[California Energy Commission Letterhead]


NOTICE OF RECEIPT OF
PETITION TO AMEND AND
PUBLIC REVIEW OF STAFF ANALYSIS

REVISE CONDITION AQ-32 (11) OF THE
ENERGY COMMISSION DECISION FOR THE
SUTTER ENERGY CENTER PROJECT (97-AFC-2C)

On May 24, 2004, the California Energy Commission received a petition from Calpine Construction Finance Co., LP (Calpine) to modify the Sutter Energy Center Project. The 540-megawatt project was certified on April 14, 1999 and has been operating since July 2001. The facility is located in Sutter County, near Yuba City, California.

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSED CHANGE

Calpine is requesting a minor modification to Condition of Certification AQ-32 (11) to change the current one-hour hourly limit on carbon monoxide (CO) emissions during startup to a three-hour rolling average. This will make the startup emission calculation consistent with the method of calculation during normal plant operation, which is also a three-hour rolling average.

Changing to a three-hour rolling average for the startup CO emission limit would only marginally increase potential one-hour CO emissions during startup events. Since ambient air quality measurements of CO are well below the state and federal standards, staff concludes that there will be no significant impact from this change. Feather River Air Quality Management District staff have indicated that the District plans to adopt this change in their air quality permit in the very near future. The CO emission limit during normal plant operation will remain unchanged. No additional CO offsets are needed. The completed Staff Analysis is enclosed with this notice.

ENERGY COMMISSION REVIEW PROCEDURES



The purpose of the Energy Commission's review process is to assess the impacts of this proposal on environmental quality, public health, and safety. The review process includes an evaluation of the consistency of the proposed changes with the Energy Commission's Decision and if the project, as changed, will remain in compliance with applicable laws, ordinances, regulations, and standards (Title 20, Calif. Code of Regulations, section 1769(a)(3)). A public hearing for the purpose of approving or denying the amendment proposal will subsequently be held at a regularly scheduled Energy Commission business meeting.



This Notice of Receipt and Staff Analysis are being mailed to interested parties and property owners adjacent to the project site who may want to participate in the amendment process.

The Petition to Amend and the Staff Analysis are available on the Energy Commission's webpage at http://www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/sutterpower/index.html. The order (if approved) will also be posted on the webpage. If you would like to receive a hard copy of the petition to amend the project, and/or the Energy Commission's order if the changes are approved, please complete the enclosed Information Request Form and return it to the address shown.



If you have questions, please contact Steve Munro, Compliance Project Manager, at 916-654-3936. Please send comments to Steve Munro by mail to:

California Energy Commission
1516 9th Street, MS 2000
Sacramento, CA 95814

or by fax to 916-654-3882, or by e-mail at smunro@energy.state.ca.us. Comments must be received by June 18 at 5:00 p.m.



For further information on how to participate in this proceeding, please contact Ms. Margret J. Kim, the Energy Commission's Public Adviser, at (916) 654-4489, or toll free in California at (800) 822-6228, or by e-mail to pao@energy.state.ca.us. If you require special accommodations, contact Lourdes Quiroz at (916) 654-5146. News media inquiries should be directed to Assistant Director, Claudia Chandler, at (916) 654-4989or by e-mail to mediaoffice@energy.state.ca.us.


Date On-Line: June 04, 2004.

_____________________________________
TERRENCE O'BRIEN, Deputy Director
Systems Assessment and
Facilities Siting



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