This filing was published in the 01/15/2007, issue, Vol. 2007, No. 2, of the Utah State Bulletin.
Public Service Commission, Administration
Significant Energy Resource Solicitation
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE
DAR File No.: 29378
Filed: 12/29/2006, 03:33
Received by: NL
Purpose of the rule or reason for the change:
The purpose of this new rule is to establish the procedural and informational requirements for approval of a utility's resource decision or when seeking an order to proceed with an approved resource decision pursuant to Utah Code Sections 54-17-401 through 54-17-404.
Summary of the rule or change:
The proposed new rule sets forth the information which will be submitted by a utility to obtain approval of a resource decision or to proceed with an approved resource decision and the process or procedure to be followed in the approval or order to proceed process.
State statutory or constitutional authorization for this rule:
Section 54-17-100 et seq.
Anticipated cost or savings to:
the state budget:
It is not anticipated that the proposed rule will have any costs or savings effect upon state agencies. Any costs to state agencies are driven by the provisions of the Energy Resource Procurement Act and were considered by the Legislature in enacting the Act. The proposed rule specifies the information which the Act contemplated would be submitted by utilities affected by the Act and identifies the procedures that should be followed for agency approval of a utility's request to approve a resource decision or obtain an order to proceed with an approved resource decision.
There will be no change in costs or savings to local governments as the proposed rule has no provisions affecting any local government activity.
Although affected utilities will incur costs to comply with the Act, costs derive from the requirements of the Act and not the proposed rule. The Act allows a utility to seek Commission approval of its resource decision or an order to proceed with implementation of an approved resource decision. The proposed rule identifies the specific information to be submitted when seeking such approval or order to proceed and the procedural steps for proceedings before the Commission.
Compliance costs for affected persons:
As explained, there are no anticipated compliance costs arising from the proposed rule beyond costs from the Act itself and which were considered by the Legislature when enacting the specific provisions of the Act.
Comments by the department head on the fiscal impact the rule may have on businesses:
The proposed rule, itself, will have no fiscal impact on affected businesses. The fiscal impact which may arise derives from the Act and were considered by the Legislature when enacting the Act. Ric Campbell, Chairman
The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Division of Administrative Rules, or at:
Public Service Commission
HEBER M WELLS BLDG
160 E 300 S
SALT LAKE CITY UT 84111-2316
Direct questions regarding this rule to:
Sheri Bintz or Sandy Mooy at the above address, by phone at 801-530-6714 or 801-530-6708, by FAX at 801-530-6796 or 801-530-6796, or by Internet E-mail at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested persons may present their views on this rule by submitting written comments to the address above no later than 5:00 p.m. on:
This rule may become effective on:
Sandy Mooy, Legal Counsel
R746. Public Service Commission, Administration.