[California Energy Commission Letterhead]


STATE OF CALIFORNIA

Energy Resources
Conservation and Development Commission



NOTICE OF DATA RESPONSE AND ISSUES WORKSHOP
FOR THE SUNRISE COGENERATION AND POWER PROJECT
APPLICATION FOR CERTIFICATION
(98-AFC-4)

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 CommissionŐs (Energy Commission) siting authority.

On Tuesday, May 11, 1999, the Energy Commission staff will conduct a public workshop to discuss the applicant's responses to data requests. Environmental and permitting issues to be discussed will include those associated with the power plant proposal, including air quality, biological resources, soil and water resources, cultural resources, transmission system engineering, and the indirect and cumulative impacts of the project. This public workshop will be held:

Tuesday, May 11, 1999
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth 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 staffŐs data requests, the workshop summary, and other relevant documents are available on the Energy CommissionŐs 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.



DATE: May 3, 1999



______________________________
MICHAL C. MOORE
Commissioner and Presiding Member



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