Notice of Staff Data Response & Issue Resolution Workshop for the
GWF Tracy Combined Cycle Power Plant Project (08-AFC-7)
The California Energy Commission will conduct a Data Response and Issue Resolution Workshop for the GWF Tracy Combined Cycle Power Plant Project on December 11, 2008. The purpose of the workshop is to discuss GWF Energy, LLC's responses to the Energy Commission's data requests and to facilitate the resolution of related issues and concerns. All interested agencies and members of the public are invited to participate. The workshop will be held:
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2008
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS
3751 NORTH TRACY BLVD.
TRACY, CA 95304
The Energy Commission is currently reviewing GWF Energy, LLC's (GWF Energy) Application for Certification (AFC) for the proposed development of the GWF Tracy Combined Cycle Power Plant Project (GWF Tracy). To facilitate its review of the AFC, the Energy Commission published data requests on October 21, 2008 for the following technical areas: air quality, biological resources, cultural resources, geology and paleontology, land use, and soil and water resources.
The December 11, 2008 Data Response and Issue Resolution Workshop will focus on GWF Energy's November 19, 2008 data responses, and the resolution of related issues and concerns. Following the workshop, staff will consider the responses and comments it receives, if necessary submit a second round of data requests, and publish a Preliminary Staff Assessment containing a preliminary analysis of issues and recommendations for mitigation and conditions of certification.
On July 18, 2008, the California Energy Commission received an AFC from GWF Energy, LLC for GWF Tracy. GWF Energy proposes to modify the existing Tracy Peaker Plant (TPP) (01-AFC-16), a nominal 169-megawatt (MW) simple-cycle power plant by converting the facility into a combined-cycle power plant with a new nominal generating capacity of 314 MW. The proposed project would occupy a 16.38-acre, fenced site within the existing GWF-owned 40-acre parcel in an unincorporated portion of San Joaquin County immediately southwest of Tracy, California, and approximately 20 miles southwest of Stockton, California.
The Energy Commission's Public Adviser's Office provides the public with assistance in participating in Commission activities. If you want information on how to participate in this proceeding, please contact the Public Adviser, Elena Miller, at (916) 654-4489, toll free at (800) 822-6228, by FAX at (916) 654-4493, or by e-mail at PublicAdviser@energy.state.ca.us. . If you have a disability and require assistance to participate, please contact Lou Quiroz at (916) 654-5146 at least five days in advance or the workshop.
General information about the proposed generating facility and related documents are available on the Energy Commission's website at http://www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/tracyexpansion/index.html.
Please direct all news media inquiries to the Energy Commission's media office at (916) 654-4989 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. For technical questions on the subject matter, please contact Christopher Meyer, Project Manager, at (916) 653-1639 or by e-mail at: email@example.com. If you are unable to attend the workshop, written comments may be sent to the Project Manager electronically or to the Energy Commission's street address shown on the letterhead of this notice by January 15, 2009.
__Signature in Dockets________
TERRENCE O'BRIEN, Deputy Director
Siting, Transmission and Environmental Protection Division
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