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STATE OF CALIFORNIA

Energy Resources
Conservation and Development Commission



NOTICE OF FORMAL HEARINGS TO TAKE EVIDENCE

The Pittsburg District Energy Facility [Enron Corporation] is proposing a 500 megawatt power plant at USS POSCO in the City of Pittsburg. A Committee of two Energy Commissioners will conduct formal hearings to receive evidence on all aspects of the proposed project, including environmental impacts and technical design. This NOTICE provides the dates and locations of hearings to be held April 2829 and May 3-4, 1999, and if needed, May 5, 1999.


SCHEDULE FOR HEARINGS

When
(all dates 1999)
Where What
(Technical Areas)
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28
Beginning at 2 p.m.
CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION
First Floor, Hearing Room A
1516 Ninth Street
Sacramento, California
Project Description, Need Assessment, Alternatives, Power Plant Efficiency, Power Plant Reliability, Paleontologic Resources, Cultural Resources, and Compliance Monitoring and Closure
THURSDAY, APRIL 29
Beginning at 1 p.m.
(dinner break)
Beginning at 6 p.m.
PITTSBURG CITY HALL
City Council Chambers 65 Civic Avenue Pittsburg, California

NOTE: LOCATION CHANGE
1:00: Biological Resources, Noise Impacts, and Visual Resources

6:00: Soil and Water Resources, Socioeconomics, Worker Safety and Fire Protection

MONDAY, MAY 3
Beginning at 1 p.m.
PITTSBURG CITY HALL
City Council Chambers
65 Civic Avenue
Pittsburg, California
Transmission System Engineering, Transmission Line Safety and Nuisance, Waste Management, and Hazardous Materials Management
MONDAY, MAY 3
Beginning at 6 p.m.
{Note: New Location}
PITTSBURG HIGH SCHOOL
Creative Arts Bldg., "Little Theater"
250 School Street
Pittsburg, California
NOTE: LOCATION CHANGE
Cumulative Impacts, Public Health, and Traffic and Transportation
TUESDAY, MAY 4
Beginning at 9 a.m.
PITTSBURG CITY HALL
City Council Chambers
65 Civic Avenue
Pittsburg, California
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NOTE: LOCATION CHANGE
Land Use, and Facility Design and Geology


If matters are not concluded on May 4, the Committee will continue the hearings on Wednesday, May 5, beginning at 1:00 at Pittsburg City Hall. The Committee will also conduct formal hearings to take evidence on air quality at a later date in May. The date for the air quality hearing will be announced in a separate Notice.

During formal hearings, the parties (Enron Corporation, Commission Staff, and formal Intervenors who include the City of Antioch, Delta Energy Center, CURE, and CAP-IT) will present evidence consisting of sworn testimony and exhibits on each environmental and technical area that may be affected by the proposed power plant. The purpose of formal hearings is to establish the factual record necessary for the Commission to reach a decision on whether to grant a license to construct and operate the proposed power plant project.

Members of the public and interested governmental agencies are encouraged to attend these hearings and may offer unsworn public comment upon the matters discussed at the hearings. These public comments will be entered into the proceeding record and may be used to supplement or explain the evidence of record. Public comments by themselves, however, are not sufficient to support a finding of fact or a decision on an issue.

The Commission's Public Adviser, Roberta Mendonca, is available to provide information and to assist the public in participating at the hearings. If you have questions about the process or how to participate, you should contact the Public Adviser at (916) 654-4489 or (800) 822-6228 or email at: pao@energy.state.ca.us

If you require special accommodations in order to participate, contact Robert Sifuentes at least five days before the first hearing at (916) 654-5004 or email at: rsifuent@energy.state.ca.us

News media inquiries should be addressed to Claudia Chandler, Assistant Executive Director for media and public communications at (916) 654-4989 or email at: energia@energy.gov

Technical questions should be directed to Lorraine White, the Staff's Project Manager at (916) 654-4075 or email at: lwhite@energy.state.ca.us

Questions of a legal or procedural nature should be addressed to Susan Gefter, the Hearing Officer at (916) 654-3893 or email at: sgefter@energy.state.ca.us

Information concerning the status of the project, as well as notices and other relevant Commission documents, may be found on the Energy Commission's Internet home page at: www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/pittsburg

 

Dated: April 7, 1999

ENERGY RESOURCES CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION

   
   
   
   

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DAVID A. ROHY, PH.D.

Vice Chair and Presiding Member




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