[California Energy Commission Letterhead]  


Energy Resources Conservation
and Development Commission

In the Matter of:
Application for Certification for the
Sunrise Cogeneration and Power
Project (Sunrise)
Docket No. 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 Commission's (Energy Commission) siting authority.

On August 2, 1999, Energy Commission staff completed its Preliminary Staff Assessment (PSA) of the Sunrise Cogeneration and Power Project Application for Certification. You can obtain a copy of the PSA by calling Luz Manriquez at (916) 654-3928 or view and print the document from the Energy Commission web site (note the web site address below). On July 28, 1999 the San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District (District) issued its Preliminary Determination of Compliance (PDOC) of the Sunrise project for a 30-day public review and comment period. Energy Commission staff has scheduled a workshop to discuss both its Preliminary Staff Assessment for air quality and the District's PDOC. The workshop will be held:

MONDAY, August 16, 1999
1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Kern County Public Services Building
1st Floor Conference Room
2700 "M" Street
Bakersfield, CA

The location of the meeting is wheelchair accessible. If you require special accommodations, contact Robert Sifuentes at (916) 654-5004, at least five days prior to the workshop. Persons wanting information on how to participate in the Commission's review of the project should contact Roberta Mendonca, the 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. Technical or project schedule questions should be directed to Roger E. Johnson, Siting Program Manager, at (916) 653-0385, or e-mail at rejohnso@energy.state.ca.us. The status of the project and a copy of the staff's Preliminary Staff Assessment are available on the Energy Commission's Internet web 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 On-line: August 10, 1999

MICHAL C. MOORE, Commissioner
and Presiding Member

Mailed to list: #714

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