[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                        )     
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NOTICE OF RENEWABLES COMMITTEE WORKSHOP TO CONSIDER
COST RESPONSIBILITY SURCHARGE REGULATIONS


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. The rulemaking supports California Public Utilities Commission Decision 03-04-030, which concluded that the Energy Commission "is the logical entity to determine eligibility for qualifying for the exceptions to paying the CRS" (CPUC Decision 03-04-030, Ordering Paragraph 16).

Energy Commission Staff held an informal staff workshop on June 6, discussing with stakeholders potential methodologies for determining CRS exemption eligibility. Based on the workshop results, Staff is drafting a Notice of Proposed Action (NOPA) and corresponding regulations to implement the CRS Exemption process. Staff will circulate a formal draft NOPA to stakeholders by 5:00 pm July 9 to all parties on the 03-CRS-01 service list.

The Renewables Committee will hold a workshop to consider the draft NOPA and solicit comment from members of the public. The workshop will be conducted on:

Wednesday, July 16, 2003
Beginning at 10:00 am
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 Committee expects Staff to lead a discussion of the proposal with time allotted for public comments and debate. A timeframe for the completion of the regulation development process will also be considered. Conclusions reached by the Committee at the workshop will be used to finalize the NOPA that will be submitted to the Office of Administrative Law for approval.

Once Staff circulates the proposed NOPA language, the Committee encourages stakeholders to comment on the proposed NOPA either verbally at the workshop or in writing. If interested in submitting written comments, please submit by July 21 to the following address:

California Energy Commission
Docket Unit
1516 Ninth Street, MS-4
Sacramento, CA 95814
Docket: 03-CRS-01

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: July 2, 2003




JOHN L. GEESMAN
Commissioner and Presiding Member
Renewables Committee



JAMES D. BOYD
Commissioner and Associate Member
Renewables Committee



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