[California Energy Commission Letterhead]

Notice Of A Workshop To Discuss Energy Commission
Staff Data Requests For The Pittsburg District Energy Facility
Application For Certification
Docket Number 98-AFC-1



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:

FRIDAY, September 4, 1998
10 a.m. -- 3 p.m.
Meeting Room
Buchanan Community Park
Harbor and Buchanan Streets
Pittsburg, California


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 eallen@energy.state.ca.us. 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




_____//signed//_____
DAVID A. ROHY, PH.D.
Vice Chair and Presiding Member



Mailed to List: Pittsburg (712)



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