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Notice Concerning Proposed Regulation

The Puerto Rico Energy Commission, pursuant to Sections 6.3, 6.4, and 6.27 of Act No. 57-2014, as amended, known as the Puerto Rico Energy Transformation and RELIEF Act, Section 6 of Act No. 83 of May 2, 1941, as amended, known as the Electric Power Authority Act, and Act No. 170 of August 12, 1988, as amended, known as the Uniform Administrative Procedure Act, proposes to adopt the Regulation on Electric Bill Review Procedures and Electric Service Suspension.

The purpose of this Regulation is to establish: (1) the rules that will govern the mechanisms and procedures that electric service companies will make available to their customers in order to respond to and resolve any dispute arising in relation to the bills issued by these companies on account of their customers’ electricity consumption; (2) the general rules for the suspension of electric service due to lack of payment for all customers of electric service companies; and (3) the informal procedures for the objection of public entities’ electric service bills, as well as municipalities’ electric service bills for the electricity consumption of municipal facilities or entities not covered by the Contribution in Lieu of Taxes (CILT).

The text of this Regulation is available for public scrutiny at the Puerto Rico Energy Commission, located in the World Plaza Building, 268 Muñoz Rivera Ave., Suite #702, Hato Rey, PR 00918. The working hours of the Puerto Rico Energy Commission 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 Regulation will also be published along with this Notice on the Commission’s Internet website (www.energia.pr.gov).

During a period of thirty (30) days, starting from the publication date of this Notice, any interested person shall be able to submit comments in writing to the attention of Mr. Agustín F. Carbó Lugo, Esq., President, World Plaza Building, 268 Muñoz Rivera Ave., Suite #702, Hato Rey, PR 00918, or by electronic mail at: comentarios@energia.pr.gov. The Commission will hold a public hearing on April 1, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. at the Hearing Room of the Puerto Rico Telecommunications Regulatory Board, located at 500 Ave. Roberto H. Todd (Pda. 18 – Santurce) San Juan, Puerto Rico 00907-3941.

Section 2.1 of Act No. 170 of August 12, 1988, as amended, requires the publication of this Notice. Authorized by the State Electoral Commission.