[California Energy Commission Letterhead]

STATE OF CALIFORNIA
ENERGY RESOURCES CONSERVATION
AND DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION




In the Matter of:                          )     Docket 03-CRS-01
Proposed Rulemaking Pertaining to          )
Data Collection for Qualified Departing    )     
Load CRS Exemptions                        )     



ANNOUNCEMENT OF INFORMAL STAFF WORKSHOP ON
COST RESPONSIBILITY SURCHARGE EXEMPTION METHODOLOGIES


On May 28, the California Energy Commission (Energy Commission) initiated a rulemaking to develop a process for determining Cost Responsibility Surcharge (CRS) exemptions for customers who depart the utility grid system and self-generate. To begin the process, Energy Commission staff will conduct an informal workshop to discuss methodologies for determining CRS exemption eligibility, including but not limited to a review of the specific steps necessary to process stakeholder requests, and for determining eligibility prior to the adoption of the regulations. The workshop will be conducted on:

Friday, June 6, 2003
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street
Hearing Room A
Sacramento, California
(Wheelchair Accessible)

Audio from this meeting will be broadcast over the internet.
Please see our Real Audio page for information.

The purpose of this workshop is to gain input from stakeholders about the best approaches for determining CRS exemption eligibility in advance of a formal committee workshop. Topics expected to be covered include: 1) the formal process for determining eligibility for a CRS exemption, 2) the timeline for approving new data collection regulations, and 3) the process to employ for parties seeking an exemption before the regulations are formally adopted.

The information obtained during the workshop will be used to prepare a formal "strawman" proposal to be presented by Energy Commission Staff to the Renewables Committee at an upcoming workshop in late June. To further assist with the development of this document and foster discussion on June 6th, Energy Commission staff welcomes any written comments in advance of the meeting. If interested, please send written comments by June 4th to the following address:

California Energy Commission
Docket Unit
1516 Ninth Street, MS-4
Sacramento, CA 95814

Docket: 03-CRS-01

Following the workshop, the Committee will consider recommendations for Energy Commission action. Technical questions regarding this notice should be directed to Scott Tomashefsky at (916) 654-4896 or at [stomashe@energy.state.ca.us]. Legal questions should be directed to Darcie Houck at (916) 654-3855 or at [dhouck@energy.state.ca.us].

If you want information about or assistance in participating in this or other Energy Commission proceedings, please call Roberta Mendonca, the Commission's Public Adviser, at (916) 654-4489, toll-free in California at (800) 822-6228, or at pao@energy.state.ca.us. If you require special accommodations at the workshop, please call Lou Quiroz at (916) 654-5146 or lquiroz@energy.state.ca.us at least five days before the workshop. News media inquiries should be directed to Assistant Executive Director Claudia Chandler at (916) 654-4989 or at [energia@energy.ca.gov].


DATED: May 29, 2003





JOHN L. GEESMAN
Commissioner and Presiding Member
Renewables Committee



JAMES D. BOYD
Commissioner and Associate Member
Renewables Committee



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