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[California Energy Commission Letterhead]

NOTICE OF RECEIPT
PETITION TO AMEND
THE ENERGY COMMISSION DECISION for the
MIDWAY SUNSET COGENERATION PROJECT (85-AFC-3C)

On July 24, 2006, the Midway Sunset Cogeneration Company (MSCC) filed a petition with the California Energy Commission requesting to modify the Midway Sunset Cogeneration Project. The 225-megawatt project was certified by the Energy Commission on May 14, 1987 and began commercial operation on May 1, 1989. The facility is located near the community of Fellows in Kern County.

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSED MODIFICATION

MSCC is seeking approval to install a new evolution compressor rotor in the Unit A turbine. The addition of the more energy efficient rotor would increase output by 9 percent (approximately 7 megawatts), lower the heat rate and reduce emission limits for Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx) and Carbon Monoxide (CO).

ENERGY COMMISSION REVIEW PROCEDURES

The purpose of the Energy Commission's review process is to assess the impacts of this proposal on environmental quality, and 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 modified, 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 is available on the Energy Commission's website at http://www.energy.ca.gov/siting_pre-1999_compliance/index.html. . The staff analysis (when published) will also be posted on the website. If you would like to receive a hard copy of the petition and/or staff's analysis, please complete the enclosed Information Request Form and return it to the address shown.

If you have any comments or questions, please contact Connie Bruins, Compliance Project Manager, at (916) 654-4545, or by fax to (916) 654-3882, or via 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 Margret J. Kim, the Energy Commission's Public Adviser, at (916) 654-4489, or toll free in California at (800) 822-6228, or by e-mail at pao@energy.state.ca.us. If you require special accommodations, please contact Lourdes Quiroz at (916) 654-5146. News media inquiries should be directed to Assistant Director, Claudia Chandler, at (916) 654-4989, or by e-mail at mediaoffice@energy.state.ca.us.

Date: August 9, 2006

__________SIGN ______________
ROGER E. JOHNSON, Manager
Siting and Compliance Office
Systems Assessment & Facilities Siting Division

Enclosure: Information Request Form(PDF 1 pg. 16kb)

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