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Notice of Preliminary Staff Assessment
Workshop for the
Walnut Creek Energy Park Project
(05-AFC-2)

The California Energy Commission staff will conduct a workshop for the proposed Walnut Creek Energy Park Project. The purpose is to receive comments on staff's analysis of the Walnut Creek Project Application for Certification (AFC). The workshop will provide an opportunity for the public and other interested parties to meet with staff. All interested agencies and members of the public are invited to participate.

The workshop will be held:

Time: FRIDAY, JANUARY 19, 2007
Starting at 3:00 p.m.
Location: Pacific Palms Conference Resort,
One Industry Hills Parkway, City of Industry, CA
(Location is wheelchair accessible)

Purpose:

California Energy Commission staff recently filed its Preliminary Staff Assessment (PSA) on the Walnut Creek Project AFC. The purpose of this PSA workshop is to receive comments on staff's analysis from the applicant, public, intervenors in the proceeding, and local, state and federal agencies. Environmental and engineering related topics and any outstanding issues will be discussed. Topics will include air quality, noise, soil and water, visible plumes and staff's recommended conditions of certification. Comments will be used to revise the PSA and complete the Final Staff Assessment which will become staff's testimony in evidentiary hearings. Public comments are welcome and encouraged to be in writing.

Background:

On November 22, 2005, Walnut Creek Energy, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Edison Mission Energy, submitted an AFC to construct and operate a nominal 500 megawatt natural gas fired simple-cycle power plant in the City of Industry. The proposed project site is an 11.48-acre parcel located at 911 Bixby Drive in the City of Industry, Los Angeles County, in an area zoned for industrial uses. On December 29, 2006, California Energy Commission staff published its PSA on the Walnut Creek Project AFC.

Public Participation:

The Energy Commission's Public Adviser, Margret J. Kim, provides the public with assistance in participating in Energy Commission activities. If you want information on how to participate in the project review, please contact the Public Adviser's Office at (916) 654-4489 or toll free at (800) 822-6228, by FAX at (916) 654-4493, or by e-mail at pao@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 of the workshop.

Questions:

General information on the proposed power plant and the PSA are available on the Energy Commission's website at http://www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/walnutcreek. Inquiries about the project schedule or PSA should be directed to Lorne C. Prescott, Energy Commission Project Manager, at (916) 654-4640, or by email at lprescot@energy.state.ca.us. News media inquiries should be directed to Claudia Chandler, Assistant Executive Director, at (916) 654-4989, or e-mail at mediaoffice@energy.state.ca.us.





Date Posted: January 08, 2007. ENERGY RESOURCES CONSERVATION AND
DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION

________/signed/_______
TERRENCE O’BRIEN, Deputy Director
Energy Facilities Siting Division

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