[California Energy Commission Letterhead]


NOTICE OF A WORKSHOP TO DISCUSS AIR QUALITY ISSUES FOR
THE PITTSBURG DISTRICT ENERGY FACILITY
DOCKET NUMBER 98-AFC-1

The Pittsburg District Energy Facility (PDEF), Limited Liability Company, is proposing to develop a 500 megawatt natural gas-fired power plant. The proposed location for this plant is on a 12-acre site on East 3rd Street, west of the intersection of East 3rd Street and Columbia in the City of Pittsburg in Eastern Contra Costa County. The project's major linear features will include a new natural gas pipeline; a new pipeline for reclaimed water; a new 115 kilovolt transmission line that will interconnect with Pacific Gas and Electric's existing Pittsburg Power Plant substation; and a truck bypass road.

The Energy Commission staff issued their staff assessment of the project on March 11, 1999. The purpose of the workshop is to discuss staff's analysis on air quality related issues and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District's Preliminary Determination of Compliance for the PDEF. Additionally, staff plans to discuss some recently identified issues concerning the truck bypass route. The applicant and public will have an opportunity to ask questions and participate in the technical discussion. The workshop will be held:

Thursday, April 15, 1999
9 a.m. -- 12 noon
Pittsburg City Hall - Council Chambers
65 Civic Avenue
Pittsburg, California

If you cannot attend this workshop, please contact the Public Adviser at the number listed below for assistance in submitting written questions and/or comments.

The location of the meeting is wheelchair accessible. If you require special accommodations to attend the workshop, contact Robert Sifuentes at (916) 654-5004, at least five days prior to the workshop. Persons who want information on how to participate in the Commission's review of the project should contact Ms. 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 Technical or project schedule questions should be directed to Lorraine White, Siting Project Manager, in the Energy Facilities Siting and Environmental Protection Division at (916) 654-4082, or by E-mail at lwhite@energy.state.ca.us. The status of the project, a copy of the staff's assessment and other project related documents are available on the Energy Commission's Internet page at www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/pittsburg. News media inquiries should be directed to Assistant Executive Director, Claudia Chandler, at (916) 654-4989.

DATE: April 4, 1999 ________________________________
  DAVID A. ROHY, Ph.D.
  Vice Chair and Presiding Member

  Mailed to List: Pittsburg 705, & 712



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