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The Sunrise Cogeneration and Power Company is proposing to construct and operate a 320 megawatt natural gas-fired cogeneration powerplant. The proposed project is to be located in western Kern County about 35 miles southwest of Bakersfield, 3 miles northwest of Fellows, and 2.5 miles south of Derby Acres. The power plant and related facilities, such as the electric transmission line, natural gas pipeline, and water lines, are under the California Energy Commission's (Energy Commission) siting authority.

On Wednesday, March 10, 1999, the Energy Commission staff will conduct a public workshop to discuss data requests made by the Commission staff. The data requests address environmental and permitting issues, including air quality, biological resources, cultural resources, facility design, hazardous materials management, land use, project overview, socioeconomics, soils and water resources, transmission system engineering, visual resources, and possibly other issues raised by the public. If you wish to receive a copy of staff's proposed agenda, please contact Kristina Bergquist (see below), or check the Energy Commission's Internet page at www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/sunrise. A workshop summary will also be posted on the Energy Commission's Web site. This public workshop will be held:

Wednesday, March 10, 1999
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street
First floor, Hearing Room B
Sacramento, California

The location of the meeting is wheelchair accessible. If you require special accommodations, contact Robert Sifuentes at (916) 654-5004, five days prior to the workshop. Persons wanting information on how to participate in the Energy Commission's review of the project should contact Roberta Mendonca, the Energy Commission's Public Adviser, at (916) 654-4489 or toll free in California at (800) 822-6228 or by E-mail at PAO@energy.state.ca.us. If the location or time of the workshop prevents you from attending to make comments, the Public Adviser can offer assistance. Technical or project schedule questions should be directed to Kristina Bergquist, Siting Project Manager, at (916) 654-4242, or E-mail at kbergqui@energy.state.ca.us. The status of the project and other relevant documents are available on the Energy Commission's Web site at www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/sunrise. News media inquiries should be directed to Assistant Executive Director, Claudia Chandler, at (916) 654-4989.

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