[California Energy Commission Letterhead]

BEFORE THE
STATE OF CALIFORNIA
ENERGY RESOURCES CONSERVATION
AND DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION


Notice of Hearing
ADOPTION OF
2005 BUILDING ENERGY EFFICIENCY STANDARDS


Notice is hereby given that the California Energy Commission intends to adopt changes to the Building Energy Efficiency Standards contained in the California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 6 (also known as the California Energy Code) and associated administrative regulations in Part 1, at the time and place noted below:

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2003
Beginning at 10 a.m.
CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION
1516 Ninth Street
First Floor, Hearing Room A
Sacramento, California

(Wheelchair Accessible)

Audio from this meeting will be broadcast over the Internet. For details, please go to:
www.energy.ca.gov/realaudio/

The proposed standards language (15-Day Language Express Terms) is posted on the Energy Commission's website at:

www.energy.ca.gov/2005_standards/rulemaking/documents/

Printed copies of the proposed standards language is also available from the Energy Commission's Buildings and Appliances Office (contact persons are listed later in this Notice). Public comment on the 15-Day Language Express Terms (Docket Number 03-BSTD-1) will be accepted until the close of the adoption hearing November 5, 2003.


Background

In July 2003, the Energy Commission published a Notice of Proposed Action (NOPA) regarding revisions to the California Building Energy Efficiency Standards, California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Parts 1 and 6. In the NOPA, the Energy Commission listed October 8, 2003, as a proposed adoption date for 45-Day Language for the Energy Efficiency Standards. The NOPA also stated that:

The hearing before the full Energy Commission for final adoption of the 45 Day Language Express Terms will be held on the date below [October 8, 2003] unless the Commission decides to make substantive changes to the Express Terms through 15 Day Language, in which case the public hearing will be continued to a later noticed date… If the Commission decides to propose 15 Day Language modifications to the Express Terms, separate notice of the adoption hearing for the 15 Day Language will be provided.

This Notice of Hearing serves as the "separate notice of the adoption hearing for the 15-Day Language."

Should the Energy Commission determine that substantial changes to the 15-Day Language are needed, this item will be continued to a future public hearing, a revised set of 15-Day Language documents will be prepared, and the future public hearing will be noticed separately.


Public Participation

The Energy Commission's Public Adviser, Margret J. Kim, provides public assistance in participating in Energy Commission activities. If you would like information on how to participate in this hearing, please contact the Public Adviser's Office by phone at (916) 654-4489 or toll free at (800) 822-6228, by FAX at (916) 654-4493, or by email at [pao@energy.state.ca.us]. If you have a disability and require assistance to participate in this hearing, please contact Lou Quiroz at (916) 654-5146 at least five days in advance.

The 15-Day Language documents are available on the Energy Commission's website as noted above. For copies of the 15-Day Language documents in hard copy, contact Linda Franklin at (916) 654-4064 or by email at [lfrankli@energy.state.ca.us].

If you have technical questions on the subject matter of this notice, or if you wish to submit comments, please contact Bryan Alcorn, Contract Manager for Development of the 2005 Building Energy Efficiency Standards, at balcorn@energy.state.ca.us or (916) 654-4222.

News media inquiries should be directed to Claudia Chandler, Assistant Executive Director, at (916) 654-4989.

Mail Lists: 50, 52, 53, and 480

Mailing Date: October 21, 2003




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