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What Is in California’s Code of Regulations Title 20?

Public Utilities and Energy

By Chris Micheli, May 5, 2022 4:15 pm

The California Code of Regulations (CCR) Title 20 is one of 27 Titles that contain state regulations. Title 20, called “Public Utilities and Energy,” contains 2 Divisions. There are also numerous chapters and articles containing regulatory sections, or individual regulations. The following is a broad overview of CCR Title 20.

Division 1. Public Utilities Commission

Chapter 1. Rules of Practice and Procedure

Article 1. General Provisions – 19 Sections

Article 2. Applications Generally – 11 Sections

Article 3. Particular Applications – 12 Sections

Article 4. Complaints – 7 Sections

Article 5. Investigations – 2 Sections

Article 6. Rulemaking – 6 Sections

Article 7. Categorizing and Scoping Proceedings – 8 Sections

Article 8. Communications with Decisionmakers and Advisors – 11 Sections

Article 9. Administrative Law Judges and Commissioners – 8 Sections

Article 10. Discovery – 4 Sections

Article 11. Law and Motion – 8 Sections

Article 12. Settlements – 7 Sections

Article 13. Hearings, Evidence, Briefs and Submission – 16 Sections

Article 14. Recommended Decisions – 8 Sections

Article 15. Commission Decisions – 7 Sections

Article 16. Rehearing, Modification and Time to Comply – 7 Sections

Article 17. Compensating Intervenors – 5 Sections

Article 18. Forms – 78 Sections

Chapter 2. Public Utilities Commission -Conflict of Interest Code

Article 1. Conflict of Interest – 1 Section

Division 2. State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission

Chapter 1. General Provisions

Article 1. Construction of Regulations – 6 Sections

Chapter 2. Rules of Practice and Procedure

Article 1. Commission Business Meetings – 5 Sections

Article 2. General Provisions Applicable to All Commission Proceedings – 12 Sections

Article 3. General Provisions Applicable to Adjudicative Proceedings – 8 Sections

Article 4. Rulemaking and Informational Hearings – 8 Sections

Article 5. Request for Investigations and Complaints – 11 Sections

Chapter 3. Data Collection

Article 1. Quarterly Fuel and Energy Reports – 13 Sections

Article 2. Forecast and Assessment of Energy Loads and Resources – 12 Sections

Article 3. Petroleum Information Reports – 17 Sections and 3 Appendices

Article 4. Alternative Transportation Fuels – 5 Sections

Article 5. Power Source Disclosure – 7 Sections and 1 Appendix

Article 6. Qualified Departing Load CRS Exemptions [Repealed]

Chapter 4. Energy Conservation

Article 1. Energy Building Regulations – 10 Sections

Article 2. Nonresidential Building Standards – 1 Section

Article 3. Standards for Insulating Material – 4 Sections

Article 4. Appliance Efficiency Regulations – 13 Sections

Article 5. Load Management Standards – 5 Sections

Article 6. Energy Conservation Assistance Act Regulations [Repealed]

Article 7. Regulations for the Geothermal Grant and Loan Program – 6 Sections

Article 8. California Home Energy Rating System Program – 6 Sections

Article 9. Building Energy Use Data Access, Benchmarking, and Public Disclosure.– 6 Sections

Chapter 5. Power Plant Site Certification

Article 1. General Provisions Applicable to Notices of Intent and Applications for Certification – 2 Sections

Article 2. Procedures for Considering Notices of Intention to File an Application for Certification – 12 Sections

Article 3. Procedures for Considering Applications for Certification – 10 Sections

Article 3.1. Post-Certification Activities – 8 Sections

Article 4. Additional Provisions Applicable to Geothermal Notices and Applications – 16 Sections

Article 5. Small Power Plant Exemptions – 11 Sections

Article 6. Powerplant and Transmission Line Jurisdictional Investigations – 5 Sections and 4 Appendices

Article 7. Additional Provisions for Considering Expedited Applications Under Public Resources Code Section 25550 – 11 Sections

Chapter 5.5. Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program

Article 1. Sole and Single Source Contracts – 5 Sections

Article 2. Competitive Negotiations – 25 Sections

Chapter 6. Environmental Protection

Article 1. Implementation of the California Environmental Quality Act of 1970 – 4 Sections

Article 2. Designation of Transmission Corridor Zones – 21 Sections and 1 Appendix

Chapter 7. Administration

Article 1. Conflict-of-Interest Code – 2 Sections

Article 2. Disclosure of Commission Records – 9 Sections

Article 3. Role of Public Adviser – 7 Sections

Article 4. Requests for Qualifications in the Selection of Professional Services Firms – 10 Sections

Chapter 8. Tax Credits [Repealed]

Chapter 9. Solar Energy

Article 1. Solar Offset Program – 5 Sections

Chapter 10. Approval of Technical Assistance Providers and Certifiers

Article 1. General Provisions – 2 Sections

Article 2. Applications for Technical Assistance Providers – 2 Sections

Article 3. Applications for General and Industry-Specific Certifiers – 4 Sections

Article 4. Procedures for Considering Applications for Technical Assistance Providers, General Certifiers, and Industry-Specific Certifiers – 7 Sections

Article 5. Post-Qualification Changes and Submittal Requirements – 3 Sections

Chapter 11. Greenhouse Gases Emission Performance Standard

Article 1. Provisions Applicable to Powerplants 10 MW and Larger – 14 Sections

Article 2. Provisions Applicable to Powerplants Under 10 MW (Reserved)

Chapter 12. Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program Regulations

Article 1. General Provisions Regarding Project Funding – 10 Sections

Chapter 13. Enforcement Procedures for the Renewables Portfolio Standard for Local Publicly Owned Electric Utilities – 9 Sections

Title 20 contains 594 Sections.

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