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In the Matter of: )      Docket No. 06-AAER-1
  )        
  )      NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
California Code of Regulations )           
Title 20, Sections 1606-1608 )      RE: PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE
   )      APPLIANCE EFFICIENCY REGULATIONS
_________________________________________ )       

Notice of a Commission Adoption Hearing

Please Note Revised Date

Availability of 15-Day Language
and Opportunity for Comment


The Energy Commission will conduct a public hearing to adopt proposed amendments to the Appliance Efficiency Regulations for power supplies and consumer audio and video equipment. The hearing will be held:

WEDNESDAY, MAY 24, 2006
10 a.m.
CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION
1516 Ninth Street
First Floor, Hearing Room A
Sacramento, California
(Wheelchair Accessible)

Audio from this meeting will be broadcast over the Internet.
For details, please go to:
www.energy.ca.gov/webcast/


At the hearing any person may present written or oral comments on the proposed amendments and additional documents relied upon.

Purpose

On February 27, 2006, the Energy Commission published a Notice of Proposed Action (NOPA) concerning the potential adoption of proposed amendments to the Appliance Efficiency Regulations (45-Day Language). The NOPA and the 45-Day Language were posted on the Energy Commission website on February 28, 2006. The NOPA designated April 12, 2006, as the date for consideration of adoption. The first public hearing listed on the NOPA, with the Energy Commission's Efficiency Committee (Vice Chair Jackalyne Pfannenstiel, Presiding Member), was held on March 27, 2006. Information about this hearing is available on the Energy Commission website at:

www.energy.ca.gov/appliances/2006rulemaking2/documents/index.html

On April 12, 2006, the Efficiency Committee recommended, and the Energy Commission agreed not to adopt the 45-Day Language, but rather to issue a revised proposal (15-Day Language), for consideration at a hearing on May 10, 2006.
Unfortunately the May 10 Business Meeting has been cancelled. The items on the agenda for the May 10 Business Meeting will now be on the agenda for the May 24 Business Meeting.

Due to the timing constraints of making changes to the Standards for External Power Supplies, this 15-Day Language is dealing only with External Power Supply issues and any changes dealing with Digital Television Adapters (DTA) will be dealt with through a continuance of this rulemaking.

Proposed 15-Day Language

The proposed amendments to the Appliance Efficiency Regulations (15-Day Language) are available on the Energy Commission website under "2006 Appliance Rulemaking 2" at:

www.energy.ca.gov/appliances/2006rulemaking2/index.html


Designated Contact Persons

Please contact the following person, preferably by e-mail, for general information about the proceeding or to obtain any document relevant to the proceeding:

Linda Franklin
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street, MS-25
Sacramento, California 95814-5512
Telephone: (916) 654-4064 Fax: (916) 654-4304
E-mail: LFrankli@energy.state.ca.us

Please contact the following person, preferably by e-mail, for substantive questions:

Jim Holland
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street, MS-25
Sacramento, California 95814-5512
Telephone: (916) 654-4091 Fax: (916) 654-4304
E-mail: jholland@energy.state.ca.us


Availability of 15-Day Language, Opportunity for Comments, and Commission Adoption Hearing

To obtain documents in this rulemaking proceeding is to visit the Energy Commission's appliance website, www.energy.ca.gov/appliances. The website will have all of the documents prepared by the Energy Commission, including the Express Terms (15-Day Language) of the proposed amendments (written in plain English and set forth in a format that indicates affected portions of the existing text and the proposed amendments to the text) as well as most of the other documents in the rulemaking file.

The Express Terms (15-Day Language) are also available at no cost from the contact person, Linda Franklin (see above).

All of the documents in the rulemaking file are available in the Energy Commission's Dockets Office, for copies please contact:

California Energy Commission
Dockets Office
1516 Ninth Street, MS-4
Sacramento, California 95814-5512
(916) 654-5076

Documents prepared by the Energy Commission for this rulemaking will be posted on the Energy Commission's website, www.energy.ca.gov/appliances.

Written Comments

Written comments related to this hearing must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on May 23, 2006. The start date of the comment period is April 24, 2006 and the end date is May 24, 2006, which is the adoption date for the proposed amendments. Please include the docket number 06-AAER-1 "Appliance Efficiency Regulations 15-Day Language" in the subject line or first paragraph of your comments. Please hand deliver or mail an original plus 10 paper copies to:

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

The Energy Commission encourages comments by e-mail. Please include your name or organization's name in the title of the file. Those submitting comments by electronic mail should provide them on company letterhead in either Microsoft Word format or as a Portable Document Format (PDF) to [docket@energy.state.ca.us]. All written materials relating to this workshop will be filed with the Dockets Unit and become part of the public record in this proceeding.

Public Participation

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 in advance.

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 Gary Flamm at [gflamm@energy.state.ca.us] or (916) 654-4800.



Mail Lists: Appliance List Server, 464, and 472

Note: California Energy Commission's formal name is State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission.

Date Posted: May 4, 2006

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