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 Notice of California Energy Commission        )   Docket No. 02-FET-1
 Staff Workshop                                )
 California State Fuel Efficient Tire Program  )          
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Workshop Agenda is available

Senate Bill 1170 (Chapter 912, Statutes of 2001) directs the California Energy Commission to make recommendations on a California State Fuel-Efficient Tire Program. A draft report on this subject entitled "Recommendation for a California State Fuel-Efficient Tire Program" is required to be submitted to the State Legislature and the Governor by January 31, 2003. The California Energy Commission staff will conduct a one-day workshop as follows:

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
1516 Ninth Street
Hearing Room A
Sacramento, CA 95814
(Wheelchair Accessible)

The purpose of the workshop is to obtain public comment on the draft report. The report will include recommendations on ways to establish tire testing procedures, baseline data, and a tire rating system; determine effects of mandatory tire efficiency standard on safety; and disseminate information to California consumers. The report will be placed on the California Energy Commission's web site www.energy.ca.gov/transportation/ and will be available at the California Energy Commission's Publications Office (916- 654-4288, Publication No. 600-03-001D) by or no later than November 22, 2002. In addition, the staff and their consultants will present technical documentation at the workshop to support findings and recommendations to be included in the draft report.

Written comments (the original and 6 copies) should be submitted by December 2, 2002 to:

California Energy Commission
Dockets Unit
1516 Ninth Street, MS 4
Sacramento, CA 95814

You may submit your comments by e-mail to the Docket Unit at [docket@energy.state.ca.us] and you will receive instructions on how to proceed with your submission. Please refer to Docket No. 02-FET-1 in your submittal.

NOTE: Audio from this workshop will be broadcast over the Internet. For details, please go to www.energy.ca.gov/realaudio/index.html

For further information on how to participate in this workshop, contact the Energy Commission's Public Adviser, Roberta E. Mendonca, at (916) 654-4489 or toll free at (800) 822-6228. If you require special accommodations, please contact Betty LaFranchi at (916) 654-5204 at least five days before the workshop. Technical questions should be directed to Bernard Treanton at (916) 654-4512. Media inquiries should be directed to Claudia Chandler in the Energy Commission's Media and Public Communications Office at (916) 654-4989.

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