[California Energy Commission Letterhead]



BEFORE THE ENERGY RESOURCES
CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION

OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA




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APPLICATION FOR CERTIFICATION FOR THE    )	     DOCKET NO. 01-AFC-7
RUSSELL CITY ENERGY CENTER               )     (AFC ACCEPTED 07/11/01)	
(RUSSELL CITY)                           )     
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NOTICE OF COMMISSION HEARING
RE: PRESIDING MEMBER'S PROPOSED DECISION (PMPD)


I. BACKGROUND

On July 31, 2002, the Committee designated to conduct proceedings in the above-captioned matter issued its Presiding Member's Proposed Decision (PMPD) recommending that the Commission approve the Application for Certification for the Russell City Energy Center. On August 22, 2002, the Committee is holding a public conference in Hayward to discuss comments on the PMPD. The 30-day period during which to file comments on the PMPD ends on August 30, 2002. In the event that the comments and edits proposed by the parties and members of the public do not substantively change the Committee's findings and conclusions, no Revised PMPD will be issued. Instead the Committee will distribute a list of Errata to be incorporated into the PMPD upon consideration by the full Commission.

II. NOTICE OF COMMISSION HEARING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the California Energy Commission will conduct a public hearing (Cal. Code of Regs., tit. 20, ¤ 1754) on the PMPD at a Business Meeting scheduled as follows:

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2002
Beginning at 10 a.m.
California Energy Commission
First Floor Hearing Room A
1516 Ninth Street
Sacramento, California
(Wheelchair Accessible)

Teleconference: Interested governmental agencies and members of the public are invited to participate either in person or via teleconference by calling the following:

Toll Free Number: 1 (888) 823 - 5065
Conference Leader: Jerome Lee
Passcode: Business Meeting

III. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

Members of the public may attend this hearing and offer public comment on the matters discussed at the hearing. Written comment may also be submitted. The Commission's Public Adviser, Roberta Mendonca, is available to provide information and to assist the public in participating at the hearing. The Public Adviser can be reached at (916) 654-4489 or toll free at (800) 822-6228 or email at: pao@energy.state.ca.us

The PMPD and the list of Errata may be viewed on the Commission's Website for this proceeding at: www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/russellcity Members of the public who do not have access to the internet may contact the Public Adviser to obtain copies of the PMPD and the list of Errata.

IV. FURTHER INFORMATION

If you have a disability and need assistance to participate in the hearing(s), please contact Lourdes Quiroz at (916) 654-5146 at least five days prior to the hearing(s) you wish to attend. Technical questions concerning the project may be addressed to Jack Caswell, the Commission Staff's Project Manager at (916) 653-0062 or email at: jcaswell@state.ca.us. Legal or procedural questions should be directed to Gary Fay, the Hearing Officer, at (916) 654-3893 or, email at: gfay@energy.state.ca.us.

Media inquiries should be directed to Claudia Chandler, Assistant Executive Director for Media and Public Communications at (916) 654-4989 or, email at: energia@energy.ca.gov.

Dated August 19, 2002, at Sacramento, CA

_______________________________
WILLIAM J. KEESE
Chairman and Presiding MembeR
Russell City AFC Committee


_______________________________
ROBERT PERNELL
Commissioner and Associate Member
Russell City AFC Committee





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