[Workshop Notice Letterhead]

Russell City Energy Center
Staff Assessment Workshop

Purpose: On October 30, Energy Commission staff issued its Staff Assessment on the Russell City Energy Center (RCEC) Application for Certification (AFC). There will be a series of workshops to discuss the Staff Assessment with the Applicant, Intervenors, governmental agencies and members of the public. Staff will cover the technical topics contained in the Staff Assessment over three days as noted below. Agencies, interested parties, and the public are invited to attend and participate.

Day & TimeTopics Location
Wednesday, November 28

4:30 - No later than 9:30 p.m.
Plant Efficiency, Reliability, Facility Design, Geology & Paleontology, Transmission System Engineering, Wastes, Hazardous Materials, Worker Safety and Fire Protection, Socioeconomics, Land Use, Cultural Resources, Traffic, Noise, Soils and Water, Biological Resources, and AlternativesCity Hall
Room 2A
777 B Street (corner of B & Watkins Street.)
Hayward, California
Rooms are wheelchair accessible.
Thursday, November 29

4:30 - No later than 9:30 p.m.

Visual Resources
Centennial Hall
Room 7
22292 Foothill Boulevard.
(off of City Center Drive)
Hayward, California
Tuesday, December 4

4:30 - No later than 9:30 p.m.

Air Quality, Public Health, Transmission Line Safety
City Hall
Room 2A (address above)
The topics will generally be discussed in the order in which they are listed. Except for the first topic of the day, it is not possible to judge at what time the topic discussions will begin or conclude. There will be at least one half-hour break on each day and the session will end when the topics planned are completed, but will not go any later than the stated time. If the topics planned for November 28 are not completed, they may be carried over to November 29 or December 4.
Project Summary: Calpine, Bechtel Joint Development proposes to construct and operate a 600-(megawatt) MW, natural gas-fired, combined-cycle power plant. The proposed site is located in the Industrial Corridor of the City of Hayward in Alameda County at the intersection of Enterprise and Whitesell Streets.
Public Participation: For information on how to participate in the Energy Commission's review of the proposed project please contact Roberta Mendonca, the Energy Commission's Public Adviser, at (916) 654-4489, or toll free in California at (800) 822-6228, or by e-mail at PAO@energy.state.ca.us. If you require special accommodations, contact Priscilla Ross, (916) 653-6631 at least five days prior to the workshop.
Agency Participation: Energy Commission staff encourages attendance by representatives of agencies that have either direct or indirect interests in the project.
Questions: General information on the proposed power plant and the Staff Assessment is available on the Energy Commission's website at www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/russellcity/. Inquiries about the project schedule or analysis should be directed to Kae Lewis, Energy Commission Project Manager, at (916) 654-4176, or by e-mail at klewis@energy.state.ca.us. News media inquiries should be directed to Claudia Chandler, Assistant Director, at (916) 654-4989, or e-mail at energia@energy.ca.gov.

DATE ON LINE: November 20, 2001

William J. Keese Chairman and
Commissioner and Presiding Member

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