[Workshop Notice Letterhead]

Russell City Energy Center
Biological Resource Workshop

Purpose: The workshop will feature the Applicant's Draft Wetland Mitigation Plan for project impacts to biological resources. Discussion of this plan and resolution of issues will be encouraged among the Applicant, the public, intervenors and interested federal, state and local agencies. The Draft Wetland Mitigation Plan can be reviewed at the www. energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/rusellcity/documents Applicant's Documents.

When: Thursday, February 14, 2002

Location: City Hall 777 B Street, Room 2A (Corner of B and Watkins Streets) Hayward, California 94541 (see map on reverse) (510) 583-4000 This location is wheelchair accessible.

Time: 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Bus Reservation This workshop will include a visit to the project and mitigation sites. Bus Transportation to the sites will leave from the City Hall. Reservations for bus transportation must be made through the Public Adviser's Office; please call (916) 654-4489 or toll free (800) 822-6228 no later than Monday, February 11, 2002. Following the visit to the sites, the bus will return to the City Hall and the workshop will reconvene.

Project Summary: Calpine Corporation proposes to construct and operate a 600-megawatt, 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 at (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 purpose of this workshop.

Questions: General information on the proposed power plant is available on the Energy Commission's website at http://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 e-mail klewis@energy.state.ca.us. News media inquiries should be directed to Claudia Chandler, Assistant Director, at (916) 654-4989.

DATE ON LINE: February 1, 2002

William J. Keese Chairman and
Commissioner and Presiding Member

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