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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 14-1736



Implementation of the Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards Act of 2004; Doc. No. L-2014-2404361

[44 Pa.B. 5490]
[Saturday, August 16, 2014]

August 1, 2014

George D. Greig
Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture
2301 North Cameron Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110-9408

 On February 20, 2014, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (Commission) issued a Proposed Rulemaking Order proposing revisions to the Commission's Regulations implementing the Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards Act of 2004 (AEPS Act), 73 P. S. § 1648.1, et seq. Comments on the proposed revisions were due August, 4, 2014, 30 days after the proposed rulemaking was published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin on July 5, 2014.

 On July 31, 2014, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (Department) filed a request to extend the comment period by 30 days. In support of their request, the Department noted that the agricultural community, as well as the Department, needs more time to fully understand the ramifications of the proposed changes. The Department further states that this time will allow dairy producers and others impacted by the proposed rules to present more comprehensive explanations of why anaerobic digesters are important and the economic realities behind them.

 The Commission recognizes the potential impact these proposed regulations may have on dairy producers and others. In addition, the Commission appreciates how well thought out and well composed comments will inform the Commission in our effort to develop regulations that appropriately implement the AEPS Act. In order to facilitate the development of informative comments, the Commission is extending the comment deadline to September 3, 2014. Any party that has filed comments may file supplemental comments on or before September 3, 2014.

 Please direct any questions regarding this comment period extension to Kriss Brown, Assistant Counsel, Law Bureau, at (717) 787-4518.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 14-1736. Filed for public inspection August 15, 2014, 9:00 a.m.]

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