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Request For Amendment

The California Energy Commission has received a petition from Calpine Construction Financing Co., L.P. (CCFC) to amend the Commission Decision for the Sutter Power Project (SPP) near Yuba City, California. CCFC proposes modification of condition AQ-32 to eliminate the cold and hot startup definitions for the project's combustion turbines. The two separate hot and cold startup limits would be replaced by one limit for all startups; i.e., the lowest of the two existing limits. CCFC also proposes to modify condition AQ-37 to correct an apparent error that limits the ammonia consumption rate for each turbine to 25 lbs/hr. The proposed change would limit the ammonia emissions, rather than consumption, to 25 lbs/hr.

Commission Review Procedures

The purpose of the Energy Commission's review process is: 1) to assess the impacts of this proposal on environmental quality, public health and safety; 2) to assess the consistency of the proposed changes with the Energy Commission's decision on the project; and 3) to determine whether the project, as changed, complies with the applicable laws, ordinances, regulations, and standards (Title 20, Calif. Code of Regulations, section 1769).

Upon receipt of an amendment request, Energy Commission staff notifies interested parties, completes an analysis, and schedules the amendment proposal to be heard at a regularly scheduled business meeting.

Part of the Energy Commission's review process involves consideration of public comments on proposed changes. If you would like to receive a copy of the amendment petition, the staff analysis when it is available, or the Energy Commission's order if this change is approved, please complete the enclosed Information Request Form (not available on electronic, on-line version) and return it to the address shown on the form within 14 days of the date of this Notice. If you have any questions, or wish to make comments regarding this petition, please contact Steve Munro, Compliance Project Manager, toll-free at (800) 858-0784, by mail, or by e-mail to: smunro@energy.state.ca.us.

For information on how you may participate in the amendment process, please contact Ms. Roberta Mendonca, the Energy Commission's Public Adviser, at (916) 654-4489 or toll-free in California at (800) 822-6228. If you require special accommodations, contact Robert Sifuentes at (916) 654-5004. News media inquiries should be directed to Assistant Executive Director, Claudia Chandler, at (916) 654-4989.

Date On Line: June 15, 2000

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