[California Energy Commission Letterhead]

BEFORE THE
STATE OF CALIFORNIA
ENERGY RESOURCES CONSERVATION
AND DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION






Application for Certification for     )
The PICO POWER PLANT                  )     Docket No. 02-AFC-3
By Silicon Valley Power               )
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NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF THE PRESIDING MEMBER'S PROPOSED DECISION AND NOTICE OF COMMITTEE CONFERENCE


I. NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY

The Committee issued the Presiding Member's Proposed Decision (PMPD) for the PICO Power Plant Project on August 6, 2003. Copies of the PMPD were sent to the Proof of Service List and are also available from the Energy Commission's Publications Unit, 1516 Ninth Street, MS-13, Sacramento, CA 95814. For a printed copy, call the Publications Unit at 916-654-5200 and ask for Publication No. P800-03-009.

The PMPD may also be viewed on the Commission's Internet Web Site at:

www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/picopower

Members of the public and governmental agencies may submit written comments on the PMPD. The public comment period ends September 5, 2003. Copies of all comments must be received no later than 5 p.m. on August 26, 2003, by the Energy Commission's Docket Unit, MS-4, 1516 Ninth Street, Sacramento, CA 95814. Identify all comments with "Docket No. 02-AFC-3."


II. NOTICE OF COMMITTEE CONFERENCE

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Committee will conduct a public Conference to discuss comments on the PMPD as follows:

Wednesday, September 3, 2003
Beginning at 2:00 p.m.
California Energy Commission
Hearing Room B
1516 Ninth Street
Sacramento, California
[Wheelchair Accessible]

Applicant, Staff, and all other formal parties wishing to participate at the Conference must file written comments on the PMPD. Such written comments must be served and filed no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, August 26, 2003. The comments shall also be sent by email to the parties and to the Hearing Officer. Members of the general public wishing to participate at this Conference are encouraged, but not required, to submit their written comments by the same date.

Information on Public Participation

For information concerning public participation at the Committee Conference, contact the Commission's Public Adviser, Roberta Mendonca, at 916-654-4489 or, toll free, at 1 -800-822-6228; or e-mail: [pao@energy.state.ca.us]. Media inquiries should be directed to Claudia Chandler at 916-654-4989. If you require special accommodations, contact Lourdes Quiroz at 916-654-5146, prior to the Conference.

Technical questions should be directed to the Commission's Project Manager, Matthew Trask, at 916-654-4067.

Questions of a legal or procedural nature should be addressed to Gary Fay, the Hearing Officer, at 916-654-3893.

Dated August 6, 2003, at Sacramento, California.




JOHN L. GEESMAN, Commissioner
Commissioner & Presiding Member
PICO POWER PROJECT AFC Committee




ARTHUR H. ROSENFELD, Commissioner
Commissioner & Member
PICO POWER PROJECT AFC Committee


Mailed to Lists 7160, 7161, 7162



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