STATE OF CALIFORNIA

Energy Resources Conservation
and Development Commission

Notice of Two Workshops for the Sutter Power Project
(Application for Certification Nubmer 97-AFC-2)

The California Energy Commission staff is currently reviewing the Sutter Power Project Application for Certification. The project, as proposed by Calpine Corporation, is a 500 megawatt (MW), natural gas-fired power plant in Sutter County. The plant is proposed to be built adjacent to their existing 49.5 MW Greenleaf Unit No. 1 gas-fired cogeneration facility located about seven miles southwest of Yuba City. In addition, the project will require construction of a new natural gas pipeline. Because the project will interconnect with Western Area Power Administration's (Western) 230 kilovolt (kV) transmission line, the review will be completed jointly with Western.

The purpose of these two, staff sponsored, workshops is to discuss issues that have been identified by the public at the recently held Informational Hearing. The workshop of March 25, 1998, will include discussions on: air quality, visual resources, alternative transmission line routes, transmission line impacts to agricultural operations, hazardous materials handling, data requests and data responses. The workshop on March 31, 1998, will include discussions on: water resources, impacts to nearby wells, drainage, water supply options, water disposal options, biological resources and data requests. The public is encouraged to attend and participate in both workshops at the time and location noted below.

WEDNESDAY, March 25, 1998 and TUESDAY, March 31, 1998
9:30 a.m. -- 4:00 p.m.
Veterans Memorial Community Building
1425 Circle Drive
Yuba City, CA 95993
(see map on reverse)

The location of the meetings 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 Ms. Roberta Mendonca, the Commission's Public Adviser, at (916) 654-4489 or toll free in California at (800) 822-6228. Technical or project schedule questions should be directed to Paul Richins, Siting Project Manager, in the Energy Facilities Siting and Environmental Protection Division, at (916) 654-4074, or e-mail at prichins@energy.state.ca.us. The status of the project and a copy of the staff's data requests are available on the Energy Commission's Internet home page at: www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/sutterpower. News media inquiries should be directed to Assistant Executive Director, Claudia Chandler, at (916) 654-4989.


DATE: March 11, 1998



_____//signed//_____
Michal C. Moore
Commissioner and Presiding Member

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