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CEC Workshop on Proposed Regulations for Transmission Corridor Designation Process
On February 20, the Energy Commission instituted a rulemaking proceeding to prepare and adopt regulations to implement the transmission corridor designation process consistent with the requirements of SB 1059. The first workshop was held on March 5 to solicit comments on planning and developing future transmission corridors, including implementing the transmission corridor designation process authorized by SB 1059 (Stats. 2006, Ch. 638).
On June 29, the California Energy Commission is holding a second workshop to receive public comments and to discuss staff's proposed draft regulations for an electric transmission corridor designation process. The workshop is at 10:00 am at the California Energy Commission in Sacramento, located at 1516 Ninth Street, First Floor, Hearing Room A.
Draft regulations are available on the CECís Web site. Please feel free to share this information with other county officials and staff. The process for submitting written comments is also addressed on the CEC website. CSAC staff would appreciate a copy of comments submitted by counties.
AB 1435 (Salas) Ė Request Comment
AB 1435, by Assembly Member Mary Salas, would require water districts that supply water to retail customers to institute a conservation rate structure based on the amount of water used for other than agricultural purposes for each customer that has a service connection for which a water meter has been installed. AB 1435 would allow each district to develop their own conservation rate structure and does not include any enforcement mechanism. AB 1435 will be heard in the Senate Natural Resources Committee on June 26.
AB 1376 (Berryhill) -- Support
AB 1376, by Assembly Member Tom Berryhill, would require each urban water supplier to notify the planning departments of any city or county within which the supplier provides water with at least 60 days prior notice that the urban water supplier will be reviewing the plan and considering amendments or changes to the plan. CSAC supports AB 1376 because it would provide more timely communication and coordination between water suppliers and local planning agencies. This bill will be heard in Senate Appropriations on June 25.