Jurisdictional Determinations

This page allows those interested to sign up and track requests for jurisdictional determinations as set forth in the regulations excerpted below. Jurisdictional Determinations may occur in a number of contexts, including power plant licensing and appliance efficiency standards.


Relevent Regulations

§ 1234. Jurisdictional Determinations.

  • (a) Any person engaged in an activity potentially regulated by the commission may request a jurisdictional determination by the executive director as to whether the commission has regulatory authority over a particular activity. To request a determination, information detailing the facts, issues and law relating to the activity shall be filed with the commission. For issues relating to power plant output, a person seeking a jurisdictional determination may also follow the process under section 2010.
  • (b) Within 45 days of receiving a complete request, the executive director shall file a written determination as to whether the activity subject to the request is under the jurisdiction of the commission and what actions need to be taken to comply with commission regulations and orders.
  • (c) Within 10 days of the filing of the executive director’s determination, an appeal to the chair may be filed by the person seeking the jurisdictional determination. The appeal shall specify the alleged errors in fact or law that resulted in an incorrect determination.
  • (d) Within 30 days of the filing of the appeal, the chair shall file a hearing order identifying the schedule for hearings, whether the hearings will be before a hearing officer, committee, or the full commission, whether provisions of Government Code Section 11400 et seq. are applicable to the proceeding, the role of commission staff in the proceeding and other relevant information about the hearing.
  • (e) Section 1233.4 shall govern the decision of the appeal.

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