICE OF COMMITTEE CONFERENCE


I. NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY

The Committee issued the Presiding Member's Proposed Decision (PMPD) for the Morro Bay Power Plant Project on April 30, 2003. Copies of the PMPD were sent to the Proof of Service List and are also available from the Energy Commission's Publications Unit, 1516 Ninth Street, MS-13, Sacramento, CA 95814. For a printed copy, call the Publications Unit at 916-654-5200 and ask for Publication No. P800-03-005. The PMPD may also be viewed on the Commission's Internet Web Site at: www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/morrobay.

Members of the public and governmental agencies may submit written comments on the PMPD. The public comment period ends June 13, 2003. Copies of all comments must be received no later than 5 p.m. on June 13, 2003, by the Energy Commission's Docket Unit, MS-4, 1516 Ninth Street, Sacramento, CA 95814. Identify all comments with "Docket No. 00-AFC-12."


II. NOTICE OF COMMITTEE CONFERENCE

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Committee will conduct a public Conference to discuss comments on the PMPD as follows:

MONDAY, June 30, 2003
Beginning at 1:00 p.m.
Veteran's Memorial
209 Surf Street
Morro Bay, California 93442
Wheelchair Accessible

Applicant, Staff, and all other formal parties wishing to participate at the Conference must file written comments on the PMPD. Such written comments must be served and filed no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, June 13, 2003. The comments shall also be sent by email to the parties and to the Hearing Officer. Members of the general public wishing to participate at this Conference are encouraged, but not required, to submit their written comments by the same date.

At the Committee Conference, the Committee will allow the formal parties to reflect on the previously filed written comments of other parties. All comments, whether from formal parties or members of the public, will be limited to specific critiques of the PMPD. Written and oral comments must include references to the appropriate page and paragraph of the PMPD. The Committee Conference is not an opportunity for general comment.

Information on Public Participation

For information concerning public participation at the Committee Conference, contact the Commission's Public Adviser, Roberta Mendonca, at 916-654-4489 or, toll free, at 1-800-822-6228; or e-mail: [pao@energy.state.ca.us].

Media inquiries should be directed to Claudia Chandler at 916-654-4989. If you require special accommodations, contact Lourdes Quiroz at 916-654-5146 prior to the Conference.

Technical questions should be directed to the Commission's Project Manager, Kevin Kennedy, at 916-651-8836.

Questions of a legal or procedural nature should be addressed to Gary Fay, the Hearing Officer, at 916-654-3893.


Dated April 30, 2003, at Sacramento, California.



WILLIAM J. KEESE, Chairman
Presiding Member
Morro Bay AFC Committee



JAMES D. BOYD, Commissioner
Associate Member
Morro Bay AFC Committee



Mailed to Lists 721, 729, 730



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