The Pittsburg District Energy Facility (PDEF),
Limited Liability Company is proposing to develop a 500 megawatt
(MW), natural gas-fired, power plant. The plant is proposed to
be located on a 12-acre site on East 3rd Street, west of the intersection
of East 3rd and Columbia in the City of Pittsburg, in eastern
Contra Costa County. In addition, the project's major linear
features will include a new natural gas pipeline; a new pipeline
for reclaimed water; a new 115 kilovolt (kV) transmission line
that will interconnect with Pacific Gas & Electric's existing
system; and a truck bypass road.
The Energy Commission staff has begun its evaluation of the project and has prepared data requests to obtain additional information from PDEF. The purpose of the workshop is to discuss and explain the data requests and to provide PDEF and the public an opportunity to ask clarifying questions. Data requests are being prepared in the areas of air quality, noise, soil and water resources, visual resources, biological resources, worker safety and fire, socioeconomics, waste management and transmission line safety and nuisance. The workshop will be held:
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) 6544489 or toll free in California at (800)
822-6228. Technical or project schedule questions should be directed
to Eileen Allen, Siting Project Manager, in the Energy Facilities
Siting and Environmental Protection Division at (916) 654-4082,
or by E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. The status of the
project and a copy of the staff's data requests 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) 6544989.
DATE: August 19, 1998
DAVID A. ROHY, PH.D.
Vice Chair and Presiding Member
Mailed to List: Pittsburg (712)