Disadvantaged Communities Advisory Group

Senate Bill (SB) 350, the Clean Energy and Pollution Reduction Act of 2015, requires that the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and the California Energy Commission create a Disadvantaged Communities Advisory Group (DACAG) to provide advice on programs proposed to achieve clean and pollution reduction. As defined in SB 350, disadvantaged communities are the most burdened census tracts in California. Relative burden is determined by review of data on 20 pollution/ health and socio-economic factors.


Request for Applications for Appointment to the SB350 Disadvantaged Communities Advisory Group

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and the California Energy Commission are seeking applications from interested persons to serve on the Senate Bill 350 Disadvantaged Communities Advisory Group (Advisory Group). To be considered for appointment to the Advisory Group, a complete application packet should be electronically submitted to DACAG@energy.ca.gov and received no later than 5:00 pm on December 22, 2017. More information on how to apply is available at:


Senate Bill 350 Disadvantaged Communities Advisory Group Draft Charter

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and the California Energy Commission staff have made available for public comment the proposed resolution and draft charter establishing the Senate Bill (SB) 350 Disadvantaged Communities Advisory Group. Written comments should be submitted to the Dockets Unit by 5:00 p.m. on December 1, 2017. All written comments will become part of the public record of this proceeding. The proposed resolution and draft charter establishing the Senate Bill (SB) 350 Disadvantaged Communities Advisory Group is available at:


Joint Staff Proposal

On August 1, 2017, the CPUC and the Energy Commission jointly released a staff proposal (Joint Staff Proposal) to generate public interest and solicit feedback on the structure and responsibilities of the Advisory Group. The staff proposal provided recommendations on Advisory Group size, meeting frequency, general range of subjects to be covered, as well as expected responsibilities. The proposal addressed a number of questions to stakeholders to give more shape to membership and scope of the new body’s work. The CPUC and Energy Commission received informal comments on the proposal through August 17, 2017.


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