DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Division of Professional Regulation
3500 Board of Examiners of Psychologists
The Delaware Board of Examiners of Psychologists in accordance with 24 DelC. §3506(a)(1) has proposed changes to Regulation 6 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.
A public hearing will be held on October 3, 2005 at 9:30 a.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 Examiners of Psychologists. 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.
Public Service Commission
PUBLIC NOTICE OF PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION’S
“RULES FOR THE PROVISION OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES”
In 2001, the Public Service Commission ("PSC ") adopted “Rules for the Provision of Telecommunications Services” (“Telecom Rules”) to govern its regulatory oversight of telecommunications carriers operating within Delaware. Those Rules apply to all current telecommunications carriers, except Verizon Delaware Inc.
By PSC Order No. 6690 (Aug. 9, 2005), the PSC now proposes to amend Rule 4(f) and Rule 10 of those Telecom Rules. The proposed change to Rule 4(f) will allow telecommunications carriers to submit irrevocable stand-by Letters of Credit as a substitute for the filing of surety bonds currently required under Rule 4(f)(i) & (ii). Such Letters of Credit, like the now required bonds, will provide financial assurances that carriers will pay financial liabilities for inadequate performance (Rule 4(f)(i)) and that sufficient funds will remain available in case refunds of customer deposits and prepaid monies might be required (Rule 4(f)(ii)). The proposed amendment to Rule 10 will allow a “qualified carrier,” one with less than $2,500,000 in annual gross intrastate revenues in the preceding year, to forego filing most of the financial, merger, and transfer of control applications now required by 26 Del.C. §215(a) & (b). The exemption will not apply to local exchange carriers, will not be available during the first year after the carrier’s certification, and will not apply to mergers or acquisitions involving another carrier with more than $2,500,000 in annual gross Delaware revenues.
The text of these proposed amendments are attached to PSC Order No. 6690. That Order and the exhibits are reproduced in the September 2005 edition of the Delaware Register of Regulations. The Order and exhibits can also be reviewed on-line at the PSC’s website at www.state.de.us/delpsc. You can also obtain a paper copy of the Order at the PSC’s Dover office. Those paper copies will cost $0.25 per page.
You can file written comments, suggestions, briefs, compilations of data, or other materials concerning these proposed amendments to the Telecom Rules. Such material (10 copies) must be submitted to the Commission on or before Friday, September 30, 2005. Send the material to the Commission’s Dover office at the following address:
Delaware Public Service Commission
861 Silver Lake Boulevard
Dover, Delaware, 19904
Attn: PSC Reg. Dckts. Nos. 10 & 45
In addition, the PSC will conduct a public hearing on these proposed changes on Wednesday, October 19, 2005, beginning at 10:00 AM. The hearing will take place in the Third Floor Conference Room of the Carvel State Office Building, 820 North French Street, Wilmington, Delaware. You can submit additional materials then.
If you are handicapped and might need assistance or aids in participating in this matter, please contact the PSC to discuss the needed assistance or aids. You can contact the PSC with questions or requests about this matter at the Commission's toll-free telephone number (800) 282-8574 (Delaware only) or (302) 739-4333 (including text telephone). You can also send inquiries by Internet e-mail addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
9 DE Reg. 463 (9/1/05)