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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 HEARING TO CONSIDER
COST RESPONSIBILITY SURCHARGE REGULATIONS

Agenda for Hearing


On May 28, 2003, the California Energy Commission (Energy Commission) initiated a rulemaking to develop regulations outlining the process for determining Cost Responsibility Surcharge (CRS) exemptions for customers who depart the utility grid system and self-generate. A Notice of Proposed Action (NOPA) and draft regulations supporting that effort were submitted to the Office of Administrative Law in mid-August. The NOPA was published in the California Regulatory Notice Register on August 29, 2003 (Register 2003, # 35-Z, Pages 1352-1356). The draft regulations are available on the Energy Commission website at www.energy.ca.gov/exit_fees.

In advance of the Energy Commission's adoption hearing scheduled for October 22, 2003, the Renewables Committee is seeking comments on the draft regulations, a status report on the development of the CRS Exemption Request forms, and a timeframe for completing the various activities related to this proceeding. The hearing will be conducted on:

Wednesday, September 24, 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.
Real Audio page for information.

The Committee expects Staff to lead this discussion and allow time for public comments and debate. As a reminder, parties interested in submitting written comments on the proposed regulations must do so by 5:00 pm on October 20, 2003 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].


DATE ONLINE: September 10, 2003



JOHN L. GEESMAN
Commissioner and Presiding Member
Renewables Committee



JAMES D. BOYD
Commissioner and Associate Member
Renewables Committee



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