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Notice about Proposal to Amend Regulation

The Puerto Rico Energy Bureau of the Public Service Regulatory Board (“Energy Bureau”), pursuant Act 57-2014, as amended, known as the Puerto Rico Energy Transformation and RELIEF Act, Act 147-2019, known as the Special Act on Expedited Administrative Processes for Senior Citizens, and Act 38-2017, as amended, known as the Uniform Administrative Procedures Act of the Government of Puerto Rico, proposes to amend Regulation No. 8543, Regulation on Adjudicative, Notice of Noncompliance, Rate Review and Investigation Procedures. The proposed amendments to Regulation 8543 are for the purpose of facilitating access to the Energy Bureau as an administrative forum, to ensure that procedures are conducted promptly, fairly and economically for all those appearing before the Energy Bureau.

On the other hand, Regulation 8543 is proposed to be amended to address the organizational changes pursuant to the Reorganizational Plan of the Puerto Rico Public Service Regulatory Board and Act 211-2018, known as the Act for the Implementation of the Puerto Rico Public Service Regulatory Board Reorganization Plan. Lastly, the proposed amendments are intended to ensure that administrative processes for Senior Citizens are carried out within shorter periods of time.

The text of the amendment proposal to the Regulation is available for public scrutiny at the Energy Bureau’s Clerk Office, in the World Plaza Building, 268 Muñoz Rivera Ave., Plaza Level Suite 202, Hato Rey, PR 00918. The working hours of the Energy Bureau are between 8:30 a.m. and 12:00 m. and from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., on business days. The amendment proposal will also be published along this Notice on the Energy Bureau’s Internet website, www.energia.pr.gov (here).

Any interested person can submit written comments regarding the amendment proposal within thirty (30) days from the publication date of this Notice. Comments must be addressed to the attention of Edison Avilés Deliz, Chairman, and shall be filed by electronic mail at: comentarios@energia.pr.gov; through the Energy Bureau’s electronic filing tool at: https://radicacion.energia.pr.gov/; by postal mail addressed to the Puerto Rico Energy Bureau’s Clerk’s Office at World Plaza Building, 268 Muñoz Rivera Ave., Plaza Level Suite 202, San Juan, PR 00918; or in person at the Energy Bureau’s Clerk’s Office, located at the referenced address.

The Energy Bureau will hold a public hearing on November 15, 2019, at 10:00 a.m., at its Hearing Room located at World Plaza Building, 268 Muñoz Rivera Ave., Eight Floor, San Juan, Puerto Rico. Any person interested in participating in the process may appear at the public hearing.