NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY PRELIMINARY STAFF ASSESSMENT FOR THE ROSEVILLE ENERGY PARK
[California Energy Commission Letterhead]


BEFORE THE ENERGY RESOURCES CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION
OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA



APPLICATION FOR CERTIFICATION FOR THE ) DOCKET NO. 03-AFC-1
THE ROSEVILLE ENERGY PARK )
BY THE CITY OF ROSEVILLE ) (DATA ADEQUATE)
) DECEMBER 17, 2003
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NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY
PRELIMINARY STAFF ASSESSMENT
FOR THE ROSEVILLE ENERGY PARK

On October 30, 2003, the City of Roseville's electric department, doing business as Roseville Electric (RE) filed an Application for Certification (AFC), for its proposed Roseville Energy Park (REP) with the California Energy Commission seeking approval to construct and operate a 120 to 125 megawatt (MW) natural gas-fired, combined-cycle electric generating facility. As proposed, the REP will have the ability to peak-fire to 160 MW during summer design conditions and will be owned and operated by RE. The Energy Commission determined the application to be data adequate on December 17, 2003.

The proposed project would be located on a 12-acre site within a 40-acre City of Roseville parcel. The project site is within the limits of the City of Roseville, adjacent to and north of the Pleasant Grove Waste Water Treatment Plant (PGWWTP). The project site is owned by the City of Roseville and is zoned Public/Quasi-Public. Surrounding land uses currently include ranching (agricultural grazing) and rural residential. The project area to the south, east, and west, however, is proposed for residential, industrial, and commercial development under the West Roseville Specific Plan (WRSP).

Natural gas for the project will be delivered by the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) gas system via a new six-mile pipeline. A 60-kilovolt (kV) on-site switchyard will deliver the plant's power directly to the grid through a double-circuit 60 kV transmission line that will be located adjacent to the project site. This new line will be constructed along the current alignment of Phillip Road and will be looped directly through the project switchyard. A 50-foot-long pipeline will supply tertiary treated recycled waste water from the City of Roseville's adjacent PGWWTP for use as cooling tower makeup water, firewater, service water, and process makeup water.

The Preliminary Staff Assessment (PSA) contains the California Energy Commission staff's draft environmental and engineering evaluation of the project. We will conduct one or more public workshops on the PSA in July 2004. These workshops will be separately noticed. Based on these workshops, comments received on the PSA, and additional information that will be gathered, we will revise the PSA and issue a Final Staff Assessment. Agencies and members of the public are encouraged to participate. Your written comments would be appreciated by July 28, 2004.

This document is also available on the Internet (see below). If you would like a copy of the PSA, please fill out the enclosed form (Adobe Acrobat PDF file, 1 pages, 68 kilobytes)and return it to California Energy Commission, Attention: Keith Muntz, 1516 Ninth Street, MS-3000, Sacramento, CA 95814-5512, phone (916) 651-8843. If you prefer, you may e-mail your request to kmuntz@energy.state.ca.us.. Your request should include the name of the project (Roseville Energy Park) and your complete name and address.

If you would like information on how to participate in the Energy Commission's review of the project, please contact Ms. Margret Kim, the Energy Commission's Public Adviser, at (916) 654-4489, toll free in California at (800) 822-6228, or by email at: pao@energy.state.ca.us. Technical or project schedule questions should be directed to Bob Eller, Siting Project Manager, at (916) 651-8835, or by e-mail to: beller@energy.state.ca.usm. The PSA and other relevant documents are available on the Energy Commission's Internet web site at: http://www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/roseville. News media inquiries should be directed to Assistant Director, Claudia Chandler, at (916) 654-4989, or by email at: mediaoffice@energy.state.ca.us.

Dated June 30, 2004, at Sacramento, California.



________________________________________
Paul Richins
Energy Facilities Siting Program Manager





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