[Workshop Notice Letterhead]

Air Quality and Visual Workshop

Purpose: On January 25, 2003, the staff of the California Energy Commission (Energy Commission) filed its independent analysis of the Palomar Energy Project (PEP). The staff's analysis, known as the Final Staff Assessment (FSA), identified mitigation in the areas of Air Quality and Visual Resources that has not been agreed upon by the applicant. The purpose of this workshop is to discuss the proposed mitigation with the applicant prior to the upcoming evidentiary hearings.

Time: Friday, February 7, 2003
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: California Energy Commission
2nd Floor Siting Conference Room
1516 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(Wheelchair Accessible)

Teleconference: For those unable to attend the workshop in person, a toll-free teleconference number is provided. At 10:00 a.m. on February 7, call 800-369-2088 and provide the Pass code: 48531; the Conference Leader's name is: Bob Eller

Project Summary: On November 28, 2001, Palomar Energy LLC filed an Application for Certification (AFC) for its proposed PEP seeking approval to construct and operate a 546 MW natural gas-fired, combined-cycle electric generating facility. The PEP is under the permitting authority of the Energy Commission and would be located on a vacant 20-acre site within a planned 186-acre industrial park in the City of Escondido, San Diego County, California. The PEP site is located west of Interstate 15 and south of State Highway 78, about 600 feet southwest of the intersection of Vineyard Avenue and Enterprise Street.

Public Participation: The public is encouraged to participate and provide comments. 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, toll free in California at (800) 822-6228, or by e-mail at: PAO@energy.state.ca.us. If you require special accommodations, contact Lourdes Quiroz at least five days prior to the workshop at (916) 654-5146.

Agency Participation: The Energy Commission staff encourages attendance by representatives of those federal, state, and local agencies that have either direct or indirect interests in the purposes of this workshop.

Questions: General information on the proposed power plant is available on the Energy Commission's Web Site at: http://www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/palomar. Inquiries about the project schedule or analysis should be directed to Bob Eller, Energy Commission Project Manager, at (916) 651-8835, or e-mail at: beller@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.ca.gov.

DATE: __________________

Commissioner and Presiding Member

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