[Workshop Notice Letterhead]


Purpose: The California Energy Commission staff will hold a Data Response workshop for the proposed Malburg Generating Station Project so that the applicant's representatives, interested agencies, and the public can discuss project issues and data responses submitted by the applicant on June 19, 2002. Subjects to be discussed include: Cultural Resources, Geology, Socioeconomics, Traffic and Transportation, Transmission System Engineering, Visual Resources, and Soil & Water. If you have questions in a particular technical area, please contact the project manager identified below five days in advance of the meeting date so that appropriate technical staff can plan to attend.


Monday, July 1, 2002
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location: City Council Chambers
Vernon City Hall
4305 Santa Fe Avenue
Vernon, California 90058
(Wheelchair Accessible)

Project Summary: On May 8, 2002, the Energy Commission deemed the Malburg Generating Station Project (MGS), Application for Certification (AFC) data adequate. This begins the Energy Commission's review process. MGS is seeking approval from the California Energy Commission (Energy Commission) to operate a 134 megawatt (MW), natural-gas fired, combined cycle power plant, that would be located on approximately 3.4 acres of the City of Vernon's existing Station A power generating facility. The existing site includes 5.9 acres, located at 2715 East 50th Street, in Vernon, California.

Public Participation: The public is encouraged to participate and provide comments as early in our process as possible. For information on how to participate in the Energy Commission's review of the proposed project, please contact Roberta Mendonca, the Energy Commission's Public Adviser, at (916) 654-4489, toll free in California at (800) 822-6228, or by e-mail at (PAO@energy.state.ca.us). If you have a disability and need assistance in order to participate at the workshop, please contact Lourdes Quiroz of the Administrative Services Division at (916) 654-5146 at least five days before the meeting.

Questions: General information, and documents on the proposed project are available on the Energy Commission's website at (http://www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/vernon/index.html). Inquiries about the project should be directed to Bill Pfanner, Energy Commission Project Manager, at (916) 654-4206 or by e-mail at (bpfanner@energy.state.ca.usbpfanner@energy.state.ca.us). If you would like to obtain a hard copy of the Data Requests or Data Responses, please contact Evelyn Johnson, Siting Project Secretary, at (916) 653-1640 or by e-mail at (ejohnson@energy.state.ca.us). News media inquiries should be directed to Claudia Chandler, Assistant Executive Director, at (916) 654-4989, or e-mail at: (Energia@energy.state.ca.gov)

Public Information Hearing and Site Visit: Also on July 1, 2002, after the Data Response and Issue Resolution Workshop, the Energy Commission has scheduled a public information hearing and site visit to discuss the proposed project with the Vernon community. The site visit will begin at 5:30 P.M. and the Public Information Hearing will begin at 6:30 P.M. at the Vernon City Hall. The purpose of the Information Hearing is to provide a public forum allowing the Applicant, Commission staff, government agencies, adjacent landowners, and members of the general public to consider the advantages and disadvantages of the project, and to discuss changes or alternatives as necessary.

DATE ONLINE: June 21, 2002
Commissioner and Presiding Member

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