Committee on Gov. Ops. Notice of Public Hearing on Oct. 16

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Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie, Chairperson

Committee on Government Operations

Announces a Public Hearing on

B20-346 The “Public Service Commission and People’s Counsel Terms of Service Harmonization Amendment Act of 2013”

and

B20-418 The “renewable energy standard portfolio amendment act of 2013”

October, 16 2013, 11:00 AM

Room 500 John A. Wilson Building

1350 Pennsylvania Ave., NW

Washington, D.C. 20004

 

On October 16, 2013, Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie, Chairperson of the Committee on Government Operations, will convene a public hearing on B20-346  the “Public Service Commission and People’s Counsel Terms of Service Harmonization Amendment Act of 2013” and B20-418 the “Renewable Energy Standard Portfolio Amendment Act of 2013.”   This public hearing will be held in Room 500 of the John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave, NW at 11:00 AM.

The purpose of this hearing is to give the public the opportunity to comment on these measures. The following is an outline of the stated purpose of each bill scheduled to be considered at this hearing:

  • The stated purpose of the B20-346  The “Public Service Commission and People’s Counsel Terms of Service Harmonization Amendment Act of 2013” is to amend an Act making appropriations to provide for the expenses of the government of the 11 District of Columbia for fiscal year ending June 30, 1914, and for other purposes, to change the calculation of the terms for Public Service Commissioners and to amend An Act to provide for a People’s Counsel for the Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia, and for other purposes, to extend the term of the People’s Counsel from 3 years to 4 years.
  • The stated purpose of B20-418 the “Renewable Energy Standard Portfolio Amendment Act of 2013” is to amend the Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard Act of 2004 to eliminate the use of black liquor, and the use of biomass from old and inefficient facilities, as eligible renewable sources for Tier 1 credits.

The Committee invites the public to testify or to submit written testimony, which will be made a part of the official record. Anyone wishing to testify at the hearing should contact Mr. Ronan Gulstone, Committee Director at (202) 724-8028, or via e-mail at rgulstone@dccouncil.us, and provide their name, address, telephone number, organizational affiliation and title (if any) by close of business Monday October 14, 2013.  Representatives of organizations will be allowed a maximum of five (5) minutes for oral presentation and individuals will be allowed a maximum of three (3) minutes for oral presentation. Witnesses should bring 10 copies of their written testimony and if possible submit a copy of their testimony electronically to rgulstone@dccouncil.us.

If you are unable to testify at the hearing, written statements are encouraged and will be made a part of the official record.  Copies of written statements should be submitted either to the Committee, or to Ms. Nyasha Smith, Secretary to the Council, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Suite 5, Washington, D.C. 20004.  The record will close at the end of the business day on October 29, 2013.