[California Energy Commission Letterhead]

Otay Mesa Generating Project
Preliminary Staff Assessment Workshop Notice



Purpose: The California Energy Commission (Energy Commission) staff released the Preliminary Staff Assessment (PSA) for the Otay Mesa Generating Project (99-AFC-5) on May 3, 2000. The PSA can be viewed on the Energy Commission web site at www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/otaymesa. Staff will conduct workshops on July 24 and July 25, 2000, covering the reliability, efficiency, transmission system engineering, biological resources, and traffic and transportation areas contained in the PSA. The public is invited to attend the workshops and is encouraged to make comments. Written comments on the PSA will be accepted through August 1, 2000, and should be mailed to Eileen Allen, Project Manager, at the California Energy Commission 1516 Ninth Street, MS-15, Sacramento, CA 95814. A Comment Form is provided for your convenience. The Final Staff Assessment will reflect comments received from the public.


Topic:

Reliability, Efficiency, and Transmission System Engineering (related to gas supply and gas pipeline capacity)

Date:

Monday, July 24, 2000

Time:

1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.

Location:

Chula Vista Public Library Conference Room
365 F St., Chula Vista, CA 91910
(see attached map)
(the location is wheelchair accessible)


Topic:

Traffic and Transportation, and Biological Resources

Date:

Tuesday, July 25, 2000

Time:

9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.

Location:

Caltrans District 11
1450 Frazee Rd., Suite 506
San Diego, CA 92108
(see attached map)
(the location is wheelchair accessible)

The June 25, 2000 workshop will be followed by a California Energy Commission Otay Mesa Committee Status Conference to be held at the San Diego County Administration Building, 1600 Pacific Highway, South Board Chambers, San Diego CA 92101. The Status Conference will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Project Summary: On August 2, 1999, the Otay Mesa Generating Company, LLC filed an Application for Certification (AFC) seeking approval from the California Energy Commission to construct and operate the proposed 510-megawatt (MW) Otay Mesa Generating Project. The project is proposed to be located in the East Otay Mesa region of western San Diego County. The site is located northeast of the intersection of Otay Mesa and Alta Roads; about 15 miles southeast of San Diego and about 1.5 miles north of the U.S./Mexico border. The project, as proposed by the Otay Mesa Generating Company, LLC, consists of building a nominal 510-megawatt natural gas-fired, combined cycle power plant.

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 is available on the Energy Commission's website at www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/otaymesa. Inquiries about the project schedule or analysis should be directed to Eileen Allen, Energy Commission Project Manager, at (916) 654-4082.



DATE ON LINE: July 13, 2000




ROBERT A. LAURIE
Chairman and Presiding Member




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