[California Energy Commission Letterhead]

Pastoria Energy Facility
Preliminary Staff Assessment

Purpose: The staff of the Energy Commission recently filed its draft analysis of the Pastoria Energy Facility (PEF) Application for Certification. The staff's draft analysis is called the Preliminary Staff Assessment (PSA). This PSA workshop is designed to receive comment from the applicant, public, intervenors in the proceeding, and local, state and federal agencies. Comments can be made in the following areas: Air Quality, Public Health, Transmission Line Safety and Nuisance, Waste Management, Worker Safety and Fire Protection, Hazardous Materials Management, Power Plant Facility Design, Reliability and Efficiency, Noise, Transmission System Engineering, Geology and Paleontology, Soil and Water Resources, Traffic and Transportation, Land Use, Socioeconomics, Compliance, Cultural Resources, Biological Resources, Visual Resources, and Project Alternatives. Comments will be used to revise the PSA and complete the Final Staff Assessment (FSA). Public comments are welcome and encouraged to be in writing.
When: Thursday, August 3, 2000
Location: Bakersfield Taxpayer Service Center (the location is wheelchair accessible)
1800 30th Street, Suite 380
Bakersfield, California (map is on back of notice)
Schedule: 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Project Summary: The PEF Project is a proposed 750 megawatt natural gas-fired combined cycle electric generating facility. The proposed project would be 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 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 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 and the PSA are available on the Energy Commission's website at http://www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/pastoria. Inquiries about the project schedule or analysis should be directed to Kae Lewis, Energy Commission Project Manager, at (916) 654-4176, or Roger Johnson, Siting Office Manager, at (916) 653-0385. 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: July 24, 2000

Commissioner and Presiding Member

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