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Energy Resources
Conservation and Development Commission

Notice of Exemption

To: Office of Planning and Research
1400 Tenth Street, Room 121
Sacramento, CA 95814
From: California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street, MS-2000
Sacramento, CA 95814
Project Title: Expansion of Construction Laydown Area, etc.
Sunrise Power Project (Docket #98-AFC-4C)

Project Location: Thirty-five miles southwest of Bakersfield, one mile southwest of the intersection of State Route 33 and Shale Road in Kern County.

Description of Project: The Sunrise Power Project is a 320 MW simple-cycle, natural gas-fired power plant that commenced operation in June 2001. This power plant is currently being expanded to a nominal 585 MW combined-cycle power plant that is scheduled for commercial operation in summer 2003. The project modification is a four-acre expansion of the existing construction laydown and borrow area on the north side of the plant site, a one-acre expansion of the construction parking area south of the existing plant site, and a minor relocation of a segment of the east end of the the new 15-mile water line.

Name of Public Agency Approving Project: California Energy Commission

Name of Person or Agency Carrying Out Project: Sunrise Power Company

Exempt Status: CEQA Guidelines, Section 15304, Minor Alterations to Land

Reasons Why Project is Exempt: The project modifications are minor in nature and will not result in any adverse environmental impacts.

Lead Agency Contact Person: Nancy Tronaas

Tel: (916) 654-3864

Signature ____________________ Date:______________
Nancy Tronaas
Compliance Project Manager

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