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Notice of Data Response and Issue Resolution
Staff Workshop
for the Russell City Energy Center
(01-AFC-7C)
Amendment No.1

The California Energy Commission staff will conduct a Data Response, Issue Resolution workshop for the Russell City Energy Center. The purpose is to discuss the project owner's responses to staff's data requests and to work toward resolving issues on the topics listed below. Discussion will also focus on comments and concerns from the City of Hayward's public agencies. All interested agencies and members of the public are invited to participate.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
HAYWARD CITY HALL BUILDING
Room 2A
777 B St., Hayward, CA 94541
(Wheelchair Accessible)
(Map to Location)

Discussion Topics
Air Quality
Land Use
Traffic and Transportation

Purpose

The Energy Commission staff is currently analyzing a Petition to Amend the Commission Decision for the Russell City Energy Center (01-AFC-7C). The workshop will focus on Air Quality, Land Use and Traffic and Transportation issues and data responses.

Prior to the discussion of individual technical areas, staff will explain the Energy Commission's amendment process. Staff's data requests and Russell City Energy Center's responses can be found on the Energy Commission's website: http://www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/russellcity/compliance/.

Background

The Russell City Energy Center (RCEC) will be located in the City of Hayward (City) in Alameda County and was certified by the Energy Commission on Sept 11, 2002. On November 17, 2006, Calpine Corporation and GE Energy Finance Services, known as the Russell City Energy Company, LLC, filed a Petition to Amend the Commission Decision to move the project location 1,300 feet northwest of the original location. The RCEC was certified to be constructed in the City's Industrial Corridor at the southwest corner of the intersection of Enterprise Avenue and Whitesell Street, directly south of the City's Water Pollution Control Facility (WPCF).

As described in the Petition to Amend, the project owner plans to construct the facility on four parcels that are presently in both the City and an unincorporated area of Alameda County, directly west of the City's WPCF between Depot Road and Enterprise Avenue.

California's Warren-Alquist Act (Pub. Resources Code (PRC) § 25000 et seq.), provides the Energy Commission the exclusive authority to certify thermal electric power plants of 50 MW or more within the state (Pub. Resources Code § 25120 and 25500 et seq.). Additionally, Title 20, California Code of Regulations § 1769 authorizes the Energy Commission to approve amendments and modifications to those facilities it has certified. The amendment process includes an evaluation of the engineering and environmental impacts of the modified project, and whether it will remain in compliance with applicable laws, ordinances, regulations, and standards.

Public Participation

The Energy Commission's Public Adviser provides the public with assistance in participating in Energy Commission activities. If you want information on how to participate in this proceeding, please contact the Public Adviser's Office at (916) 654-4489 or toll free at (800) 822-6228, by FAX at (916) 654-4493, or by e-mail at pao@energy.state.ca.us. If you have a disability and require assistance to participate, please contact Lou Quiroz at (916) 654-5146 at least five days in advance.

Questions

General information and documents on the proposed project are available on the Energy Commission's website at http://www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/russellcity/compliance/. Please direct all news media inquiries to Claudia Chandler, Assistant Director, at (916) 654-4989 or e-mail at mediaoffice@energy.state.ca.us. For technical questions on the subject matter, please contact Lance Shaw, Compliance Project Manager, at (916) 653-1227 or by e-mail to lshaw@energy.state.ca.us. If you are unable to attend the workshop, written comments may be sent to the Compliance Project Manager electronically or to the Energy Commission's street address shown on the letterhead of this notice.





Date Posted: April 13, 2007

________/signed/_______
TERRENCE O'BRIEN,
Deputy Director
Energy Facilties Siting Divisiion

   
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