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Notice of Staff Assessment Workshop
For the Russell City Energy Center
Amendment No. 1

On June 29, 2007, the California Energy Commission staff filed its complete Staff Assessment of the Russell City Energy Center (RCEC) Petition to Amend the Commission Decision on the RECEC (01-AFC-7). The Energy Commission staff will conduct a staff assessment workshop for the RCEC Amendment No. 1. All interested agencies and members of the public are invited to participate.

WEDNESDAY, July 11, 2007
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Room 2A
777 B St., Hayward, CA 94541
(Wheelchair Accessible)

The purpose of this workshop is to receive comments from the project owner, intervenors, the public and public agencies on the staff assessment. The RCEC staff assessment can be found on the Energy Commission's website: http://www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/russellcity_amendment/.

Written comments are requested by July 13, 2007. Staff will consider the comments received and publish any necessary errata to the staff assessment no later than July 18, 2007. A Prehearing Conference and Evidentiary Hearing will be held on July 19, 2007. The Prehearing Conference and Evidentiary Hearing notice can be found on the Energy Commission's website: http://www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/russellcity_amendment/notices/index.html.

The Russell City Energy Center (RCEC) is proposed to be located in the city of Hayward (city) in Alameda County and was certified by the Energy Commission on September 11, 2002. On November 17, 2006, the Russell City Energy Center, 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 cityŐs Water Pollution Control Facility (WPCF).

The project owner has requested approval to construct the facility on four parcels that are presently in the city, directly west of the city's WPCF between Depot Road and Enterprise Avenue.

California's Warren-Alquist Act (Pub. Resources Code (PRC) section 25000 et seq.), provides the Energy Commission the exclusive authority to certify thermal electric power plants of 50 megawatts or greater within the state (Pub. Resources Code sections 25120 and 25500 et seq.). Additionally, Title 20, California Code of Regulations section 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.

General information and documents on the proposed project are available on the Energy Commission's website at
http://www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/russellcity_amendment/. 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 by July 13, 2007 to the staff's project manager electronically or to the Energy CommissionŐs street address shown on the letterhead of this notice.


TERRENCE O'BRIEN, Deputy Director
Energy Facilities Siting Division

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