TITLE 16. ECONOMIC REGULATION

PART 2. PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION OF TEXAS

CHAPTER 22. PROCEDURAL RULES

SUBCHAPTER D. NOTICE

16 TAC §22.52

The Public Utility Commission of Texas (commission) adopts amendments to §22.52, relating to notice in licensing proceedings without changes to the proposed text as published in the February 24, 2017, issue of the Texas Register (42 TexReg 737). These amendments add the United States Department of Defense as an entity that is required to be notified of electric licensing proceedings under §22.52. These amendments are adopted under Project Number 46765.

The commission received comments on the proposed amendments from CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric, LLC (CenterPoint). The commission received no reply comments. No public hearing was requested.

CenterPoint expressed support for the proposed amendments to the notice provisions of §22.52(a)(2) and (4).

Commission response

The commission appreciates CenterPoint's support for the proposed amendments, and adopts the amendments as proposed.

These amendments are adopted under the Public Utility Regulatory Act, Tex. Util. Code Ann. §14.002 and §14.052 (West 2016) (PURA), which provide the commission with the authority to make and enforce rules reasonably required in the exercise of its powers and jurisdiction, including rules of practice and procedure; and specifically, PURA §37.054(a)(1), which requires the commission to give interested parties notice of applications for certificates of convenience and necessity.

Cross reference to statutes: Public Utility Regulatory Act §§14.002, 14.052, and 37.054(a)(1).

The agency certifies that legal counsel has reviewed the adoption and found it to be a valid exercise of the agency's legal authority.

Filed with the Office of the Secretary of State on May 19, 2017.

TRD-201702036

Adriana Gonzales

Rules Coordinator

Public Utility Commission of Texas

Effective date: June 8, 2017

Proposal publication date: February 24, 2017

For further information, please call: (512) 936-7223