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Notice of Data Response & Issue Resolution
Staff Workshop for the
Willow Pass Generating Station
(08-AFC-6)

The California Energy Commission Staff will conduct a Data Response and Issues Resolution Workshop for the proposed Willow Pass Generating Station (WPGS). The purpose is to discuss the applicant's responses to staff's data requests and to work toward resolving outstanding issues. All interested agencies and members of the public are invited to participate. The workshop will be held:

Friday, December 19, 2008
10:00 a.m.

City Hall
City of Pittsburg
65 Civic Avenue
Pittsburg, Calif.94565

(Wheelchair Accessible)
(Map to Location)

Purpose

The Energy Commission Staff is currently analyzing Mirant Willow Pass, LLC's (applicant) Application for Certification (AFC) for the proposed development of the WPGS project. Staff has provided the applicant one set of data requests dated November 14, 2008 for the following technical areas: biological resources, soil and water, visual resources and waste management. Air quality data requests will follow at a later date. The staff workshop will focus on the applicant's data responses and possible resolution of identified issues.

Staff's data requests and the Issues Identification Report are available on the Energy Commission's website at http://www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/willowpass/. The applicant's responses will be posted on the Commission's website as soon as possible after receipt. Following the workshop, staff will consider the comments it receives and initiate preparation of the Preliminary Staff Assessment (PSA) containing staff's preliminary analysis of the WPGS AFC and the potential impacts, including recommendations for mitigation and proposed conditions of certification.

Background

On June 30, 2008, Mirant Willow Pass LLC (applicant) submitted an AFC to the California Energy Commission proposing to develop a nominal 550 megawatt (MW) combined cycle natural gas-fired power plant in the City of Pittsburg, Contra Costa County, California. The WPGS would consist of two, natural gas-fired Siemens Flex Plant 10 generating units which utilize dry cooling technology. The generating units, which would produce a total of 550 MW, would be connected to an adjacent PG&E switchyard within the existing Pittsburg Power Plant owned by Mirant.

Public Participation

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, or toll free at (800) 822-6228, by FAX at (916) 654-4493, or by e-mail at pao@energy.state.ca.us.

To request special accommodations for those persons with disabilities, please contact Lourdes Quiroz, the Energy Commission's EEO Officer at lquiroz@energy.state.ca.us or by telephone (916) 654-5146. For those persons with limited English knowledge, request interpreter services by contacting Ivor Benci-Woodward, Energy Commission Project Manager, at (916) 654-3911 or by e-mail at ibenciwo@energy.state.ca.us.

Questions

General information about the proposed WPGS and related documents are available on the Energy Commission's website at http://www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/willowpass/index.html". Please direct all news media inquiries to the Energy Commission's media office at (916) 654-4989 or e-mail at mediaoffice@energy.state.ca.us. Please direct your technical or project schedule questions to Ivor Benci-Woodward, Energy Commission Project Manager, at (916) 654-3911 or by e-mail at ibenciwo@energy.state.ca.us.

If you are unable to attend the workshop, written comments may be sent to the staff's project manager electronically or to the Energy Commission's street address shown on the letterhead of this Notice.

DATE:_____________

TERRENCE O'BRIEN, Deputy Director
Siting, Transmission and Environmental
Protection Division