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§ 2556. The Adviser's Duties in Advising Members of the Public.

20 CA ADC § 2556Barclays Official California Code of Regulations

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Title 20. Public Utilities and Energy
Division 2. State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 7. Administration
Article 3. Role of Public Adviser
20 CCR § 2556
§ 2556. The Adviser's Duties in Advising Members of the Public.
The adviser shall be available to any member of the public with an interest in participating in the commission's proceedings. In advising members of the public on effective means of participating in the commission's proceedings, the adviser shall render their independent advice to a member of the public that in the adviser's view will provide the most effective participation of that member. Specifically, the adviser shall:
(a) Respond to all inquiries received from members of the public for information on the commission's agenda and opportunity for participation in the commission's proceedings.
(b) Respond to all inquiries from members of the public seeking advice on how to participate in the commission's proceedings.
(c) Establish rosters of members of the public who have an interest in the commission's proceedings.
(d) Advise members of the public regarding when an attorney, expert witness, or other professional assistance will be necessary or helpful to their participation.
(e) Upon request, assist members of the public in obtaining access to the public records of the commission, following the procedures established by appropriate regulations.
(f) Refer members of the public to commission staff who can best respond to the inquiries of those members.
(g) Organize the appearances of public participants in the public meetings and hearings of the commission, and formally introduce public participants to the commission.
(h) Suggest consolidation and coordination between and among members of the public with similar interests or views.
(i) Solicit the participation of members of the public whose participation the adviser deems necessary or desirable to complete the record in matters before the commission.
(j) Upon the request of public participants who may be absent from the commission's place of business or proceedings when a matter of interest to them is being considered, neutrally and publicly relate those participants' points to the commission.
(k) When necessary and desirable, guide public participants in their oral presentation to elicit or emphasize the participants' main points.


Note: Authority cited: Sections 25213, 25218(e) and 25218(f), Public Resources Code. Reference: Sections 25217, 25217.1, 25217.5, 25222, 25223 and 25519(g), Public Resources Code.
1. Change without regulatory effect amending first paragraph and subsection (a) and adding Note filed 8-24-2022 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 2022, No. 34).
This database is current through 4/5/24 Register 2024, No. 14.
Cal. Admin. Code tit. 20, § 2556, 20 CA ADC § 2556
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