DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Division of Professional Regulation
Controlled Substance Committee
Consistent with a recent statutory amendment which relocated the Office of Controlled Substances to the Division of Professional Regulation, Department of State, the Secretary of State, in accordance with 29 Del.C. Chapter 101 and 16 Del.C. §4731, proposes establishment of a Controlled Substance Committee and to amend previously issued controlled substance regulations.
A public hearing was held on March 11, 2008. James L. Collins, Director of the Division of Professional Regulation, conducted the hearing as the designee of the Secretary of State. As a result of the public comment and upon the recommendation of the Director, the Secretary has determined to make both substantive and non-substantive revisions to the proposed amendments originally published in the Delaware Register of Regulations on February 1, 2008 at 11 DE Reg. 1024
A second public hearing is scheduled for October 20, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. in the second floor conference room A of the Cannon Building, 861 Silver Lake Boulevard, Dover. The Secretary will receive and consider input in writing from any person concerning the proposed regulations. Written comments should be submitted to the Secretary care of the Office of Controlled Substances, Division of Professional Regulation, Cannon Building, 861 Silver Lake Blvd. Suite 203, Dover, DE 19904. The final date to submit written comments shall be at the public hearing. Anyone wishing to obtain a copy of the proposed regulations or to make comments at the public hearing should contact Office of Controlled Substances at the above address or by calling (302) 744-4500.
The Secretary will consider promulgating the proposed regulations immediately following the public hearing.
Public Service Commission
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE-MAKING AMENDING "RULES AND PROCEDURES TO IMPLEMENT THE RENEWABLE ENERGY PORTFOLIO STANDARD"
Under the "Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards Act," 26 Del.C. §§351-363 (2006 Supp.) ("the Act"), each electric supplier making retail electric sales in Delaware must, beginning in 2007, accumulate a portfolio of "renewable energy credits" equivalent to a specified percentage of its overall retail electric supply sales. In 2006, the Public Service Commission ("PSC") adopted its "Rules and Procedures to Implement the Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard" ("RPS Rules"), which were revised in April of 2008 to reflect legislative changes to the Act enacted in 2007. See 11 DE Reg. 1670-1678 (June 1, 2008).
On June 25, 2008, the General Assembly and Governor enacted two additional provisions to the Act. See 76 Del. Laws ch. 248 §§ 1-2 (June 25, 2008) ("Chapter 248"). In light of those statutory amendments, the PSC now proposes revisions to its RPS Rules to have those rules reflect, and be consistent with, the recent statutory changes. See PSC Order No. 7422 (Aug. 5, 2008). Accordingly, the revisions (1) incorporate the new 350% credit multiplier for energy derived from off-shore wind energy installations sited off the Delaware Coast on or before May 31, 2017, and (2) call for the costs arising out of contracts entered into by a Commission-regulated electric company pursuant to 26 Del.C. §1007(d) to be distributed among the entire Delaware customer base of such companies through an adjustable non-bypassable charge. The PSC is authorized to make rules to implement the Act under 26 Del.C. §362.
You can review PSC Order No. 7422 (Aug. 5, 2008) and the proposed revised RPS Rules in the September 1, 2008 issue of the Delaware Register of Regulations. You can also review the Order and the proposed, revised RPS Rules, at the PSC's Internet website located at http://depsc.delaware.gov. If you wish to have written copies of the Order and proposed revised Rules, you can obtain them at the PSC's office at the address located below for $0.25 per page.
The PSC now solicits comments, suggestions, compilations of data, briefs, or other written materials about the proposed revisions to its RPS Rules. If you wish to file any such materials, you should submit an original and ten copies of such written documents on or before September 30, 2008. You should file such materials with the PSC at the following address:
Public Service Commission
861 Silver Lake Boulevard
Dover, Delaware, 19904
Attn: Reg. Dckt. No. 56
If possible, you should accompany such written comments with an electronic version of the submission. Such electronic copy may be filed on a copy-capable CD-Rom disk or sent as an attachment to an Internet e-mail addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The PSC will also conduct a public evidentiary hearing on the new proposed regulations on Thursday, November 13, 2008 at 10:00 AM at the Commission's office at the address set forth above. You may also submit comments and materials at such public evidentiary hearing.
If you are disabled and need assistance or help to participate in the proceedings, please contact the PSC to discuss that assistance. If you want more information or have questions, you can contact the PSC about this matter at (800) 282-8574 (toll-free in Delaware) or (302) 736-7500. Inquiries can also be sent by Internet e-mail addressed to email@example.com.