DEPARTMENT OF STATE
DIVISION OF PROFESSIONAL REGULATION
Board of Examiners of Psychologists
NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED PUBLIC HEARING
The Delaware Board of Examiners of Psychologists in accordance with 24 Del.C. §3506(a)(1) has proposed changes to Regulation 6.0 of the Board’s rules and regulations regarding Evaluation of Credentials. Specifically, the proposal amends regulation 6.1 and the subsections therein to conform to the American Psychological Association requirements for accreditation. The full text of the proposed regulation was published in the Register of Regulations, Vol. 9, Issue 3, on September 1, 2005.
The public hearing originally scheduled for October 3, 2005 at 9:30 a.m. has been rescheduled to November 14, 2005 at 9:30 a.m. The public hearing will be held in the second floor conference room A of the Cannon Building, 861 Silver Lake Boulevard, Dover, Delaware where members of the public can offer comments. Anyone wishing to receive a copy of the proposed rules and regulations may obtain a copy from the Delaware Board of Examiners of Psychologists, 861 Silver Lake Blvd, Cannon Building, Suite 203, Dover DE 19904. Persons wishing to submit written comments may forward these to the Board at the above address. The final date to receive written comments will be at the public hearing.
The Board will consider promulgating the proposed regulations at its regularly scheduled meeting following the public hearing.
DIVISION OF PROFESSIONAL REGULATION
Board of Mental Health and Chemical Dependency Professionals
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Delaware Board of Mental Health and Chemical Dependency Professionals in accordance with 24 Del.C. §3006(a)(1) has proposed changes to Regulation 5.0 in order to make the regulation consistent with the mandate of Senate 229 enacted by the 142nd General Assembly. The proposal strikes regulation 5.2.4 as currently written with references to felony convictions and replaces it with language that requires an applicant to submit an affidavit stating that the applicant has not been convicted of and has no pending criminal charge(s) relating to any crime that is substantially related to the provision of mental health counseling and chemical dependency counseling. The proposal also amends the rule where applicable to include references to chemical dependency professionals. The proposed regulation also changes the name of the Board in applicable sections to conform to the Board’s new title resulting from House Bill 215 as amended by House Amendment No. 1 and Senate Amendment No.1 enacted by the 143rd General Assembly adding licensed marriage and family therapists to those professionals regulated by the Board. The full text of the proposed regulation was published in the Register of Regulations, Vol. 9, Issue 2, on August 1, 2005.
The public hearing originally scheduled for September 27, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. has been rescheduled to November 29, 2005 at 2:30 p.m. in the second floor conference room A of the Cannon Building, 861 Silver Lake Boulevard, Dover, Delaware where members of the public can offer comments. Anyone wishing to receive a copy of the proposed rules and regulations may obtain a copy from the Delaware Board of Mental Health and Chemical Dependency Professionals, 861 Silver Lake Blvd, Cannon Building, Suite 203, Dover DE 19904. Persons wishing to submit written comments may forward these to the Board at the above address. The final date to receive written comments will be at the public hearing.
The Board will consider promulgating the proposed regulation at its regularly scheduled meeting following the public hearing.
Public Service Commission
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
By PSC Order No. 6298 (Nov. 4, 2003), the Public Service Commission (“PSC”) adopted its “Electric Service Reliability and Quality Standards” regulation to govern the operations of the two PSC-jurisdictional electric distribution utilities, Delmarva Power and Light Company and the Delaware Electric Cooperative, Inc. Those rules imposed interim annual reporting requirements on the two electric distribution utilities related to their baseline reliability expenditures and also adopted interim electric service reliability and quality benchmarks. These interim requirements have governed during the period running from 2003 through 2005.
On October 11, 2005, by PSC Order No. 6745 (Oct. 11, 2005), the PSC proposed to supercede the prior interim regulation with its new “Electric Service Reliability and Quality Standards” (“ESR and QS”). As with the interim rule, the new proposed ESR and QS regulation imposes operational and reporting requirements related to reliability on electric distribution utilities. In addition the new regulation also includes a reporting requirement for electric generation companies located in Delaware. The new regulation changes some of the reliability standards originally utilized in the interim regulation in light of actual past experience under the Outage Management Systems used during the tenure of the interim regulation. The new ESR and QS regulation also includes provisions related to: (a) expected responses for restoration of services after storms; (b) public input into the preparation of planning studies; and (c) the adoption of specific inspection and maintenance requirements by distribution utilities. In addition, the new ESR and QS would now impose certain reporting requirements on entities operating electric generation facilities located in Delaware. The PSC has the authority to adopt the new ERS and QS rule under 26 Del.C. §§209(a), 1002(a)(1), and 1008.
You may review the proposed new ERS and QS regulation and Order No. 6745 in the November 2005 edition of the Delaware Register of Regulation. You may also review the Order and regulation at the PSC’s Internet website located at www.state.de.us/delpsc. Written copies of the proposed regulation are also available at the PSC’s Dover office, at the address set forth below, at the cost of $0.25 per page.
Pursuant to 29 Del.C. §§1133 and 10115, the PSC now solicits written suggestions, compilations of data, briefs, comments, or other written documents concerning the proposed new ERS and QS regulation. If you wish to submit such written materials, you must file an original and ten copies of such materials at the PSC office at the following address:
Delaware Public Service Commission
861 Silver Lake Boulevard
Cannon Building, Suite 100
Dover, Delaware 19904
Attn: Reg. Dckt. No. 50
If you able, you should also file an electronic copy of such materials as an attachment to an Internet e-mail message addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org. You must accompany your written materials with a document setting forth your name, your organization (if any), address, telephone and facsimile numbers, and Internet e-mail address. You must file such materials with the PSC on or before Monday, December 5, 2005.
In addition, pursuant to 26 Del.C. §209(a) and 26 Del.C. §10117, the PSC will conduct an initial public hearing on the proposed new ESR and QS regulation on Wednesday, December 21, 2005. The hearing will be held at the following location beginning at 10:00 a.m.:
Third Floor Conference Room
Carvel State Office Building
820 North French Street
At the hearing, persons or entities can also present their views concerning the proposed new ERS and QS regulation. If you do not file written materials or do not intend to appear at the public hearing but still wish to be included on the participant list in this matter in order to be notified of further proceedings, you must file a letter with the PSC requesting to be included on the participant list. That letter must be filed by Monday, December 5, 2005.
If you have questions or desire further information about this matter, you can contact the PSC at 1-800-282-8574 (Delaware only) or at (302) 739-4247 (text telephone also). You can also address your inquiries by Internet e-mail to email@example.com. If you are disabled and need assistance to review materials or participate, please contact the PSC in order to make arrangements for such assistance.