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Notice of Staff Data Response & Issue Resolution
Workshop for
Orange Grove Energy
(08-AFC-4)

The California Energy Commission will conduct a Data Response and Issue Resolution Workshop for the Orange Grove Project on September 11, 2008. The purpose of the workshop is to discuss Orange Grove Energy, LP's responses to the Energy Commission staff's data requests and to facilitate the resolution of related issues and concerns. All interested agencies and members of the public are invited to participate. The workshop will be held:

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2008
1:00 P.M.
FALLBROOK PUBLIC UTILITIES DISTRICT
990 EAST MISSION ROAD
FALLBROOK, CA 92028
Wheelchair Accessible
(Map to Location)

Purpose

The Energy Commission is currently reviewing Orange Grove Energy, LP's Application for Certification for the proposed development of the Orange Grove Project. To facilitate its review of the Application for Certification, the Energy Commission published data requests on August 5, 2008 for the following technical areas: air quality, alternatives, biological resources, cultural resources, hazardous materials management, public health, socioeconomics, soil and water resources, transmission system engineering, waste management, and worker safety/fire protection.

The September 11, 2008 Data Response and Issue Resolution Workshop will focus on Orange Grove Energy, LP's responses to staff's data requests, and the resolution of related issues and concerns. Following the workshop, staff will consider the responses and comments it receives, and publish a Final Staff Assessment containing an analysis of issues, recommendations for mitigation of impacts and conditions of certification.

Background

On June 19, 2008, Orange Grove Energy, LP filed an Application for Certification with the Energy Commission for the Orange Grove Project. Orange Grove Energy, LP is seeking Energy Commission approval to construct and operate a 96 megawatt (MW) generating facility in unincorporated northern San Diego County, under the Commission's standard 12-month power plant licensing process. The proposed generating facility would consist of natural gas-fired electric generation equipment and ancillary systems including electric and gas transmission lines, water and wastewater distribution and collection systems. If approved, the generating facility would be built on an 8.5-acre abandoned orchard site located 5 miles east of the town of Fallbrook.

Public Participation

The Energy Commission's Public Adviser's Office provides the public with assistance in participating in Commission activities. If you want information on how to participate in this proceeding, please contact the Public Adviser's Office at (916) 654-4489, toll free at (800) 822-6228, by FAX at (916) 654-4493, or by e-mail at pao@energy.state.ca.us. If you have a disability and require assistance to participate, please contact Lou Quiroz at (916) 654-5146 at least five days in advance.

Questions

General information about the proposed generating facility and related documents are available on the Energy Commission's website at http://www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/orangegrovepeaker/index.html.

Please direct all news media inquiries to the Energy Commission's media office at (916) 654-4989 or e-mail at mediaoffice@energy.state.ca.us. For technical questions on the subject matter, please contact Felicia Miller, Project Manager at (916) 654-4640 or by e-mail at fmiller@energy.state.ca.us. If you are unable to attend the workshop, written comments may be sent to the Project Manager electronically or to the Energy Commission's street address shown on the letterhead of this notice.

Date: August 27, 2008

Terrence O'Brien, Deputy Director
Energy Facilities Siting Division