[Workshop Notice Letterhead]

Cosumnes Power Plant
Staff PSA Workshops
(01-AFC-19)


Purpose: On August 7, 2002, the staff of the California Energy Commission (Energy Commission) filed its draft independent analysis of the Cosumnes Power Plant project (CPP) Application for Certification, proposed by the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD). The staff's draft analysis, known as the Preliminary Staff Assessment (PSA), is available from our web site at (www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/smud); or you may call Kristy Chew, the project manager, (see below) to have it mailed to you. The purpose of these workshops is to receive comments on staff's technical analysis from the applicant, members of the public, Intervenors in the proceeding, and local, State and federal agencies. Comments will be used to revise the PSA and will be incorporated into the Final Staff Assessment (FSA). Public comments are welcomed and are encouraged to be received in writing by September 20, 2002.

Workshop Information: The workshops will be held over four days, beginning August 26, 2002, and ending September 6, 2002. The Workshop locations are detailed in the table attached to this notice.

A toll-free conference number has been established for the workshops for those that cannot attend the workshop in person but wish to participate or listen to the workshop. The number is 1-888-459-9169. The passcode is "50099". The leader of the conference call will be Kristy Chew. To minimize cost, if no one is on the conference line within 15 minutes of the listed start time, then the conference call will be terminated, unless you contact Kristy Chew the day before the workshop. Please let her know which topic(s) you are interested in participating in.

Project Summary: SMUD proposes to develop the Cosumnes Power Plant, a 1,000-megawatt (MW), natural gas-fired, combined cycle power plant near the decommissioned Rancho Seco Nuclear Plant, 25 miles southeast of the City of Sacramento, in Sacramento County. SMUD plans to develop the project in two phases, each phase consisting of 500 MW. The project would be located on a 30-acre portion of an overall 2,480-acre site owned by SMUD.

Public Participation: The public is encouraged to participate and provide comments. For information on how to participate in the Commission's review of the proposed project, please contact Roberta Mendonca, the Commission's Public Adviser, at 916/654-4489, toll free in California at 800/822-6228, or by e-mail at (PAO@energy.state.ca.us). If you require special accommodations, contact Lou Quiroz, at 916/654-5146 at least five days prior to the workshop.

Agency Participation: Energy Commission staff encourages attendance by representatives of those agencies that have either direct or indirect interests in the purposes of this workshop.

Questions: General information on the proposed power plant is available on the Energy Commission's Web Site at http://www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/smud. Inquiries about the project schedule or analysis should be directed to Kristy Chew, Energy Commission Project Manager, at 916/654-3929, or e-mail at kchew@energy.state.ca.us. News media inquiries should be directed to Claudia Chandler, Assistant Director, at 916/654-4989.


Date:



Robert Pernell,
Commissioner and Presiding Member




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Cosumnes Power Plant
Preliminary Staff Assessment
Workshops Schedule

When:

Monday
August 26, 2002

Wednesday
August 28, 2002

Thursday
September 5, 2002

Friday
September 6, 2002

Location:
Locations are wheelchair accessible.

Energy Commission
3rd Floor Conference Rm
1516 Ninth Street
Sacramento, California    MAP

Hendrickson Hall (adjacent to Herald Fire Station)
12746 Ivie Road
Herald, California

Hendrickson Hall (adjacent to Herald Fire Station)
12746 Ivie Road
Herald, California

Energy Commission
Hearing Room A
1516 Ninth Street
Sacramento, California    MAP

Proposed Agenda:

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

  • Land Use
  • Socioeconomics
  • Transmission Line Safety & Nuisance
  • Waste Management
  • Worker Safety/Fire protection
  • Facility design
  • Geology/Mineral Resources/ Paleontology
  • Plant Efficiency & Reliability
  • Transmission System Engineering

2:30-5 p.m.

  • Biological Resources

6-8 p.m.

  • Cultural Resources

3-5 p.m.

  • Water and Soil Resources
  • Alternative Cooling (tentative)
  • Project Alternatives (tentative)
  • Visual Resources (tentative)

6-8 p.m.

  • Public Comments
  • Noise

3-5 p.m.

  • Air Quality
  • Public Health

6-8 p.m.

  • Public Comments
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Traffic and Transportation

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

  • Continuation of any subjects not completed on previous days.

** A toll-free conference number has been established for the workshops for those that cannot attend the workshop in person but wish to participate or listen to the workshop. The number is 1-888-459-9169. The passcode is "50099." To minimize cost, if no one is on the conference line within 15 minutes of the listed start time, then the conference call will be terminated, unless you contact Kristy Chew the day before the workshop. Please let her know which topic(s) you are interested in participating in.

** Staff welcomes public participation and comments. Any one who cannot attend a given workshop may offer comments on the technical areas noticed for that workshop at one of the other workshops. However, time has been set aside specifically during the workshops in Herald for public comments.