[California Energy Commission Letterhead]


Notice of Workshop on Habitat Conservation
Plans Pastoria Energy Facility Project


Purpose: The staff of the Energy Commission will host a workshop for Pastoria Energy Facility Project (PEF Project) representatives, US Fish and Wildlife Service, other interested agencies and the public. The purpose of the workshop is to discuss the Habitat Conservation Plans for the PEF Project. This discussion includes the topics of mitigation and compensation for biological resources impacted by the PEF Project. The public is welcome to attend, ask questions and make comments on these topics.
Time: Thursday, March 16, 2000 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: US Fish and Wildlife Service
2800 Cottage Way, Room W-2605
Sacramento, CA 95825
(Wheelchair Accessible)
Project Summary: The PEF Project is a proposed 750 megawatt natural gas-fired electric generating facility. The proposed project is located on Tejon Ranch 30 miles south of Bakersfield, and 6.5 miles east of Interstate 5 at the base of the Tehachapi Mountains.
Public Participation: For information on how to participate in the CommissionŐs review of the proposed project, please contact Roberta Mendonca, the CommissionŐs 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 CommissionŐs website at www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/pastoria. Inquiries about the project should be directed to Kae Lewis, Energy Commission Project Manager, at (916) 654-4176. News media inquiries should be directed to Claudia Chandler, Assistant Executive Director, at (916) 654-4989, or e-mail at cchandle@energy.state.ca.us.



DATE ON LINE: MARCH 8, 2000


ROBERT A. LAURIE
Commissioner and Presiding Member





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