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Docket No. 01-AFC-25

On December 21, 2001 the City of Vernon, California filed an Application for Certification (AFC) for the construction and operation of the Malburg Generating Station (MGS or Project). The Project consists of a 134 megawatt (MW) combined cycle power plant, which would be located on approximately 3.4 acres of the City of VernonÕs existing Station A power generating facility. The existing site includes 5.9 acres, located at 2715 East 50th Street, in Vernon, California.

The MGS would include two gas combustion turbine generators (CTGs) that would burn natural gas and a steam turbine generator (STG) driven with steam produced by two heat recovery steam generators (HRSGs). Each CTG and the STG would be connected to one of three separate electric generators. The new generation would be connected to the existing 69-kilovolt (kV) bus in the Vernon Substation on the MGS. The power generated by these three generators would be distributed through the existing Vernon Substation and transmission lines to Vernon customers. Project details are included on the attached Project Fact Sheet.

The Energy Commission is responsible for reviewing and ultimately approving or denying all thermal electric power plants, 50 MW and greater, proposed for construction in California. The Energy Commission's facility certification process carefully examines public health and safety, environmental impacts, and engineering aspects of proposed power plants, and all related facilities such as electric transmission lines, natural gas pipelines, etc. The Energy Commission is the lead agency under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The proposed facility would be processed under the Energy CommissionÕs six-month licensing process.

Over the next six months, the Energy Commission will conduct a number of public workshops and hearings to determine whether the project should be approved for construction and operation and under what set of conditions. These workshops will provide the public and local, State, and federal agencies the opportunity to ask questions and provide input about the proposed project.

If you desire information on how to participate in the Energy Commission's review of the project, please contact Ms. Roberta Mendonca, the Energy 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 James Reede, Energy Commission Project Manager, at (916) 653-1245 or at Jreede@energy.state.ca.us. The status of the project, an electronic copy of the application for certification, copies of notices, and other relevant documents are also available on the Energy CommissionÕs web site at www.energy.ca.gov/siting cases/vernon. News media inquiries should be directed to Assistant Director, Claudia Chandler, at (916) 654-4989.

This notice of receipt has been mailed to all parties that have requested to be placed on the mailing list prior to the filing of this application and to property owners located adjacent to the project site and any of the project-related facilities. By being on the mailing list, you will receive notices of all project-related activities and notices when documents related to the projectÕs review are available. If you are not currently receiving these notices and want to be placed on the mailing list or wish to be removed from the mailing list, please contact Luz Manriques at (916) 654-3928 or at lmanriqu@energy.state.ca.us.

A copy of the AFC document is available for public inspection at:

Huntington Park County Library
6518 Miles Avenue
Huntington Park CA 90255

Copies are also available at the Energy CommissionÕs Library in Sacramento, the California State Library in Sacramento, and at public libraries in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Fresno, and Eureka. In addition, copies will be distributed to those public agencies that would normally have jurisdiction except for the Energy CommissionÕs exclusive authority to certify sites and related facilities.

DATE: 12/21/01

Energy Facilities Licensing Program Manager

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