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Notice of a Data Response and Issues Resolution
Staff Workshop for the
South Bay Replacement Project (06-AFC-3)

Agenda

The California Energy Commission staff will hold a workshop to discuss the Applicant's (LSP South Bay) responses to data requests published on October 31, 2006 (see Workshop Agenda attached). The workshop is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. There will be a lunch break from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. and a dinner break from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. From 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., there will be a summary of the information discussed during the day-time workshop and an opportunity for the public to make comments and ask questions. All interested agencies and members of the public are invited to participate.

The workshop will be held:

MONDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2006
10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
(lunch break from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.) and (dinner break from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.)
CITY OF CHULA VISTA COUNCIL CHAMBERS
276 Fourth Avenue, Chula Vista, California 91910
(Wheelchair Accessible)

Purpose

The staff of the Energy Commission will conduct a Data Response and Issues Resolution Workshop for the proposed South Bay Replacement Project (SBRP). The workshop will describe the Energy Commission's Application for Certification (AFC) process and will provide an opportunity for the Applicant, interested agencies, and the public to discuss data responses submitted by the Applicant on November 29, 2006. An additional purpose of the workshop is to work toward resolving project issues. Subjects to be discussed include: Alternatives, Biological Resources, Environmental Justice, Hazardous Materials, Land Use, Traffic and Transportation, Transmission System Engineering, Waste Management, Water and Soil Resources, Worker Safety, and Visual Resources. Other areas as necessary may be discussed. The topics of Air Quality, Public Health and Cultural Resources will be addressed at a future workshop after complete data responses are received.


Background

On June 30, 2006, the AFC for the SBRP was submitted by the Applicant to develop the SBRP as a natural gas-fired, combined-cycle power plant. The SBRP will be configured as two natural gas-fired combustion turbines with heat recovery steam generators (HRSG) and one steam turbine, and will have a nominal 500 megawatt (MW) output at 62 degrees Fahrenheit (F). SBRP includes HRSG duct firing which can raise the output up to an additional 120 MW for a maximum total capacity of 620 MW by boosting the output of the steam turbine.

The SBRP will be a replacement of the existing South Bay Power Plant (SBPP) that is owned by the San Diego Unified Port District (Port) and operated by the Applicant under a Lease and Cooperation agreement with the Port. The proposed project site is immediately adjacent to and south of the existing SBPP, located near 990 Bay Boulevard in the City of Chula Vista, California. The proposed project site is bordered by the San Diego Bay on the west and Bay Boulevard and Interstate 5 on the east. To the south is a salt production facility and to the north is the existing SBPP. The immediate area around the project site is industrial in nature, with residential housing approximately 1,000 feet to the southeast and east.


Public Participation

The public is encouraged to participate and provide comments as early in our process as possible. For information on how to participate in the Energy Commission's review of the proposed project, please contact Ms. Margret Kim, the Energy Commission's Public Adviser, toll free in California, at (800) 822-6228, or via email at pao@energy.state.ca.us. If you have a disability and need assistance in order to participate at the workshop, please contact Lourdes Quiroz of the Administrative Services Division at (916) 654-5146 at least five days before the meeting, or e-mail Lourdes at lquiroz@energy.state.ca.us.


Internet "Live Stream" For Workshop.

There will be internet "live stream" available for the workshop. Connecting to the internet is as follows: Go to the City of Chula Vista's website: http://www.ci.chula-vista.ca.us/. Click on the streaming video link located on the lower right hand side under "The Latest." See Upcoming Events and click on "Workshop for South Bay Replacement Project."


Questions

General information and documents on the proposed project including the AFC and data requests and data responses are available on the Energy Commission's website at: http://www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/southbay. Inquiries about the project should be directed to Bill Pfanner, Project Manager, at (916) 654-4206 or, by e-mail at: bpfanner@energy.state.ca.us. If you would like to obtain a hard copy of the data requests or data responses, please contact Dora Gomez, Project Secretary, at (916) 653-1608 or, e-mail at dgomez@energy.state.ca.us. Direct media inquiries to Claudia Chandler, Assistant Executive Director, at (916) 654-4989 or, e-mail at: media@energy.state.ca.gov.

Dated:



___________signed____________
TERRENCE O'BRIEN, Deputy Director
Energy Facility Siting Division



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