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In the Matter of:


Developing Statewide Avian Guidelines

Docket No. 06-OII-1

NOTICE OF STAFF WORKSHOP

 

The California Energy Commission (Energy Commission) staff will conduct a two-day workshop to seek public input on the development of statewide guidelines to reduce potential impacts of wind energy development to birds and bats.

The workshop will provide a forum for discussion about the guidelines, with a particular focus on impacts and potential mitigation measures. The Energy Commission encourages interested parties to present their views either in writing or orally at the workshop. A workshop agenda will be provided approximately one week prior to the workshop.

Background information related to this proceeding is available at www.energy.ca.gov/windguidelines/documents/index.html

The workshop will be held on:

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2006
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
and
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2006
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Aera Energy Training Room
Rayburn S. Dezember Leadership Development Center
CSUB Business Development Center
9001 Stockdale Highway
California State University, Bakersfield
Bakersfield, CA
(Wheelchair Accessible)

To participate by phone, please call 888-455-9639
Passcode: (37600) Call Leader: (John Mathias)

A map to the Dezember Center is available at
www.csub.edu/dlc/Map_to_LDC_April_2003.pdf
Parking passes for parking lot J will be available at the workshop.

Written Comments

Written comments on the workshop topics may be submitted prior to or after the workshop, but no later than 5:00 p.m. on October 5, 2006. Please include the docket number 06-OII-1 and indicate "Developing Statewide Avian Guidelines" in the subject line of your comments. Please hand deliver or mail an original plus 12 paper copies to:

California Energy Commission
Dockets Office, MS-4
Re: Docket No. 06-OII-1
1516 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814-5512

The Energy Commission encourages comments by e-mail. Please include your name or organization in the name of the file. Those submitting comments by electronic mail should provide them in either Microsoft Word format or as a Portable Document (PDF) to [docket@energy.state.ca.us]. One paper copy must also be sent to the Energy Commission's Docket Unit.

Participants may also provide an original and 12 copies at the beginning of the workshop. All written materials relating to this workshop will be filed with the Dockets Unit and become part of the public record in this proceeding.

Additional Information

The Energy Commission's Public Adviser, Margret J. Kim, provides the public assistance in participating in Energy Commission activities. If you want information on how to participate in this forum, 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 before the workshop.

Please direct all news media inquiries to Claudia Chandler, Assistant Executive Director, at (916) 654-4989. If you have questions on the technical subject matter of this forum, please contact Rick York, Senior Biologist at [ryork@energy.state.ca.us].