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Energy Resources
Conservation and Development Commission

In the Matter of:               )     Docket No. 98-AFC-4
Application for Certification   )     NOTICE OF DATA RESPONSE
for the Sunrise Cogeneration    )     AND ISSUES WORKSHOP
and Power Project               )

The Sunrise Cogeneration and Power Company is proposing to construct and operate a 320 MW natural gas-fueled cogeneration power plant. The Sunrise site is approximately 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 Thursday, April 22, 1999, the Energy Commission staff will conduct a public workshop to discuss the applicant's responses to data requests discussed at the data request workshop on March 10, 1999. Environmental and permitting issues to be discussed will include those associated with the power plant proposal, including air quality, biological resources, waste management, soil and water resources, land use, socioeconomics, cultural resources, facility design, visual resources and electric transmission line. 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. This public workshop will be held:

Thursday, April 22, 1999
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
California Energy Commission
1516 9th Street
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, toll free in California at (800) 822-6228, or by E-mail at PAO@energy.state.ca.us. 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, the workshop summary, and other relevant documents are available on the Energy Commission's Internet page 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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