[California Energy Commission Letterhead]


NOTICE OF STAFF WORKSHOP TO DISCUSS APPLICATION MODIFICATIONS AND 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 has begun its evaluation of the project. The purpose of the workshop is to discuss proposed changes by the applicant to the application and facility. The public will have an opportunity to ask questions. Changes to the proposal primarily affect areas of air quality, noise, soil and water resources, visual resources, and transmission line safety and nuisance. The workshop will be held:

Tuesday, December 15, 1998
6 to 9 p.m.
Pittsburg City Hall - Council Chambers
65 Civic Avenue
Pittsburg, California


Per the Energy Commission Committee’s directions at its November 19, 1998 Status Conference, December status reports from the parties will be due one week following this workshop, specifically December 22, 1998. 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. 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 and copies of 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: December 3, 1998 ________________________________
  DAVID A. ROHY, Ph.D.
  Vice Chair and Presiding Member

  Mailed to List: Pittsburg (712)



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