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August 12, 2009 > Air District seeks further public comment on proposed Hayward power plant

Air District seeks further public comment on proposed Hayward power plant

Submitted By Kristine Roselius

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District, the regional agency chartered with protecting air quality in the Bay Area, seeks public comment on the revised permit for the Russell City Energy Center in Hayward through September 16, 2009.

The Air District proposed issuing a permit for the facility in December 2008. Following a public hearing and significant public input, the Air District revised the proposed permit to include more stringent air quality provisions and will continue to consider comments from the community to determine whether the proposed project meets applicable air quality requirements.

The project is a 600-megawatt, natural gas-fired, combined-cycle power plant proposed by Houston-based Russell City Energy Company, a Calpine Corporation affiliate. The planned location is 3862 Depot Road, Hayward, near the corner of Depot Road and Cabot Boulevard.

The public can provide their input to the Air District by submitting written comments to Mr. Weyman Lee, BAAQMD, 939 Ellis Street, San Francisco, CA, 94109, or by email to Written comments must be received by September 16, 2009.

A public hearing will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 2, 2009, at Hayward City Hall Council Chambers, 777 B Street, Hayward, CA. Air District staff will answer questions and talk to the public during an open house from 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. immediately before the public hearing.

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