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On November 20, 2003, the California Energy Commission (Energy Commission) received a petition from the City of Redding Electric Utility to modify the operational parameters of the Redding Peaking Power Plant (92-SPPE-2C). The 73-megawatt project received a Small Power Plant Exemption in May 1993 and began commercial operation (with a specific dispatch scenario), on November 1, 1995. The facility is located in the City of Redding, Shasta County, California.

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSED CHANGE: Delete Condition of Exemption Energy Resources 1 and remove energy production restrictions. If approved, the modifications will allow the project to increase the number of permitted hours the facility is allowed to operate. The potential for increased emissions will be offset by surrender of Emissions Reduction Credits.


The purpose of the Energy Commission's review process is to assess the impacts of this proposal on environmental quality, public health and safety. The review process includes an evaluation of the consistency of the proposed changes with the Energy Commission's Decision and if the project, as changed, will remain in compliance with applicable laws, ordinances, regulations, and standards (Title 20, Calif. Code of Regulations, section 1769). Energy Commission staff is currently analyzing the request and will publish an analysis in the next several weeks. A public hearing for the purpose of approving or denying the amendment proposal will subsequently be held at a regularly scheduled Energy Commission business meeting.

This Notice of Receipt is being mailed to interested parties and property owners adjacent to the project site who may want to participate in the amendment process.

The petition to amend is available on the Energy Commission's webpage at www.energy.ca.gov/siting. The staff analysis (when published), and the order (if approved) will also be posted on the webpage. If you would like to receive a hard copy of the petition to amend the project, staff's analysis, and/or the Energy Commission's order if the changes are approved, please complete the enclosed Information Request Form and return it to the address shown.

If you have questions or wish to make comments regarding this proposed project change, please contact Connie Bruins, Compliance Project Manager, at (916) 654-4545, or by e-mail at cbruins@energy.state.ca.us within 14 days of the date of this notice.

For further information on how to participate in this proceeding, please contact Ms. Margret J. Kim, the Energy Commission's Public Adviser, at (916) 654-4489, or toll free in California at (800) 822-6228. If you require special accommodations, contact Lourdes Quiroz at (916) 654-5146. News media inquiries should be directed to Assistant Director, Claudia Chandler, at (916) 654-4989.

Date Online: December 2, 2003

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TERRENCE O'BRIEN, Deputy Director
Systems Assessment & Facilities Siting

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