The California Energy Commission adopted the current regulations on December 22, 2020, and the regulations took effect on July 12, 2021. The Office of Administrative Law approved a change without regulatory effect to Section 3201, subdivision (r) of the regulations on September 30, 2021.

This is an unofficial compilation of the Energy Commission’s regulations in the California Code of Regulations, title 20, sections 1240 and 3200 – 3208. It is provided for informational purposes. The official regulations are maintained by the Office of Administrative Law and published in the California Code of Regulations.

The first RPS enforcement regulations were adopted on June 12, 2013, and took effect on October 1, 2013. The regulations were subsequently modified, with  regulations taking effect on April 12, 2016. Stakeholders can view documents for these prior rulemaking proceedings to adopt and modify the regulations.

Rulemaking Proceeding for Regulations effective April 12, 2016 (Docket # 14-RPS-01)
Rulemaking Proceeding for Initial Regulations effective October 1, 2013 (Docket # 13-RPS-01)

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